Scarlett Johansson Says Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Script is Dark and Dry

Scarlett Johansson Says Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Script is Dark and DryCaptain America: The Winter Soldier doesn't hit theaters until April 4, but Scarlett Johansson is already planning her fourth big screen adventure as Natasha "Black Widow" Romanoff with next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Catching up with Parade, the Her star says that she has received Joss Whedon's script and she appears to have nothing but praise for it.

"I think the script is dark and it’s dry," she says. "It has 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."

In addition to quite a few returning Avengers, Age of Ultron is set to feature James Spader as the title villain with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen joining the cast as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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