Scarlett Johansson will cross the baton to actor Florence Pugh within the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow. The movie is predicted to be Johansson’s ‘final hurrah’ because the spy character, whom she has performed since 2010’s Iron Man 2.
In an interview to Empire, director Cate Shortland confirmed that Pugh, an Oscar-nominee, shall be a distinguished a part of the way forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “[Kevin Feige] realised that the viewers would count on an origin story so, after all, we went in the wrong way,” Shortland stated. “And we didn’t understand how nice Florence Pugh can be. We knew she can be nice, however we didn’t understand how nice. Scarlett is so gracious, like, ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel one other feminine storyline.”
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Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff was killed off in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, however the character’s dying was overshadowed by that of Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark, and the retirement of Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers. “In Endgame, the followers had been upset that Natasha didn’t have a funeral,” Shortland stated. “Whereas Scarlett, after I spoke to her about it, stated Natasha wouldn’t have wished a funeral.”
The filmmaker continued, “She’s too non-public, and anyway, folks don’t actually know who she is. So what we did on this movie was enable the ending to be the grief the people felt, reasonably than an enormous public outpouring. I feel that’s a becoming ending for her.”
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Black Widow, initially slated for an April launch, has been pushed to November due to the coronavirus pandemic. The movie is a prequel, set between the occasions of Captain America: Civil Warfare and Avengers: Infinity Warfare.
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