Like so many other major characters in the MCU, Natasha Romanoff never has gotten quite gotten her due. And that wasn't helped any by the fact that the first (and only?) standalone Black Widow film was delayed by the global pandemic multiple times.
That finally ends on July 9, when the film is released in theaters as as well as on Disney Plus Premier Access. And now we've got a new featurette hosted by Scarlett Johansson that takes a look back at Romanoff.
There's a lot covered in less than a minute — starting with the fact that when Nick Fury finally kick-started the Avengers Initiative into overdrive, Romanoff was the first person he called. She was integral in battling the Winter Soldier, as well as when Ultron tried to end things for everyone. Did what she could to hold things together in Civil War. And we probably don't need to remind anyone of what she went through first in Avengers: Infinity War, and finally in Endgame.
So, yeah. It's about time she got her due.
Black Widow (the film) will finally give the backstory for the character. How she became a KGB assassin. And, presumably, how she escaped the Soviet clutches (and her family) and ended up in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s employ.
We'll find out on July 9.
If you're not yet comfortable taking in Black Widow in theaters, it'll also be available on Disney+. But like Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon, Black Widow is going to be part of the Premier Access program. That means you'll have to pony up an extra $30 on top of your usual Disney+ subscription fee. But that extra money means you get to watch the film in the comfort of your own home, as often as you like, before it hits the general Disney+ population.
Whether that's worth it or not? It's your call.
And if you're super serious about your Disney+, now's also a fine time to consider the Disney Bundle, which gets you Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, all for a single price. (And that price happens to be $13.99 a month, or essentially getting you three services for the price of two.) Even better is if you go ahead and hook Hulu With Live TV into the mix, which will only cost an extra $7 with the Disney Bundle than if you were to get it on its own.
Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.
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