Scarlett Johansson confirmed to star in Captain America: Civil War
Scarlett Johansson has been confirmed to star in the third instalment of Marvel's Captain America film series.
Johansson played a key role in the character's second solo outing Captain America: The Winter Soldier and will star in this year's much-anticipated Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but it has now been confirmed that she will return to star in the third Captain America movie alongside both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.
Captain America 3 is due for release in May 2016 and will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who confirmed Johansson's casting at an event in Beijing, saying: "We’ve been preparing for the movie since the one debuted last year. So, we’ve been working on it for a long time now."
They continued: "We’re very happy how it’s coming along. Captain America 3 is gonna be called Captain America: Civil War and it’s going to star Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film."
It is thought that the film's plot will pit Robert Downey Jn's Tony Stark against Captain America’s alter-ego Steve Rogers, with both characters at war over the Superhero Registration Act. The act forces anyone with superhuman abilities to reveal their identities to the US government and agree to act as a police force for the authorities. Stark supports the act, whereas Rogers does not, leading to repeated clashes between the pair.