Infinity War Duo Chris Evans And Scarlett Johansson Preview The Gang’s Greatest Challenge


Between them, Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff have seen it all.

They’ve fought off Nazis and the KGB and even walked out of Marvel’s Civil War with their lives intact. But with Avengers: Infinity War right around the corner, the stakes have never been higher, and we fully expect Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson’s respective heroes to be front and center when the lights go down on April 27th.

And sure enough, while chatting to Entertainment Tonight (h/t Heroic Hollywood), both Evans and Johansson, two long-time veterans of the MCU, offered new insight into how the threat of Thanos affects the core chemistry between Steve Rogers and the agent formerly known as Black Widow. Here’s what ScarJo had to share:

Our characters have been part of some counterterrorism efforts, but we’re flying under the radar. It’s a lot. When you are on these kinds of missions with no governmental support. You don’t really have the support of even the general public and you’re sort of running rogue, trying to do what you know is best for the common man but you don’t have someone to guide you. There have been a lot of changes that have gone on since the original Avengers assembled, reluctantly.

From there, the actress reined in the focus to Steve and Natasha’s relationship, which has grown immeasurably since the two first crossed paths back in 2012.

I think there’s a functionality there. There’s a void that they each fill for each other, and I think they’ve each kind of had to face a little bit of, like, a destruction of a belief system along the way. They’ve each leaned on one another for different reasons. I think in a lot of ways Cap certainly looks up to Black Widow. She’s always been a little wiser, a little more experienced, a little more callused in the way the world really is…I think in the past couple of years, before we pick up in this film, they’ve really kind of become this rock for one another.

Avengers: Infinity War opens worldwide on April 27th – or April 26th, if you happen to be located in the United Kingdom. And if you’re searching for the ultimate Marvel movie experience, AMC Theatres is said to be hosting a 31-hour marathon in anticipation of Infinity War, the details of which are currently unknown.