Scarlett Johansson talks Black Widow's role in Captain America: Civil War

Contributed by
Dec 3, 2015

As Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of Captain America: Civil War continues, a new interview with Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, on the Marvel movies, has been released.

Oh, and so has a brand-new pic.

While our superheroes will be choosing sides this, erm, side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like Black Widow may be stuck between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man.

In the movie, Natasha — who’s had a long history with both Cap and Tony Stark — aligns herself (at least at first) with Tony in trying to get Steve to honor the global Sokovia Accords, forcing “enhanced individuals” to operate under government control.

Speaking to EW, Scarlett Johansson explains where the character's at in Civil War:

“I think when you find her in Civil War, she’s looking to strategize her position, putting herself in a place where she is able to let the powers that be fight it out or whatever amongst themselves. She’s always a little bit on the perimeter so she can have a better perspective of what’s really going on.”

And when she was asked if it was all about divide and conquer, Johansson had this to say:

“She’s never been one to divide and conquer. I don’t think that’s her. She’s seen that and it never works. She would see this as a kind of, it’s more complicated than picking sides, you know?”

While it would appear former Russian government spy and assassin Black Widow will be leaning toward Tony’s side of things, Johansson explains it may not be as simple as that.

“You know, I think she understands where everyone is coming from. And none of it really matters to her, you know? There’s a bigger problem at hand and she’s, I think, strangely, kind of the mediator. Which is not exactly how you would imagine her to be. But I think she really does see both sides of the coin and I think her strength is that she’s not personally involved.”

Do you guys think A) Black Widow will stick with Tony, B) She'll eventually switch sides to help Steve, or C) She'll stick it out by remaining in the middle of the conflict in her role of mediator?

Captain America: Civil War will arrive in movie theaters on May 6, 2016.


(via EW)

Make Your Inbox Important

Like Comic-Con. Except every week in your inbox.

Sign-up breaker
Sign out: