Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Cate Shortland, written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff   Black Widow, alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.

Robert Downey Jr has ruled the last decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, playing Tony Stark’s Iron Man across nine movies. As per the buzz, it looks like he’s about to make it 10 by returning for next year’s ‘Black Widow’ movie.

Deadline reported Downey will be seen in the role of Stark one more time however, in the Marvel prequel Black Widow in May 2020.

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Meanwhile, Marvel sources have claimed that the actor is preparing for a come back to the Marvel Universe as Tony Stark- or most likely as a version of Tony. The launch of the new streaming service Disney+, set for this coming November, will make more room for further Marvel stories to be explored.

Directed: Cate Shortland
Produced: Kevin Feige
Written: Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson


Development of a Black Widow film began in April 2004 by Lionsgate, with David Hayter attached to write and direct. The project did not move forward and the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel Studios by June 2006. Johansson was cast in the role for several films set in the MCU, beginning with Iron Man 2 (2010).

Marvel and Johansson expressed interest in a potential solo film several times over the following years, before development progressed with the hiring of Schaeffer and Shortland in 2018. Benson was hired and further casting took place in early 2019. Filming began in May, taking place in Norway and at Pinewood Studios in England. Production is expected to last until September.

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