A grueling schedule and multiple locations made four months of filming Cate Shortland’s Marvel entry a challenge.
“Black Widow” is finally showing up in theaters after seemingly endless changes to the release date – in theaters and streaming via Disney + on July 9. The Marvel store gives Scarlett Johansson, the SHIELD agent and expert KGB assassin, her own role, but she also joins Florence Pugh. like Yelena Belova, who as a successor to Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) will drive more stories driven by women in the “Black Widow” universe.
According to a new feature from British outlet The Gentlewoman, filming Cate Shortland’s MCU action adventure turned out to be a grueling four-month shoot in multiple locations, and took its toll on the cast and filmmakers:
“It was like being in the military,” Cate Shortland said. According to the story. “In the end, Scarlett and her co-star Florence Pugh shot while sick with pneumonia.”
“Black Widow” was shot in Norway, Morocco, the UK and the US.
Still, Shortland insisted that Johansson stayed upbeat throughout filming. “She’s completely unpretentious,” said the director, “and that makes her a lot of fun to be with. He will be joking with the best boy or the broker; there is no hierarchy. She appreciates people and makes people feel appreciated. “
In the interview, Johansson also spoke about how he has made a career in courting controversy, from his whitewashed casting in “Ghost in the Shell” to his comments in defense of Woody Allen. Johansson told The Gentlewoman that “I’m going to have opinions on things, because that’s who I am,” while acknowledging that she hasn’t always said the right thing in public. “I mean, everyone has a hard time admitting when they are wrong about something, and for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing. Having the experience of, ‘Wow, I was really out of place there, or I wasn’t looking at the big picture, or I was inconsiderate.’ I am also a person. “
Johansson also added: “I don’t think actors have an obligation to have a public role in society. Some people want to do it, but the idea that you are forced to do it because you are in the public eye is unfair. You did not choose to be a politician, you are an actor. His job is to reflect our experience to ourselves; your job is to be a mirror for an audience, to have an empathic experience through art. That’s your job “.