Scarlett Johansson: "strong female characters in Avengers 2"

News Simon Brew
24 Mar 2014 - 06:52

Marvel and Joss Whedon are lining up "some pretty strong female characters" for Avengers 2, it seems...

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier beginning its worldwide rollout this week, the cast and crew of the film have been on promotional duties. Scarlett Johansson, who's moving straight onto Avengers: Age Of Ultron once she's done press for Captain America 2, has been asked about Joss Whedon's Avengers follow-up, as you might expect.

When chatting to Showbiz 411, the issue of strong female characters in comic book movies came up. Johansson noted straight away that at the film's premiere, fans came up dressed as many potential future Marvel comic book movie heroes. "There was a Ms Marvel, there was a Wasp and a lot of Black Widows out there", she noted, adding that "one thing I got from all of them is that there is space... they're excited to see the female represented in these movies. I think Marvel's kind of heard that note and you'll see some pretty strong female characters in Avengers 2 coming up".

Ah, but which ones? We know about Black Widow, and we know about Elizabeth Olsen playing Scarlet Witch too. Cobie Smulders is back too. But beyond that? Maybe there are a few surprises that Joss Whedon and his team are yet to reveal...

More on Avengers: Age Of Ultron as we hear it.


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