Scarlett Johansson has played the role of Black Widow in eight Marvel movies. The last one was “Black Widow” which is being released in theatres and on Disney plus today in some countries. In the lead-up to the film’s premiere, the Oscar winner spoke to Fatherly about her journey so far with the Black Widow character and the evolution of her look.
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Scarlett Johansson, in a new interview, revealed a costume idea for “Captain America: Winter Soldier” that was “quickly killed.” She said, “When we were doing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier – this is a really funny thing – the look is fantastic and utilitarian. She first drives up in this beautiful car and picks up Cap, and initially, in the script, it was like, she arrives in her tennis whites, with a blonde wig. It was very quickly killed.”
She explained that it was due to a “cultural shift” towards female characters. The 36-year-old said, “You work with a lot of male writers. Things were shifting. You have to be a part of the change. Audiences are also demanding stuff and there’s a cultural shift and it feeds everything into a more progressive direction. It’s been a process, it’s been a process.
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She further added, “After ‘Iron Man’ to going into ‘Avengers,’ there’s been an evolution of her look. I think part of that is just gaining the trust of the executives at Marvel and kind of sitting in the character and just being able to make decisions for her. That really happened fairly early on.”
In the interview by Collider, Scarlett also explained how she has changed a lot since she first took the role of Romanoff. She added, “I’ll be 35 years old and I’m a mom and my life is different. Obviously, 10 years have passed and things have happened and I have a much different, more evolved understanding of myself. As a woman, I’m in a different place in my life, you know?”
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Due to her character’s death in “Avengers: Endgame,” it is likely that Black Widow will be her last film to play the character.