Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh convinced in Black Widow’s solo adventure.
So there it is: “Black Widow” – the first film after the crashing finale “Avengers: Endgame”. After Marvel has already ushered in the era after Iron Man and Co. in series form, the prelude to a new Marvel chapter should begin in 2020 with the solo film about Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff (alias Black Widow), which fans have long requested. The corona pandemic thwarted the theatrical release, so that the film will only now be in theaters on July 8, 2021. But is the performance of saying goodbye to the beloved heroine, of all things, a good new beginning? Is it the long-overdue correction of a failure, or is “Black Widow” perhaps even too late?
This review contains slight spoilers.
The story of “Black Widow” starts in the past: It is the time before the decisive fight against Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War” *. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) runs after “Captain America: Civil War” *. The agent catches up with her past: The mysterious Red Room, in which she was once trained to be a killer, shouldn’t have produced any contract killers for a long time after its destruction. Actually. Because there are indications that there are still other Black Widows who are perpetrating assassinations in the world. Natasha has to team up with old allies to find out who is responsible and thus meets her family.