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This article is about the film. For the character, see Natasha Romanoff.

Theatrical poster.

On-screen title card.

Black Widow is a 2021 film and the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)'s Phase Four. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was directed by Cate Shortland, from a screenplay written by Eric Pearson, based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. The film is the first to feature the Black Widow character headlining her own solo film, having appeared in previous films in the MCU, beginning with Iron Man 2 in 2010. The film is also in a unique position, as Avengers: Endgame in 2019, had killed off Black Widow, with this film being set between 2016's Captain America: Civil War and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.

Release dates

  • United States: July 9, 2021


In a period where the Avengers have split due to the Sokovia Accords, Natasha Romanoff is confronted with her past without them. Although going back to where her live as the Black Widow first began: The Red Room, reunites her with her other dysfunctional family.



Performers Characters
Scarlett Johansson Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow)
Florence Pugh Yelena Belova (Black Widow)
David Harbour Alexei Shostakov (Red Guardian)
O-T Fagbenle Mason
Olga Kurylenko Antonia Dreykov (Taskmaster)
William Hurt Secretary Thunderbolt Ross
Ray Winstone General Dreykov
Rachel Weisz Melina Vostokoff (Black Widow)
Ever Anderson Young Natasha
Violet McCraw Young Yelena
Nanna Blondell Ingrid (Black Widow)
Michelle Lee Oksana (Black Widow)
Boris Yeltsin (photo) Himself
Jimmy Carter (photo) Himself
Bill Clinton (photo) Himself
Condoleezza Rice (photo) Herself
Vladimir Putin (photo) Himself
Kurt Yue Ross's lieutenant
Jeremy Renner Clint Barton
Ryan Kiera Armstrong Young Atonia Dreykov
Liran Nathan Mechanic
Judit Varga-Szathmary Mechanic's wife
Noel Krisztian Kozak Mechanic's son
Olivier Richters Ursa
Andrew Byron Cookie gulag guard
Ed Ashe Strudel gulag guard
Unknown Alexei the pig
Unknown Fanny
Julia Luis-Dreyfus Countessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine

Mentioned-only characters



  • Runtime is 2:13:46.
  • The Contessa Valentina was originally planned to debut in this film, but due to COVID-19, the film had been postponed, leading to her appearances in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier occurring first.[1]


Cultural references

  • Disney's DuckTales plays in the background of young Natasha's home and the Red Room.
  • Young Yelena is a fan of the song "American Pie."
  • While hiding in Norway at her safehouse, Natasha watches the film Moonraker.





See also


  1. Robinson, Joanna (April 16, 2021). "Marvel Has Big Plans for That Surprise Falcon and the Winter Soldier Cameo". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 17, 2021.

External links

  • Watch on Disney+ (United States) (subscription required)
  • Watch on Disney+ (UK & Ireland) (subscription required)