Marvel Studios’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014 making it Scarlett Johansson’s third big screen appearance as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow followed by a fourth in Marvel’s much-anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
According to Chris Evans (via Comic Book Movie), “Black Widow’s whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history – that she’s been a spy, and spies aren’t necessarily trustworthy.”
And speaking with Total Film in the recent issue, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that an “in-depth exploration of Natasha Romanoff’s (and also likely Clint Barton’s) backstory is being saved for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and possibly a solo Black Widow movie.”
Kevin Feige says, [Black] Widow’s part in that [Avengers: Age of Ultron] is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that.”
He adds, “We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film [Captain America: The Winter Soldier]. We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Solider than it is at the beginning.
Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age of Ultron, it’s a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the film film.
Partially that’s because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed – each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again.”
The Avengers sequel features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader and Paul Bettany.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015.
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