The last time we saw Natasha, she sacrificed herself (in a tragic fashion) for the greater good, in an effort to save the universe during 'Avengers: Endgame,' paving the path for Thanos’ demise.
Watch: Black Widow Sacrifices Herself ||Avengers Endgame (2019) Movie Clip
Johansson, upon featuring in seven MCU movies over the course of the decade, finally received a solo movie of her own, much to the delight of the fans. Speaking of which, the actress believes her upcoming film ‘Black Widow’ wouldn’t have been as “substantial” 10 years ago. The actress told Entertainment Weekly,
For anyone who said to me, ‘Oh, this should’ve happened five or ten years ago,’ I’m like, it would not have been as substantial. We just would not have been able to do it. This film is happening now as a result of what’s going on in the zeitgeist, and I think it’s pretty cool.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow is a prequel to the 2019 blockbuster Avengers: Endgame and takes place several years prior to its epic events. Meanwhile, this is the only second female superhero led MCU film following in the footsteps of 'Captain Marvel' (2019).
Check out: Marvel Studios' Black Widow | Final Trailer
Making her debut in the 2010 film 'Iron Man 2' starring Robert Downey Jr., the Russian super-spy, Black Widow, is the only female Avenger from the original Avengers. Johansson reckons the world is now ready for a Black Widow film after she began fighting alongside other female superheroes, most notably 'Scarlet Witch' (Elizabeth Olsen), 'Captain Marvel' (Brie Larson), and 'Okoye' (Danai Gurira).
The 35-year-old added,
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.
Scarlett Johansson is joined by Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour amongst the leading cast. Black Widow hits theatres on 30th April 2020.