Scarlett Johansson Compares ‘Black Widow’ To ‘Prizefighters Brought Together To Go A Second Time’


Following in the footsteps of Raya and the Last Dragon, Black Widow will premiere on Disney+ on the same day it debuts in theaters – July 9. The film will be available for $29.99 under a Premium Access option. The film is a prenquel that dives into the skin of Natasha R Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and shows viewers where she was between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War.

During an iMain interview with Entertainment Weekly, Johansson spoke about her journey as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, indicating what fans can expect from the upcoming solo installment. Johansson says the film will strive to create a sense of familiarity.

Scarlett Johansson on upcoming film ‘Black Widow’

Johansson stated to Entertainment Weekly that “all the fight scenes in this Black Widow standalone come from a deep emotional place.” She went on to note that many of the emotions that connect humans to broken or fragile family members over time – hope, disappointment, and trust – all show up in the film. She shared:

“All the feelings that you associate with your family – the disappointment that comes with expectation, and the feeling of trust, or broken trust, or abandonment, or whatever – all those things, it should feel very familiar, which is really nice…”

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She noted that the sense of familiarity is reminiscent of boxers coming together for another round in the ring.

Johansson compares ‘Black Widow’ and the sense of familiarity and history to boxers sparring one more time

The MCU star explained to Entertainment Weekly how Black Widow builds history and intensity, through sharing:

“It’s like when you see boxers who have gotten together to try again, and you know there’s just all this built up tension in a good way, that the audience is like ‘oh yeah, this is so exciting,’ because there’s an emotional journey that got them there… “Johansson


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Johansson explains that is a ” totally deadly feeling” and Black Widow manages to capture that same kind of energy.

Now it remains to be seen if the upcoming film is able to build the same kind of intensity. Because Black Widow has been in the MCU for so long and until now had not done a standalone film


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