Marvel Confirms New Scarlett Johansson Production Is Still In the Works

At the world premiere for The Marvels, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the upcoming Scarlett Johansson-produced project for the MCU is still happening.

While Johansson’s Black Widow was killed off in Avengers: Endgame before her own solo Black Widow movie, the actress had previously confirmed that she’s in line to produce a mystery project for the MCU, though specifics have not been announced yet.

Recently, rumors indicating that the MCU was scrambling and creatives were considering bringing back older characters like Iron Man and Black Widow have begun circulating.

Confirmation for Scarlett Johansson Project

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight (ET) at the Las Vegas premiere of The Marvels, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially confirmed that the studio is still in progress on an upcoming MCU project produced by Scarlett Johansson.

ET asked Feige about rumors that Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. may be making a return to the MCU, which Feige said was not discussed at the recent Marvel behind-the-scenes retreat. But, he did say that they are “doing a project with Scarlett,” and that “in terms of returning, we’ll have to see:”

ET: “Yeah, it was like one of the things that was talked about at this retreat were Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. possibly returning at some point.”

Feige: “We did not discuss that at the retreat. Is the truth. We’re doing a project with Scarlett. I love Robert, he’s a part of the family. But in terms of returning, we’ll have to see.”

What Could Johansson’s Mystery Project Be?

Trying to speculate about the unknown project Johansson is producing is tricky, as there is truly almost no information about it.

It is easy to presume she could be working on a project related to, or set up by, Black Widow — maybe a Yelena Belova follow-up or some kind of Red Guardian story? 

Interestingly, those two characters, as well as the movie’s antagonist Taskmaster, are set to appear in the upcoming Thunderbolts movie, which has been said to be a spiritual sequel of sorts to Black Widow.

Perhaps, though, she could go for a story entirely disconnected from Black Widow, especially following the arguments between Johansson and Marvel on the Disney+ release of the movie.

Black Widow is currently streaming on Disney+.

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