Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that Marvel is working on another project with Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson.
It has been a contentious year between Scarlett Johansson and Marvel Studios. After Black Widow was released in cinemas and Disney Plus on the same date, the star sued Disney for breaching her contract. The shift in release and ensuing lawsuit reportedly angered Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who has been working with Johansson since 2010’s Iron Man II. Disney and Johansson later privately settled the much-publicized lawsuit.
Despite all the strife that took place between the Black Widow star and the Marvel Studios parent company, Scarlett Johansson is returning for another secret project. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige revealed the news at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony, which honored the Black Widow star. The Hollywood Reporter was on hand at the event.
“We are already working with Scarlett on another non-Black Widow-related top-secret Marvel Studios project with her as a producer. Scarlett is one of the most talented, versatile and beloved actors of our time. It has truly been a pleasure to work with someone of her caliber. From those epic training sessions preparing for the hallway fight in Iron Man 2, to the around the world press tour in Avengers: Endgame to partnering with you as a producer on Black Widow, working with you Scarlett has truly been one of the most memorable and rewarding collaborations of my career.”
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige continued by praising Scarlett Johansson as the first on-screen female superhero for the franchise and how she paved the way for other female heroes.
“As Marvel’s Studios first and longest-running female hero, Scarlett has stood her ground amongst a sea of men — many named Chris — and paved the way for so many other characters in the MCU: Carol Danvers, Wanda Maximoff, Shuri, Jennifer Walters, Monica Rambeau, Kamala Khan, just to name but a few. Scarlett embodied Natasha brilliantly over an incredible action-packed period spanning 11 years, eight films featuring countless stunts and fight scenes, a Civil War, an Infinity War, and dozens of different hairstyles, all culminating in one of the MCU’s most anticipated standalone movies, Black Widow.”
It’s unclear what project Marvel Studios and Scarlett Johansson could be working on, but it’s safe to assume that it could be Black Widow-related, despite not focusing on the character. We know Feige said the project wasn’t related to the franchise, but it wouldn’t be out of the question to imagine Johansson working on a franchise focused on Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. Then again, Johansson might be interested in something completely different.
Here is the 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 Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter