Scarlett Johansson reveals how the intro of Black Widow in 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier presented a very different outfit for the character. The second installment in the Chris Evans-directed Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise saw the titular hero learn of a conspiracy within SHIELD related to the villain Hydra and must team up with Black Widow and Falcon to get to the truth and confront the assassin known as the Soldier. of winter. The film featured the MCU debuts of Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, also known as Falcon, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlo, later known as Crossbones, and Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, also known as Agent 13.
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More than six years after the film’s release, The Winter Soldier It’s still widely regarded as one of the best installments in the larger MCU, introducing a shift towards a more solid tone. He is also notable for acting as a launch pad for Joe and Anthony Russo at Marvel, subsequently directing. Captain America: Civil War Y Avengers: infinity war Y Endgame. Despite this continued acclaim for the film, there was one element that could have turned out to be somewhat of a problem to look back on if it had one.
Johansson spoke with Paternal to discuss the newly released Black widow and his past in the MCU. Looking back at the sexualized nature of some of her early appearances, the two-time Oscar nominee revealed her introduction in The Winter Soldier He originally saw her in a much more revealing outfit and hairstyle, although his pull helped close that. See what Johansson revealed below:
“In a way I see it as a costume that she was wearing; at the time, Marvel was interested in the character changing shape. When we were making Captain America: The Winter Soldier – this is something really fun – the look is fantastic and utilitarian. First he drives in this beautiful car and picks up Cap, and initially in the script, it was like he was arriving in his white tennis clothes, with a blonde wig. He was killed very quickly. You work with a lot of male writers. Things were changing. You have to be part of the change. Audiences are also demanding things and there is a cultural change and everything is moving in a more progressive direction. It has been a process, it has been a process. “
Since its debut in 2010 Iron Man 2Johansson’s portrayal of the former assassin Black Widow has become quite remarkable for the over-sexualized aspect of her character early in the franchise. However, as she has indicated, her continued presence in the MCU gave her a greater voice in both the character’s wardrobe and writing departments and it has certainly been for the better. Although she probably would have had roughly the same level of following over the years had she not become a more conservative character, the change in portrayal has acted as a good character development for Natasha.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier It really proved to be a strong point of evolution for everyone involved, including the MCU. Moving toward a more intimate and robust world for its characters and the franchise, the film’s enduring acclaim remains worthy. Only time will tell if Johansson’s last outing in Black Widow, now available in theaters and on Disney +, can reach the same high bar.
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- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)Release Date: Dec 17, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: March 25, 2022
- Thor: love and thunder (2022)Release Date: May 06, 2022
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Black Panther 2 (2022)Release Date: Jul 08, 2022
- Marvels / Captain Marvel 2 (2022)Release Date: Nov 11, 2022
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
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