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The official Black Widow trailer was released + more Culture News You Missed This Week

This is why Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey made headlines this week.

The official Black Widow trailer was released
At this year’s Comic-Con in July, Marvel Studios finally confirmed that the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanov) would be getting her own feature film after seven appearances in other Marvel films. The movie’s stars—Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour—all showed up to announce that it would be released in May 2020, and now we’ve got our first look at the upcoming film. According to The Verge, “the movie takes place in the two year gap between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War,” and reveals how Romanov, played by Johansson, came to be the powerful assassin known as the Black Widow.

Quibi announced a Kendall Jenner-adjacent show
Upcoming bite-sized streaming platform Quibi announced that Kendall and Kris Jenner are executive producing a series titled Kirby Jenner, chronicling the daily life of fictional family member Kirby Jenner, the “fraternal twin brother of Kendall.” Kirby runs a popular Instagram parody account (with 1.2 million followers) in which he Photoshops himself into the family’s photos and videos. “The ‘unsung hero’ of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Kirby is ready to step in front of the camera for the first time — with the full support of his mother and manager, Kris Jenner,” reads an official statement about the show.

Oprah revealed her first Apple TV+ film project
Oprah Winfrey announced that she will be bringing a documentary about sexual assault in the music industry to Apple TV+ in 2020. According to the Los Angeles Times, “the film’s primary subject is Drew Dixon, who alleged multiple instances of misconduct initiated by Russell Simmons in a bombshell interview with the New York Times.” The film will be directed and produced by filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, whose documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military, The Invisible War, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013.

The Taylor Swift documentary is slated for a Sundance premiere
It’s official: there’s a documentary about Taylor Swift hitting Netflix next year. According to a press release, the film, titled Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, will be “a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.” Swift alluded to the film last month during her feud with Scooter Braun over her performance at the American Music Awards. “This isn’t the way I had planned on telling you this news – Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “Scott and Scooter have declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project, even though there is no mention of either of them or Big Machine Records anywhere in the film.” The documentary will open the Sundance Film Festival in January and be released globally on Netflix in early 2020.

And ICYMI: Taylor Swift just dropped a surprise Christmas song.