Scarlett Johansson: A 'Miracle' Needed for Black Widow's MCU Return



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Scarlett Johansson: A 'Miracle' Needed for Black Widow's MCU Return
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Scarlett Johansson, the acclaimed actress and star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Widow, recently sparked intrigue regarding her potential return to the MCU. During a guest appearance on the Today show, Johansson stirred conversations about her character, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, possibly making a comeback, despite her apparent demise in Avengers: Endgame.

Johansson, on the show to promote her skincare brand, The Outset, and her new project, Tower of Terror, was queried by host Al Roker about the swirling rumors of her MCU return. Fans will recall that Johansson's character sacrificed herself in Avengers: Endgame for the Soul Stone, crucial in defeating Thanos and saving Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye.

In response to Roker's question about a potential loophole for her character's return, Johansson replied with a mix of humor and mystery. She playfully suggested, “Could it be a vampire version of the character? Or maybe a zombie version?” However, she deftly sidestepped confirming any official plans.

Johansson's Evasive Response

The conversation took a more intriguing turn when Roker pressed Johansson about whether she had been approached to reprise her Black Widow role. The Oscar-nominated actress chose to remain evasive, teasing, “I feel like I have to tell you, but I actually don’t have to tell you, Al”.

In a separate interview with Savannah Guthrie, Johansson further fueled speculation by stating, “It would be a real Marvel miracle,” for her character to return, adding an air of uncertainty with, “who knows? I’m not sure”.

This tantalizing hint comes close on the heels of Tom Hiddleston's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Hiddleston, known for his role as Loki, discussed the season two finale of the Disney+ series. He touched upon the theme of character resurrections within the MCU, highlighting Loki’s repeated comebacks from the dead and suggesting that death in the Marvel universe isn't necessarily permanent.

Fans of the MCU are left wondering if these discussions hint at a broader narrative within the Marvel Universe, where the concept of death might be more flexible than previously thought. Johansson’s and Hiddleston’s remarks open a realm of possibilities for character revivals, keeping audiences eagerly anticipating the next twist in the ever-evolving Marvel saga.

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