By joining the MCU, Jolie will be joining the ranks of female superheroes that includes the famous Black Widow, who is played by Scarlett Johansson. Since Jolie and Johansson are two of the biggest actresses in Hollywood today, a lot of fans are wondering just how they will get along in the MCU. Are Jolie and Johansson even friends to begin with? Here’s what we know.
Scarlett Johansson is happy that Angelina Jolie will be joining the MCU
Johansson has expressed much excitement for Jolie joining the cast of The Eternals.
After the MCU’s new female stars were announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, which included Jolie as well as a few other big names, Johansson told E! News: “There’s a lot of women up there that I hugely admire – Angelina [Jolie], Salma [Hayek], Rachel [Weisz], Tessa [Thompson], Natalie [Portman].”
Johansson also added: “It’s bananas. I think it’s very exciting. I think it grounds the presence of the MCU in a way. It’s very exciting to see such a diverse group of people. It’s awesome. And it’s about time.”
Are Johansson and Jolie friends?
It’s not clear whether Johansson and Jolie are friends or not, but for now, the two leading ladies seem to be on good terms with each other.
However, back in May, the National Enquirer reported that Johansson and Jolie could be feuding. A source allegedly told the outlet that the women are at odds with one another over Jolie’s Maleficent 2 being released the around same time as Johansson’s Jojo Rabbit.
According to the source, they have “never been friends” and also that they “have been in hardcore competition for so long and there’s been a ton of bad blood in the process.”
Gossip Cop actually debunked this report, saying that the feud is “nonexistent” and that there is no reason for them to be at odds over their films since Maleficent 2 and Jojo Rabbit have different target audiences.
Will Johansson and Jolie appear in a movie together?
With Scarlett Johansson starring in a solo Black Widow movie and Angelina Jolie starring in The Eternals, it does not seem as if the two actresses will be working together any time soon. But that does not mean that they will never collaborate in the future.
Fans who would like to see Johansson and Jolie together could have to wait until Avengers 5 hits theaters. Based on how packed Marvel’s lineup for 2020 and 2021 is, we most likely will not see Avengers 5 until 2022 at the earliest.
No one has confirmed that the characters of The Eternals will be in Avengers 5, but fans think this could happen. Even then, some people are definitely worried that many beloved characters, including Black Widow, might not even appear.
Marvel has been very quiet about Avengers 5, so details about who will be present in it are still tightly sealed. However, we know that Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, for example, have wrapped up their storylines in the MCU. There’s a chance that Scarlett Johansson could do the same with her character in the next couple of years.
She once said that her contract with Marvel “is kind of mutating” and that it has “morphed to fit the demand of the character,” though whether that means she will be in Avengers 5 or not is still up for debate.