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

“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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