Scarlett Johansson Says She’s ‘Finished’ With Marvel

One other member of the unique Avengers crew is using off into the sundown.

In a latest interview, Scarlett Johansson introduced that she is “achieved” taking part in Marvel’s super-spy, Black Widow. Whereas this isn’t essentially the most stunning information — Johansson’s character died whereas saving half the universe in Avengers: Endgame — it additionally wasn’t a foregone conclusion that Johansson was positively completed as Black Widow. She solely made her debut headlining her personal solo Black Widow movie after her character died. (The Black Widow film was a prequel.)

However Johansson informed her Marvel co-star Gwyneth Paltrow that she’s shifting on from her superhero function in an episode of The Goop Podcast. Johansson mentioned…

I’m achieved … [the] chapter is over. I sort of did all that I needed to do. Additionally, coming again and taking part in a personality repeatedly like that, over a decade of time, is such a novel expertise.

For her half, Paltrow was much less sure that she had made her final Marvel look. “I didn’t die, she famous, “to allow them to at all times ask me.”

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Johnsson’s Marvel tenure didn’t finish on one of the best of phrases. Shortly after Marvel launched Black Widow concurrently in theaters and on Disney+, Johansson sued the corporate, claiming the choice to place the movie on streaming value her hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in wage. Johansson and Disney finally settled their dispute in September of 2021.

The one time Johansson was talked about by Marvel after that got here in November of 2021, when the studio’s president, Kevin Feige, alluded to her engaged on a “prime secret Marvel Studios challenge … which he mentioned has nothing to do together with her Black Widow character, Natasha Romanoff.” It’s nonetheless not clear what that challenge is or was purported to be, or whether or not it’s nonetheless taking place. All informed, Johansson appeared in 9 Marvel films: Iron Man 2The AvengersCaptain America: The Winter SoldierAvengers: Age of UltronCaptain America: Civil ConflictAvengers: Infinity ConflictCaptain Marvel (in a cameo), Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow. 

Johansson formally joins fellow Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in Marvel retirement; that leaves solely Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner nonetheless actively showing as their Marvel heroes from that preliminary crew lineup. Even with out Johansson, the MCU nonetheless has a Black Widow, Florence Pugh is the franchise’s new MCU, taking part in Natasha’s sister Yelena.

The subsequent Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3, is scheduled to open in theatefrs on Could 5.

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