Everyone’s favorite spy, Scarlett Johansson, who played the enigmatic Black Widow from 2010 to 2021, might just be making a grand return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not just as Natasha Romanoff, but as a variant across the multiverse! Is your Spidey-sense tingling?
According to whispers from the trusty GiantFreakinRobot, Johansson is gearing up to appear as Black Widow in Avengers: Secret Wars. But hold your horses, she won’t be playing the same Black Widow. Yes, you read that right! This new role will be a variant from across the multiverse, a fresh concept that Marvel is diving headfirst into.
“It is currently unknown as to what Black Widow or her variant’s role in the film will be,” but options are flying around faster than Thor’s hammer. Perhaps a heroic variant joining forces with other multiverse heroes? Or an evil variant recruited by the Beyonder to fight the MCU’s finest? Only time will tell.
Scarlett’s rumored appearance alongside big names like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine certainly adds intrigue to the mix. But what’s equally exciting is the emotional chords her return might strike with her best friend, Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton, and sister Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova.
And that’s not all. Kevin Feige, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, confirmed an untitled non-Black Widow Marvel film with Johansson as an executive producer. “We are already working with Scarlett on another non-Black Widow related top-secret Marvel Studios project with her as a producer,” Feige gushed, highlighting the star’s versatile talent.
Johansson’s Black Widow journey has been filled with twists and turns. Her last outing grossed over $379.8 million globally and broke multiple box-office records, despite mixed feelings from fans and critics. Her rumored return and future projects like Asteroid City and My Mother’s Wedding keep fans on their toes, eagerly awaiting her next moves.
“From our very first few meetings, it was clear she had a vision for this movie, how to tell this story,” Feige revealed about Johansson’s role as the first actor to produce a film for Marvel Studios.
Whether it’s breaking box-office records or breaking into a new multiverse role, Johansson’s MCU journey continues to be a rollercoaster worth riding. Get ready, Marvel fans, Black Widow might just be spinning a new web in the Marvel multiverse!