Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is populated with numerous cool superheroes, there are few who’ve risen to the levels of sheer badassery for which Captain America and Black Widow are known. Having been around since the earlier films of Phase One, both have won over countless True Believers thanks to memorable performances given by Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, respectively.
Now, with Avengers 4 creeping up fast, one can only hope those two are granted a hell of a lot more screentime than they were in Infinity War. It sounds like we’ll get just that, thankfully, as apparently, the pair have grown closer, something co-director Joe Russo admitted while speaking with Wired:
“In Winter Soldier, what we found so compelling about pairing [Black Widow] up with Captain America was that he is a service paragon of morality and she is a paragon of gray. But they’ve grown together and I think when you find them in this movie and they’ve been the Secret Avengers for two years because they’re being hunted by Ross and the government, they’re like a tight-knit family now — her, Sam Wilson, and Steve Rogers.”
As expected, their shared experiences have changed them, so it comes as no surprise that Thanos’ universe altering snap will do just the same. Here’s what Russo had to say about that:
“It’s hardened all of them in a way. You can’t go on the run without it affecting you emotionally, so I think all of those characters — specifically the ones who survived Infinity War, Cap and Natasha — you will see them with a much much harder edge.”
So, while Marvel seeks a “butt double” for Avengers 4, the rest of us will be patiently waiting for the film’s opening on May 3rd, 2019. One would guess that Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff will show no mercy the next time they cross paths with the Mad Titan, but only time will tell what they have in store for him.