Speaking of her past achievements and upcoming movie, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson took the time to speak about her experiences and what female movies should be about. She lamented the fact that this movie is about that and more of what she expects from other projects with female superheroes.
“I’ve been working for such a long time, and I have to feel like I’m challenged,” Johansson said. “I don’t want to do the same thing that I’d already done before.”
The movie Black Widow takes place between the events of Infinity War and Endgame which, spoiler alert, her characters dies in the penultimate version of the Infinity saga. “I think this character’s strength really lies in her vulnerability and her acceptance of that,” she said. “She has emotional intelligence that has allowed her to survive without any real superpowers. She’s someone who is a problem-solver. She’s a pragmatic person. I think a lot of those qualities are inherently female.”
This is to say that her character has allowed a level of complexity inherent in her qualities as a female she wanted to point that out and why it’s also the same as Captain Marvel, who is also another powerful hero who got her own standalone film. Black Widow is among the original Avengers and started as the first female Avenger before Scarlett Witch and others joined the army. Her role was sort of built on that premise and managed to stand out as she progressed with every film.
“I hope that this film continues pushing that boundary, so that we can actually have more female superheroes who are inherently female, and aren’t just Batman in heels or whatever,” the actress said.
The movie is directed by director Cate Shortland and stars actors Melina (Rachel Weisz), Red Guardian (David Harbour), and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh). Black Widow drops in theaters on April 24.