Scarlett Johansson: Heroines should be more than Batman in heels
The movie “Black Widow” will explore the past of the spy Natasha Romanoff in a prequel set before the events shown in “Avengers: Infinity War”.
Scarlett Johansson is in full promotion of the latest film in the Marvel Universe, Black Widow, which in turn will be the second Marvel movie starring a female character. And the actress has taken advantage of the interviews to vindicate the role that superheroines deserve in the cinema, claiming that they should be more than “Batman in heels”. (It may interest you: This is Scarlett Johansson’s complete costume in Black Widow)
“I hope this movie continues to push that limit so that we can have more superheroes who are inherently feminine and not just Batman in heels or whatever,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly, noting that the Black Widow movie exists thanks to the success of other films such as Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel, and that “it would not have been so substantial if it had been done ten years ago”. (Also read: New trailer for “Black Widow” rescues a scene from the comics)
The actress went on to explain that Black Widow’s strength as a character comes from just that femininity. “He has a lot of emotional intelligence, which has allowed him to survive without superpowers,” he explained in the interview. He is someone who solves problems. He is a pragmatic person. I think many of those qualities are inherently feminine. “(Plus: New trailer for” Black Widow “: Scarlett Johansson vs Taskmaster)
In the past, Johansson’s policy has been criticized for accepting roles that should have been reserved for another interpreter profile, as in the case of Ghost in the Shell, whose logical decision would have been to hire an Asian actor. The actress was also criticized last November for showing her support for Woody Allen, accused of child abuse.
Black Widow will explore the past of spy Natasha Romanoff in a prequel set before the events of Infinity War. The manipulation and use of young women as weapons will undoubtedly be a key theme in the film, which will hit theatres, if the coronavirus pandemic does not prevent it, on May 1.