ScarJo Dishes On The Widow/Cap Relationship And The Winter Soldier’s Timeline
In just over a month, we will be treated to the second film in Marvel’s second phase of films with Thor: The Dark World. Earlier this year, Iron Man 3 started things off with a lot of controversy and Thor will hopefully be a great follow up film. Next Summer, fans will witness the sequel to the surprisingly fun (in this geek’s opinion) Captain America: The First Avenger. In this film, we’ll see the introduction of a few new characters, including Cap’s new buddy Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie and the return of an old “friend” in The Winter Soldier. Another familiar face joining the film is Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, who will be teaming up with Cap to take on a new, and quite menacing, threat. One thing that has alsways pulled these Marvel films together is their cohesive and continuous timeline and this sequel is no different.
While chatting with Refinery29 (via TotalFilm), the actress discusses how The Winter Soldier will fit in regards to The Avengers and the films that have followed since. While the answer isn’t too surprising, it pleases me that they are cognisent of the time frame of the films.
This film is in real time. It’s been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It’s a working relationship.”
As we’ve seen froma few of the behind-the-scenes shots from the production of the film, it can be assumed that the “working relationship” she talks about may transition into something more. Being that we don’t know the full plot just yet, the scenes in which those lip-locks belong could all be a part of a ruse to throw people off. Or, they could be legit and Cap may be gettin’ some in the sequel. Here’s what Johansson had to say about the topic.
“By a series of unfortunate encounters, they will be in a situation in which their friendship becomes more intimate. They share many similarities because they live on the defensive without relying on anyone. Also, the two have been working for the government throughout their professional careers. With their friendship they begin to question what they want and what is their true identity.”
Hmmm, this could get interesting! Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set to hit theaters April 4th of 2014. Joining Scarlett Johansson is Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Emily Van Camp, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Cobie Smulders, Robert Redford, Toby Jones and Haley Atwell. And don’t forget to check back to ComicBookTherapy every week for all things Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with ComicBookTherapy’s “Helicarrier: The S.H.I.E.L.D. Podcast.” Plus, follow the crew on Twitter: @SHIELDassemble