Kevin Feige: No, Scarlett Johansson's Pregnancy Didn't Change AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Script

Not that there were any rumors of such a thing--mostly speculation--but Marvel Studios' head honcho confirms that ScarJo's pregnancy didn't affect the Age of Ultron script; just maybe its filming schedule.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/12/2014


“Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her,” Kevin Feige told Collider of learning that Scarlett Johansson was pregnant. “My second reaction was we’ve gotta move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn’t change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline. I think the goal is for us to sit here talking about the fact that you would never know that Black Widow was pregnant during the filming of the movie when you see the final version of Avengers 2.”

The Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
Source: Collider
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AlexanderLykins - 3/12/2014, 6:42 PM
Only good news about this movie.
MrCBM56 - 3/12/2014, 6:43 PM
Today was a good news day.
marvel72 - 3/12/2014, 6:44 PM
i just want to see the ultron design,see if its like the comic version,i f*ckin hope so.
AlexanderLykins - 3/12/2014, 6:44 PM
@DCMarvelFreshman
Love your MCU news man!
McNyagano - 3/12/2014, 6:44 PM
Yes!:')
MrCBM56 - 3/12/2014, 6:47 PM
Is James Spader doing mo-cap?
AlexanderLykins - 3/12/2014, 6:48 PM
I can't wait for Tuesday.
AgentZero - 3/12/2014, 6:49 PM
Smallest video size ever !!!
marvel72 - 3/12/2014, 6:59 PM
@ MrCBM56

i believe i read on here that he was getting measured up for something,so i can imagine its for a motion capture suit.
TheMexicanSuperman - 3/12/2014, 6:59 PM
Joss Wedon could of had a scene at the Maury show, trying to figure out who is the baby daddy. Cap and Hawkeye get tested, but none of them is the father. Then all of sudden, Tony Stark and Thor comes out of no where, and they say that they are the baby daddy. Then so on and so forth until every Marvel male character gets tested and M.O.D.O.K. ends up being the baby daddy.
MecoBoy - 3/12/2014, 7:09 PM
Esta bien buena la morra, ahora se va poner toda celulitica
Pheezmatic - 3/12/2014, 7:12 PM
i wouldn't even mind a little less Widow in this one...maybe some more Hawkeye? Introduce someone new?
SuperCat - 3/12/2014, 7:15 PM
Sounds like Marvel is considerate of her pregnancy. As they should be.
npamusic - 3/12/2014, 7:24 PM
@MrCBM yes, they're Mo-capping Spader and it looks as though they may be doing the same for Bettany.

But yes, Spader is going to be doing motion capture work.
npamusic - 3/12/2014, 7:28 PM
But... we'll know she was pregnant....


TheRealRemyLebeau - 3/12/2014, 7:31 PM
Thanks for the confirmation feige, but go bald man. Whatever you have man is quitting on you lol. Good find @DCMF. Keep bringing breaking news from the House of Ideas. ;)
Marvel1997 - 3/12/2014, 7:32 PM
@NPa- Lool
MightyZeus - 3/12/2014, 7:51 PM
I still think her character should be killed off in Age of Ultron.
Destined - 3/12/2014, 8:05 PM
Pretty much confirmed what has been said already, they're in motion with no delays just adjustments.
bropous - 3/12/2014, 8:32 PM
Very glad for Scarlett Johansson, and happy she will have a baby. I am sure she will be a WONDERFUL mom.

And I am sure that she will remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe until its inevitable, and hopefully far away, reboot.

She just seems like a REALLY cool chick. Wish these actresses would look outside the actors they work with to find men to love, though. I think they would end up FAR more happy, in the long run.
Scorpion8125 - 3/12/2014, 8:40 PM
They can say all they want.

ScarJo will pay big for this mess up.

Is that right? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it Hollywood reality regarding a billion $ property? YES!

Sux but true.

BatManHeisenberg - 3/12/2014, 10:05 PM
That rape face.
Lhornbk - 3/12/2014, 10:39 PM
@Scorpion, no I don't think so. She's too popular, and the character is too popular. Especially in this day and age of political correctness, they can't have even an appearance of trying to make a young, popular actress pay for getting pregnant.
loki668 - 3/13/2014, 12:30 AM
They won't have to explain the pregnancy (on screen) but they MAY have to address why Black Widow is scarfing on hot wings throughout the movie.
WhiteFeatheredCrow - 3/13/2014, 12:50 AM
I'm a bit worried with Ultron design. He looks too silly in that Comic-Con teaser. It's hard to believe that silly looking robot can be a threat for the Avengers. I prefer the one on the Annihilation Conquest Vol 5 cover, it looks badass and very intimidating
pepe - 3/13/2014, 12:57 AM
Kevin's pregnant?
Jiloco - 3/13/2014, 4:57 AM
Look on the bright side, her boobs will be bigger!
bropous - 3/13/2014, 5:06 AM
Scorpion.

A woman getting pregnant, and having the child, is somehow a "big mess up" she has to "pay big" for?

Man, that is stinkin' thinkin'.

Right on, SuperCat.
JediPhilosopher - 3/13/2014, 6:56 AM
The motion capture thing bugs me. A guy can have a great voice but no athletic ability. Why not capture someone trained in movement and fighting, while using Spader's voice? Why does it all have to come from Spader? So they can pay him more?
DanteSparda - 3/13/2014, 9:03 AM
Moving on even better news, Captain America 3 will feature Black Widow with even bigger tits!
Melkaticox - 3/13/2014, 9:51 AM
@MrCBM56 In most movies/animated series I've seen, Ultron occasionally moves his eyes so...probably.
Maybe Tony will make him a more human body (Spader), Ultron will hate it and then he'll become the Ultron we all love to hate.
EarOne - 3/15/2014, 7:27 AM
with her having a big role in Cap 2 already and a recent rumor bour her having a possible solo movie, i don't think her role in Age of Ultron would be too big that her pregnancy would have quite an impact on the script.

plus, with Hawkeye and the Hulk already having big roles (as said by the filmmakers) and all the new characters, Wanda, Pietro and Von Strucker AND Vision...let's not forget the BIG three, Tony, Thor and Cap..i think Widow COULD take a backseat in this one until her solo outing.

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