Longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe actress Scarlett Johansson recently talked about saying goodbye to her Black Widow character, Natasha Romanoff.
First appearing in 2010’s Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow became one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most reoccurring characters. Over the course of eleven years, the actress has appeared in nine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s films with the upcoming Black Widow movie becoming her tenth. The character eventually died in Avengers: Endgame so Hawkeye could get the Soul Stone and undo the damage caused by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
Since the character debuted back in 2010, many have wondered why the actress hadn’t been allowed to star in her own film. This eventually turned out to be due to behind-the-scenes drama but after years in development and a year-long delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film will finally be hitting theaters next month. While speaking to Comicbook.com, Scarlett Johansson talked about saying goodbye to the character after such a long tenure:
“Honestly, I feel like it’s always, it feels great to leave a party when it’s still raging and I think that this film [Black Widow] feels very much like it’s alive and fresh and powerful and I feel really pleased with it. I feel really happy with the work that we’ve done for this decade of time and, you know, it’s bitter sweet to say, ‘Goodbye,’ but if you love something, you need to set it free!”
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Here is the official synopsis for the 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 Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
The film hits theaters and Disney Plus on July 9th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!