Scarlett Johansson Talks About Healing in Black Widow

Marvel might have delayed Black Widow's release in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn't really stopped fans' enthusiasm for the upcoming Marvel movie. Not only would Black Widow kickstart Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it would allow fans to revisit Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) after her heartbreaking sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame.

Speaking in an interview with Empire (Via Digital Spy) to help promote her very first standalone film as Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson decided to open up about Natasha's story in the movie. While Black Widow is undoubtedly a spy comic book movie, the film is also going to peel back the layers behind one of the most versatile members of the Avengers.

"Natasha's almost forced to come to terms with her past," the actress told the entertainment news outlet, "It's ultimately about healing those deep wounds. We were definitely not just going to give the fans some, like, spy/assassins movie."

It's great to see that Black Widow is going to explore Natasha beyond her role as a member of the Avengers. Black Widow might be one of the original members of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but Marvel's barely given time to explore Natasha as a character the same way that it's explored the narratives of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Captain America (Chris Evans).

It's going to be heartbreaking though that this is the last film that we'll get to see Black Widow in. The sacrifice that she made in Avengers: Endgame was enormous, and it's hard to imagine Phase 4 without her.

Black Widow was originally slated to release on May 1, 2020, however, the film has been postponed to an undisclosed date.

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