Black Widow Stars Talk Movie’s Move To 2021
Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow Star wants fans watching Black Widow feeling safe in theaters…
The actors who portray the main characters of next summer’s Black Widow movie are featured in the winter issue of Marie Claire. And they’re talking about the movie and its newly minted drop date in May 2021.
Eager to Get Back Widow Out
Rachel Page of Marvel.com reported:
“We’re all eager to get the movie out, but more important than anything, everybody wants the experience to feel safe,” Johansson, returning to the role as Natasha Romanoff, says of the Phase 4 movie’s move to Summer 2021. “[We want to] have people…feel confident about sitting in an enclosed theater.”
Johansson and Pugh are just as excited as everyone else for the film to reach the big screen, as it unites two female stars with a female director, Cate Shortland, behind the camera.
“It’s a challenge in a male-dominated industry to tell a woman’s story from the perspective of a female director and focus on the heart of something that is inherently female,” Johansson continues, citing that she’s constantly searching our roles for “women who I feel I can relate to on some level, that I have empathy for. If I can empathize with a character, no matter what their moral compass is, then that’s important to me.
Black Widow: Powerful Women
Now, there are all kinds of shenanigans speculated to stupify audiences come 2021. But for now, the actors are speaking of why their characters drew them in.
Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova, echoes these comments, explaining that she feels the same way when it comes to characters she plays on screen.
It’s always been, kind of, number-one top priority for me to find women who are totally fascinating and totally powerful in their own way. I really want to recognize the women I play, whether it’s that I recognize my mom in her, or my gran in her, or my sister in her. I want to play complex and confusing characters.” Florence Pugh, Yelena Belova in Black Widow
Popcorn, Soda & Marvel
And you should really take a gander at the Marie Claire post, with my favorite section of the piece by Mitchell S. Jackson has nothing to do with the film in particular.
[T]he postponement of a superhero film isn’t the apocalypse. Not this abysmal year nor any other. But ain’t it the pits? Who wouldn’t want to be sitting in a darkened theater right now, loaded with a bucket of fake-buttered popcorn, big soda, sinking into a seat as heart-thumping Marvel action unfolds on the screen?
‘Nuff said. Keep it here, True Believers.