The blonde bombshell, Scarlett Johansson, is, once again, everywhere. (And we are loving it!) The sudden upsurge in her popularity is the result of the trailer of her Marvel character’s standalone movie, ‘Black Widow’. And the feisty “Natasha The Grey Romanoff” is all set to kick some nefarious asses off.
Scarlett Johansson starrer ‘Black Widow’ isn’t a first of its kind trailer that we have feasted our eye upon as spectators. Many movies led by female protagonists of such nature made our hearts beat to their kicks, punches, and moves. But what sets Marvel’s Black Widow apart?
What makes Scarlett Johansson fit into the Black Widow’s role like a glove?
A Comparison with Contemporaries
In the past few years, we have seen the sinuous Jennifer Lawrence sport the character of Mystique in the X-men universe with a sheath-like blue bodysuit. We have witnessed tantalizing Harley Quinn portrayed by Margot Robbie in the Suicide Squad. And, we loved the beguile character of Cat Woman in ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’ played by the Anne Hathaway.
Even though the contemporaries have given superlative performances as their respective characters, what makes Scarlett Johansson the best choice for the Black Widow’s character?
What makes Scarlett Johansson the best choice for Black Widow’s role?
Well, the role was first offered to Emily Blunt. The American-British Actor isn’t new to action movies as we have previously seen her fighting aliens and goons in “The Edge of Tomorrow, Looper and Sicario.” And, undoubtedly, she outperformed her roles and proved that the title “Full Metal Bitch” was quintessential for her. However, she rejected the role of Black Widow because the timing couldn’t quite work out for her.
Watching her as Black Widow will always be a mystery.
We wonder how that would have turned out to be.
Nevertheless, thanks to her for turning down the role as we have already accepted Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow with all our hearts.
When Scarlett Johansson was introduced as Natasha Romanoff in the action-packed, Iron Man 2, we never imagined that a woman with red locks and business casuals could transform into a sexy Black Widow in a slinky catsuit.
Scarlett prepared for this onerous role day in and out so that the catsuit held her body perfectly.
And eventually, she made it a statement. It hugs her at all the right places and everyone fell in love with her at first sight. The filmmakers sensed this and she gradually started appearing in almost all the MCU Avengers movies leaving behind a lasting impression.
Black Widow as a character: How Scarlett Johansson fits in the role perfectly
Black Widow as a character emphasises on the extremely strong mindset making it difficult to enact. Undoubtedly, only an acting prowess could have pulled it off with perfection.
Scarlett Johansson had a very challenging task as The Black Widow in the movies. Among all the formidable superheroes, Asgardian Gods, gamma rays’ experiments and million-dollar technically overwhelming bodysuits, she was the only one who was totally dependent on the skills developed by the training she had acquired.
Black Widow is the perfect use of brain and beauty.
We have seen it in the first Avengers movie when she was cuffed in a chair and held captive by a cartel. We later realise that it was her trick to get information. When Nick Fury calls her, she easily releases herself from the chains and beat the shit out of the bad guys.
Surprisingly, she did all this while wearing a long black party dress with high heels. She was seen kissing Captain America and also was the only one that could control the Incredible Hulk. That’s how badass her character is!
Not so easy to be Marvel’s Black Widow
We all saw how Scarlett Johansson has performed the dangerous and gory stunts effortlessly for a decade now. But she has done action movies other than the MCU too. Her roles in ‘Lucy’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ are proof of that. However, she had to get ripped and stay that way continuously as she was not a natural bodybuilder. Her trainer Eric Johnson said that she was a quick learner though. And she had the attitude of going that one extra mile.
Heidi Moneymaker, a well-renowned stunt artist said in an interview that Scarlett likes to work hard and is one of her favourite actresses. She was totally into learning hand to hand combat and mastered in weapons training.
In fact, Scarlett Johansson involved herself in quick workout sessions in between her shots.
Not only this but she followed a strict vegan diet to stay in that shape.
Trainer Eric Johnson also added in an interview that while Scarlett Johansson was doing the Infinity War movie as Black Widow, she went for an extreme diet regimen. In the diet, she used to fast for 12 hours a day (and sometimes more depending upon the schedule)! Ruthless is one of the words that come to the mind while describing Black Widow, and Scarlett Johansson did justice to the character.
The Black Widow Movie Summary
Black Widow movie’s plot is set somewhere in the aftermath of Captain America Civil War when Scarlett Johansson vanished from the silver screen. We will get to see her in Budapest, the place that Black Widow was heard talking about many a time. Also, the movie also introduces some of the characters that we were unaware of; like Yelena Bulova, whom Black Widow refers to as her ‘lovely sis’.
Finally, the creators of the Marvel Comic Universe decided to do justice to the character as they dedicated a solo movie to Black Widow. And why not, apart from being the juncture for other superheroes, she was the one who gave her life without even a blink of an eye to save mankind.