‘Black Widow’ Star Scarlett Johansson Thought ‘The Avengers’ Wouldn’t Work

The actors weren't sure about the 2012 film.

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Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson says the cast had reservations over whether The Avengers would work or not.

The Marvel Cinematic universe has come a long way since the events of The Avengers back in 2012, but according to Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson, the cast weren’t fully convinced that combining all the heroes together was going to work. As we all know, it definitely worked – but it took a little longer for Johansson to receive her own solo movie, which recently got a brand new July release date.

When speaking to The Gentlewoman, Scarlett Johansson looked back on her time working on The Avengers, explaining that during production the stars behind the heroes were concerned, saying it sounded like was going to be a disaster. It wasn’t until they saw that iconic circular shot of the whole team where the actors were wholly sold on the idea. Take a look at Scarlett Johansson discussing The Avengers below.

“Even the thought of all of us together in our superhero costumes sounded like it was going to be a disaster. Not a disaster, but, like, What is this? What is this? I remember doing that 360 shot, and we’re standing in the rubble of Grand Central or whatever, of this alien onslaught, and all of us are ready, like: Here we go, this is it. And then they showed us the playback, and I think that was the moment that all of us, finally, after six months of shooting, were, ‘Oh, this is going to work. I think this is going to work.’”

Are you excited to see Scarlett Johansson lead her own movie with Black Widow? What do you want to see from the film? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Black Widow:

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.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

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Source: The Gentlewoman

Eammon Jacobs

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