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With just one week to go for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, fans are already beside themselves with anticipation to see what Thanos does to their beloved superheroes. Of course, Marvel is doing what it does best, teasing us endlessly with teasers and TV spots and I don’t think I can take it anymore. 

2018 has already begun as a remarkable year for Marvel fans, with the makers promising to roll out one spectacular movie after another, and soon it will be time to witness the biggest superhero crossover in history.

MensXP's Exclusive Interview With 'Black Widow' Scarlett Johansson About 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Iron Man and Star-Lord, Black Widow and Okoye, these are just a few names among the many, which we never imagined to see on the same screen. But I guess, the end of the world changes things.

Anyway, we were losing our minds in the process of waiting to see the Avengers in action again, and when we couldn’t take it anymore, we decided to take matters into our own hands and reach out to a crucial member of the team.

MensXP's Exclusive Interview With 'Black Widow' Scarlett Johansson About 'Avengers: Infinity War'© Marvel

Badass, fierce, smart, sexy, lethal, intelligent (we can go on forever with the adjectives). Black Widow is a character who has struck a chord with both male and female fans alike, not just because she can kill you with her looks (literally), but because she is a deadly weapon, minus any superpowers, with an array of skills that make her one of a kind.

Scarlett Johansson, aka Natasha Romanoff, better known as Black Widow is literally the best spy/assassin/superhero there is, and when we got a chance to speak to her about the fate of the Avengers in ‘Infinity War’, it sure was an illuminating chat.

MensXP's Exclusive Interview With 'Black Widow' Scarlett Johansson About 'Avengers: Infinity War'© Marvel

Where Do We Find Your Character At The Start Of ‘Infinity War’?

Black Widow: It’s hard to say because there is a two-year period between ‘Civil War’ and the start of ‘Infinity War’. There’s a lot to explore there, but certainly, I built a backstory for my own character that really finds her in a place where she is more determined than ever to be as strategic as possible and to keep everything under control as much as she possibly can. She’s kind of gone rogue. She and Cap are trying to monitor and take care of as much as they possibly can without having the structure that they had in the safety of the Avengers. They’re operating their own team so to speak. It’s kind of rough when we first find them. I imagine that Natasha is a little bit hardened from what she’s experienced and what she’s had to go through.

Where Are Steve Rogers And Natasha Heading In Their Friendship?

Black Widow: I think Steve and Natasha have a very fluid communication between them (smiles). They’ve obviously been on hundreds of missions together, in life or death situations. They operate very much like teammates. It’s a kind of unspoken communication that they have at this point.

Tell Us About The Stellar Cast & How Do You Feel At This Point?

Black Widow: It’s been really exciting to get to work with some of the actors from different franchises that I have just admired. I guess you would say we are sort of an extended family. And then, of course, there are new characters that are also being introduced to the family. That part of it is wonderful because certainly what Marvel has really championed for, I think, is hiring actors who are unexpected, are dedicated and are fresh. They advocate for new, and that part of it is so exciting. Of course, it’s bittersweet for me because I look around and see the cast and crew that have really become very close friends of mine and like a movie family, and I know that perhaps this could be the last time that all of us are together in this kind of way. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done. And I’m proud of what we’ve built. I really feel like I’ve taken this character as far as I can go within this context, and I’m proud of that.

MensXP's Exclusive Interview With 'Black Widow' Scarlett Johansson About 'Avengers: Infinity War'© Marvel

Let’s Talk About Coming Face-To-Face With Thanos

Black Widow: The Avengers talk about him so much before they see him that we’re sort of fighting this faceless evil, so when they finally see him I think it’s just the likes of something that Natasha could not even possibly imagine. These are the highest stakes that the Avengers have ever faced, and with that, she is willing to give it everything she has.

Ten Years, That’s A Long Time, What Does It Mean To You?

Black Widow: It’s been an incredible opportunity for me to be able to continue to come back to a character that I love so much and be able to peel back the layers, so to speak, of a character that I think in many ways kind of reflects myself and reflects my own growth and my own challenges. I really feel it’s been an incredible gift as an actor to be able to have that experience.

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