Johansson is likely bound by contractual obligations, plus a blood oath or two, not to reveal much about the upcoming Marvel movie. But she was able to give us an important detail.
Former drug mule Lucy doesn’t think her way out of the situation — but she does use brain power.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in pre-production, and the role of the female lead is currently up in the air. But there’s one woman we definitely know will be making an appearance: Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow.
Five movies. Four years of build-up. We knew it was coming, and now it’s here: The Avengers. Those previous superhero films, The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Captain America (2011), and Thor (2011), were essentially prequels to Joss Whedon’s tale of Avenger adventure. Ya know what? It was worth the wait.
I’ve been waiting to see The Avengers ever since I heard the words “Joss” and “Whedon.” And in the first clip of the movie, below, you can see why: The famed director is great to his female characters; he makes them real and interesting and tough. Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johannson, is no exception. How tough is she? Well, she starts the scene tied to a chair, about to be interrogated. Let’s just say she doesn’t take this sitting down.