Scarlett Johansson Says ‘Black Widow’ Is ‘Very Much Reflective’ Of The #MeToo Movement

“Black Widow” is taking on serious issues for women.

In a new interview with Empire, Scarlett Johansson talks about her upcoming solo Marvel adventure and the feminism at the core of the film.

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“I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,” Johansson said.

“It would be such a miss if we didn’t address that stuff, if this film didn’t take that head-on,” she continued. “I think, particularly for Cate[Shortland, director], it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course she is, it’s obvious. It’s kinda an asinine question.”

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In the film, Johansson’s Natasha teams up with her non-biological “sister” Yelena, played by Florence Pugh, to take on a mysterious villain who can mimic the abilities and fighting styles of his enemies.

“Black Widow” is currently scheduled to hit theatres Nov. 6.

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