Scarlett Johansson Didn’t Want Black Widow to be an Origin Tale

Scarlett Johansson didn’t need Black Widow to be an origin story

Black Widow continues to be a great distance off from launch, however that hasn’t stopped a number of forged members — notably Florence Pugh — from dropping a number of tidbits concerning the movie for keen followers to munch on. One attention-grabbing bit of reports comes through a Vanity Fair interview with the movie’s star Scarlett Johansson, who reveals her disinterest in an origin story for the favored MCU character.

“I did not want it to be an origin story,” Johansson stated. “I did not want it to be an espionage story. I didn’t want it to feel superficial at all. I only wanted to do it if it actually fit where I was with that character. I had spent such a long time peeling those layers away—I felt that unless we got to something deep, then there was no reason to make it. Because I did my job in Endgame, and actually felt satisfied with that. I would have been happy to let that be it. So there had to be a reason to do it other than just to milk something.”

Echoing Pugh’s phrases, Johansson revealed that Black Widow will take care of “a lot of trauma and pain” that she must overcome; a notion the actress believes will (hopefully) elevate the style.

“And so by elevating the genre I mean I hope that it can be both explosive and dynamic and have all that great fun stuff that goes with the genre, but I hope that we can also talk about, you know, self-doubt and insecurity and shame and disappointment and regret and all that stuff too,” Johansson stated. “It has many different things, it’s not just that. But there’s a lot of deep stuff, I think, that drives it.”

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Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff, a spy and murderer who grew up being skilled by the KGB earlier than breaking from their grasp and changing into an agent of SHIELD and an Avenger. The movie is anticipated to be set after the occasions of Captain America: Civil War, however earlier than Avengers: Infinity War.

Black Widow may also characteristic a star-studded forged together with Golden Globe nominee David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) as Yelena Belova, Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason.

The film is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) from a script written by Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle) and can launch in theaters on May 1, 2020.

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