‘Black Widow’ screening rolls out the red carpet for London film fans

Film fans, some dressed as their favorite “Avengers” characters, walked and posed on a red carpet in London’s Leicester Square for a special screening of superhero story “Black Widow.”

The Marvel Studios movie, starring Scarlett Johansson as Russian-born spy Natasha Romanoff-turned-Avenger Black Widow is among a slate of upcoming major releases postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and which cinema operators hope will revive ticket sales.

A recurring character in the Marvel cinematic universe since 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” Romanoff gets a standalone movie with “Black Widow” in which she revisits her past.

The traditional location for London film premieres, cinemas in Leicester Square only reopened last month, with social distancing measures in place.

Fan events were also being held in other cities including New York and Los Angeles. It will be released both in cinemas and on the Disney+ streaming service.

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