BLACK WIDOW Star Scarlett Johansson On Why She's Glad A Solo Movie Didn't Happen After IRON MAN 2

BLACK WIDOW Star Scarlett Johansson On Why She's Glad A Solo Movie Didn't Happen After IRON MAN 2

In a new interview, Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson explains why she's glad a solo movie for Natasha Romanoff didn't happen after Iron Man 2, and how that version would have differed. Check it out...

Scarlett Johansson joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010's Iron Man 2, and that means Black Widow beat the likes of Thor and Captain America to the big screen. Introduced as "Natalie Rushman," her true identity was revealed during the final act when her association with S.H.I.E.L.D. came to light.

Since then, the hero has become a mainstay of The Avengers franchise, and also took on a leading role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

After being killed off in Avengers: Endgame, Natasha returns for a Black Widow solo outing set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. In the Black Widow: The Official Movie Special Book (which is now on sale from Titan Books), Johansson opened up about why now is the right time to make a Black Widow movie rather than straight after her MCU debut.

"If we had made a Black Widow standalone back then, it would be such a different film to this one. Natasha's sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame gave me a totally different perspective on who she is," the actress explains. "Before, I don't think I would have been able to show people who Natasha really is, what drives her, and show her emotional core."

"I don't think we'd be able to cut that deep back then. It would have probably been much more of a straight-up spy thriller that maybe would have been a lot flashier in a different kind of way and just scratch the surface of what we do in this movie."

This definitely makes sense, though it would have been fun seeing how a Black Widow movie would have fit into those early Phase 2 or 3 plans. Fans have, after all, been demanding that this become a reality for years now, but we're going to have to wait until next May to watch it all play out. 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
BLACK WIDOW Actress Florence Pugh Rumored To Reprise Yelena Belova Role For HAWKEYE Series

BLACK WIDOW Actress Florence Pugh Rumored To Reprise Yelena Belova Role For HAWKEYE Series

If Yelena Belova is indeed set to inherit the Black Widow mantle from Natasha Romanoff, then it would make sense for her to show up in the Hawkeye series, and that's the rumor doing the rounds online...
BLACK WIDOW: Taskmaster Will Imitate Bucky, Iron Man, Spider-Man, And More When He Faces Natasha Romanoff

BLACK WIDOW: Taskmaster Will Imitate Bucky, Iron Man, Spider-Man, And More When He Faces Natasha Romanoff

There's a huge amount of intrigue surrounding Taskmaster's role in the upcoming Black Widow movie, and Fight Coordinator James Young has now shared some new intel on some of the moves the villain utilises.
BLACK WIDOW Fight Coordinator Elaborates On The Role The Red Room's Widows Play In The Movie

BLACK WIDOW Fight Coordinator Elaborates On The Role The Red Room's Widows Play In The Movie

Black Widow Fight Coordinator James Young has revealed some new intel on the movie's Widows, explaining the ties they have to Ray Winston's Dreykov, the man in charge of the Red Room. Check it out...
Latest Headlines
HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

Earlier today, the full cast for the currently shooting Hawkeye Disney+ series was announced, and we now have our first look at newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, aka Echo, thanks to a new set video...
LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

Though it's looking increasingly unlikely that we'll see Dafne Keen's take on X-23 again, the Logan star has confirmed that there were tentative plans for a spinoff in place before the Disney/Fox merger.
THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

Adam Lawson recently launched his new horror comic The Kill Journal. Chatting with him exclusively, we learned about the success of the new book and his favorite character arc in the story. Check it out!
THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

Now that we've reached the halfway point of The Mandalorian's second season, Lucasfilm has released a new poster for the live-action Star Wars series, featuring most of the main and supporting players...
HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

The Hawkeye TV show coming to Disney+ just made a series of huge additions, with actors cast to play characters like Echo and Swordsman. Black Widow star Florence Pugh will also be back as Yelena Belova!
GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

The film industry is still reeling from the news that Warner Bros.' entire 2021 slate will hit HBO Max at the same time as theaters, but did you spot these new movie logos in that announcement promo?