Strong Female Characters In THE AVENGERS 2 Says Scarlett Johansson

In a new Captain America: The Winter Soldier interview with Scarlett Johansson, the Black Widow actress says "you'll see some pretty strong female characters in Avengers 2 coming up." Is she referring to just the Scarlet Witch or more female heroes/villainess?

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By Mark Julian - 3/23/2014
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The interview begins with Scarlett discussing the resolute dedication needed during training and filming that's required to make sure you look the part and can fit into your costume. From there, things get a little more interesting. When discussing all the cosplaying female fans in attendance at the Captain America 2 screening, Johansson revealed that:

"There were all kinds of characters [at the premiere]. There was a Ms. Marvel, there was a Wasp and a lot of Black Widows out there...one thing I got from all of them is that there is space- they're excited to see [a] female represented in these movies. I think Marvel's kind of heard that note and you'll see some pretty strong female characters in Avengers 2 coming up."

The natural assumption would be that Johansson is referring to her Avengers: Age of Ultron costar Elizabeth Olsen who is confirmed to play Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch. But is it possible another female hero or villain will receive meaningful screen time in The Avengers sequel? Perhaps Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill will be given more to do this time around? Or will some other Marvel Cinematic Universe heroines make a cameo?

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Maximus101 - 3/23/2014, 7:26 AM
I can tell you Scarlett isn't one of them lol she is gorgeous but a terrible actress.
SupLezz - 3/23/2014, 7:27 AM
Nice.. strong female characters = strong bewbs
InMitchWeTrust - 3/23/2014, 7:28 AM
Smart move. Guys are going to these movies anyway, but to bring the girlfriend/wife? That's a billion dollar idea. An added bonus to having Joss at the helm.
MrMartinMarvel - 3/23/2014, 7:28 AM
I would expect no less from Joss Whedon.
ProfessorX - 3/23/2014, 7:29 AM
These are the female characters which should be Marvel's priority, IMO:

Enchantress, Wasp, Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird, and She-Hulk.
TheBaroness89 - 3/23/2014, 7:30 AM
Well lets see:
Black Widow
Scarlet Witch

hmmm oh ScarJo are you casually hinting some confirmation to the rumors that Carol Danvers and She-Hulk actually come to fruition in this film ? or are you referring to Maria Hill and a possible Madame Hydra ?
the1egend1ives - 3/23/2014, 7:30 AM
So can we get a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow movie now? Marvel will really make heads spin if they can get a female lead and a black male lead befor DC does. Hell, kill two birds with one stone by making a black female lead in a movie.
TheAbomination - 3/23/2014, 7:32 AM
As long as they have boobs for us to look at, I'm okay with this.
ReeferInferno - 3/23/2014, 7:32 AM
I hope we can get to a point and just say a movie has strong characters, it really shouldn't matter whatever gender or race they are.
antman8o8 - 3/23/2014, 7:35 AM
get in losers, we're going superhero-ing
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:35 AM
Kevin Feige needs I get a female superheroo film out there now. You have a bevy of female characters to work with. DC is about to intro WW with a semi- cameo and a solo pick soon. Marvel women are better characters than DC women. Come on Feige...we need a Widow solo film or a Ms.Marvel film
MrCBM56 - 3/23/2014, 7:35 AM
NO. Ms. Marvel needs her own film first.
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:36 AM
The woman interviewing Scar Jo is cute
ProfessorX - 3/23/2014, 7:36 AM
Ms. Marvel movie needs to happen. (but NOT as Captain Marvel; Mar-Vell's story needs to be told before she takes that title)
thalidomide - 3/23/2014, 7:36 AM
Who made that pic and why is Hayley Atwell not included? :P
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:37 AM
Use Guardians to introduce Ms.Marvel
NegativeNerd - 3/23/2014, 7:37 AM
@Maximus101, I couldn't disagree more...

@the1egend1ives, the obvious choice would be Storm, but due to Marvel doesn't own her film rights, which black female hero do you think they could use in the MCU as a lead?
DeadManDann - 3/23/2014, 7:39 AM
@Maximus

Lost in Translation, Her, all those smaller films earlier in her career, etc. She's actually very talented, and people forget that.
Battabing - 3/23/2014, 7:41 AM
DC's women are 10x better than Marvel's women. Their animated universe proves it, and their cinematic universe will show you why very soon.

