Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially confirmed that the studio is still in progress on an upcoming MCU project produced by Scarlett Johansson.
ET asked Feige about rumors that Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. may be making a return to the MCU, which Feige said was not discussed at the recent Marvel behind-the-scenes retreat. But, he did say that they are “doing a project with Scarlett,” and that “in terms of returning, we’ll have to see:”
ET: “Yeah, it was like one of the things that was talked about at this retreat were Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. possibly returning at some point.”
Feige: “We did not discuss that at the retreat. Is the truth. We’re doing a project with Scarlett. I love Robert, he’s a part of the family. But in terms of returning, we’ll have to see.”
What Could Johansson’s Mystery Project Be?
Trying to speculate about the unknown project Johansson is producing is tricky, as there is truly almost no information about it.
It is easy to presume she could be working on a project related to, or set up by, Black Widow — maybe a Yelena Belova follow-up or some kind of Red Guardian story?
Interestingly, those two characters, as well as the movie’s antagonist Taskmaster, are set to appear in the upcoming Thunderbolts movie, which has been said to be a spiritual sequel of sorts to Black Widow.
Perhaps, though, she could go for a story entirely disconnected from Black Widow, especially following the arguments between Johansson and Marvel on the Disney+ release of the movie.