Scarlett Johansson to star in Captain America: Civil War

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Scarlett Johansson at the film's London premiere

Scarlett Johansson

Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson is set to star in 'Captain America: Civil War', according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in 'Captain America: Civil War'.

Looking ahead to the eagerly-awaited new film, the directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed the return of Johansson's on-screen character Black Widow, as well as Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier for the third film in the Marvel series.

Anthony told Sina.com: "We've been preparing for the movie since the 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... It's going to star Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier [Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film."

What's more, it's been suggested Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as Black Panther in new film, which is based on the Marvel Comics event Civil War that saw Iron Man and Captain America go to war over the proposed enforced registration of superheros.

Last year, Robert Downey Jr - who plays Iron Man - called for a solo Black Widow movie.

Downey Jr said Gwyneth Paltrow's character Pepper Potts has been key to the success of the franchise, but feels Black Widow is most suited to a standalone movie.

He remarked: "There's something about her that grounded the story. She's not your typical lady in a superhero movie, and then by 'Iron Man 3' she's swallowing serums and putting on suits and kicking [butt] and all that stuff.

"But it would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow [to lead a movie]. It just seems like whatever Scarlett does, people want to go see it."

Captain America: Civil War

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 147 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Written by: Christopher Markus , Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar (comic book)
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt
  • UK release: 29 April 2016

When world leaders demand that the Avengers operate under UN supervision, the team splits. If you haven't seen previous instalments it will make no sense, but if you have, all the plot points bear bittersweet fruit, in a brilliant combination of hectic action and one liners with intimate, heartbreaking moments.

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