The end of last year saw it finally revealed that we will be getting that much-sought solo movie for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. And now, we seemingly have an update on when said film will make its way to the silver screen.
As per The Daily Mail – we know, we can’t stand the publication either – it appears that a 2020 release is the current plan for Widow’s solo outing. The “outlet” states that Johansson has agreed a $25 million fee to star in the picture, and Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn are being considered to also appear in the film. Both Law and Mendelsohn are set to make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts in March 2019’s Brie Larson-starring Captain Marvel.
Law is playing the original Captain Marvel – Walter Lawson, aka Mar-Vell – in that Larson-headlined feature, while Mendelsohn is playing the villain of the piece, believed to be the leader of the Skrulls. The fact that these two characters could appear in Black Widow as well as Captain Marvel does seem a little far-fetched. After all, Captain Marvel takes place in the ‘90s and will have a far more galactic, space-driven theme to it than anything we could possibly imagine for Widow at this point. Could it be that the ever-reliable (ha!) Daily Mail has their wires crossed over Marvel Studios’ upcoming two female-headlined movies?
What we do know is that Black Widow is definitely happening, with Jac Schaeffer currently penning the script. As for a 2020 release date, that seems like it could well be doable – especially as there are May 2020, August 2020 and November 2020 release dates booked in for mystery MCU movies.
Still, take plenty of the above with a pinch of salt because… well, because The Daily Mail.
As ever, we’ll bring you more on all things Black Widow as that film continues to develop.