Released 10 years since Natasha Romanova's introduction as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010).
In the trailer, you can see the same weathered hotel inner courtyard used in another Soviet sparrow school movie (Actors Entertainment: ActorsE Chat with Gary Private, Brett Rosenberg and Cerris Morgan-Moyer (2013)) filmed in Budapest, Hungary.
Nicole Perlman wrote a treatment for a Black Widow movie around 2010/2011.
It was revealed that the film is set after Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Melina is named after Melina Vostakoff, a Russian agent who later went freelance and was known as the Iron Maiden.
The eighth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be Filmed in Panavision (anamorphic), after The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Scarlett Johansson describes the film as "Its Own Genre" and even named Logan (2017) an Influence along with The Fugitive (1993) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
This is David Harbour's third comic-book feature, after Suicide Squad (2016) and Hellboy (2019).
Black Widow's wrist-mounted tasers are colored yellow. This homages Natasha Romanova's classic Black Widow costume, which was an all-black suit with yellow bracelets.
Previously, Hellboy (2019) director Neil Marshall had expressed interest in directing the film, but was not approached as Marvel is seeking a female director.
In the comics, Daredevil and Black Widow were a couple and Charlie Cox from Netflix's Daredevil (2015) wants a crossover movie.
It's the twenty-fourth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
David Harbour plays the character Alexei in Black Widow (2020), and on Stranger Things (2016), he plays Jim Hopper who kidnaps a Russian scientist named Alexei.
This will be Scarlett Johansson's eighth time playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
André Holland was considered for the villain role but O-T Fagbenle was ultimately cast.
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