‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Will Fast-Track Scenes Featuring Pregnant Johansson
Marvel will reportedly shuffle the production schedule of The Avengers: Age of Ultron to accommodate the newly announced pregnancy of Scarlett Johansson.
According to E! Online, an insider says the studio will “fast-track her scenes” in writer/director Joss Whedon’s sequel. The Black Widow actress is scheduled to begin shooting April 5, after she completes the promotional tour for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Production for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is based at Pinewood Studios outside London, with additional shoots in Johannesburg, South Africa, Aosta Valley, Italy and Seoul, South Korea; more locations will be announced.
Opening May 1, 2015, the sequel also stars returning cast members Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. They’re joined by Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and James Spader as Ultron. Although Marvel hasn’t confirmed the casting, it’s been widely reported that Paul Bettany will play The Vision.