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Scarlett Johansson Praises ‘Age of Ultron’ Script as ‘Dark,’ With ‘Sense of Humor’


With Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man revving up with major casting announcements, it’s easy to forget about Marvel’s other 2015 movie, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

However, Scarlett Johansson is already concentrating on the sequel to 2012’s $1.5 billion blockbuster — so much so that she tells Parade she hasn’t begun preparations for her wedding. “I’m busy planning Avengers 2 right now!” she tells the magazine. “That’s my main focus.”

Asked what fans can expect from Age of Ultron, the actress heaped praise on Whedon’s script.

“I think the script is dark and it’s dry, it’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor,” said Johansson, who will next be seen as Black Widow in April in The Winter Soldier. “Obviously the script is very cerebral. It doesn’t lose that exciting comic book aspect that people enjoyed in the first film, but it’s smart and it feels like the next installment. It doesn’t feel like a rehashing, it feels like these characters are moving forward, plotlines are moving forward. It’s deep and I think that’s why people really respond to the Marvel Universe, because the films are fun and exciting and have all that flashy stuff, but there’s a gravity to them. People can expect that gravity this time around.”

Opening May 1, 2015, The Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Don Cheadle, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders.


  • JGLives

    Almost sounds like she could be talking about The Winter Solider. One question, why is Avengers coming out in May 2015 and Ant-Man in July? That’s pretty close together. Could Marvel be planning a third 2015 movie for the fall?

  • Chuck777

    Disney already has a big blockbuster planned for December 2015 – Star Wars episode VII.

  • I know my shit

    Unlikely, they have the netflix deal to show off, my guess summer for the movies, winter for the shows

  • stephenmonteith

    Uh-oh. The way she describes “Avengers 2″, it sounds like it’s going the…dark and gritty route.

  • JusticeBringer

    Uh, The Avengers had some darkness too. Government attempting to nuke NYC. Coulson getting ruthlessly impaled. Iron Man committing genocide. Loki’s words to Black Widow.