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Scarlett Johansson reveals she has ‘no plans to return’ as Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson reveals she has ‘no plans to return’ as Black Widow… more than 10 years after first playing the Marvel superheroine

More than 10 years after first taking on the Marvel character, Scarlett Johansson has revealed she has ‘no plans’ on returning to her role of Black Widow. 

The actress, who has been playing Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow since 2010, says the upcoming film Black Widow will be a ‘great way’ to part ways with the character.  

‘I have no plans to return as Natasha,’ the actress, 36, told Fatherly. ‘I feel really satisfied with this film. It feels like a great way to go out for this chapter of my Marvel identity.’

‘I have no plans to return’: Scarlett Johansson says she will not be returning to her role of Black Widow

While Scarlett is ready to say ‘goodbye’ to her role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, she did leave the door open for future collaborations with the world of Marvel. 

‘I would love to be able to continue to collaborate with Marvel in other ways because I think there’s just an incredible wealth of stories there.

‘Re-imagining this genre is something that I find very interesting. I think there’s a lot of opportunities to tell these stories in different ways than audiences have come to expect.’

Scarlett’s character made her big screen debut in the 2010 film Iron Man 2, before returning for a slew of other Marvel movies including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Infinity War.

'I would love to continue to collaborate': While Scarlett is ready to say 'goodbye' to her role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, she did leave the door open for future collaborations with the world of Marvel

‘I would love to continue to collaborate’: While Scarlett is ready to say ‘goodbye’ to her role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, she did leave the door open for future collaborations with the world of Marvel

Coming soon: The upcoming Black Widow film will hit theaters on July 9, 2021

Coming soon: The upcoming Black Widow film will hit theaters on July 9, 2021

This is not the first time Scarlett has discussed parting ways with her character.

Last month, the actress said leaving her role after 11 years was ‘bittersweet.’

‘I’ve had an incredible decade working with my Marvel family,’ she said on Good Morning America. ‘I’m going to miss not seeing them every 18 months or two years, like those kind of milestones I always really look forward to.’

‘But I feel really proud of this film and I think it’s great to go out on a high note. This movie is so different from any other Marvel film that we’ve done so far, so yeah… like I said, it’s bittersweet.’

Parting ways: Last month, the actress, pictured February 2020, said leaving her role after 11 years was 'bittersweet'

Parting ways: Last month, the actress, pictured February 2020, said leaving her role after 11 years was ‘bittersweet’ 

Outside of her film career, Scarlett is currently expecting her first child with husband Colin Jost, according to Page Six. It will be the first for the 39-year-old SNL funnyman.

An insider for the publication said: ‘Scarlett is actually due soon, I know she and Colin are thrilled.’

Another source added that the actress ‘has been keeping it very quiet. She has been keeping a very low profile.’

Johansson already has one child – a six-year-old daughter named Rose Dorothy Dauriac – with French journalist ex-husband Romain Dauriac whom she was married to from 2014 to 2017.

Oh baby! Outside of her film career, Scarlett is currently expecting her first child with husband Colin Jost, according to Page Six

Oh baby! Outside of her film career, Scarlett is currently expecting her first child with husband Colin Jost, according to Page Six

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