Back in June, a few set photos from‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ surfaced featuring Steve Rogers and Avengers teammate Natasha Romanoff getting rather cozy. Naturally, this was bound to come up again when the cast and crew took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. It was there that Scarlett Johansson revealed some details about her character’s new relationship with the super soldier.
According to Digital Spy, ScarJo touches on the things that bring the Black Widow and Captain America together:
“Their working relationship becomes a more intimate friendship. They have some unexpected similarities – they both have their guard up, they have trust issues, and they’ve also both been working for ‘the man’ for their entire career. Through this unexpected friendship that forms, they both start to question what they want.”
Notice how the actress makes sure to say friendship. Chances are that the smooching pics are a result of the two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents needing to hide in plain sight while on a mission. What makes me say that? Well, Emily VanCamp was cast as Agent 13 AKA Sharon Carter, who is traditionally the love interest of the Star Spangled Avenger. My hope is that the two come together in this film, but there is that chance that I’m wrong.
The film’s star, Chris Evans, touches on the pairing as well when he discusses how things have changed from the first film to the second and how integral their relationship is in this new world for Steve Rogers:
“The first Captain America film is about being given the opportunity to serve. This movie’s more about what happens once you’re given the opportunity to serve, the ability to give yourself up to that, and the question becomes ‘What’s right?’ In the ’40s, it’s easy to say ‘Nazis are bad’. Today it’s a little bit harder to know, who am I serving? It’s not about just doing the right thing, now it’s about ‘what is the right thing?’ The relationship with Black Widow is interesting because she’s somebody who has always had the ability to compromise her morals, and see things in black and white.”
It’ll be very interesting to see how this relationship develops in the upcoming Phase Two film, especially because it has been said that ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is the primary bridge between all of the Phase Two movies and ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
What do you think about Captain America and the Black Widow’s relationship? Do you think that it has gone beyond a friendship since ‘The Avengers’? Is that something that you’d even want to see? Share your opinions in the comments below.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Emily VanCamp hits theaters on April 4, 2014.