Since Phase One of the Marvel Movie Universe began back in 2008, Marvel Studios has released seven hit comic book films, and they've shown no signs of stopping anytime soon. Phase Two began last year with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, and space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy releases in August, then this phase will finish off with the highly-anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron next year.
But up next in their ever-expanding timeline is Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which premieres across the globe in the next few weeks. Critics seeing an early screening of the movie have already taken to Twitter, calling it one of the strongest Marvel films released by the studio so far. Meanwhile, the film's promotional tour has started as well, with Scarlett Johansson's recently revealed pregnancy being a hot topic in the press.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Johansson - who plays the superspy Black Widow - was asked about whether the recent news has affected her upcoming role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, expected to begin filming in April, and the actress answered in a rather roundabout and cryptic way:
"Everything for 'Avengers 2' - we're full steam ahead. We start shooting in three weeks and I'm stunt training and we're good to go. You know, I think it's something that is [laughing] hard to talk about, exactly. You know, trying to skirt around your question exactly [laughs] - and, you know, doing a poor job of it. But, you know, like I said, everything is exactly on schedule."
While not exactly giving us any new information, Johansson does indirectly confirm reports that they'll be fast-tracking her scenes, since apparently she's still undergoing stunt training for an April start date.
What's strange, though, is why the topic seems to be so hard for her to talk about, unless she simply just doesn't want get into details about her personal life. Then again, maybe her reluctance stems from not wanting to reveal anything about her part in the film, which is said to be very big and will reveal the Black Widow's backstory.
Regardless, it does appear that whatever difficulties her pregnancy may have initially brought to production, everything has already been worked out. Adding a bit more mystery to the matter, Johansson also said: "Everything is going just fine. The Black Widow always wins and will continue to." Well, we sure hope so because we're still expecting to see a Black Widow movie at some point.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier premieres in U.S. theaters on April 4th, 2014 and The Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled to be released on May 1st, 2015.
Source: Huffington Post