While many Marvel fans envy Kevin Feige’s role, this is definitely one of the few aspects that isn’t much fun.
Breaking the news that a character is planned to perish to tje actor that plays them has got to be one of the most difficult parts of Feige’s job. Johansson has portrayed Black Widow since her 2010 debut in Iron Man 2, and has been a staple of the MCU ever since. She has popped up in Captain America flicks and Avengers crossover events.
Announcing plans to end her decade-long run as the Russian spy, while storyline appropriate, is a tough phone call to make.
Despite a solo flick (set in the past) on the way, Scarlett Johansson knew of her character’s present-day demise for quite some time.
Speaking to Empire magazine, Johansson detailed a call she had with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige ahead of shooting Avengers: Infinity War.