Scarlett Johansson Reveals a Secret Marvel Project, and Twitter Believes It’s a Sequel to ‘Black Widow’

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Scarlett Johansson, known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has revealed that she is working on a secret project with Marvel Studios. This news has sparked speculation among fans that a Black Widow sequel could be in the works.

Following the release of the film Black Widow, which marked Scarlett’s eighth appearance as the character Natasha Romanoff and her first solo outing as a hero, Marvel’s president, Kevin Feige, announced that Scarlett was collaborating with the studio on a “top-secret Marvel Studios project” unrelated to Black Widow. However, this project was not mentioned in Marvel’s Phase 5 and Phase 6 film schedules.

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For a while, Scarlett remained silent about the details of this project, but she has now provided some insight.

During a press junket for her latest film, Asteroid City directed by Wes Anderson, Scarlett shared with that the project is still in progress. She mentioned that it is currently on hold due to the ongoing Writer’s Guild strike and the potential strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Despite the delays, Scarlett confirmed that the project is still happening.

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This is the first time Scarlett has confirmed her involvement in a new Marvel project. In a previous interview on the Goop podcast hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, who also stars in the Marvel films, Scarlett had stated that her chapter as Black Widow was over. However, this recent confirmation has ignited speculation among fans about the nature of the secret project.

Many fans on social media platforms like Twitter have begun discussing and debating the possibilities. Some believe that Scarlett deserves more Black Widow solo films, while others speculate that she might be involved behind the scenes, possibly directing a Black Widow sequel featuring Florence Pugh’s character, Yelena. Another theory suggests that the project could be an adaptation of the Thunderbolts storyline.

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It’s worth noting that Scarlett’s announcement came as a surprise to some, especially considering her legal dispute with Disney over the release of Black Widow on their streaming platform. The lawsuit, which alleged a breach of contract, was settled in 2021.

While the specific details of the “top-secret” Marvel project remain unknown, fans eagerly anticipate any updates regarding Scarlett’s future involvement in the Marvel universe. In the meantime, audiences can catch her in action in Asteroid City, which premiered in limited theaters on June 16th and will have a wider release on the 23rd.