Scarlett Johansson and Kevin Present explain why the movie ‘Black Widow’ has taken so long to arrive

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Since her debut in ‘Iron Man 2’ (Jon Favreau), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widowthe spy’s most famous the House of Ideas, has not stopped growing in popularity and importance within the Movie Universe Marvel (UCM), thanks, in large part, to the enormous interpretive work that Scarlett Johansson has done with the Avenger over the last decade. It is for this that many fans were surprised that we had to wait until the Phase 4 of the UCM (that is to say) for the study to encourage them to produce a tape solo character. Especially if we take into account the sacrifice that you made is the same, to stop Thanos (Josh Brolin) during ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

Scarlett Johansson in 'Captain America: Civil War'

However, taking advantage of a recent interview with Entertainment Weeklythat is part of the promotional campaign that Marvel has launched in the face at the premiere of ‘Black Widow’ on may 1 (April 30 in Spain), Johansson and Kevin Present finally revealed the reason why the project had taken so long to materialize. “We had planned for the end of the saga of the infinite (‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’) during the past five or six years, and the journey of Natasha in these movies had a great importance”explains Present. “The idea of producing an independent film, which also takes place in the past, for a character that we already knew and with which we were already working on, not finished curdle”.

On the other hand, and leaving aside the problems creative to that, he argues, the CEO of Marvel Studios, Johansson claims that she was also unsure of taking this step, because I did not see clearly what could make a film solo of your character into the MCU. “If we were going to do this, had to be creatively satisfying. I’ve been working for so long, that I feel that I am challenging. Didn’t want to do the same thing that I had already done before”. Luckily, the director is australian Cate Shortland (‘Lore’) came to Marvel with a vision for the character, that neither the study nor the actress could refuse. “When I saw the previous movies, I realized that there were many things that were excluded of the character, because it is seen as a thing”says Shortland. “Often we can’t see who she is when she is alone, who is when it moves away from the façade of the action heroine”.

A long journey

What is certain is that the history of ‘Black Widow’ with the seventh art dates back much further back than 2010, the year in which Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) appeared for the first time in the UCM. In fact, the first time you tried to take it to the big screen was in 2004 when after acquiring the rights to the character, Lionsgate Films, along with producer Avi Arad, hired David Hayter to write and direct the film. Unfortunately the project was eventually cancelled in 2006 and would have to wait until 2012 (specifically, during the promotional campaign for ‘The Avengers’) to Present and Johansson will plant the seed of whatin less than a month, will become the first solo adventure of the ex-Russian spy.