Scarlett Johansson Will Not End Up With Black Widow character
Kevin Feige has announced that he is working on a top-secret Marvel project with Scarlett Johansson will be both an actress and a producer of the secret project. Feige also mentioned that it has nothing to do with her Black Widow character, Natasha Romanoff. Scarlett Johansson was honored with the American Cinematheque Award.
Scarlett Johansson is the executive producer of Black Widow, Feige noted that Johansson, who became the first Marvel actor to exec produce one of the studio’s movies with Black Widow, will also serve on the upcoming project as a producer.
Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July over the release of Black Widow, which makes headlines of her new Marvel collaboration all the more exciting. In her lawsuit, Johansson claimed that Disney breached her contract by releasing the film on Disney+ at the same time that it was released in theatres. While The Walt Disney Company first stated that Johansson’s lawsuit had “no merit whatsoever,” prompting a public spat with the actress and her lawyers, the company eventually settled with her for more than $40 million.
Deadline reported, Johansson thanked the night’s speakers for “taking the time to make me feel very shy and embarrassed,” calling the American Cinematheque tribute “one of the highlights” of her career. She then reflected on the castmates and crew members who have supported her throughout her journey, also taking time to thank her agents, her producing partners and business partners, her “long-suffering publicist,” her brothers Hunter and Adrian, and her “beautiful husband,” SNL‘s Colin Jost, who “makes the whole country laugh every Saturday night and fills our house with laughter 365 days a year.”
Johansson also expressed gratitude to her mother, Melanie Sloan, who introduced her to movies at an early age and sparked her interest in narrative. With a chuckle, Johansson remarked, “She showed my brothers and me several age-inappropriate films like Silence of the Lambs.” “I recall viewing Schindler’s List in the cinema when I was nine years old.” The little child with the red coat actually tormented me.”