Black Widow was famous among fans of superheroes, but a mystery to the rest of the world who knew little about comics. Her popularity increased with her incorporation into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as her first appearance in the franchise in the movie Iron Man 2 did not disappoint anyone. Today, the member of The Avengers already has her own movie.
The film addresses the mysterious past of Natasha Romanoff, a Russian spy trained in the so-called “Red Room.” Scarlett Johansson brings the superhero back to life, Black Widow movie and certainly some will say that her character seems to be made for her, but have you ever imagined another actress wearing the Black Widow costume? Here we make a count of the famous who were about to get the role.
Superhero cinema seems to be the safe bet in Hollywood. Not only does it sweep the box office, it has also won – on rare occasions and at a forced march – the favor of the critics. And although the occasional filmmaker disqualifies these films, some of the most coveted actors seek to join the ranks of Marvel or DC.
Actresses who could have been ‘Black Widow’
Emily Blunt tops the list of actresses who came close to playing Natasha Romanoff. She even, she was the first actress they considered in Marvel studios; However, the British rejected the proposal, as she had already agreed to star in Gulliver’s Travels, alongside Jack Black, and due to filming times it was impossible for her to shoot both films.
Angelina Jolie came close to wearing the Black Widow costume. The Oscar winner was one of the strongest candidates to stay with the character not only because she met the physical characteristics of the superheroine, but also because of her indisputable experience in the action genre.
Although she did not land the role, she did manage to join the Marvel Universe. We will see her very soon in the film Eternals, where she will share credits with Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington and Lia McHugh.
Natalie Portman is one of the most important Marvel signings. And believe it or not before she became Jane Foster, a successful astrophysicist and Thor’s love interest, the Oscar winner was considered to play Black Widow. Decline her position was not a severe blow to her career, that same year she filmed The Black Swan, which led her to win the highest film award in Hollywood.
Do you remember Faith from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series? Yes, Eliza Dushku competed for a spot in The Avengers. Ultimately she never materialized and the actress joined the cast of the series Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H where she voiced She-Hulk.