Scarlett Johansson Says She’s ‘Made’ by Marvel
Another member of the original Avengers team rides off into the sunset.
In a recent interview, Scarlett Johansson announced that she is “done” playing Marvel’s super spy, Black Widow. Although this is not the most surprising news – Johansson’s character died while saving half the world in Avengers: Endgame – it was also no foregone conclusion that Johansson was definitely ready as Black Widow. She only made her debut with her own solo Black Widow film after her character died. (The Black Widow the movie was a prequel.)
But Johansson told Marvel co-star Gwyneth Paltrow that she is moving on from her superhero role in an episode of The Goop Podcast. Johansson said…
I am ready… [the] chapter is over. I did everything I had to do. Also, to come back and play a character like that again and again, over ten years, is a great experience.
For her part, Paltrow wasn’t so sure she had made her last Marvel appearance. “I didn’t die, she noted, “so they can always ask me. “
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Johnson’s Marvel tenure didn’t end on the best of terms. Soon after Marvel released it Black Widow At the same time in theaters and on Disney +, Johansson sued the company, claiming that the decision to put the film on streaming cost millions of dollars in wages. Johansson and Disney finally settled their dispute in September 2021.
The only time Johansson was announced by Marvel after that came in November 2021, when the studio’s president, Kevin Feige, mentioned that he was working on “a top-secret Marvel Studios project… Black Widow character, Natasha Romanoff. It is not yet clear what that project is or what it was supposed to be, or if it is still happening. All told, Johansson appeared in nine Marvel movies: Iron man 2 download, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel (in a cameo), Avengers: Endgameand Black Widow.
Johansson officially joins another man Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in Marvel’s retirement; that leaves only Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner still actively appearing as their respective Marvel heroes from that original team-up. Even without Johansson, the MCU still has Black Widow, Florence Pugh is the franchise’s new MCU, playing Natasha’s sister, Yelena.
The next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3is set to open in theaters on May 5.
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