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'The Avengers' Makes Box Office History & Scarlett Johansson Hopes For Black Widow Spin-Off

May 8th, 2012 9:24am EDT

The Avengers Following the enormous box office success of "The Avengers," Scarlett Johansson is asking fans to voice their support for a Black Widow spin-off film.

The actress reprises her Russian "Iron Man 2" character Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in the blockbuster movie, which is the first film ever to gross over $200 million during in its opening weekend. "The Avengers," which also stars superhero characters played by Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo, has earned $641 million worldwide to date.

Johansson is hoping its continued popularity will prompt Marvel studio bosses to green light a spin-off focusing on the Black Widow's story.

She told the Associated Press, "I love her origin story. I think it's just such a riveting one. It's just steeped in history and the richness to shoot in Russia, perhaps...I hope that the fans' voice is loud enough and they want to see a Widow origin story, I know Marvel would be happy to entertain that. We've spoken a lot about it."

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