Scarlett Johansson so beautiful as Black Widow as she filming ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in Atlanta, Georgia on May 15
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Johansson has won many plaudits for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel movies, but admits she had no desire for comics as a kid when she was growing up
She told Stylist magazine, “superheroes weren’t my thing growing up. I watched movies and read a lot but I never read comics.”
“What makes a character interesting to play is if they are grounded in something substantial and I’ve been fortunate to be able to build Black Widow from the beginning. This time I had the opportunity to peel away some of the layers I had been strategically placing all these years.”
“Marvel super-fans are a whole other level!” she admitted. “I understand the universe we’ve created but it’s so expansive; this Marvel stuff is crazy.”
Director Joss Whedon speaking out about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character, her painful past and romantic relationship with other character
Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, a spy, a person who abandons the U.S.S.R. , after joining SHIELD and the Avengers Initiative.
Whedon said “She’s defined by [pain] in a way that she generally doesn’t show, and when she gets to, it’s very affecting, I think we went deeper with her than with anybody else”
Joss Whedon ahead of the film’s release to speak about Black Widow’s relationships with the male Avengers, He now speak with Herocomplex
In “Avengers,” we saw a close relationship between Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff.
I find strong bonds between men and women that aren’t sexual not only cool and useful, but very romantic in a broad sense. There’s a lot of hate from the Clintasha crowd. It was never my intention that they were an item. I thought what was awesome was two people who would lay down their lives for each other who are not trying to sleep with each other. People keep saying that doesn’t exist, that men and women can’t be friends unless blah, blah, blah, and I’m just like, “Oh shut up.”
When did the idea of a romance between Natasha and Bruce Banner begin percolating in your mind?
You know, we went there. I was trying to trace it back, because I honestly don’t remember before. We talked a little about the chemistry they had, just together in their scenes, and then I think it started with the lullaby. Like, “If you have the Hulk on the team, you know what would be cool is if Natasha’s the one who could talk him down.” And then it started to tick in my head, like, “There’s actually a truth there about who they are and how they connect that’s now very interesting,” and it built from there. Oddly enough, the lullaby itself is one of the last scenes that we finished because of the effects. And when we finished it, we were like, “This is way more romantic and way morephysical than it was when it was post-viz, or a mark on a suit on a platform. It suddenly became that the romance was way more front and center in it than I expected.
What about the words she says?
“Hey there, big guy. The sun’s gettin’ real low.” I actually added that later in the game, I think something basically to get his attention and to have a phrase that he knows, this is about to start. I wanted to do as little with talking as possible, because it’s all going on there [points to his eyes], which is amazing, because two of those are not real — they were created by ILM, and yet they are so full of life. And I hate to say it, but he’s dead sexy as the Hulk.
Black Widow’s transformation from her introduction in “Iron Man 2″ to the end of this film is remarkable. How did you go about that process?
The “Iron Man 2″ version of her I like very well. “Oh, she’s a spy. Oh, she works for S.H.I.E.L.D. Oh, she kicks ass.” That’s not something that bothers me. I’m always interested in that person. But what’s fun for me is in the “Avengers” movies, I get to spend time with people that don’t have their own franchises. And I’m always looking for pain, because pain usually contains truth and humor.
A lot of it comes from the comics, because there’s something I read that’s stayed with me like a lodestar, and I feel bad because I don’t remember who wrote it, but it was a newer comic about Black Widow, and it made the distinction, “You’re not a superhero, you’re a spy.” And I always come back to that, time and again. Duplicity and moral ambiguity and all of the things that a spy needs to excel at are not heroic traits, and that she has been trained to be something that is considered less than a person, whereas a hero is generally considered more. And this whole movie is about saying, “Well, how different are they? And what is good about this whole idea of heroes? And what not so much?” And the word “monsters” is thrown about a great deal, and that’s not for nothin’.
But you know, someone who from in the first [“Avengers” film] reveals that she has to deal with the consequences of her past, that it’s always going to be with her, you take any one of these characters, there’s something in there that they’re not talking about, that’s driving them to be who they are, to do as much as they’re doing. And in this movie, I got to really explore that with her …. Her scene with Mark, in its first iteration, was actually longer, and we ended up cutting out a part of it, which, by the way, is a decision I understand, but it was painful, because they’re so good in the bedroom scene. We all hugged when it was over. I was like, “I’m so proud of you guys.”