Scarlett Johansson: Avengers: Age of Ultron is continuation

Scarlett Johansson - who plays Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff - insists the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a "continuation" of 2012's hit film and gushed about director Joss Whedon

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson says 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a "continuation" of 2012's hit film.

The actress plays Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff in the films, and has revealed the characters grow whereby the are able to take the "next step" in the forthcoming Marvel picture, which is due for a May 2015 release.

She told collider.com: "I mean this movie feels like the continuation of 'The Avengers', it doesn't feel like a tag-on or the rehashed version or just 'let's throw a bunch of new characters in there and keep the thing alive.' It really feels like the next step, and all of our characters, our relationships with one another continue to progress, become more intertwined, more complicated, more meshed."

Johansson also gushed about director Joss Whedon who has come up with a "totally solid" and "ever-expanding Marvel universe".

She explained: "I was just amazed – Joss is something else, he really is. He locks himself away for God knows how long, I think he has the dark circles to prove it. [He] just came out with something totally solid. I was really impressed by his ability to make this ever-expanding Marvel universe feel very close-knit and cerebral and progressive."

Johansson is hoping fans of the comic will "love" the film's "dramatic moments" which the viewers can relate to.

The star added: "And the film has a lot of great comic book moments that the fans are gonna love, but it's also got a lot of really great dramatic moments that audience members, I think, will really relate to."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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