Things aren’t looking so good for Hawkeye right about now, because at the moment he’s the only core Avenger who isn’t confirmed to appear in Captain America: Civil War or any future Marvel films. According to directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will be back for the big brawl between Cap and Iron Man, meaning she won’t bite the dust when Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters in May.
It comes as no surprise that Johansson will be back for a fifth outing as the deadly assassin. She’s long been a fan-favorite of the big screen Avengers team, and had a significant role to play in last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As for how Civil War will differ from its predecessor, screenwriter Stephen McFeely assures us that despite the first Captain America film feeling very different in both tone and setting than the second, this third outing for the Star-Spangled Avenger will retain much of what we loved about The Winter Soldier.
When speaking with IGN, he said:
“Every Captain America movie has a genre and Civil War is the musical! No, I think part of the reason for bringing back us and bringing back the [Russo] brothers is because Marvel is very pleased with Winter Soldier aesthetically. I think it’s a really adult movie. It’s very well made and that’s partly the texture of the movie. You can argue it’s the most realistic of the Marvel movies, whatever that is to you. I think it’s fair to say that a Russo brothers movie will stay in that vein.”
With shooting expected to begin in April, we should hear even more information about the cast and story of the film very shortly. In the meantime, let us know how you feel about Scarlett Johansson’s return in the comments section below.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016