Where would the Avengers be without Black Widow?
Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) couldn't have defeated Loki (Tom Hiddleston) without her help in 2012's The Avengers. As such, Scarlett Johansson is reprising her role as former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Age of Ultron, out May 1.
"There have been unbelievably powerful female characters in the comics for decades and decades, so it's always on our minds: 'Where can we bring powerful women from the pages of the comics up onto the screen?'" Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says in a featurette, debuting exclusively on E! News.
Johansson argues that while Black Widow's motivations aren't always clear, her character's intentions are pure. "Natasha's not exactly a team player, but she knows that she belongs with the Avengers," she explains.