Black Widow’s Scarlet Johansson Discusses Solo Movie and What to Expect

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Last night Marvel revealed what we can expect moving forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At SDCC, they revealed the Loki series, Falon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, the cast for the Eternals, the names of Doctor Strange 2 and Thor 4, and Blade! The Black Widow movie was also revealed, confirming Taskmaster as the villain and David Harbour’s character Alexi aka Red Guardian.

Scarlet Johansson spoke to Variety, revealing how much of a relief it is to finally have the film announced:

“I feel like a weight has been lifted.”

Johansson and Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, and Harbour all had to jump on a plane to go back to the set after SDCC.

Johansson revealed:

“We do about seven pages of dialogue this week so maybe [“Black Widow”] is a little different than most Marvel movies. There’s lots of talking. I get to talk more. I could tell you that.”

She added:

“I think we’ll learn what she’s scared of.”

Johansson then talked about the fact that this movie had been asked for during the first phase of the MCU. How some wonder if it’s time now for a Black Widow movie or had the time already passed:

“I think I could have made the film 10 years ago but it would have been a very different film. I think it probably would have been much more of a caricature of a person. I feel after living an extra 10 years and becoming a mother and you know, life and how it happens to you, I feel much more in myself and able to explore all the kind of things that make me uncomfortable and then just lay it out for you guys. It feels like I’m a stronger person by the fact that I have embraced my vulnerability. And I think that will make this version of the character really, hopefully, complex.”

Johansson also gushed about the director Cate Shortland:

“Cate is the perfect director because she always goes back to dig for what is real, what is brutally real and honest and what the truth of each scene is,” she said. “And not only does she have an incredible visual vocabulary, which is obvious in her work, but she’s always searching for the uncomfortable, brutal truth, and that’s what we need for this film.”

Black Widow will hit theaters May 1, 2020.