Scarlet Johansson, who plays Black Widow in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, is set to reprise her role in the third installment of the “Captain America” franchise, “Civil War.” Read on for further details.
During an interview in Beijing, “Captain America” helmers Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed the return of Black Widow for the third installment of the franchise, “Captain America: Civil War”
“We’ve been preparing for the movie since the last one debuted last year, so, we’ve been working on it for a long time now. We’re very happy how it’s coming along. Captain America 3 is going to be called Captain America: Civil War, and it’s going to star Chris Evans. Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film,” said Anthony Russo. Watch the clip below:
“Civil War” will bring together heroes from Marvel’s franchise in a story, which will divide the superhero community down the middle. Based on Marvel storyline “Civil War” heroes will be pit against fellow heroes in a clash of ideals regarding the Superhero Registration Act, a legislative bill that will require mandatory registration of all superheroes, revealing their identities to the US government. Good-intentioned superheroes will soon find themselves divided upon conflicting sides — those who fully support the Superhero Registration Act, the Pro-Registration, led by Iron Man; and those who are opposed against the Registration Act, the Anti-Registration, who rally under the banner of Captain America. The events of the series touch upon the themes of liberty, moral responsibility and civil order.
Along with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan and Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman is set to appear as Black Panther, Frank Grillo to return as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones and Anthony Mackie to return as the falcon. Following the November 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures’ computers emails between Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and president Doug Belgrad were released, stating that Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man in the film. However, discussions between Sony and Marvel seems to have broke down and there is still no confirmation yet if Sony’s web head will appear in the pic.
“Captain America: Civil War” is set to hit the screens on May 6, 2016.
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