Scarlett Johansson Reveals Black Widow's Feminist Themes

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After a decade and so much anticipation, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow will finally get her own Marvel movie. Plot details are mostly kept under wraps, but fans were given a glimpse of what's to come in the previously released trailers and images. While the movie is set to explore the concept of family, it'll also discuss female-centric issues in our society.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Johansson talked about the feminist themes of Black Widow. "I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what's going on in regards to the Time's Up movement and the #MeToo movement," she said. "It would be such a miss if we didn't address that stuff if this film didn't take that head-on."

"I think, particularly for [director] Cate [Shortland]," the actress continued. "It was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation."

If you're curious to now whether Natasha Romanoff is a feminist, "of course she is," Johansson says, pointing out that it's actually "obvious" and kind of "an asinine question."

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Along with the interview, the outlet also released a new still which shows Natasha facing off with Taskmaster. Her nemesis' real identity is still a mystery but as seen from the trailer, it's made known that he could copy Black Widow's trademark moves. You can check that out here!

Black Widow is set for release on November 6, 2020.

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