Scarlett Johansson Talks ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

By October 1, 2013

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Marvel showed off some footage from its upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but most of us are still in the dark about exactly what directors Joe and Anthony Russo will bring to the table in Cap’s second solo outing. Now, thanks to a new interview with Scarlett Johansson, we have a little better idea of where and when we catch up with our favorite shield-toting hero.

The actress recently spoke with a website called Refinery29 (via SlashFilm), and though a few of her answers seem as if they’ve been run through a translator, she did offer up a few tidbits about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

This film is in real time. It’s been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It’s a working relationship…By a series of unfortunate encounters, [Cap and Black Widow] will be in a situation in which their friendship becomes more intimate. They share many similarities because they live on the defensive without relying on anyone. Also, the two have been working for the government throughout their professional careers. With their friendship they begin to question what they want and what is their true identity.

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Sounds like we might be seeing a little budding romance going on between Cap and the kick-ass Natasha Romanoff. It seemed as if there was a bit of a love story angle between Black Widow and Hawkeye in The Avengers (with a few people clamoring for a spin-off exploring those characters further), but come to think of it, we haven’t heard all that much about Renner’s involvement with many of these approaching Marvel sequels since he criticized Whedon’s screenplay.

Coincidence? Probably, but still – it may not be the best idea to talk any trash about the man who has just been handed the keys to Marvel’s kingdom. Plus, come on, dude – Whedon’s screenplay for The Avengers was amazing, considering how much he had to cram in there. So your character got the short end of the stick that time – how about you wait it out and see if you get something better next time? It’s not like people are going apesh*t over The Bourne Legacy, so I’d trust Whedon in this scenario. Luckily, Joss didn’t take it personally and has said that both Hawkeye and Black Widow will feature prominently in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Excited to see more of Black Widow and Cap’s relationship develop in The Winter Soldier? Sound off below.

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