Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, for over a decade in the MCU and does not seem willing to return.
Scarlett Johansson played Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in mcu for over a decade. After sacrificing herself in Avengers: Endgame, is there a chance fans will find her again in an upcoming Marvel Studios film?
Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow: “It’s a closed chapter for me”
Natasha’s first appearance in mcu is in Iron Man 2, where she is hired under the false identity of Natalie Rushmore as Tony Stark’s secretary. Natasha has become a vital member of the Avengers, proving to be a deadly fighter, but also a loyal teammate. His storyline is romantically intertwined, even if it will never materialize, with that of Bruce Banner, but it is also with Hawkeye / Clint Barton that he has a sincere and deep friendship, so much so that the last born in the Burton house will be called in his honor Nathaniel.
During the last two chapters of the saga of Avengers, Natasha sacrifices herself to allow her team to obtain the Soul Stone: a death that has traumatized Marvel fans and has not yet been accepted. The character became the star of the stand-alone film Black Widowwhich hit theaters in July 2021, and which chronicles Natasha’s past and her relationship with her adopted younger sister, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh). The film is set in the past and fills in some gaps between the Avengers films, also showing the reason for Natasha’s change of look in Avengers: Infinity War and ends with her leaving to battle Thanos.
Black Widow will no longer appear in mcu, not even in the Hawkeye miniseries, in which Yelena confronts Clint and tries to kill him, holding him responsible for her sister’s death. The two will have a violent confrontation, only to then realize together the deep affection that bound them to Natasha and in the name of that feeling Yelena spares Clint and thus accepts the loss of her sister. mcumost likely, Yelena will take on the official title of Black Widow and return to Thunderboltsfilm of the near future in which we will also see Bucky Barnes and Red Guardian (David Harbour). And, therefore, for Scarlett Johansson and his character there is no hope of returning to the screen? Interviewed with co-star Gwyneth Paltrow on the podcast The goop Podcastthe actress made it clear that her time as a Black Widow is now over. Johansson she’s played Natasha for over a decade and isn’t intent on bringing her back. Here’s what she said:
“I’m done. That chapter is done. I’ve done everything I had to do. Also, to go back and play that character again and again, over ten years, has been a unique experience.”