Scarlett Johansson believes that the upcoming Black Widow film will allow fans to come to grips with the death of the beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe character. Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the film follows Black Widow as she confronts the darker parts of her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. She was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, where she sacrificed herself in order to help Hawkeye obtain the Soul Stone.
“Our goal was for them to feel satisfied with this story,” Johansson told Total Film in the magazines latest issue. “That they could maybe have some resolution, I think, with this characters death, in a way. It felt like people wanted that.” Stranger Things standout David Harbour discussed his role as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian during the piece and said the hero has a troubled past and starts out in a bad place. “There is this gangster quality to him, and hes covered in tattoos,” says Harbour. “Hes got this beard and these gold teeth. Hes insane. Hes in a bad place, and he needs redemption.”
Joining Johansson in the next Marvel film is Golden Globe-nominee Harbour, Oscar nominee Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz as Melina, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, head of The Red Room, and O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason. William Hurt will also appear once again as his long-running character Thaddeus Ross. Black Widow is out in theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9.