To mark the occasion, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane and reminiscing about how she eventually developed a fondness for superhero movies after viewing Iron Man for the very first time.
Scarlett Johansson, a renowned Hollywood actress, has been widely recognized for her roles as a superhero. However, it may come as a surprise that she was not always a fan of the genre. In a 2019 interview, Scarlett disclosed how it took her time to develop an interest in superhero movies. She credited her newfound love for the genre to the 2008 release of Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett portrayed the character of Natasha Romanoff in multiple Marvel films, including Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. It was Downey Jr’s portrayal of Iron Man that motivated her to join the Marvel family.
Last year, a 35-year-old woman expressed her admiration for Marvel, stating that she was not necessarily a fan of the superhero genre but found it groundbreaking. She wanted to work with Marvel because it was an exciting place to be. In 2010, when she was cast in Iron Man 2, she revealed her enthusiasm for being part of the movie, having researched the comic books and contributed her ideas on character development. She saw her character as determined and ambitious.
Emily Blunt originally turned down the role that Scarlett was ultimately chosen for, but Scarlett didn’t mind being the second choice. She even sees it as a positive thing because it makes her appreciate the opportunity more. In fact, she’s made a career out of being the backup plan. Scarlett’s upcoming solo Marvel film, Black Widow, was supposed to come out this year, but due to the pandemic, its release has been postponed indefinitely. The film will also feature Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz. Aside from her professional life, Scarlett is also experiencing some exciting new changes in her personal life.