Marvel Comics has announced that Black Widow Prelude #1, written by Peter David with art by Carlos Villa, is coming in January of 2020. The comic book is described as follows:
“From spy to Avenger, the enigmatic Black Widow has lived many secret lives. But how do these disparate episodes add up to the life of the heroic Avenger, and what is the thread that connects her past to her future? Get ready for Black Widow’s solo film with this glimpse into the storied history of Natasha Romanoff in this two-part tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, coming this January to comic shops everywhere!”
Black Widow is opening in theaters on May 1, 2020 and is the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Cate Shortland and stars Scarlett Johansson, reprising her role of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, as well as newcomers to the MCU David Harbour as Alexei the Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina.
It’s been previously said that Black Widow will be an internationally-set story centering on Natasha Romanoff, a spy and assassin who grew up being trained by the KGB before breaking from their grasp and becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avenger.
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