Black Widow

December 21, 2020


By Erin Grabeel ’21

During this pandemic year, a lot of movie release dates have been pushed back, but 2021 has a lot of exciting new releases. To all my Marvel fans, there is good news. The new movie Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige is an eagerly awaited action packed spy thriller. It is the first film in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was set to hit theaters on November 6, 2020 but now the release date is May 7th, 2021.

Scarlett Johansson plays the “Black Widow,” aka Natasha Romanof as she confronts her dark past that was expressed in the comic series. Natasha has to deal with her history as a spy and failed relationships that arise before becoming an Avenger. Fans are anticipating the movie will have a lot of her character’s back story as well as the introduction of new characters.

Black Widow is going to be an exciting action packed movie. The lead character, Natasha Romanoff, “Is a superhero in so many different ways. She has the mental and physical strengths of being a superhero,” as Mr. Cavalier, Head of School, says. When asked about his excitement for the movie he explains, “I am excited for every Marvel movie that comes out.” He is more so excited because “movies like Black Widow that are quote-unquote “lesser heroes,” they aren’t as popular, but are fun to watch.” Right now the Head of School is re-watching all the Marvel movies with his sons, “They’re 9 years-old starting to watch this and the idea of a woman being a superhero and or person of color, is not odd to them.” Mr. Cavalier is excited about the diversity represented in these newer movies.



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