“Behind the Scenes of Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh Battled Pneumonia During Filming”

Fans of superhero movies are eagerly waiting for the release of Black Widow, which will be shown in cinemas and on Disney+ on July 9. However, according to a recent article in The Gentlewoman, filming the movie took a toll on its lead actress Scarlett Johansson. Director Cate Shortland shared that shooting for four months in various locations worldwide caused both Johansson and her co-star Florence Pugh to fall ill with pneumonia towards the end of the production. Despite this setback, the talented actresses bravely continued filming.

Ill: Scarlett Johansson and co-star Florence Pugh both battled pneumonia while filming Black Widow during a grueling four-month long shoot, director Cate Shortland has revealed

During the demanding four-month filming of Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson and her co-star Florence Pugh both suffered from pneumonia, as revealed by director Cate Shortland. In an interview, Johansson shared that she initially had reservations about taking on her Marvel character when first approached to star in 2012’s Avengers. The idea of all the superheroes together in their costumes seemed like it would be a disaster. However, almost ten years later, Johansson has become extremely successful thanks to the popularity of the MCU and Avengers franchise, and finally was given her own MCU project. Johansson admits that it was a vulnerable experience leading the movie, but felt that it was the right time for her to do so.

Coming soon: Johansson reprises the Marvel character for the seventh time in Black Widow, which is landing in theatres and on streaming on Disney+ on July 9 after pandemic delays

Upcoming: Johansson is set to portray the iconic Marvel character once again, marking her seventh appearance in Black Widow. The release date is July 9 and fans can catch the movie either in theaters or on Disney+ after facing pandemic-related delays.

The actress, 36, admitted to having doubts about taking on the role, pictured left in her debut in 2012

She now says says it's about time the superhero got her own standalone movie

No kidding: The Hollywood star, who is 36 years old, confessed to having some reservations about accepting the part. However, she believes it’s high time that this iconic superhero had a film of her own. In the picture on the left, you can see her in her first appearance on screen back in 2012.

Superhero in waiting: British actress Pugh, 25, plays new Black Widow Yelena Belova and is widely tipped among fans to continue in the role for MCU Phase 4

Brit Actress Pugh, aged 25, has landed the role of the new Black Widow, Yelena Belova. Fans are speculating that she will continue in this role for MCU Phase 4, making her a superhero in waiting.

According to both Shortland and Johansson, they aimed to create a unique approach with the movie Black Widow. Shortland mentioned that Johansson was determined to avoid producing a shallow and insubstantial film. She wanted to make a production that would be significant to young people and women. Additionally, since it may be Johansson’s final performance as the Black Widow character, she strived to craft a movie that was more than just a pleasant experience.

Black Widow director Cate Shortland says Johansson 'really pushed to make something that wasn't flimsy or superficial... she didn't want to leave Marvel making a feel-good movie'

According to Cate Shortland, the director of Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson put in a lot of effort to create a strong and meaningful film. Johansson was determined not to make a shallow, superficial movie that simply made viewers feel good.

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