Black Widow is certainly dead after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson says.
During a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening, Johansson was able to tease a little bit more about the Cate Shortland-directed project, revealing that production wrapped a few weeks ago in London and that the film gave her a proper goodbye to the role she’s been inhabiting since Iron Man 2. Johansson teased that it brought her closure following the character’s death in Endgame, and added that while some people may still theorize Natasha is still alive somewhere, she’s certain that she’s really dead.
Honestly, it brought a closure to me that I needed, cause I was kind of wiped out after that last one [Avengers: Endgame] emotionally and literally… There are very few certain things but definitely, death is pretty certain. But, people definitely don’t believe it and have tried to convince me that my character did not actually die. That may be, my character existed in an alternate universe. But no, death is a pretty final thing.”
Written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Black Widow will take a deep dive into Romanoff’s formative years and her intense Soviet assassin training. As such, we’ll get to see other Black Widows like Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Melina (Rachel Weisz). David Harbour (Stranger Things), on the other hand, is taking up the post of Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Russia’s answer to Captain America.
O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, and Olivier Richters co-star in the flick, which is said to feature Taskmaster as the main villain.
The MCU’s second female-led film, Black Widow is slated to hit theaters on May 1, 2020.