Why Scarlett Johansson ‘Freaked out’ When She First Saw Her Black Widow Costume

Since donning the Black Widow mantle in Iron Man 2, Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has become synonymous with the character. But it wasn’t easy taking on the role at first. When Johansson accepted the part, she admitted freaking out when she first laid eyes on the costume.

Scarlett Johansson lost her Black Widow role to Emily Blunt

Scarlett Johansson | Toni Anne Barson / WireImage

In an alternate universe, fans would be seeing Emily Blunt tagging along with Earth’s mightiest heroes. During the casting process, the A Quiet Place star edged out Johansson for the Russian spy. But luck was on Johansson’s side, and because of extenuating circumstances, Johansson found herself back in the running for Widow.

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Why Scarlett Johansson ‘Freaked out’ When She First Saw Her Black Widow Costume

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