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Scarlett Johansson opens up about a pivotal moment in 'Avengers: Endgame'

Gregory Wakeman
·Contributor
·2-min read
Scarlett Johansson says her sacrifice was very much in character (Image by Marvel Studios)
Scarlett Johansson says her sacrifice was very much in character (Image by Marvel Studios)

**SPOILER BELOW**

Scarlett Johansson has opened up about Black Widow’s death in Avengers: Endgame, which saw the beloved superhero sacrificing herself in order to retrieve the Soul Stone.

But while undoubtedly one of the most emotional scenes in the blockbuster, some fans were upset that she wasn’t given a funeral scene like Tony Stark, while others were just furious that she left the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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During a recent interview with Games Radar, Johansson candidly discussed her death in Avengers: Endgame.

She said: “I love Natasha. 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

“She’s made peace with that, and, in some ways, has known that’s her destiny all along, in a weird poetic way.”

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Director Cate Shortland and Rachel Weisz of Marvel Studios' 'Black Widow' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O.T. Fagbenle, director Cate Shortland and Rachel Weisz attend Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, July 20, 2019. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Johansson said that all her past performances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had built to Black Widow’s decision in Endgame, which saw her holding Hawkeye back so that she could be the one to die at Vormir.

“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.”

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Johansson has promised that upcoming film Black Widow will offer “resolution” for the character, while director Cate Shortland assured fans that the delayed superhero movie will “honour” her.

“That [death] gives Black Widow an added heart at the end, because it’s not wrapping [the story] up. It’s actually what you feel – it’s not a narrative thing. It’s like, how do we make the audience feel?”

We’ll get to see if that’s the case when Black Widow is released in UK cinemas on 28 October.