People may be looking forward to Black Widow later this year but some fans are still seething from the idea that Natasha Romanoff was killed off in last year's Avengers: Endgame. After all, some believe that the character's death was too soon and that she was still expected to play a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, Scarlett Johansson has just spoken up about what happened to Nat in the movie and she confirmed that she believes the character only embraced her destiny in Endgame.
In Avengers: Endgame, Natasha Romanoff and Clint Burton were sent back in time to head for the planet Vormir so they could procure the Soul Stone. However, Red Skull informed them that the only way to get the Infinity Stone was to sacrifice someone they loved. After the two fought over who would take the plunge, Natasha succeeded, allowing Clint to take the Soul Stone back to the future and continue the Avengers' fight against Thanos.
But, was it truly necessary for Natasha Romanoff to sacrifice herself in Avengers: Endgame? Scarlett Johansson recently spoke to Total Film magazine (via Comic Book Movie) where she confirmed she felt it was the best way to go for her character.
"I love Natasha," Johansson said. "She's had an incredible 10-year journey, and I felt that she was finally able to make an active choice. It seemed very in-character, that ultimate sacrifice that she makes."
Scarlett Johansson then added that Natasha Romanoff has long accepted that she was supposed to "take one for the team" since it would ultimately lead to their victory.
"She's made peace with that, and, in some ways, has known that's her destiny all along, in a weird poetic way. When you look back on the films, that's in there. All the films have led her to that choice - or to be able to make that choice; or for it to be a choice," Johansson concluded.
Although many fans may probably disagree with Scarlett Johansson, the death of Black Widow was undoubtedly one of the most stunning moments in Avengers: Endgame. Although there will be no more new movies featuring the character, fans can rest assured that they will get to see her in action one last time later this year.
Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow. The film will also star Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz and is scheduled for release on November 6.