How Black Widow Will Handle The Guardians of the Galaxy, According to Scarlett Johansson

Black Widow letting Captain America get away in Civil War

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on a bit of precipice. With us now waist deep into Phase Three, the impending threat of Thanos and the Infinity War have never been more real. The Russo Brothers have the heavy task of assembling the MCU's many heroes and villains, which will be crossover heaven for the universe's millions of fans. Perhaps no impending crossover is exciting as seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy interact with the Avengers, and now one MCU favorite has spoken up regarding how the event will go down.

Scarlett Johansson recently appeared on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast to speak about her acting projects (and there are many). Eventually Infinity War came up, and ScarJo revealed how Black Widow is going to react to the Guardians showing up on the scene. She said,

Somebody said to me the other day, they were like, 'Is Black Widow ready for the Guardians of the Galaxy?' The last time aliens descended on New York I think my character was like, 'Alright, I've seen it all. I'm good.' So I don't even think like a talking tree will faze her at this point.

Touche, Natasha. Black Widow has pretty much seen it all at this point, so the motley crew of Guardians probably won't make her blink an eye.

Of course, Scarlett Johansson is referencing the events of the first Avengers movie. Joss Whedon's massively successful team up film saw Loki (Tom Hiddleston) use the tesseract to open a wormhole above Stark Tower to a Chitauri space fleet. New York City was attacked in an apocalyptic type event that was only thwarted by the combined efforts of The Avengers. So after seeing alien tech and giant city destroying monsters, it's not like Black Widow doesn't realize that there is life outside of earth.

Additionally, Black Widow is one of the more pragmatic characters in the MCU. And accomplished spy and martial artist, Natasha is able to walk the line between both teams in Captain America: Civil War. While originally on Team Iron Man, she let Cap and Bucky escape at the end of the airport battle. So while the likes of Groot, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora might be unlike anything she's seen at S.H.I.E.L.D., she'll probably accept any help she can when facing the larger battle against Thanos.

It should be interesting to see how the Guardians of the Galaxy interact with the rest of the MCU's characters. While every hero has their own weird costume and powers, most of the MCU's heroes are technically human. And in addition to the Guardians' strange appearance, they also have much more attitude than their peers. James Gunn's vision has created characters that are colorful on both the inside and outside, and seeing them interact with the more serious characters like Black Widow and Captain America is sure to create thoroughly enjoyable moments of comedy.

You can catch more Guardians when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5, 2017.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.