How Scarlett Johansson Originally Ended Up In A Marvel Movie

The exceptionally gorgeous Natasha Romanoff – also known as the Black Widow – doesn’t look like the kind of person you should be afraid of, being a petit, slim-built female. However, to underestimate her based on her appearance would be a huge mistake. Romanoff is an exceptionally skilled espionage agent, an expert interrogator and a highly capable hand-to-hand combatant.

From Iron Man 2 to The Avengers to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a lot has been written about Black Widow’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and deservedly so. We could talk about her more than proficient fighting abilities, her refusal to back away from a mission, or the very fact that she is one of the most important members of S.H.I.E.L.D., gathering up the other Avengers when no one else could.

As Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson channeled the iciest depths of her on-screen persona, turning what could be deemed aloofness in other roles to a guarded exterior that comes in handy more than a few times. But how did it all begin? The actress recently explained to W Magazine how she got her role with the studio, admitting that she actually went out of her way to get involved with what the folks behind Iron Man were building. Johansson told the interviewer:

“I loved Iron Man, and I met with Marvel to see what was possible. I had done my research, and the Black Widow character resonated with me. She is dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life.”

Johansson also took the opportunity to remark that her friends and family were actually “surprised” to learn that she wanted to play a “comic book heroine,” but one would have a hard time arguing that she isn’t pretty damn good at it.

One of the shining moments in her MCU appearances to date include in the Avengers movie when she allowed herself to be “captured” in order interrogate her “captor”. During the interrogation, she is called to report for duty by S.H.I.E.L.D’s Phil Coulson and, whilst still tied to a chair, she does something completely bad-ass – within 30 seconds, she’s free of the chair and all three captors are subdued, then she picks up her high heels and nonchalantly walks off.

And while Black Widow may not have a solo movie of her own just yet, that doesn’t mean Scarlett Johansson’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to wane over the next few years. Far from it, in fact. She is expected to have a very big role in both The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the third phase of the studio’s assault on multiplexes – including Captain America: Civil War. Needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to seeing her kick more ass in the future.

[via Cinema Blend]

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