Scarlett Johansson’s final outing as Natasha Romanoff, the role she has played since 2010’s Iron Man 2, appears to be Black Widow. The character was murdered off in Avengers: Endgame when a sacrifice was required in order for the Avengers to get the Soul Stone in their quest to reverse Thanos’s death of half of the cosmos.
Now, two years after the world saw Natasha’s destiny in Endgame, a Black Widow prequel is trying to fill in the blanks regarding Natasha’s existence in the MCU, and based on Johansson’s remarks in an interview with ComicBook.com it definitely looks like she maybe walking away from the role for good.
“Honestly, I feel like it’s always, it feels great to leave a party when it’s still raging and I think that this film [Black Widow] feels very much like it’s alive and fresh and powerful and I feel really pleased with it,” Johansson said. “I feel really happy with the work that we’ve done for this decade of time and, you know, it’s bitter sweet to say, ‘Goodbye,’ but if you love something, you need to set it free!”
Johansson first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Iron Man 2 before going on to star in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. For some moviegoers, the death in Avengers: Endgame felt a bit unceremonious as some didn’t grieve, thinking the character would be brought back to life as the mission of the film was to resurrect those who were killed by Thanos. Then, the film had moved quickly back into the action and main story leaving little time for fans to take in the character’s end.
Check out the interview she and Florence Pugh did exclusively with comicbook.com below: