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Mark Ruffalo shares a goofy behind-the-scenes photo of his MCU co-star, Scarlett Johansson, to celebrate the release of her Marvel solo film.

Mark Ruffalo celebrated the success of Black Widow with a funny Scarlett Johansson photo. Ruffalo has played the Bruce Banner/the Hulk in the MCU since 2012’s The AvengersJohansson made her debut as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2After a long year of COVID-19 related delays, Black Widow, the first solo film for Natasha Romanoff’s character and the first MCU film since 2019, finally premiered in theaters and via Disney Plus Premier Access this month. Black Widow has already made $60M from Disney Plus Premier Access alone.

A potential romantic relationship between Bruce and Natasha was initially explored in 2015’s Avengers: Age of UltronThe film showed that Natasha had the ability to calm the Hulk down enough to bring him back to being Bruce by calmly telling him, “The sun’s getting real low.” While it was obvious that the romantic feelings Natasha had for Bruce were mutual, their relationship ended before it began when the Hulk left on a ship after the Battle of Sokovia, ignoring Natasha’s request for him to return. Black Widow picks up after the events of Age of Ultron and 2016’s Captain America: Civil Warexplaining what Natasha was up to before 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. 

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It was only fitting that Ruffalo would celebrate the success of Johansson’s first solo film in the MCU. The actor posted a behind-the-scenes picture of himself with Johansson, presumably on the set of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War based on Johansson’s outfit and hair color. Check out Ruffalo’s fun post and his lovely caption celebrating Black Widow below:

Ruffalo’s post is a sweet tribute to his MCU co-star. It’s nice to see fellow stars in the MCU celebrating the success of Black Widow, a solo outing that fans have been asking for since Johansson made her MCU debut. It was unfortunate that Black Widow was one of the most highly anticipated summer blockbusters of summer 2020 to be delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, MCU fans clearly followed up on their demand for a Black Widow solo film, what with Black Widow currently claiming the highest domestic box office debut in theaters since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Major credit must go to Johansson for her dynamic performance as Black Widow in all of her appearances in the MCU. It’s difficult to imagine anyone else playing her character, and it goes to show how much her character was beloved by her death in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, which is still a sore plot point among many fans to this day.

Johansson imbued the character of Natasha Romanoff with warmth, imperfection and edge. She’d kill without question to protect her adoptive family members and even sacrificed herself so Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) could live to see his own family once more. While it’s sad that Johansson said that Black Widow was her final appearance as Natasha Romanoff, she has certainly left an incredible impact in the MCU. Needless to say, the Black Widow left big shoes to fill.

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