I still have issues with this film being released after her “death” inside Endgame.
Once I look past that, the film is built with a strong cast that includes Florence Pugh, David Harbour and of course Scarlett Johansson. Marvel does a fantastic job of casting the right pieces for each of their films and they did so again.
This was a very Marvel-like trailer. Action, bunch of moving pieces and a very little details about the entire movie. I am all-in based on it being Marvel, they have made me care about characters I didn’t think I could care about. I will see the film but the trailer as a whole was just okay.
First off the trailer looks great, but my issue is how they are going to tie everything together. Of course, this is after Natasha’s death in Avengers: Endgame, and it makes me wonder if any of these other characters will be a part of the future of the MCU.
David Harbour looks great, and this can maybe be something to brush off the stink of Hellboy. Rachel Weisz looks good too in what I *assume* is the Taskmaster villain role. Florence Pugh looks great as always, and it is good to see that her career can continue on the upward trajectory that it took this year.
This seems to be a much more personal film than most of the MCU films, and deservingly so with how devastating Nat’s story is. I think a more personal and grounded film will be a perfect follow up to Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home (which was basically just an epilogue for Endgame). I do like how they are not rushing to show real post-Endgame situations though as well.
Again, I have slight problems with how they are going to fit everything together. But, if Marvel has taught me anything, it is that we should trust them and their decisions. This trailer did not blow me away, but it piqued my interest enough.
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.