Marvel’s Avenger is finally out in the wild, and one of the linchpins of this new Marvel adventure is Black Widow. In addition to being one of the coolest characters in the game, the character is at the center of some of the best sequences and moments in history. She was brought to life in-game by actress Laura Bailey. ComicBook.com had the opportunity to speak to Bailey about this version of Widow and their take on the character in Marvel’s Avenger is different from her previous take on Natasha, but we also had to talk all about the game’s epic Marvel story, which Marvel hero she would like to pronounce next in the game, what happened behind the scenes, and more.
First, we wanted to know how her approach to the character has evolved over the last few projects where she had the chance to pronounce Marvel̵
“Oh man, I mean, I think I just want to understand more and more who she is and I keep adding that depth to her character. In the Avengers game, she has such a duplicity and goes into a depth that I have.” I’ve never been able to play with her, “said Bailey.” Like almost a flaw I haven’t seen before, which is really great. All of these battles she goes through keep her hidden from the rest of the Avengers up to a point. So yeah, it’s really cool to learn to play a character that is doing this fine, and even the people who are her allies don’t really know if they are. “
For Bailey, Kamala Khan is the glue and “makes us all understand what we have lost and what we are fighting for”. As for the widow, she brings something else to the squad. “I mean to myself, humanity. Yeah, I think I’m just natural, you know, the good isn’t something that just comes naturally to her when she makes the right choice, it’s a choice. And what a cool quality got in a hero, “said Bailey.
The experience of bringing this game to life was a memorable one for Bailey and the entire cast, as they have all had the opportunity to work together on a variety of projects in the past, and that chemistry shows through.
“Well, I mean, I just had a baby when we started filming. So it was about two months after I had my son that we got back on stage and I started filming,” Bailey said. “So yeah, that was a crazy time when my brain was just a little messed up, but I mean the memories I take off the stage are just the camaraderie we had between us all because the actors are We’ve all worked together on this game before and we all have a common story. I think that kind of story worked out as avengers for all of us because it was already a natural bond and we didn’t. ‘I don’t have to manifest that it was just there from day one. It was just so much fun playing with your best friends and heroes and then standing up for Sandra and being that new force of excitement that she likes was really that. She really embodied that joy and that hope and we could see her experience the joys of filming this way and being a superhero, and it was just so wonderful. “
Some of the Avengers were able to use some foam weapons during motion detection, including Travis Willingham who played Thor although he didn’t know Bailey would start doing it if he wasn’t around.
“He’s got the one in the office that I was playing with,” said Bailey. “He doesn’t know I picked that up yet. I had my batons and I had my rubber guns. They have a bit of weight, but they’re not like crazy heavy or anything, but yeah, for the most part, it was an attitude with her. I didn’t have the dorky false weapon swings he had, and I never had to fly so I didn’t have to have a freeze frame in the background. “
If you had the chance to play a superhero, you’d be acting like a total nerd, and that absolutely was the case for the cast too.
“For the first few days on set with a gun, everyone likes to play around and besides, you play with fake toys and everything and feel like a superhero because you have the projection of your digital self that you can see on a screen,” said Bailey . “So you know you’re going to see yourself as a widow or a Thor, and every single person, no matter how many times you’ve played a game, are going to make your character dance around and do silly moves and anything just because it just feels so good . You cannot believe what you are doing even if you do. “
Bailey kicked Widow out of the park, and then the question arises if she could play another playable hero in the game. Who would that be “Ah, my god. Scarlet Witch, I think she’s really great,” said Bailey. “I mean, I don’t know how you would do it, I don’t know, I’m trying to figure out what it would be playful to do.”
You can bet fans would love to beat Scarlet Witch Marvel’s Avenger At some point and cross your fingers, it will happen sooner than later.
You can see Bailey performing as Black Widow in Marvel’s Avenger, which is now available on current generation consoles. You can find even more coverage of the game here.
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