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Marvel releases ‘Black Widow’ trailer with Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson attends the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Scarlett Johansson attends the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Scarlett Johansson strikes out on her own in the teaser trailer for “Black Widow.”

The trailer opens with Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff reflecting on her past, including her job and “family” with the “Avengers” crew. The assassin returns home to Russia and finds herself having to “go back to where it all started.”

There, she reunites with the people she once called family. They include “sis” Yelena Belova, with whom a spar ensues, and pseudo parents Iron Maiden and Red Guardian, the latter of whom the clan later breaks out of prison.“One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be one hell of a reunion,” Romanoff says in the trailer.

The newest Marvel film, which was partially filmed in Macon, Georgia, in October, serves as a prequel within the blockbuster "Avengers" series. It takes place during the two-year gap between "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War." And unlike the last Marvel release staring a female, "Captain Marvel," this is not an origin story.

"I did not want it to be an origin story," Johansson told Vanity Fair. "I did not want it to be an espionage story. I didn't want it to feel superficial at all. I only wanted to do it if it actually fit where I was with that character.

“I had spent such a long time peeling those layers away. I felt that unless we got to something deep, then there was no reason to make it, because I did my job in ‘Endgame,’ and actually felt satisfied with that. I would have been happy to let that be it. So there had to be a reason to do it other than just to milk something,” she said.

“Black Widow” will hit theaters on May, 1, 2020.