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This year has brought some significant improvements in the collaboration between Scarlett Johansson and Marvel Studios, starting with the actress starring in a long-awaited Black Widow solo movie earlier this summer. The film made headlines several times both for its trailblazing time at the box office and the subsequent lawsuit filed by Johansson against Disney over his profits on the movie. The case has been settled, and to the surprise of fans, it was revealed last month that Johansson might be working as a producer on a secret Marvel project. In a recent interview with Collider, Scarlett Johansson discussed her aspirations as a producer and broke her silence about the opportunity to work with Marvel again.

Johansson explained:

I have worked for 30 years, which is insane when I say it out loud, but I think I just understand the efficiency of how productions run and how you thin the fat on a production and make things well oiled. I’ve learned that the fish rots from the head, which is very very true I think in any creative space, but particularly a production involves many hundreds of people and so yeah, just working with people that want to be there and all want to creatively contribute to the same kind of idea and building that kind of creative family I think is something I’m really excited about as I produce more and more things for other people.

As far as Marvel goes, it’s like working with family there. Marvel has some of the best IP ever, and you can really dream big there, and nothing’s ever off the table, and you kind of throw all these blue-sky ideas around and see what sticks. It’s like a creative playground that’s just like a dream. Again, I have that shorthand with my fellow creatives there that comes from being in the world for 10 years with those guys.

Scarlett Johansson returning news to the fold was revealed by Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president, who indicated that working with her has been a “memorable and rewarding” collaboration.


The Marvel boss offered:

We are already working with Scarlett on another non-Black Widow-related top-secret Marvel Studios project with her as a producer. Scarlett is one of the most talented, versatile and beloved actors of our time. It has truly been a pleasure to work with someone of her caliber. From those epic training sessions preparing for the hallway fight in Iron Man 2, to the around the world press tour in Avengers: Endgame to partnering with you as a producer on Black Widow, working with you Scarlett has truly been one of the most memorable and rewarding collaborations of my career.

Bernard Bond

Bernard Bond is a leading expert in celebrity journalism and a television critic.

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