Exhibit A: Faora. She's probably the biggest badass with an X chromosome in a CBM since the Matrix's Trinity.
campblood - 3/23/2014, 7:41 AM
the shield chick must have a bigger part
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:42 AM
@AJST1987 there really aren't any black female characters worth a solo film besides Storm...which sucks
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:44 AM
DC WOMEN kinda suck. Watch Justice league war..Wonder Woman was handled horribly
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/23/2014, 7:45 AM
She was a like DUMBASS fish out of water. Toooooo dumb. Mesmerized with [frick]ing ice cream haah
AzraelAbyss - 3/23/2014, 7:45 AM
If they were to do Ms. Marvel, and give her the appropriate powers, it would, in effect, make her a pretty suitable replacement for Hemsworth's Thor come a possible 4th Avengers movie.
ProfessorX - 3/23/2014, 7:46 AM
Photon/Spectrum (Monica Rambeau) could be introduced in Avengers 3. Misty Knight could be introduced on the Netflix shows...
Spock0Clock - 3/23/2014, 7:47 AM
Every time I hear Chris Evans talk, I like him more.

Please, Chris, be Captain America forever.
ProfessorX - 3/23/2014, 7:51 AM
@AzraelAbyss: Hemsworth has said he'll play the character for as long as the fans want him to. However, story-wise if Thor was unable to come to Earth for some reason (off fighting in another realm?) Ms. Marvel would definitely be a suitable "powerhouse" to fill his role on the team.
Enphlieuwince - 3/23/2014, 7:52 AM
Maximus101 - 3/23/2014, 7:26 AM

"I can tell you Scarlett isn't one of them lol she is gorgeous but a terrible actress."


Maximus101 And how does an opinion of her acting skills play into how strong the character she's playing is? I thought that was determined by the script. Please do keep in mind that the strength of her character and the strength of her performance are 2 entirely different aspects...
Starfox - 3/23/2014, 7:52 AM
Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2 is going to be so intense. If you have seen how Zack Snyder handles his female characters in the past then you have an idea. He will up the intensity with that film. It looks like Joss Whedon is getting a head start though. Remember faora? that's how flash and quiksilver should move. I do hope the superspeed effects will improve though.
charlie2094 - 3/23/2014, 7:54 AM
I wouldn't read too much into this, already got Black Widow, Scarlet Witch and Hill, cant' imagine there's anymore, the cast is huge as it is...

Maybe a cameo for Captain (Ms) Marvel, but needs her own film before actually appearing. Be cool to see, but the already huge roster will suffer if there's many more characters
JossWeedOnMe - 3/23/2014, 7:55 AM
Unlikely but is joss whedon straight?
Spock0Clock - 3/23/2014, 7:56 AM
@AzraelAbyss
I'd like to see a scene where Captain/Ms. Marvel arm wrestles Thor (and beats him). She really is the only plausible Marvel movie hero that is potentially as powerful as Superman, plus she can have fun doing it (which DC seems to not want to do right now).

@ProfessorX
Photon is very underrated as a character. I'd like to see something in the vein of Nextwave in the movies (even if it's just a One-Shot or something.
gambgel - 3/23/2014, 7:56 AM
with some she means 2, Widow and Wanda? or more??
TheBaroness89 - 3/23/2014, 7:57 AM
After seeing what Zack did with Malin Ackerman I have zero doubt that Gal Gadot will kick much ass in some bad ass action sequences...will she WOW us with a pitch perfect monologue ? probably not but I want to see Wonder Woman beat ass first- let Superman and Batman talk it out. Diana talks with her blade!
SugarYumYum - 3/23/2014, 7:59 AM
Well, duh. The only question is whether those characters will just be Widow, Hill, and Scarlet or if we'll get Danvers and maybe Ross as well. Don't expect to see Wasp until A-3.
TheBaroness89 - 3/23/2014, 7:59 AM
Joss does know female characters though and completely sold how bad ass Widow is....A LOT tougher than "why are you even here" Hawkeye
So I would love to see how Joss handles:
Carol Danvers
Madame Hydra
She Hulk
Jocasta
Mockingbird
Scarlet Witch
Wasp
MercwithMouth - 3/23/2014, 8:00 AM
Joss is known for creating and utilizing very strong female characters. You couldn't ask for a better writer/director to introduce some female heavy-hitters. He's done a great job with Widow, and Maria Hill, so here's hoping for a total badass Scarlet Witch and Ms. Marvel!
MercwithMouth - 3/23/2014, 8:01 AM
@JossWeed

What [frick]ing difference would that make? Dumbass.
JossWeedOnMe - 3/23/2014, 8:03 AM
Jaime Alexander is frail
Joementum - 3/23/2014, 8:03 AM
FYI
Joss Whedon has a beard

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