Black Widow is finished and has not been touched for a full year according to its director, who confirms that the delays did
The director of Black Widow, Cate Shortland, confirms that his film the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been completely finished and untouched by Marvel for a year.
Scarlett Johansson’s solo MCU movie is finally nearing release once again, as we’ve reported to you after several release date changes.
Black Widow was originally scheduled to hit theaters in May 2020, but Disney delayed the film multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of starting Phase 4, the movie will now arrive after three Disney Plus series have begun airing. Black Widow will be available to watch in July in theaters and on Disney + through Premier Access.
Marvel has kept Black Widow intact.
The prolonged wait for the film, in theory, gave Marvel Studios even more time to work on the film and perfect it. Fans were regularly wondering if he would make changes to Black Widow due to the new Phase 4 release order.
Marvel Studios has spent the last year wrapping up several of their upcoming blockbuster movies and multiple Disney Plus series, but it turns out they’ve left the Scarlett Johansson movie untouched all this time.
As part of Empire’s summer issue, Shortland spoke briefly with the magazine, which also featured another new look for Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova.
There is no direct quote from Shortland in the article, but the outlet claims that the director revealed that “the film has been completely finished, and untouched, for a year, waiting to be released to the public.”
This confirms that Marvel Studios has not made any changes, even though it will now come out later on the MCU Phase 4 roster. It has long been rumored that the movie connects with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and that Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Valentina would appear in it.
If the movie was meant to lead to the Disney + show, it would appear that changes were made to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. This also confirms that Marvel has not secretly re-filmed the movie or changed the editing.
Although the delays gave Marvel Studios time to work more on the film if they wished, the reality of the situation is that they had to spend time, energy, and money on other projects.
You may Johansson not return for future film’s lead but there is still the possibility that Marvel Studios has hopes that it will launch a franchise with Florence Pugh.
Given that Marvel hasn’t made any changes to Black Widow in the last year, hopefully, that’s a sign of their confidence in how the final product that will be released in a few months turned out.