Scarlett Johansson Says Joss Whedon’s Script for THE AVENGERS 2 Is “Dark” and “Cerebral”

     January 15, 2014


Production will be getting underway in the next few months on Marvel’s highly, highly anticipated sequel The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, and when your first film smashes box office records in its opening weekend, a lot of people are going to be itching to hear every last bit of news regarding the follow-up.  Which brings us to today’s quotes from Scarlett Johansson, who has gotten a look at writer/director Joss Whedon’s script for the star-studded superhero pic.  She doesn’t have much to say detail-wise about the film, but fans will surely be interested to hear her thoughts on Whedon’s screenplay, which she describes as “dark” and “cerebral.”  Hit the jump to read on.

avengers-2-age-of-ultron-scarlett-johanssonSpeaking with Parade Magazine, Johansson said that she’s currently in prep mode for Age of Ultron and gave a tiny tease of what fans can expect from the sequel:

“Joss [Whedon], again, is back, wrote the script, and is directing. I think the script is dark and it’s dry, it’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor. Obviously the script is very cerebral. It doesn’t lose that exciting comic book aspect that people enjoyed in the first film, but it’s smart and it feels like the next installment. It doesn’t feel like a rehashing, it feels like these characters are moving forward, plotlines are moving forward. It’s deep and I think that’s why people really respond to the Marvel universe, because the films are fun and exciting and have all that flashy stuff, but there’s a gravity to them. People can expect that gravity this time around.”

Again, not a lot by way of plot details, but it’s still interesting to hear an official reaction to the Avengers 2 script.  Surely we’ll hear more soon with filming getting ready to begin in March.  The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

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