It has long been said that Avengers: Age of Ultron will give both Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow more to do, as they are they only key team members who have not yet had their own solo adventure on the big screen. For Natasha Romanoff, that means taking a look back at her sad, dark past. Scarlett Johansson recently spoke with W Magazine and revealed not only why she took on the character of Black Widow, but also what we can expect to see in the Marvel's The Avengers sequel:

"People were surprised that I wanted to play a comic book heroine. But I loved Iron Man, and I met with Marvel to see what was possible. I had done my research, and the Black Widow character resonated with me. She is dark and has faced death so many times that she has a deep perspective on the value of life. In the sequel, you learn more about the sadness in her past. I think of her that way. Black Widow is a superhero, but she's also human. She's small, but she's strong. It's hard not to admire her."

It's no secret that Scarlett Johansson announced her pregnancy just as Avengers: Age of Ultron was heading into production. Many believed this would mean a diminished role for the actress, but that is clearly not the case. According to previous reports, and judging by the two trailers, Scarlett Johansson will have more screen time in Avengers 2 than she has in the previous Marvel movies.

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