Johansson was introduced to the Marvel universe as Natasha Romanoff in 2010's Iron Man 2.
Black Widow is the second Marvel movie to feature a female superhero in the solo lead role, following this year's Captain Marvel, which made more than $1 billion worldwide. Among the film's co-stars: Florence Pugh (Midsommar), Rachel Weisz (The Favourite), Ray Winstone (The Departed), David Harbour (Stranger Things), and O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale).
The Oscar-winning actress previously starred as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the first two Thor films in 2011 and 2013.
Black Widow will hit theatres on May 2020. "I get to play her as a fully realized woman in all of her many facets". In the film, she and Hawkeye traveled to Vormir to acquire the Soul Infinity Stone, which requires a death in order to be summoned.
"Extra" caught up with the star, who opened up about how "vulnerability" is Black Widow's biggest strength and why she's an inspiration to young girls.
All in all, it looks like Black Widow is shaping up to an intriguing film that is reminiscent of the stellar choreography and spy intrigue-heavy Winter Soldier. Hopefully it'll also help provide deeper context for past Marvel films as well, considering it'll finally give fans a taste of what happened during Budapest.
Chris Evans aka Captain America and Scarlett's Black Widow were last seen together in Avengers: Endgame which created a storm at the worldwide box office. The connection she establishes with SHIELD agent Clint Barton, however, inspires her to turn over a new leaf, defect to the U.S., and begin using her talents to better mankind instead of ruining it.