Scarlett Johansson confirmed for Captain America: Civil War

The Russo brothers have been discussing upcoming super-sequel, Captain America: Civil War, and have confirmed that Scarlett Johansson will be among the key players involved.

“We’ve been preparing for the movie since the last one debuted last year,” said the brothers, during an event in Beijing. “So, we’ve been working on it for a long time now. 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 [Sebastian Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.”

Meanwhile, screenwriter Stephen McFeely has been telling IGN about the process of bringing a well-known Marvel storyline to the big screen, and the challenges that lie ahead…

“It’s been on and off the table for a while, let’s put it that way,” says McFeely, “and it’s a challenge to do it and make sure that all the characters that we’ve established, and everyone’s established in the MCU are serviced and sound correct, right? Because there’s a difference between the characters in Civil War, which was written in 2006, 2007.”

“The MCU doesn’t exist [when it was written]. There isn’t a Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans who has helped create the character, so we need to make sure that that template gets adjusted and what have you in order to make sure it services these characters and not just sort of rip off their parts and make them look like them.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America: Civil War will open in the UK on 29 April 2016, and the US on 6 May 2016.