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Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow: Didn't want it to be an espionage film

Black Widow is releasing in theatres and will be available on Disney+ with Premier Access.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 07, 2021
 
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For one last time, Scarlett Johansson has donned the role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the upcoming Marvel Studios' film titled Black Widow. The movie is a spy thriller and after a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's finally getting a big-screen release. The film will also be available on rent from July 9, 2021, on Disney+. Ahead of the release, Scarlett spoke at length about her 10-year long journey as Black Widow in the MCU. 

During an interaction with AP, Johansson shared that she didn't want Black Widow to be an espionage film and the makers avoided it well. In the film, the actor will be seen alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. On sharing screen space with Pugh, Scarlett told AP, "Florence is so vibrant and interesting to watch that you think, 'OK… there's going to be life here'" 

While Florence reminisced her fan moment with Scarlett by saying, "Our Day One was me throwing her against a cabinet and we both had our hands in each other's armpits. And it was in that moment that I was like, 'Oh, my God, I have a sweaty armpit. And Scarlett Johansson is touching me'." 

The Little Women actor added, "Once that ice is broken, you know, best mates. The weird first day, though, to start with." 

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and the screenplay is by Eric Pearson. The film is set after Captain America: Civil War which released in 2016. 

Although the release date has been scheduled for July 9, 2021, it's unclear when the film will hit the screens in India. However, it's being reported that Black Widow will drop on Disney+ Hotstar in October this year.

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