Scarlett Johansson Confirms Black Widow Takes Place After Captain America: Civil War And Before Avengers: Endgame

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Black Widow’s trailer was released last week and people – myself included – are very excited to see the upcoming Marvel movie which we now know will be taking place after Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Endgame.

The film will star Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, and it’s been an awfully long time coming.

Johansson was recently on the programme, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, during which she revealed when the film will take place in the MCU timeline.

Here’s what she told Stephen Colbert in full:

What can I say? Well, I think it’s already out there, it takes place after the Civil War and before the Infinity War. A lot of people have told me that the film, you know, that the film should have happened before… and they’re wondering if it’s too late for this movie now, but I really could never have made this film ten years ago when we first started our journey with Marvel.

This wasn’t the only little bit of information Johansson revealed during the interview. She also opened up about how playing the character in all the other MCU movies has allowed her to create a completely three-dimensional character.

Black Widow will be set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

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My journey with Natasha has informed this film and it’s a character who is a fully recognized woman and I think it has a complexity to it that is just delicious. We get to do stuff now that is just good.

Colbert then asked Johansson if we’re finally going to learn how Black Widow has “red on her ledger” which was a phrase she said in The Avengers. Here’s what she replied:

That’s with this is all about. It’s a homecoming, for sure.

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