Scarlett Johansson called Black Widow a standalone franchise with co-star Florence Pugh.
Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming Black Widow film was one of the many affected by the coronavirus. Originally the film was going to be released in May of 2020 but was delayed until November. Currently, it is unknown whether or not the upcoming movie will be a standalone film or the start of an ongoing franchise but star Scarlett Johansson may have accidentally revealed the answer to this question.
Recently, a portion of an interview with Scarlett Johansson regarding the upcoming Marvel movie emerged where she called the film a standalone franchise and praised co-star Florence Pugh:
“I am very excited about Florence Pugh. She is my co-star in the Black Widow standalone franchise, and I’m, you know, like learning from her.”
You can see the full clip below:
Scarlett Johansson on her Black Widow co-star, Florence Pugh pic.twitter.com/vWH4L1LYBw
— Best of Scarlett Johansson (@BestfScarlett) June 30, 2020
What do you all make of Scarlett Johansson’s words? Will the film be the start of a new Black Widow franchise? Will Florence Pugh be the franchise’s lead? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel film:
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.
Black Widow is set to be released on November 6, 2020. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Black Widow and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!