Scarlett Johansson, who stars in the upcoming Black Widow solo movie, has revealed why she didn’t want to make the film at first.
The solo Black Widow film is finally on its way, with MCU fans getting to see the beloved Avenger one last time after her passing in Avengers: Endgame.
There has been demand for a Black Widow film for years but Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she was initially unsure if it was the right movie. Speaking to EW, she explained her feelings:
“I was like, I think I’m good. If we [were] going to do this, it had to be creatively fulfilling. I’ve been working for such a long time, and I have to feel like I’m challenged. I don’t want to do the same thing that I’d already done before.”
Johansson has certainly been with this character for quite some time so it’s not hard to see why she might not be crazily excited to revisit the role yet again if it didn’t bring anything new to the table. Hopefully, Black Widow does just that and will show that this is one spin-off that was well worth waiting for.
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Black Widow is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) and sees Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden, and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Olivier Richters (The King’s Man) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 1st 2020.