GoodMorningAmerica was able to sit down with Scarlett Johansson during San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming solo Black Widow movie and she is giving the impression this might be a truly standalone solo adventure for Natasha, which is going to make for a vulnerable take on the badass character.
Scarlett seemingly reveals that she won’t be getting much help from her Avengers cohorts, which makes sense given that the film takes place right after Captain America: Civil War.
JOHANSSON: “It’s a bit scary not having the kind of cushion of my fellow Avengers around. I to keep using the word vulnerable but you kind of feel like your putting yourself out there because the character stands on her own. “
GMA: Obviously, Jeremy Renner’s character and you have this very deep emotional connection. Will any of part of that storyline continue in the Black Widow story?
JOHANSSON: “[Laughs] Oh my god, that’s when you see the trank-gun come out. [Marvel] is going to take you out first and then I’m going out second.”
“My lips are sealed, you gotta wait and see.”
It’s revealed in other MCU movies that Clint Barton (Hawkeye) opted for house arrest after the fight in Berlin, Germany, so I’m not terribly sure if we will see Barton in the solo flick outside of a flashback.
The rest of the cast includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova (Black Widow II), David Harbour as Alexi Shostakov (The Red Guardian), Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff (Iron Maiden), O-T Fagbengle as Rick Mason (The Agent), and Ray Winstone in an undisclosed role.
Weisz has confirmed to IGN that her character is a fellow Black Widow and that there will be multiple Black Widows in the movie beyond herself, Natasha, and Yelena.
There is also confirmation from San Diego Comic-Con via concept artwork and footage shown that Avengers villain Anthony Masters aka Taskmaster will place a role in the movie as well.
The action flick will launch Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Widow is set for release on May 1st, 2020, which means we’ll likely get the first teaser trailer sometime in the fall.
SOURCE: GOOD MORNING AMERICA