The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly is jam packed full of Captain America: Civil War coverage and the latest bit focuses on Black Widow’s role in the film. While speaking with EW, actress Scarlett Johansson discussed Romanov’s role in the film and how she sees Black Widow sees herself as a moderator between two main characters in the conflict.
It seems that the Natasha’s understanding of both sides of the conflict will allow her to cause influence from a distance versus jumping right in the middle of things. Could this perhaps lead to the character switching sides at one point or will she stay somewhere in the middle?
Johansson also commented on the character’s evolution throughout the course of the MCU and the choices that she will have to make during the events of the conflict.
At the end of Age Of Ultron, the character was seemingly co-leading the new team Avengers team assembled. Will we see this expanded upon before the conflict begins? Doesn’t sound that way according to Johansson.
Finally, Johansson commented on her status as one of the biggest female superheroes on the screen and how that has some with an increased level of scrutinization. She told EW that she is “happy that people scrutinize the Widow’s storylines and care about it and are invested” and would rather it be that way them having a “a kind of “meh” reaction”. She believes that everything that she “done with the Widow, to me makes sense. It’s in line with active decisions that I’ve made for the character. I’ve been able to develop this character very closely with Joss and [Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo]” and added that Black Widow “somehow ends up always on top, even if you’re not always in agreement with how she gets there”.
Sounds good to me. While I know there’s been some backlash to certain decisions, I’m a fan of how they’ve fleshed out the character over the course of time and am looking forward to where they take her next. Let us know your thoughts on Johansson’s comments in the section below.