When Scarlett Johansson recently revealed that she is pregnant, some fans started wondering what this means for the Avengers sequel. Will we have to wait even longer for our favorite superhero team? For now, it appears that Johansson’s growing belly will have no impact on her ability to play the Black Widow in the upcoming movie.
During a recent interview with the Huffington Post, the actress revealed that Avengers: Age of Ultron is moving ahead without delay. “We start shooting in three weeks and I’m stunt training and we’re good to go. You know, I think it’s something that is hard to talk about, exactly,” she said. “. . . [I’m] trying to skirt around your question . . . and, you know, doing a poor job of it. But, you know, like I said, everything is exactly on schedule.”
Johansson’s Black Widow will have a large role in the movie, according to Marvel exec Kevin Feige, who told Variety, “[Black] Widow’s part in [Age of Ultron] is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film.”
Avengers 2 is scheduled to land in theaters on May 1, 2015. In addition to Johansson, it stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson; and it introduces Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as new members Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
You can also see Black Widow in theaters this year in the Captain America follow-up, The Winter Solider. It premieres on April 4.