Scarlett Johansson may be through with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she isn’t finished with Disney. Although there was considerable bad blood between Johansson and Disney over the marketing blunder of releasing Black Widow on Disney+ rather than in cinemas, the breach of contract case between the two parties was settled. Now it looks like Disney is doing the right thing by Scarlett Johansson, as we have learnt from a reliable source that Lucasfilm is actively courting her for a Star Wars film.
As the schedule of films being made continues to change, Star Wars is now undergoing some rearranging. Rian Johnson’s new trilogy has been placed on hold, and Taika Waititi is now rumored to be the next filmmaker to work on a Star Wars film. Could Lucasfilm have anything in mind for the actress in that film? It would be incredible to see Scarlett Johansson in a Star Wars film directed by Taika Waititi. Our source was unable to confirm whether or not this is the project they are working on. However, that would be a fantastic move.
Thor: Ragnarok is one of the finest Marvel pictures, and Taika Waititi is undoubtedly the best filmmaker at Marvel. Thor: Ragnarok’s sequel, Love and Thunder, has the potential to be one of the finest pictures in the genre. Scarlett Johansson has the gravity to complement Waititi’s zany filmmaking style.
According to rumours, Star Wars is planning to move away from the Skywalker Saga, with President Kathleen Kennedy stating that legacy characters should no longer be recast, therefore ending the plot. With the announcement that the Skywalker Saga would be discontinued, why not cast Scarlett Johansson in a Star Wars film set in a different era? There have been rumors that Star Wars would return to a previous era, and this is the case with the novels that are now explaining “The Old Republic,” a previous era in the Star Wars mythos.
Fans have been screaming for a novel set in the reign of Darth Revan, an elder Sith Lord who ruled the galaxy long before the Clone Wars. The video game series Knights of the Old Republic popularized this narrative. Revan was formally canonized in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, since his name was referenced briefly in the film. We haven’t seen any Jedi who are older than the Jedi Council that reigned during the Clone Wars. Johansson might be a Jedi Order founder member who deals with the most powerful and scary Sith leaders.
Adding Scarlett Johansson to a Star Wars picture is a terrific idea, regardless of the route Disney and Lucasfilm pursue with this huge world. Despite being a member of The Avengers, she was always a bright point in all those group flicks. So much so that she was offered a prequel solo film even after her character was slain. That’s how well-known she is. She’d be a nice addition to the Star Wars world, which hasn’t seen many female protagonists. Fans are divided on Daisy Ridley, but Johansson’s commitment to a leading part would never be questioned.