Marvel's Black Widow movie seems to be nearing the end of production. Actress Simona Zivkovska shared a story to Instagram that showed her preparing for the film's wrap party. Such parties tend to occur sometime before production ends since anyone no longer needed for filming will often leave the production. But it still signals that production is wrapping up and that the film will soon enter the post-production stage of the process. There's a good chance most of the cast will reunite for reshoots before the film is released since filming reshoots has become a standard part of the Marvel Studios movie-making process.
Black Widow is set to open the 2020 Hollywood blockbuster season. That duty has fallen to male-fronted action movies for years. Star Scarlett Johansson thinks Black Widow is more than up to the challenge. "The movie packs a big punch," Johansson said in a recent interview. "If that slot is reserved for movies that pack a big punch, then we're in a good, good space."
Johansson has also commented on having executive producer powers over the new film, saying it "is liberating in a way. I feel like I'm in control of the destiny of this film, which gives me a lot more peace of mind. I know her better than anybody. What was her childhood like? What is her relationship to figures of authority? This character is gritty and multi-dimensional but has a lot of trauma and has led an unexamined life. In order to operate at this elite level, she has probably had to push away a lot of stuff."
According to an instagram story by Simona Zivkovska, Black Widow may have wrapped filmimg from r/marvelstudios
Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland. The film stars Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
The film takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. That may seem to some like an odd choice for the first film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has asked fans to trust him on this.
"There's a method to the madness," Feige said in June. "There's always a method and doing things in an unexpected way is something we find fun. There are ways to do prequels that are less informative or answer questions you didn't necessarily have, and then there are ways to do prequels where you learn all sorts of things you never knew before."
Are you excited about Black Widow? Let us know in the comments. Black Widow opens in theaters on May 1, 2020.
Other upcoming Marvel Studios projects include The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in spring 2021, Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In summer 2021, Hawkeye in fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.