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Scarlett Johansson discusses BLACK WIDOW, says first solo outing “packs a big punch”



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Up until SDCC and D23 Marvel Studios has remained almost entirely silent about Black Widow. We knew it was happening despite the lack of recognition from the studio but it seems Marvel is working on something pretty special.

Early footage screened at those conventions brought back memories of Captain America: Winter Soldier which made hold as a highlight moment in the MCU.

Now Natasha Romanoff herself, Scarlett Johansson, has opened up about the death of the character in Avengers: Endgame and how it feels to finally be making a solo movie.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson candidly discussed killing off the character, saying “The finality of it was sad, but I was excited to die with honor,” she said. “It felt in-character that she would sacrifice herself, of course for humanity but actually for her friends, for the people she loves. It was bittersweet.”

Moving on to happier times, Johansson also touched on what fans can expect from Black Widow which is being directed by Cate Shortland.

“The movie packs a big punch. If that slot is reserved for movies that pack a big punch, then we’re in a good, good space,” presumably referring to the movie’s prime Summer 2020 release date.

Johansson also revealed that she is executive producing the movie.

“I feel like I’m in control of the destiny of this film, which gives me a lot more peace of mind,” she added. “I know her better than anybody. What was her childhood like? What is her relationship to figures of authority? This character is gritty and multi-dimensional but has a lot of trauma and has led an unexamined life. In order to operate at this elite level, she has probably had to push away a lot of stuff.”

Black Widow will see the return of Scarlett Johansson in her first solo outing. The film is due to release on May 1, 2020 from Marvel Studios.

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