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Scarlett Johansson Didn’t Want Black Widow to be an Origin Tale

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Scarlett Johansson Didn’t Want Black Widow to be an Origin Tale

Scarlett Johansson didn't want the Black Widow to be a tale of origin

The Black Widow is still a long way from the release, but that has not prevented several cast members – notably Florence Pugh – from giving some rumors about the movie to eager fans. Interesting news comes through a Vanity fair interview with movie star Scarlett Johansson, who reveals his disinterest in a tale of origin for the popular MCU character.

"I didn't want it to be an origin story," Johansson said. “I didn't want it to be a spy story. I didn't want it to look shallow. I just wanted to make it fit where I was with this character. I had spent so much time peeling off those layers – I felt that unless we reached something deep there was no reason to do so. Because I did my work on Endgame, and I was really pleased with it. I would be happy to let that happen. So there had to be a reason to do it, besides just milking something. "

Echoing Pugh's words, Johansson revealed that the Black Widow will deal with "many traumas and pains" that she will have to overcome; a notion that the actress believes (hopefully) will elevate the genre.

“So by elevating the genre, I mean that I hope it's explosive and dynamic and that it has all the fun things that go with it, but I hope we can also talk about, doubt, insecurity and insecurity and shame, disappointment and regret and all that. too, ”said Johansson. "There are a lot of different things, that's not all. But I think there are a lot of deep things that drive it."

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Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff, a spy and assassin who grew up being trained by the KGB before breaking free and becoming a SHIELD agent and avenger. The film is expected to be set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but before Avengers: War of Infinity.

The Black Widow will also feature a star-studded cast, including Golden Globe nominee David Harbor (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Alexei, aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) as Yelena Belova, the actress. Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Favorite) as Melina and OT Fagbenle (The Servant's Tale) as Mason.

The film is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) from a screenplay written by Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle) and will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020.

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