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Scarlett Johansson’s Transformation in Avengers: Endgame Was Inspired From Major Character in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator 2

Scarlett Johansson's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will forever remain one of the most crucial and significant

Scarlett Johansson's Transformation in Avengers: Endgame Was Inspired From Major Character in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 2


  • Scarlett Johansson made a name for herself as Black Widow in the MCU
  • Black Widow had many inspirations from comic books as well as films
  • Scarlett Johansson's look in Avengers: Endgame was inspired by a major Terminator 2 character

Scarlett Johansson is undoubtedly one of the most well-known actresses in the world right now, who has made a name for herself in numerous roles, especially as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s not to say she wasn’t a big star before her series, but her roles in the Marvel films put her on a whole different level. She made major changes to her look throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that includes Avengers: Endgame.

Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies began with 2010’s Iron Man 2, where she stole the spotlight with her introductory action sequence. Since then, she has always held a commanding presence in all of her scenes in future movies.

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Scarlett Johansson in a hallway in Iron Man 2
Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2

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Scarlett Johansson became a very important character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Black Widow was a true symbol of women empowerment, among other things. Her complex relationships with the likes of Tony Stark, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain America made the Marvel movies what they are now.

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During Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow sacrificed herself to save Hawkeye’s family and her own chosen family – the Avengers. She was ultimately responsible for saving the world and everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever respects what she did.

Also read: “He was a hunk back in those days”: Scarlett Johansson Admitted Her Crush on Her Co-star From $142 Million Movie”

Scarlett Johansson looking worried in Avengers: Endgame
Scarlett Johansson in Avengers: Endgame

Scarlett Johansson’s Look In Avengers: Endgame Was Inspired By Sarah Connor In Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Scarlett Johansson was in peak physical condition for Avengers: Endgame, where she looked noticeably more muscular and had an intense air about her. While speaking to Bazaar, Eric Johnson, co-founder of elite fitness company Homage, revealed that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame was directly inspired by Linda Hamilton, who portrayed Sarah Connor in Terminator 2.


Our inspiration for this iteration of Black Widow was Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. Without the cigarette smoking, pounding the pavement for miles, and sleeping more than four hours a night.”

To achieve this goal, the training strategy adopted for Johansson resembled that of an athlete gearing up for competition. Johnson emphasized a performance-centric approach, adding that by focusing on her capabilities, her physique was more or less a given. Her training regime focused on “integrated foundational strength training,” which incorporated movements from plyometrics, yoga, Olympic weight lifting, kettlebells, and gymnastics to optimize performance. Naturally, she had to stick to a very strict and calculated diet as well.

Also read: ”Jeremy Renner Escaped a Scarlett Johansson-Black Widow Level Disaster When Marvel Changed Original Plans for Hawkeye”

Sarah Connor cocking a shotgun in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Scarlett Johansson’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will forever remain one of the most crucial and significant in the history of the franchise. That said, there is always the chance the character could return, judging by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s emphasis on the multiverse lately.

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