It is quite intriguing to ponder Scarlett Johansson’s reprisal of her role as Black Widow in the MCU. The MCU has a track record of resurrecting characters, and the idea of bringing back the beloved spy-assassin has been a common topic of discussion due to her immense fan following. Johansson herself acknowledges that it would be an impressive feat if Marvel manages to pull it off.
During an interview on the ‘Today’ show to promote her new skincare range, Johansson was asked about the possibility of returning to her previous role as the redheaded assassin. Her response was somewhat elusive, as she humorously suggested that she could return as a vampire or zombie version of the character. After all, the original story seemed pretty conclusive, so perhaps she could explore alternative possibilities.
During an appearance on a TV show hosted by Al Rocker, the actress who played ‘Lucy’ was asked if she had been approached to reprise her role. In response, she remarked that Al was asking difficult questions and although she did not have to answer them, she wanted to. She later spoke to Savannah Guthrie separately and said that it would be a miracle if the character returned to the show – one that would be a real Marvel miracle. However, she added that she was not sure if this would happen.
Johansson made her debut as Natasha Romanoff in the movie ‘Iron Man 2’, and then went on to appear in several other Marvel films such as ‘Avengers’, ‘Avengers: The Age of Ultron’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Captain America Civil War’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
In the movie ‘Endgame’, the character met a heroic end by sacrificing herself to obtain the Soul Stone. It was initially meant for the character to stay deceased, but the actress made a comeback in the Phase 4 film ‘Black Widow’, which tells the character’s backstory. Unfortunately, the movie received critical backlash.