While there are many months ahead for the release of the much-anticipated Marvel film Black Widow, speculations have been doing the round for how the movie will pave a way for the next Avenger lineup of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview with Empire, director Cate Shortland eventually confirmed fan’s theories, saying Scarlett Johanson will step down from the role of Natasha Romanoff and another young female actress is ready to slay it. Scroll down for more details.

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Scarlett Johanson will pass the baton to Florence Pugh?

Given the fact that her character died in Avengers: Endgame, it’s predictable that it will be the last time the 35-year-old leading star will feature in a Marvel film as Black Widow. Another speculation popped up about who will be the next Black Widow. According to Cate, it’s official that the 24-year-old Britain actress Florence Pugh who is seen as Yelena in the prequel will take over the Black Widow baton. ‘We knew she would be great, but we didn't know how great,’ said Black Widow director Cate Shortland.

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The pair were seen along with each other in Avengers: Endgame

Apart from telling the new female storyline, the upcoming Marvel movie also features a closure of sorts for the legendary Natasha Romanoff as a way to pay tribute to her sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. Talking about her last shots as Black Window, Scarlett revealed that her ending will be the grief that everyone can feel individually instead of a public outpouring.

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Scarlett Johanson will step out from the MCU after a decade playing the role of Black Widow

A decade-long role for Scarlett

Scarlett Johanson was first seen in the role of Natasha Romanoff, also known as Blak Widow, a well-trained spy, and expert combatant since the 2010 Iron Man 2. Her stellar performance struck a chord among Marvel fans that the actress continued to team up with other MCU heroes in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). The ending chapter of MCU phase three broke the world record as the world's highest-grossing movie of all time.

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Florence Pugh is said the breath a new life to the iconic role

The next generation of Black Widow

On the other hand, the next generation of Black Widow Florence Pugh is a young and potential actress who made her debut with mystery film The Falling (2014) and went to stardom with the drama Lady Macbeth. At the age of 24, the actress carved her own niche in the industry and won several film awards including an Oscar nomination for best-supporting actress in Little Women.

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Black Widow is set before the event of Avengers: Endgame which was initially slated to release on May 1 2020 but got suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. The movie was rescheduled and is going to hit the theaters on November 6, 2020.

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