Happy Birthday Marvelous Scarlett Johansson
Today, Monday, November 22nd, 2021, is an important day – and we’re not just saying that because there’s a mysterious heart drawn on our kitchen wall calendar, Marvel Blog True Believers! In addition to being the birthday of current Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo, today is also the birthday of Scarlett Johansson, who played Natasha Romanoff, A.K.A. Black WIdow, throughout the Marvel Cinematic Unvierse’s Infinity Saga.
Happy Birthday Scarlett
Before Johansson first appeared in the MCU, she was already a star, having appeared in movies like 2001’s Ghost World and 2003’s Lost in Translation (directed by Sophia Coppola), with the latter having earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
She made her debut as Black Widow in the sequel to the movie that launched it all, Iron Man 2 (2010), directed by Jon Favreau. In order to convince the director she was the right woman for the role, she both dyed her hair red and worked on her physical training independently.
She went on to appear in 2012’s The Avengers, returning for 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, and finally, 2021’s Black Widow. All of these movies are available for streaming on Disney+ now, so you can choose any of them to watch to help celebrate Johansson’s birthday!
While it seems as though Johannson’s time in the role of Black Widow may have passed, with Lake Bell voicing the character in multiple episodes of the first season of What If…?, and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) likely to claim the title of Widow for herself in the upcoming Hawkeye.
However, reports suggest that Johannson will remain in the extended family, working with Taika Waititi on the upcoming Tower of Terror movie.
Happy Birthday Dear Scarlett
Have you taken to social media to wish Scarlett a happy birthday? What MCU movie will you be watching to celebrate?
We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know in the comment section.