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By Zack Zeigler
Nobody gets a free pass from the comic community when you're hired to portray a character from the Marvel Universe. Scarlett Johansson was quick to learn this lesson after signing on as Natalie Rushman-aka Black Widow-for "
"There was some resistance... because she hadn't done an action film before," admitted director Jon Favreau in the movie's production notes. "Scarlett assured me that she would work as hard as she needed to do all of the stunts and physical work in the film."
|Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow|
Marvel fans should take solace in knowing Johansson's head and heart were in the right place; she wouldn't rely solely on her ability to turn heads, but instead would utilize and exploit the learned traits that make the character unique.
"I think that Jon made that really clear in the beginning, that he felt as far as Black Widow or Natalie was concerned... she was mysterious and nuanced and something to kind of peel back layers," she told reporters in Los Angeles. "Sex appeal kind of came second."
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