Scarlett Johansson first played Black Widow in Iron Man 2 in 2010. Little did the young actress know that her character would reach such a level of popularity she reached and that she would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for nine long years.
Natasha Romanoff’s fate is known to everyone who watched Avengers: Endgame. She sacrifices her life in Vormir to obtain the Soul Stone. Black Widow arrives on this strange planet accompanied by her friend Hawkeye. The mission of both is to obtain the Soul Stone. But the price of this item is high, as revealed to them by its guardian, Red Skull.
The value of this stone is life. Then both heroes decide to sacrifice themselves and even fight each other to give their lives. Finally, Natasha is the one who jumps into the void giving everything for the mission.
“It’s funny because I had all sorts of mixed reactions towards her final moments in Endgame. It made sense to me that she sacrificed herself, not only for the greater good of humanity but really for her friends, which was the heart and the reason for it. She’s good,” the actress said.
Joe Russo, one of the directors of Avengers: Endgame, stated that there was no better “endpoint” for the character than her sacrifice. “Death is not always a bad thing. It can be a noble, spiritual and heroic ending. If you sacrifice yourself for millions your end will be powerful,” the filmmaker reflected.
There is still room for one more Black Widow story in the MCU when she joins the family that accompanied her before the Avengers: Red Guardian (David Harbour), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz). They must face their past and an elusive villain with the ability to copy any move: Taskmaster.
The events of this latest adventure take place after Captain America: Civil War. David Harbour noted that the good thing is that the audience “already knows the mythology” of the character and knows what will happen after the film.