Scarlett Johansson has been many things in her life. She has played wayward teens and femme fatales and even an honest-to-goodness Avenger. Now it looks as if the 29 year old New York-born actress will be taking on a brand new role – that of first time mother. It was announced the other day by E! News, that Miss Johansson, and her fiance, French journalist Romain Dauriac, were expecting their first child, and another report from TMZ states that she is five months along. The actress has recently said she wants to try her hand at directing, but it is the fate of her most famous acting role that may be up in the air a bit with this news.
For those who do not know, and I really can’t believe there are many of you, Miss Johansson has the honor of playing Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios box office boffo Avengers franchise. She first played the character in 2010’s Iron Man 2, and then in 2012’s The Avengers, and will be reprising the role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, opening in theaters next month. The question is, what will become of her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which just starting filming ?
This sequel will be adding several new characters to the roster, so Johansson’s screen time may be down from the get go anyway, but just how far down will it be after this baby news? I’m guessing that budding baby bump won’t fit into Black Widow’s skin-tight leather outfit soon, if not already. And even if the actress is back down to the proper superhero figure in five months or so, will she want to leave her newborn babe to get back in the so-called superhero saddle? I suppose only time will tell. As for right now, production is still on, and no announcement has been made to the contrary.