Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson is eager at the idea of branching off from The Avengers. All in hopes of getting her own crack at exploring the Black Widow character in more depth.
Speaking to the press during a junket, the gorgeous 31-year old New York native thinks there is more scope to see where she came from and extend the story beyond what we have seen so far beginning with Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and finally with Captain America: Civil War.
Johansson states that should Marvel get the pieces of the puzzle in place, that there would be an appetite on her part and with the fans to see the project some to fruition.
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"I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances," starts the actress. "I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore the Widow program. There’s all kinds of stuff that you could do with it. You could really uncover the identity of who this person is, where she comes from and where she’s part of."
But how does it fit into the Avengers framework? Does the Black Widow branch off from Civil War or do we see where it all began with a prequel?
"It’s (prequel) a possibility," replies Johansson. "There’s plenty of back story. Or not. It could be something else. Where do the Avengers go? They are underground. What happens then? What happens after it all falls apart? There are so many ways you can go. I think it would just have to be very much like its own specific thing. It would have to have its own specific vibe. It would have been totally different than any of the other standalone films. I think if the fans wanted it enough, then it would probably become a reality."
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Being a passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood, Johansson weighed in on the US presidential election to back the Democratic nominee.
"Hillary was the right candidate for right now," argues the Black Widow star. "I think she’s got a lot of integrity. She’s got a lot of stamina. She’s a very clever politician, and that’s actually important to me. Maybe it’s because I have a daughter now." But she thinks the vote goes beyond her strengths and believes there is a lot on the line in November. "The funding for Planned Parenthood has been threatened so many times and very aggressively pretty recently," argues Johansson. "It’s a very real issue that we’re facing. I have a lot of friends that are fiscally conservative. When weighing who to vote for, you really have to think about the whole spectrum — not just your idea of the American economy, but also climate change and issues like a woman’s right to choose.
If they could add Black Widow on the ballet box, we think she would win in a landslide!