Scarlett Johansson Calls Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’ A ‘Family Drama’

Scarlett Johansson recently described Marvel Studios’ Black Widow a “family drama,” explaining that it’s odd to see Natasha Romanoff in that setting.

Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson explained in a new interview that the solo adventure sees Natasha Romanoff thrown into a family drama and that it’s a core theme that the Marvel Studios film explores. In a new interview with Total Film, the star praised Kevin Feige’s talent for storytelling and constantly being able to surprise fans with what each Marvel Studios production can achieve.

“One of the themes of the film is family. What is family? How does it define us? How does our past define us? How does our family – however we define it – make up who we are, for better or worse? I think part of Kevin Feige’s genius is that he always thinks about what fans expect out of these films and then gives them something that they never could’ve dreamed of”

Scarlett Johansson went on to point out that seeing the legendary super-spy “in a family drama is the least expected thing” and that it took her a while to get used to the idea at first. The Black Widow star also mentioned that she didn’t want to do a solo film if it wasn’t going to fully explore the character in a rewarding way. Take a look at Scarlett Johansson discussing the Marvel Studios film below.

“The idea of Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing, and I had to wrap my head around what that was going to be because there’s such a big tonal shift. I think from the very beginning when we first started talking about doing this standalone film, there was no reason to do it unless we could really dig deep and be brave and go there. Having played this character for a decade, I wanted to make sure that it would feel artistically and creatively rewarding for me as well as the fans.”

Are you still excited to see Marvel Studios’ Black Widow? What do you want to see from the Scarlett Johansson film? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios 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 will be released on a future date to be determined.

Source: Total Film (via GamesRadar)

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