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Scarlett Johansson says ‘Black Widow’ is taking on serious issues for women

The ‘Black Widow’ actor Scarlett Johansson in her recent interview with Empire, admitted that the new Black Widow movie is based on the contemplation of the issues faced by the women. She says that ‘Black Widow’ is ‘very much reflective ‘ of the Times up and MeToo movement.

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Scarlett Johansson made her Marvel debut with Iron Man 2, portraying the character of Natasha Romanoff( Black Widow) 10 years ago. The long-anticipated movie ‘Black Widow’ is expected to arrive in  UK cinemas on 28 October and will drop on 6 November around the world, this year. It’s almost after a decade that the character is now featuring in a movie with a lead. This movie reflects the change that took place in Hollywood in the last 20 years, centralizing and producing movies with women lead.

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In a new joint interview along with the new addition to the cast Florence Pugh, Johansson opened up about the feminist issues that build the backdrop of the film. With the very first Marvel movie to have a woman lead, Johansson expressed the need for head-on action. She also professed the importance of Cate Shortland (director) to make a movie about women helping women and who lift up other women in difficult situations. Johansson also admitted that she is a feminist herself.

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‘Black Widow’ is set to revolve around Romanoff’s past and her non-biological family. In the movie, Natasha( Scarlett Johansson) would be teaming up with her non-biological sister Yelena(Florence Pugh). Together they will take on Taskmaster, a mysterious villain who can imitate the abilities and fighting styles of his enemies.

As this is meant to be the last movie for Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel cinematic universe, director Cate Shortland said that Scarlett will hand over the baton to Florence Pugh to continue the women-led storyline in Marvel.

 

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