LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Scarlett Johansson addressed rumors that Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow would return to the MCU despite the beloved character’s death in “Avengers: Endgame.”
While appearing on the “Today” show on Monday, November 13, to promote her skincare line The Outset, the 38-year-old actress addressed speculation that she could return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in as a superhero character.
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“I think that was the end, right?…She did it,” Johansson told Savannah Guthrie, referring to the scene in “Avengers: Endgame” where Natasha Romanoff sacrifices herself to get Thanos’ Soul Stone, thus sparing Jeremy Renner’s life. Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
“It would be a miracle. It would be a true Marvel miracle. It would be a marvel. But who knows?” the actress said during her conversation with Guthrie, 51, according to People.
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Johansson was also uncertain while chatting with a larger group of the show’s co-anchors when Al Roker asked about the gossip, citing the Marvel “multiverse” as a potential flaw.
“Is it like a vampire version of the character? Because that’s what I’m here for. Or like a zombie version, maybe?” she said, avoiding answering Roker directly after he asked her if she had been approached by Marvel Studios to reprise her role.
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Johansson was also uncertain while chatting with a larger group of the show’s co-anchors, when Al Roker asked about the gossip, citing the Marvel “multiverse” as a potential flaw (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Scarlett Johansson first played the beloved character in 2010
Johansson first played Black Widow in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” and later appeared as the character in several follow-up films, including “The Avengers” (2012) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014).
Johansson first played Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2, and subsequently appeared as the character in several subsequent films, including “The Avengers” (2012) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) (Getty Images )
Although the character met her fate in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame,” she made a main appearance again in the 2021 standalone film “Black Widow,” which takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War” (2016).
Johansson told Fatherly that she “has no plans to return as” the assassin-turned-Avenger, who appears to be bowing out in 2021’s Black Widow.
“I feel really satisfied with this movie,” she said, adding “It’s a great way to exit this chapter of my Marvel identity.”
Johansson told Fatherly that she “has no plans to return as” the assassin-turned-Avenger, who appears to be taking her final bow in 2021’s “Black Widow” (Getty Images)
However, much to fans’ delight, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the two Oscar nominees around the MCU. “I would love to be able to continue to collaborate with Marvel in another way because I think there is an incredible richness of story there,” she said, adding “Re-imagining this genre is something which I find very interesting.”
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