Friday 24 January 2020

Johansson having fun with Avengers

Scarlett Johansson stars as superhero Black Widow in Avengers Assemble
Scarlett Johansson stars as superhero Black Widow in Avengers Assemble

Scarlett Johansson has revealed its been great to be part of the new Avengers movie, despite being the only female in the team.

The Iron Man 2 actress reprises her role as Black Widow in Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero blockbuster, which sees her starring alongside Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury).

"Occasionally it does come up where I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'm the only girl in a group of 15 stunt men and seven cast'. But I'm hanging in there. It's fun," she told Entertainment Weekly.

Scarlett - who next stars opposite Matt Damon in We Bought A Zoo - said the Black Widow isn't a typical female.

"The Widow has no time for romance. She's a lover of all things. She has a love/hate relationship with I think everyone she meets in some way," the actress explained.

"Part of what makes her sexy is she takes no prisoners. You wouldn't grab her for a big old bear hug," she added.

The film's title has been revealed as Avengers Assemble as the latest trailer was released online, showing all the superheroes struggling to unite to save the world, amid a flurry of battles and explosions.

Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth revealed his alter-ego feels at ease with his new-found friends.

"He's not quite the odd one out as much as he was in Thor. These guys... one of them wears an iron suit, one of them turns into a big, green monster. They all have these crazy personalities, and alter egos. They're misfits, and that's how they fit, in a funny way," he said.

:: The new Avengers Assemble trailer has bee released online at

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