After over a decade, Black Widow producer Victoria Alonso admits she’s still not ready to let go of Scarlett Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff.
Black Widow producer, Victoria Alonso, admits she not ready to let go of Scarlett Johansson’s character, Natasha Romanoff. Johansson has played the expert assassin “Black Widow” and former SHIELD agent ever since appearing in John Favreau’s Iron Man 2 (2010). Alongside Clint Barton’s, a.k.a. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), she was depicted as one of SHIELD’s top agents in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before becoming a founding member of the Avengers.
In Avengers: Endgame, Natasha refers to the Avengers as her family. In her seventh film, she sacrifices herself for the Soul Stone on Vormir, telling Clint “it’s okay. Let me go.” Now, Black Widow is getting a solo adventure—which is expected to be her final entry in the franchise—set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before the Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by Cate Shortland, Natasha’s final outings will reunite her with her Russian family for some “unfinished business.”
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Even though that particular business appears to be finished, it seems Black Widow producer, Victoria Alonso, is having a hard time letting her go. Alonso recently spoke with Bionic Buzz and explained how attached she is to “our” Widow. Check out what she had to say below:
I don’t want to let her go, so it’s hard for me to say it’s the end of the journey. It’s a cycle. We’re looking inside a chunk of time that we didn’t know what she was doing, so I refuse to let her go. I’m attached. She’s been with us forever, we love her. We love our Widow, and we love our Widows. So it’s inspiring to see where we’ve gone from where we were, and I can’t imagine the reaction. I’m just so excited that the world will get to see it.
As mentioned by Alonso, Johansson’s Widow has changed a lot since 2010; from being hyper-sexualized in earlier MCU entries to a gritty, well-rounded character more concerned with saving her family than falling in love with Bruce Banner/Hulk—which, to be honest, came out of nowhere. Black Widow sees Johansson at the top of her game portraying Natasha in a film looking to fill in some blanks regarding her tragic past connected to Russia’s Black Widow program, Clint convincing her to join SHIELD, and that infamous Budapest reference.
Black/Red Widow is expected to live on in Natasha’s surrogate sister, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), who will be reprising her role in the upcoming Disney+ series, Hawkeye. That being said, Black Widow may not be the end of Johansson’s time with Marvel. While Natasha is technically dead—which doesn’t stop MCU characters from returning if the writers deem it necessary—Kevin Feige has expressed a desire to keep working with Johansson in some capacity. It would seem that even the President of Marvel Studios, surrounded by a plethora of blossoming heroes, isn’t ready to let her go.
Source: Bionic Buzz
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