Scarlett Johansson On Brie Larson Joining The MCU

Scarlett Johansson reflects on her time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as her excitement for the future and Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has been an enduring figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After first appearing in Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson quickly became a fan favorite, notching supporting roles in The AvengersCaptain America: The Winter SoldierAvengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War. Scarlett Johansson took time out of her busy schedule filming Avengers: Infinity War to speak to Vanity Fair and reflect on her time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as her excitement for Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and the rest of the new class of recruits:

“It’s bittersweet to imagine not having these films to come back to. I’ve been living this story with these people for 10 years through ups and downs. We’ve built a great family. Personally, it feels like a loss. There’s a gain that comes with that for each one of us. We have Brie Larson on this film. She’s here before shooting the stand-alone Captain Marvel movie so we get to watch her get her feet wet for real. She’s so great, but a really cute thing happened the other day where Hulk is standing next to her and Joe Russo told her to put her hand in front of Mark [Ruffalo]’s face to stop him, and she’s like, ‘In front of his face?’ And they explained, ‘that’s where his chest is,’ and she looks up and yells, ‘I’m new! I’m new!’ I’m like, ‘damn, girl.’ It’s very surreal for me to watch these new cast members come in and get their feet wet and breath new life into these characters who are so iconic. I feel a lot of joy for the next generation. It’s a bittersweet feeling but overall it’s a positive one. I feel good about the work we’ve done and the work I’ve done.”

Both Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel can be seen in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. With the first trailer scheduled to drop tomorrow, we may just get our first look at Captain Marvel in action.

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 May 4, 2018, and will be followed one year later by Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019.

Source: Vanity Fair