Scarlett Johansson To Star In ‘Black Widow’ Despite Baby Girl And Whitewashing Criticisms

Scarlett Johansson is about to blow up in Hollywood again — this time as the Black Widow. With Captain America: Civil War out in cinemas, the fans are already looking forward to the day that they can see a movie that features the female superhero. Looks like Scarlett Johansson won’t get any breaks after having her baby girl and having her career ignite!

“Marvelites will get to see female heroes headline their own films with the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp and Captain Marvel, but some are still clamoring for a Black Widow movie,” reports Entertainment Weekly. “With everything from Doctor Strange to Avengers: Infinity War staked out through 2019 and a few untitled release dates set beyond that, Marvel now says they are ‘creatively and emotionally’ committed to Natasha Romanoff.”

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If this goes forward, Scarlett Johansson will be one of the first actresses to play the title character in this genre of Hollywood films.

“We’ve announced the next nine movies, 10 counting Civil War, through the end of 2019,” said Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige according to Deadline. “Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then. Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow.”

Seeing how mature the 31-year-old actress has become during the length of her career, she must be more than ready to take the opportunity of getting really big in a Black Widow film.

But with fame comes criticisms, responsibilities and increased workload. She recently spoke to Cosmopolitan about her hectic daily life as she struggles to balance work on Ghost in the Shell and her family life with baby girl.

“I get up, pour the ol’ bowl of Cheerios, take care of le bebe, make sure she’s all set, then I go fight, kickbox, and do Filipino stick training and tactical weapons training,” she said. “I get the s**t kicked out of me and then it’s night time and I go home, make dinner, wash le bebe, pop her in her little bedtime place and hit the hay.”

Check out her cute baby girl Rose below!

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On top of all that, she has been dealing with the criticisms of whitewashing an Asian role in Ghost in the Shell.

“Scarlett Johansson has been plunged into a fresh Twitter storm over her casting in the Hollywood remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell,” reports the Guardian. “The first image of the Hollywood star as cyborg policewoman Major Kusanagi hit the web on Thursday as production began on the live-action reworking, reigniting a “whitewashing” row that has been rumbling ever since her casting was announced.”

If she plans on hitting it big with Black Widow, she better pay attention to the kinds of roles that she says yes to.

But being cast in Ghost in the Shell helped her transition seamlessly into her character in Captain America: Civil War. At least she won’t have to start her training from scratch!

Being a mother must be quite taxing for Scarlett as she paves her way into the movie scene, one superhero movie at a time. Her baby girl is now more than a year old, which means that the actress probably doesn’t want to stay very far from her.

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