Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe dressed up as their favorite Avengers and stormed the red carpet as the prequel story to Black Widow screened in London’s Leicester Square.
The superhero film, which tells the story of Scarlett Johansson’s character Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, a Russian-born spy-turned-Avenger, is finally entering theaters in a post-pandemic future after being delayed several times due to locked cinemas during the COVID spike.
Despite being a recurring character in the films since Iron Man was released in 2010, this will be Romanoff’s first independent film in the MCU.
“From start to finish, this whole process has been so completely wild, and the added period of two years has made it feel like it’s still not real,” said actor Florence Pugh, who plays Romanoff’s sister Yelena in the film, during the event.
“I didn’t believe our film would be part of the initial wave of films that people would go back and see,” Pugh added. “Having said that, I’m overjoyed that it is.”
“So it’s lovely that people are considering dressing up like Yelena and Natasha. I’m so ecstatic for people to see it. It’s been a very long time.”
“There’s nothing like seeing a movie in the theater,” remarked Milly, a Marvel fan costumed as Romanoff.
“It’s really good that we’re finally getting to view this like it should were seen in the first place.”
Next week, Black Widow will be released in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service.