Scarlett Johannson Opens Up About Black Widow

During this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios officially announced its first film for Phase 4 – the stand-alone Black Widow. Scarlett Johannson’s heroine is joining up with an all-star cast, including Florence Pugh and David Harbour. But there’s more to the story than just a few clashes with Taskmaster.

While speaking with Variety, Johannson said “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 think we’ll learn what she’s scared of. [We] could have made the film 10 years ago but it would have been a very different film. it probably would have been much more of a caricature of a person”

Johannson added that she feels “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.”

She concluded the interview by providing praise for the film’s 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,” noted Johannson. “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 hits theaters on May 1, 2020. What are you hoping to see in the film? Let us know in the comments below!

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