Scarlett Johansson Reveals Emotional Reaction to Black Widow’s Fate in Avengers Endgame: ‘It’s Heartbreaking and Poignant’

If you haven’t yet watched Avengers: Endgame and want to avoid spoilers, then skip this. Scarlett Johansson has been an integral part of Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2010. She first appeared as Natasha Romanoff, aka The Black Widow, in Iron Man 2. As a result, the 34-year-old actress felt really emotional while filming her character’s death scene for the final Avengers movie. Even though she’ll be playing the same superhero assassin in an upcoming prequel, she admitted to Yahoo! that shooting the scene with Renner on the edge of the cliff was not easy 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 played Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, shared her emotional experience while filming the character’s death scene in Avengers: Endgame. She described feeling overwhelmingly sad and experiencing a big loss as she filmed the scene where her character battles it out with Hawkeye to determine who will sacrifice themselves to save the world. Johansson has portrayed Black Widow in eight Marvel movies and will explore the character’s origins in a prequel film titled Black Widow, which will launch Phase IV of the MCU. Other Phase IV films include sequels to Thor and Doctor Strange. The MCU remains a powerhouse in Hollywood and worldwide, with Avengers: Endgame surpassing 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

The actress, Scarlett Johansson, expressed her emotions about the Avengers: Endgame scene, stating that it made her feel incredibly sad and like she had lost something significant. Despite announcing her further inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Comic-Con in San Diego, where she also showed off a dazzling engagement ring from her partner, Colin Jost, Johansson admitted that returning to the role of her character did not make her death scene any easier to film. She described herself as sentimental and revealed that watching the scene in the movie was brutal, sad, and bittersweet. In the upcoming Black Widow standalone film, Johansson will be joined by other talented actors, including David Harbour and Rachel Weisz, and will play a more fully realized version of her character than ever before.

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

Natasha in her full splendor: Despite the upcoming prequel that will allow Scarlett to reprise her role in Marvel, filming the character’s death scene was still a difficult task.

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’s journey as the iconic character in Marvel movies is a tale of the ages. She has graced the screen in eight Marvel movies to date, with one more on the horizon. The picture above captures her in Avengers 1 back in 2012.

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