After what seems like an eternity, Scarlett Johansson’s MCU swan song Black Widow is around the corner. Besides the fact that her character makes one last appearance, after the events of Endgame, which excluded her from the future of the movie universe, it also gives us one of our best insights into Natasha Romanoff’s past and will apparently have ripples for the future of the Marvel franchise. As Johansson bids farewell to a role she first played over a decade ago, she revealed that moving on is never easy.
Discussing her feelings about leaving the role behind, she said, “It’s absolutely bittersweet because I love my Marvel family. I’ll never be ready not to be part of it. They’ll always be family. I will never feel ready to not be there cause i hate to feel like i miss things with them and who knows maybe at some point we will get the chance to work together in a different way .’
Well, since we know that the MCU is about to be broken in many ways after the events of Thanos’ snap and the Avengers playing with time, as both the new Spider Man and Doctor Strange movies have teased multiverse theory. With all this, there’s no reason why this should be the last time we see Johansson’s Black Widow in the movie MCU.
However, the actress said: “It was definitely great to be able to produce this with them because I really got to know the process and get to know them in a very different intimate way. It was very exciting. I feel really good to move on.” to go on with this chapter. I’m incredibly proud of this film. It’s so strong,” said Johansson. “It turned out so beautiful. There’s so much love in it. Everything in it has a purpose and a purpose. And, you know, I’ll always love Natasha. I loved playing her and I feel like she’s alone in this universe in a way that makes me feel really good. And sometimes, you know, the most…”
She paused to figure out exactly how to put her thoughts into words, adding, “In every way, and certainly as an actor, it’s always better to leave a situation when you’re at the top. And to feel good about something.” “It’s great. And I feel great about this. Really. I’m really proud of it. So we’ll see how everyone sees it! But I will always enjoy my experience with it.”
With these comments, it could very well be that Johansson is ready to pass the Black Widow mantle on to Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. It would certainly make sense for her to want to be remembered for going out in a blaze of glory then surpassing her welcome and the character getting old and repetitive. According to her latest comments, it might seem like that’s always been the plan.
“I definitely felt that way from the start,” Scarlett Johansson went on. “She’s all on her own. She’s strong and different. She’s so different from Natasha. You also see the generational difference in how they react to things and what they’re careful about, or what they’re careless about,” said Johansson. It’s so fresh what she’s doing. It’s also very representative of who she is as a person. She’s brash, and confident, and curious, and brave and emotionally brave—much more than I ever was. And that stuff all comes through. It’s great to feel like you’re witnessing something amazing happening.”
We’ve only got a month left to wait to find out how Natasha Romanoff’s epilogue in the MCU will be released when the film arrives in theaters and on the Disney+ Premiere on July 9.
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