Scarlett Johansson persuaded to join Marvel by Iron Man

Scarlett Johansson wanted to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after watching “Iron Man”.

The actress has played the role of the Black Widow since “Iron Man 2” in 2010, and will front her own standalone film next year and Scarlett admits she was persuaded to join the franchise by the original “Iron Man” film.

Scarlett told Vanity Fair magazine: “I just loved Iron Man. I’d never really seen anything like it before. It was not particularly that I was a fan of superhero stuff, or that genre, but it seemed groundbreaking. And I wanted to work with Marvel.”

Scarlett, 35, initially missed out on the role to Emily Blunt, but ‘The Girl on the Train’ star had to decline the chance to play the deadly spy because of a scheduling conflict.


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