Black Widow finally has a release date in India. Disney + Hotstar announced on Saturday that the Marvel film, directed by Scarlett Johansson, will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada on September 3rd. Funnily enough, that’s also the worldwide release date for the next Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the studio’s first with an Asian superhero at the helm. Marvel fans in India are treated to two films on the same day, with one (Black Widow) skipping the cinemas entirely while the other (Shang-Chi) is exclusive to the cinemas. Disney’s contractual arrangements and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lead to some strange release strategies, I have to say.
Disney + Hotstar announced the release date of Black Widow on September 3rd in India with six posters and six trailers, one for each of the six languages in which the Marvel film will be available. The Black Widow trailer isn’t new, however – it’s the same from April that was originally posted on Marvel India’s social media channels. And now that Black Widow is streaming directly, Disney + Hotstar has re-uploaded the same Black Widow trailer on its YouTube channel. For the six new Black Widow posters, only the title is localized, but the date and actor names are not.
Regarding the cast of Black Widow, Johansson leads the film as Natasha Romanoff, alongside Florence Pugh as her sister character Yelena Belova, David Harbor as her father figure Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, OT Fagbenle as fixer Rick Mason, William Hurt as US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone as Red Room boss Dreykov and Rachel Weisz as Natasha and Yelena’s mother character Melina Vostokoff. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a cameo as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Behind the camera, Cate Shortland (Somersault) is directing a script by Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok). Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is the sole producer.
Black Widow is coming to Disney + Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada on September 3rd.
Black Widow Hindi trailer
Black Widow Tamil Trailer
Black Widow Telugu trailer
Black Widow Malayalam trailer
Black Widow Kannada trailer