Scarlett Johansson Returning To Marvel For A Non-Black Widow Mystery Project

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is one of the handfuls of original Avengers whose time in the MCU appears to be finished. But does that mean Johansson is necessarily done with Marvel? Not according to chief Kevin Feige, who teased (via Deadline) a “top-secret Marvel Studios project” while praising the actress at the annual American Cinematheque where she was being honored.

“Scarlett has lent her talent and star power to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade,” Feige said. “That she’s chosen to play a key part in it for so many years, I am extremely grateful for. Working with [her] has truly been one of the most memorable and rewarding collaborations of my career.”

Interesting. Feige added this is a non-Black Widow project so she won’t be returning as Natasha Romanoff. Johansson will also be on board as a producer, after becoming the first Marvel actor to actually exec-produce an MCU film.

This is all very curious, and I have no idea what it could be. Something tells me it could be a voice role of some kind, but if Johansson is also producing that suggests it’s something centered around her, as well.

All of this is so far removed from the public feud that erupted around Black Widow and its hybrid release. Johansson sued Disney over lost profits, leading to settlement just over a month ago. Johansson is firmly back in the Mouse House’s good graces and will star in Tower of Terror movie.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.