Scarlett Johansson has said that she is "done" playing Black Widow, but Gwyneth Paltrow isn't quite ready to state that her chapter is closed as Pepper Potts in the MCU.
As reported by Variety, Johansson was a guest on Paltrow's The Goop Podcast and the two talked about their time in the MCU and the potential future of their characters. While Pepper Potts is still out in the world after we saw her during the events of Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow finally got her prequel movie after sacrificing herself to save everything in Endgame.
Obviously, especially with all the multiverse shenanigans going on in the MCU, some version of Black Widow popping up in a future movie or TV show wouldn't be out of the question. Despite that, and perhaps because of some of the baggage with her lawsuit against Disney, she has no interest in being a part of this universe again.
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“I’m done,” Johansson said. “Chapter is over. I did all that I had to do. Also coming back and playing a character again and again, over a decade of time, is such a unique experience.”
Johansson then asked Paltrow if she was done with the MCU, and she wasn't ready to 100% confirm it one way or another.
"I think so. I mean, I didn’t die so they can always ask me," Paltrow said.
"I think you may come back at some point,” Johansson replied.
"Really?” Paltrow said. “A 64-year-old Pepper Potts? How great.”
“100% that’s happening," Johansson concluded. "I can see it. They’re never gonna let you go. Break out that wig, baby.”
Johansson and Paltrow also addressed the alleged feud the pair had on the set of Iron Man 2 and denied anything of the sort went on.
"Is that a rumor?” Johansson asked. “You were so nice to me on that movie. I was so petrified. You were so nice to me! You could’ve been awful. I was so out of my comfort zone on that movie. I’d never done anything like that before. Plus, you had established such deep friendships.”
Paltrow added that the entire Iron Man cast was "so psyched [Johansson] was there" and that she was "so happy to have another woman around."
For more in the MCU, check out all the upcoming MCU movies and shows and the big game trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is the next project set to be released.
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