Avengers: Infinity War will bring the fractured team of heroes back together to thwart Thanos’ sinister plot, but while the team may have been divided after the events of Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War, that doesn’t mean certain members have stopped protecting their world in the time since then. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, stars Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson offered fans an update on what Captain America and Black Widow have been up to since we last saw them.
Johansson discussed how Captain America has been leading a team that operates under the radar and the challenges our heroes face without governmental support:
“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.”
On the topic of a Black Widow and Captain America romance, Johansson nixed the possibility and Evans weighed in the dynamic between both characters:
“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.”
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on April 27, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Tonight