Scarlett Johansson might don her Black Widow costume again… or not.
The actress stopped at the Today show on Monday to promote her skin care line, The Outset, and discuss her upcoming film, Tower of Terror, based on the Disney World ride of the same name. While she was there, Al Roker couldn’t resist asking her about the possibility of a return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Those who have seen it Avengers: Endgame will remember Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow sacrificing herself to get the Soul Stone from Thanos and save the life of Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye.
When asked about the rumors that she might return in some capacity despite her character’s death, she coyly replied, “Like a loophole?” I feel like this is kind of the end, right? Like can you come back? Could it be a vampire version of the character? Because this is what I’m here for, maybe as a zombie version.
Following up, Roker asked her whether or not she had been approached to reprise her character, and she avoided answering the question.
“You really ask the difficult questions. I feel like I should tell you, but I don’t really need to tell you, Al. I don’t, but I want to so bad,” the Oscar nominee told the host before asking to change the subject to her upcoming Disney film.
In a separate, one-on-one conversation with Savannah Guthrie, the Asteroid city star told the host, “It would be a miracle” if her character could somehow return.
“It would be a true Marvel wonder” she added. “It would be a miracle, but who knows? I’m not sure.”
Johansson’s apparently evasive comments come just days later Loki star Tom Hiddleston appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the season two finale of the Disney+ series and also address the possibility of MCU characters returning.
When Fallon asked the actor if his god’s new ability to control his time flow and visit any point in history – past, present and future – could lead to some potential cameos from characters who have died like Iron Man or , in this case, Black Widow, he answered hesitantly.
“I mean… losing time technically gives Loki some interesting moves he can do,” Hiddleston said, before pointing out that dead Marvel characters don’t always stay dead. ‘Speaking for myself, Loki has died a few times. I’m still here. I don’t know if death is necessarily… I mean death — death is there for the taking, like an existential question! That’s all I can give you!”