Black Widow has been paired up with an array of Marvel characters thus far, from Tony Stark in “Iron Man 2″ to Hawkeye in “The Avengers.” In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” she’ll move on to Captain America, but Scarlett Johansson promises the team up makes sense.
“The pairing is strange on paper, but you’ll understand the pairing when you see ‘Cap 2,'” she tells SuperHeroHype. “Of course Marvel’s really good at noticing those connections [between characters] too! They will continue to build on the different relationships that audiences connect to.”
Though it might not have seemed like it at first viewing, Black Widow and Captain America did have a connection in “The Avengers.” She is the first Avenger he meets, and the pair made for a strong fighting duo in the final fight against the Chitauti invasion. Johansson claims those relationships will be expanded up in “The Winter Soldier.”
“Of course in ‘Avengers’ particularly you start to see the relationships forming between these characters, and all of us have very specific relationships with one another. Of course we all know how we feel about one another,” she says. “We work and all use each other in different ways. We all have very specific opinions about one another. I think that Joss laid the groundwork for a lot of interesting connections. That’s why the audiences are so intrigued by that film because they love to see how these characters react to each other that come from completely different universes.”
Based on some intriguing set photos, it seems like Cap and Black Widow’s reactions to one another could lead to some romance in their futures.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is due in theaters on April 4, 2014.