Scarlett Johansson Feels Blindsided by 'Black Widow' Trailer Release
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The Natasha Romanoff depicter is surprised when she receives text from fellow Marvel star about the release of the first trailer for her solo superhero movie.

AceShowbiz - Scarlett Johansson had no idea Marvel was going to release the trailer for her "Black Widow" spin-off and was only alerted to the drop by a text from her "Avengers" co-star Chris Evans.

The 35-year-old actress stars as the titular superhero in the "Avengers" films and now in her own movie, but was left blindsided when bosses dropped the first trailer on Wednesday, December 3 without telling her.

"Nobody told me it was coming out," Scarlett said on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Thursday night, December 5. "I woke up and I got a text from Chris Evans and he said the trailer looks great."

"I don't know what he was doing up at 5 A.M.," she added.

Scarlett also confirmed that the "Black Widow" movie will be set between 2016's "Captain America: Civil War" and 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War". And while fans have been desperate for a stand-alone film about the mysterious character, also known as Natasha Romanoff, the screen star insisted the timing wasn't right for the project until recently.

"The movie, a lot of people told me the film should have happened before and they wonder if it should have happened before, but I could not have told this movie 10 years ago," she said. "It has a complexity to it that's just delicious. That's not to say it wouldn't be entertaining 10 years ago but it's just good. That's what this is all about. It's a homecoming."

"Black Widow" is due for release on May 1 2020.

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