Marvel Studios' Black Widow, which will see Scarlett Johansson star as Natasha Romonoff in her own solo film, finally hits theaters and Disney+ on July 9, 2021. Even though the upcoming superhero spy thriller faced a series of delays, Marvel has continued to keep fans engaged with new trailers, promotional materials, and even a recent fan premiere event.
Given the excitement surrounding the film's release, including some early positive reviews, it would come as no surprise if Marvel Studios wanted to continue visiting Black Widow's past. And according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the option to bring back Scarlett Johansson is not completely off the table.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON STILL HAS A HOME AT MARVEL STUDIOS
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the strong possibility of working with Scarlett Johansson in the future. Feige stated that "Marvel is always about new beginnings," and described Johansson as "such an amazing partner for us."
The Marvel executive elaborated on how important Johansson was to the studio:
"[Scarlett Johansson] was a producer on this film. She was the one that brought us our amazing director, Cate Shortland, and I am excited to continue working with her in any way possible if we're so lucky."
WHERE COULD JOHANSSON SHOW UP NEXT?
Scarlett Johansson has been an extremely important part of the MCU's development. After first appearing in 2010's Iron Man 2, Johansson's Black Widow went on to appear in multiple other sequel films and crossover events up until her character's death in Avengers: Endgame.
Though Natasha Romonoff's story ended on Vormir, Black Widow will soon prove that there's always more to learn about the former Russian spy. While the film's director has teased that a sequel to Black Widow could instead follow a different character, the option is always open for Marvel Studios to bring Johansson back for another prequel film or series set before her last chronological appearance.
Feige's statements also seem to suggest that the studio would be open to working with Johansson on a production level as well. Given her producer credit for this film, and how the actress was a pivotal player in getting director Cate Shortland to sign on to the project, Johansson's "new beginnings" at Marvel could be behind-the-scenes.
Boasting one of the longest careers with Marvel Studios, Scarlett Johansson would have the experience and knowledge to guide any future projects that have to do with the world of Natasha Romonoff or the Avengers as a whole. Even though Natasha claims that "Nothing lasts forever," Kevin Feige knows that some partnerships are too good to let go.
Black Widow premieres in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9, 2021.