Last Friday, July 9, Black Widow premiered on Disney Plus. All those who have Premier Access will be able to see Scarlett Johansson in the farewell to her beloved role and her last goodbye to the MCU. In this way, this expected launch also means the return of Marvel to the big screen and the continuation of its Phase 4.
In that sense, this feature film seeks to bring us closer to the mysterious past of the spy Natasha Romanoff, whom we met for the first time in Iron Man 2 (2010) and whose unexpected death left her fans devastated in Avengers: endgame (2019). However, the avenger is not the only star that has appeared in this latest installment.
In fact, Black widow introduces Yelena Belova, Melina Vostokoff, and Alexei Shostakov. The latter is played by David Harbor, who has given interviews to international media about his participation in the film and where he has offered details of the connection between his character and that of Johansson.
Along these lines, Harbor commented to BioBio Chile about the importance of Shostakov in Romanoff’s life. “Alexei has a unique and particular role in Natasha’s life. You will see a lot of Natasha and that guy has a special place in her life, in her heart, in what happened ”.
“The film explores her life as a young woman and after the events of Civil war, after she becomes an avenger and explores the choices this guy has made in his life and it all comes together in this movie. They have to revisit a lot of that very rich past that they had ”, he added.
He also explains that the film reiterates “what it means to be a sister, a mother, a father or a daughter and the consequences of good and bad decisions.”
On the other hand, he acknowledged that he went through a rigorous process to condition his body to the requirements of his role. “I started boxing, training with the stunt guys, for hours and days, I continued boxing, and working a little with Russian sambo, which is the Red Guardian discipline, and we worked very hard.”
In addition, in conversation with the Life and style magazine of Mexico, he shared his perspective of this emblematic project. “This film, rather than trying to be a box office success of a superhero movie, it has an emotional and delicate touch, since it has a director (Cate Shortland) who comes from independent cinema, with very human stories.”
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