Scarlett Johansson Reflects on the Emotional Journey of Black Widow in Avengers Endgame: ‘It’s Heartbreaking Yet Poignant’

Since her debut as Natasha Romanoff aka The Black Widow in Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson has become an iconic part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, even with her return to play the superhero assassin in a prequel, the actress was emotional when filming her character’s death scene for the final Avengers movie. In an interview with Yahoo!, Johansson revealed that standing on the edge of the cliff with co-star Jeremy Renner was a difficult moment for her.

Bittersweet fate: Scarlett Johansson, seen here in Iron Man 2, became quite emotional when she had to film her character Black Widow's death scene for Avengers: Endgame

Scarlett Johansson, who portrayed Black Widow in eight Marvel movies, including Iron Man 2 and Avengers: Endgame, recently shared her emotional experience while shooting her character’s death scene. According to Johansson, it was a bittersweet moment that left her feeling overwhelmingly sad. In the scene, Black Widow and Hawkeye fight to see who will make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world. The actress’s standalone movie, Black Widow, set to release next year, will take audiences back in time to explore the character’s origins in a prequel. This film will also mark the beginning of ‘Phase IV’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes highly anticipated sequels such as Thor (with Natalie Portman) and Doctor Strange. As the MCU continues to dominate Hollywood, Avengers: Endgame recently surpassed Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Sharing emotions: 'It was really, really sad. I just felt overwhelmingly sad about it. It just felt like a big loss,' the actress said of the Avengers: Endgame scene

During Comic-Con in San Diego, actress Scarlett Johansson announced her continued involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and showed off an impressive engagement ring from her fiancé, Colin Jost. Despite the good news, Johansson revealed that filming her character’s death scene in Avengers: Endgame was difficult. She described feeling overwhelmingly sad and experiencing a sense of loss. The fact that she will reprise her role in the upcoming Black Widow standalone film did not make it any easier. Johansson admitted to being sentimental and found watching the scene in the movie to be brutal, sad, and bittersweet. The film will also star David Harbour and Rachel Weisz among others. Johansson is excited about the evolution of her character, Natasha, in the origin story, saying that she could not have played this version of the character ten years ago and is thrilled to play her as a fully realized woman.

Natasha in all her glory: The fact that Scarlett will again be able to inhabit her Marvel character in an upcoming prequel 'didn't make it any easier' to film the death scene

In all her brilliance, Natasha faced a difficult moment while filming her character’s death scene despite the upcoming opportunity for Scarlett to reprise her role in a Marvel prequel.

A long herstory: Johansson has thus far appeared in a total of eight Marvel movies as the celebrated character, with another one on the way; here she is seen in Avengers 1 in 2012

Johansson has been a part of the Marvel Universe for quite some time. She has played her iconic role in eight different Marvel movies, and fans can look forward to seeing her in yet another one. One such appearance was in 2012’s Avengers.

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