Director: Cate Shortland
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff lays low in Norway, but she is forced to come out of hiding and face the demons of her past by confronting her pretend family and the evil General Dreykov, who stole her life. Black Widow made her first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in Iron Man 2, and she gradually grew into a key member of the Avengers. She was always due her own spinoff, but now that the Infinity Saga was concluded in Avengers: Endgame (2019), the timing and relevance of this release seem highly questionable. Taken on its own, this is a fine superhero action movie. Florence Pugh and David Harbour give delightful performances as Natasha’s fake sister and father, respectively.