'Black Widow': Scarlett Johansson stuns as she suits up as suave and sexy superspy for magazine cover
'Black Widow' maybe a month away, but that hasn't stopped Scarlett Johansson from suiting up as the titular super spy for Entertainment Weekly's cover. The standalone flick is all about Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) and her past which has been a mystery so far in the MCU.
In the exclusive with EW, Johansson also shed light on the character that has been nothing but complex. She also answered the most popular question surrounding the film: Why did it take so long to be made?
"For anyone who said to me, ‘Oh, this [Black Widow film] should’ve happened five or 10 years ago,’ I’m like, it would not have been as substantial. We just would not have been able to do it. This film is happening now as a result of what’s going on in the zeitgeist, and I think it’s pretty cool."
Johansson, during her appearance in 2019's San Diego Comic-Con, had spoken about what the movie would essentially be about. "I think you'll learn about what Natasha is afraid of, and I think you'll learn about what parts of herself she's afraid of," she said.
'Black Widow's official synopsis reads: "Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger."
The movie will mark the first MCU installment directed solely by a woman — Cate Shortland. The Australian director is known for 'Berlin Syndrome' (2017), 'Lore' (2012), and 'Somersault' (2004). The first MCU Phase 4 flick also stars Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and David Harbour alongside Johansson.
'Black Widow' releases on May 1, 2020.