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Scarlett Johansson Discusses 'Black Widow' Spin-Off Possibilities

For the females, we have been gripping onto this idea since Iron Man 2, and hopefully it will come around. 

Scarlett Johansson discusses Marvel's Character Black Widow in Variety's Power Of Women issue, and gets to the bottom of the fact that there is so much that can be done with a story line on her character, Natasha Romanoff.

She shared that when she first saw Iron Man, she wanted to be involved somehow, and to work with Jon Favreau. It ended up not only working in her favor for Iron Man itself, but also The Avengers and she even steals the show in Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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She also shared how the physical part of the job was not something she totally expected, noting that it pushed her out of her comfort zone.

"I never had the opportunity to play a character in a franchise before, and to grow this character as I was growing as an actor. And as the character becomes stronger in many ways, I think she also becomes more vulnerable. Her vulnerability is a strength of hers. I think vulnerability is often seen as a weakness."

She does admit that being labeled as a "Bombshell" has had some drawbacks, especially considering the Black Widow, sharing with Variety that "I think while it’s been flattering to be someone who is sexy, there’s something very confining about that. It implies that you’re strength comes from your sexuality," which tends to be a common call back to Natasha Romanoff's set of skills.

Does she want to do a Black Widow movie? Of course, but under the right circumstances. A great story line, for example, which could even be a prequel with the Widow Program and her origin stories, but she also admits, she would hope it would be relatively soon, while she can still wear a skin tight catsuit, because she's not entirely sure how much longer she wants to do that.

Surprisingly, we had thought a Black Widow movie would have come sooner after years of having her included in the franchise, but it looks like Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson is going to get the first nod of the first female led Marvel Universe movie.


Read more of Scarlet's Interview with Variety here.


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