Black Widow’s runtime has been confirmed by Disney, according to the film’s product page. The first film in MCU’s Phase 4 will run for 2 hours 13 minutes (133 minutes).
In comparison to previous films of the franchise, Black Widow is the longest non-Avenger MCU film for more than three years. The most recent entry to the franchise, Spider-Man: Far From Home ran for 129 minutes, Captain Marvel for 124 minutes, and Ant-Man and the Wasp for 118 minutes. All far, far shorter than Avengers: Endgame, which ran for almost three hours.
Black Widow is slated for release on May 7. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, following her demise during the events of Endgame and will further star Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and Stranger Things’ David Harbour.
According to the film’s brief, Black Widow will confront “the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises… Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
Black Widow is written by Eric Pearson and produced by Kevin Feige with Cate Shortland directing.
Phase 4 will also include Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the untitled Spider-Man 3 sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and conclude with Thor: Love and Thunder, which recently started filming to celebrate Australia Day, (January 26).
But Phase 4 is already well underway, with Wandavision premiering on Disney+ from January 15. Later, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will debut on the platform on March 19, 2021, followed by Loki in May. Other planned shows include What If…?, a Hawkeye series, and Ms. Marvel throughout 2021.