Scarlett Johansson Still Wants 'Black Widow' Movie: 'She's Got a Really Rich Origins Story'


Scarlett Johansson Still Wants 'Black Widow' Movie: 'She's Got a Really Rich Origins Story'


Johansson addresses the possibility of the solo movie, saying, 'I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances, I think there's a lot of opportunity to mine that story line.'
Scarlett Johansson has already played Natasha Romanoff in five Marvel movies and fans are apparently wondering when she will get her own solo movie focusing on Black Widow. While speaking to Variety about the future of her career, the 31-year-old actress addressed the possibility of the stand-alone movie.

"I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances," Johansson told the site in an interview for trade's Power of Woman issue on Tuesday, October 12. "I think there's a lot of opportunity to mine that story line," she continued, noting that the female superhero had got "a really rich origins story."

"There's a lot of places you can go - you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program," she explained. "There's all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she's part of."

Johansson, who was recently dubbed as Hollywood's highest-grossing actress of all time, also talked about why she wanted to be involved with Marvel and producer Jon Favreau. "I always like Jon Favreau's stuff," she shared. "The superhero genre was never a favorite, not that I didn't like it. I liked all the Tim Burton 'Batman' movies, but I wasn't a big comic book fan growing up."

"I loved 'Iron Man'. It spoke to me," she added. "I thought [Robert Downey Jr.]'s work was groundbreaking. It captured my attention as a person that isn't normally a fan of that genre. It felt like we were making a big movie in a small way, or a small movie in a big way. It was an interesting challenge to be part of."

Johansson can next be seen leading the action film "Ghost in the Shell". Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is coming to U.S. theaters on March 31, 2017. She will reprise her role as Black Widow in "Avengers: Infinity War" which is expected to begin filming later this year.


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