Scarlett Johansson done with Marvel, Paltrow not ruling out return.


Scarlett Johansson, known for her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has confirmed that her time starring in Marvel films has come to an end. In an interview with fellow MCU actress Gwyneth Paltrow on The Goop Podcast, the two actresses discussed their experiences with the franchise and whether they would consider returning to it.

Johansson, who debuted as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and later starred in several Avengers films, including the 2021 standalone Black Widow, described her time in the franchise as an “adult summer camp.” However, she confirmed that her “chapter” with Marvel has come to a close, stating that she had done all that she needed to do with the character.

Paltrow, who played Pepper Potts in the Iron Man films and Avengers franchise, expressed similar sentiments about her time in the MCU. However, since her character did not die in the films, she did not rule out a potential return.

Johansson’s departure from the franchise comes after a lawsuit she filed against Disney over the release of Black Widow. The actress claimed that her contract had been breached when the film was released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+, alleging that she had been guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. Disney countered by stating that Johansson had been paid $20 million for the film. The two parties eventually settled the lawsuit over her pay.

Despite the lawsuit, Johansson stated that she was “incredibly proud” of her work with Disney and looked forward to continuing their collaboration in the future.

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Johansson’s departure from the MCU marks the end of an era for the franchise, which has seen several actors and characters come and go over the years. As the franchise continues to evolve and introduce new characters, fans will undoubtedly miss Johansson’s portrayal of the beloved Black Widow

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