Scarlett Johansson: I’m done with Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson has “no plans” to return to playing Black Widow.
The 36-year-old actress has played Natasha Romanoff and her superhero alter-ego in several Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, and recently took on the role in her own solo movie after the eponymously titled ‘Black Widow’ movie hit cinema screens on Wednesday (07.07.21).
And after landing her own movie, Scarlett has said she doesn’t think she’ll ever return to the role again.
She told Fatherly: “[I have] no plans to return as [Black Widow]. I feel really satisfied with this film. It feels like a great way to go out for this chapter of my Marvel identity.”
However, Scarlett does still want to work with Marvel in behind-the-scenes roles.
She added: “I would love to be able to continue to collaborate with Marvel in other ways because I think there’s just an incredible wealth of stories there. Re-imagining this genre is something that I find very interesting.
“I think there’s a lot of opportunities to tell these stories in different ways than audiences have come to expect.”
Meanwhile, Scarlett recently said she’s kept “every suit” she’s ever worn in a Marvel movie, and quipped she has a clause in her contract which states she must be able to take home her superhero costume.
She said: I have every suit, I think it’s actually in my contract but at this point I don’t even know what’s in my contract, it’s been so long so I’m like ‘Don’t forget to wrap up my suit!’.”
Scarlett also revealed she’s become so synonymous with the role that people often call her Black Widow on the street.
She added: “Now if I’m walking down the street people just scream Black Widow at me which is so funny so you go ‘Oh yeah I guess the movies coming out’ and apparently the marketing and advertising is working because it’s on people’s minds, they’re not screaming out for instance my character’s name from ‘Under The Skin’.”
This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.