It’s good news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its latest offering, the Black Widow, is all set to release in India. The film starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff will premiere on Disney+Hotstar in five Indian languages. Black Widow released around the world on 9 July. However, there had been no announcement about its release in India. Well, it’ll finally be available for fans here soon.
While fans around the globe have been going gaga over Black Widow, so much so that they have called it the best MCU solo film yet, Indian viewers did not know when they would get to watch the film. The action-packed spy thriller will now premiere on Disney+Hotstar VIP in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada and on Disney+Hotstar Premium in English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam.
Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role of Natasha Romanoff aks Black Widow, who is a Russian spy-turned-Avenger. Natasha has been seen in many Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films since Iron Man 2, which was released in 2010. Black Widow is Natasha Romanoff’s first standalone film where she confronts her dark past. She is pursued by a lethal force and in order to defeat it, she has to reunite with an unlikely group of spies from her years, long before she became an Avenger. Florence Pugh essays the role of her sister Yelena in the film.
Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
Overseas, the film earned $ 78.8 million from 46 territories for a worldwide theatrical debut of $ 158.8 million.
Additionally, Black Widow made at least $ 60 million from Disney+ Premier Access a household has to pay $ 30 to watch the film for a global start of $ 218.8 million, Disney said. It’s unprecedented for a studio to announce a premium VOD or streaming viewership number on a film’s opening weekend, and Disney’s decision to do so prompted a flurry of conversations across Hollywood on 10 July as to whether this will lead to more transparency.