Loki, Black Widow Trailers Tease the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Next Two Chapters

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Loki, Black Widow Trailers Tease the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Next Two Chapters

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Taskmaster in Black Widow

  • Loki premieres June 9 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar
  • Black Widow out July 9 in cinemas, Disney+ Premier Access
  • Loki’s final two episodes to sandwich Black Widow release

Loki and Black Widow have both gotten new trailers. On Thursday, Marvel Studios unveiled new teaser trailers for its next two projects, led by Tom Hiddleston and Scarlett Johansson, respectively. And just like their trailers, the two Marvel Cinematic Universe entries are set to overlap from a release schedule standpoint. While Loki begins June 9 and Black Widow isn't due until exactly a month later on July 9, the former will drop new episodes for six weeks as there are six episodes. This means the fifth episode of Loki will arrive two days before Black Widow, with the sixth and final episode following five days after the movie.

“What do you want from me?” Loki (Hiddleston) asks at the start of the new 30-second Loki teaser. Time Variance Authority agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) replies: “A deeper understanding of the fearsome God of Mischief. What makes Loki tick?” Cut between Loki in several getups, before we see his The Avengers-era version chained up and still somehow threatening TVA guard Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku): “You cross me, there are deadly consequences.” You want proof? In a different scene, after a helmeted guard puts his hand on Loki, the God of Mischief takes offence and prompty throws him out of the spaceship. The Loki teaser ends with Mosaku calling him a “cosmic mistake”.

The minute-long Black Widow trailer opens with Johansson addressing the audience as herself. It begins by quickly catching us up on Natasha Romanoff's (Johansson) past, and then introducing the family she once had. That includes sister-figure Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), father-figure Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian (David Harbour), and mother-figure Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz). Like Natasha, Yelena and Melina were also trained in the KGB Red Room, which is somehow now under the control of Black Widow villain Taskmaster — whom we see in the new trailer in broad daylight. The rest of the Black Widow trailer is made up of action snippets, and comical quips from Yelena.

Loki premieres June 9 on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Black Widow is out July 9 in cinemas and on Disney+ with Premier Access in select markets. An India release for Black Widow is unclear as long as cinemas are closed nationwide. Black Widow will likely be available October 8 on Disney+ Hotstar.

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