Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner Talk THE AVENGERS; Joss Whedon Comments!

Along with comments from director Joss Whedon, actors Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner discuss their place in the film, as well characters' relationship & more!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/19/2011


Conducted while the final bits of filming were underway, actors Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, among others, shared with FilmInk their characters' place in the film, relationship and more. And of course, the director-writer of the most-anticipated superhero flick, Joss Whedon, also commented on the actors, their 'Black Widow' and 'Hawkeye' roles and more.

"Our charaters have a long history," she says. "They've fought together for a long time in a lot of battles in many different countries. We're the two members of this swinging group who are skilled warriers - we have no superpowers. Black Widow is definitely one of the team though. She's not in the cast simply to be a romantic fall or eye candy. She's there to fight, so I never felt like I was the only girl. We all have out various skills and it feels equal."

Renner describes the popular mindset of a sniper, "It's a lonely game," the actor offers. "He's an outcast. His only connection is to Scarlett's character, Natasha. It's like a left hand/right hand thing. They coexist, and you need them both, especailly when it comes to physical mission" Johansson concurs. "We back one another. We're on the same team"


Joss Whedon then when on to describe the two actors, as well how they potentially relate to their S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives roles in the movie.

"Scarlett is the least like her character because she's so funny," the director says. "She's just a riot. The only problem with Scarlett is that every now and again I have to go, 'Okay honey, now we have to act. Stop being cute."" Here Black WIdow is a darker incarnation than she was in Iron Man. We hint at a bit of her backstory and it ain't pretty,"

Describing Renner as a "bit of a wild card and loner who keeps to himself," Whedon offers that, "He's playing a sniper, so naturally, he keeps his distance. He's fully engaged, but he's in his own place. He and Black Widow share a very cool bond. I'm not gonna say, but therer ain't a lot time for kissing in my movie. I've got too many goddam characters"


Be on the lookout for much more from The Avengers director-writer, as well the ensemble cast!



Marvel's The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner with Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel's The Avengers will be released May 4, 2012.









Source: FilmInk
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MrLoki - 12/19/2011, 9:31 AM
All of this sounds great! :))))
AlexdoxA - 12/19/2011, 9:34 AM
I'm starting to dig Hawkeye's costume here
ballstothewall - 12/19/2011, 9:34 AM
AWESOME!
TheHitchhikingGhost - 12/19/2011, 9:34 AM
Whedon cracks me up. So happy he's helming this.
er101 - 12/19/2011, 9:35 AM
Cool
nuck82 - 12/19/2011, 9:37 AM
"We're the two members of this swinging group who are skilled warriers"

ummm thor? lol

and cap is a skilled military "warrier"

that quote is just silly
superotherside - 12/19/2011, 9:39 AM
Awesome. Can't wait.
DCMarvelFreshman - 12/19/2011, 9:41 AM
@nuck82 You took the quote out of context. It's "We're the two members of this swinging group who are skilled warriers - we have no superpowers."

Fogs - 12/19/2011, 9:42 AM
Cool, I love the part when he says "We hint at a bit of her backstory and it ain't pretty"

Also I'd love to get more into her backstory, lol.
sarahsatire - 12/19/2011, 9:46 AM
The "skilled warrior" quote completely boggled my mind. I don't know if she was serious, or misspoke.
sarahsatire - 12/19/2011, 9:49 AM
@DC In context it is still confusing. If it had been phrased differently it'd make more sense. It seemed like "we have no superpowers" was a way of saying that they are skilled warriors because of that fact, hinting that the others weren't due to having superpowers. Oh well.. probably putting too much thought into it.
nuck82 - 12/19/2011, 9:50 AM
@DCMarvelFreshman true, but still silly to say i think, it could have been said in a diff way
GreyChaos13Zero - 12/19/2011, 9:51 AM
those two should get they own solo movies and Mark Ruffalo should get his own Hulk movie allso. and while i'm going at it, i wanna see how Shield started with Nick Fury. just saying
aRandomSinisterClone - 12/19/2011, 9:56 AM
Wow Marvel72 isn't singing marvels praise on this yet, and no DC trashing... School must not be out yet
redleaf - 12/19/2011, 9:57 AM
Avengers: swinging group who are skilled warriers


Anyone realize they never discuss what the story is about? Oh right, because it's just a movie with colorful characters. The story is just the backdrop for silly action and jokey dialogue lol
Fogs - 12/19/2011, 10:02 AM
The phrase is simple, folks. All you have to do is to invert it:

"We're the two members, who are skilled warriors, of this swinging group - we have no superpowers"
Greengo - 12/19/2011, 10:04 AM
'Warriers.... come out and plaayyayyyyy'
Greengo - 12/19/2011, 10:05 AM
I didn't know the Avengers where swingers.

Kinky.
Greengo - 12/19/2011, 10:09 AM
Nuckle would over analyse a cheese sandwich : )


marvel72 - 12/19/2011, 10:13 AM
sounds alright to me.

@ Barnebeejones

there i was gonna say how great dc is,f*ck it i don't think i'll bother now. :D

tieray - 12/19/2011, 10:27 AM
This is going to be legend... Wait for it... dary. @Nomis dont worry we still have the Antman movie & Avengers 2. @Captianprog u took the words out of my mouth. Im so excited about this movie. It should not be no character building, no love intrest, no extras just story & action. @grey13zero I dont think they need a movie per say but a shield movie would work out better. Do all the backstory for blkwiddow, Hawkeye, Nick F, and the organization.
nuck82 - 12/19/2011, 10:33 AM
that looks like a tasty grilled cheese, greeny
Greengo - 12/19/2011, 10:49 AM
Lol!!
TheMyth - 12/19/2011, 10:54 AM
The "Skilled Warrior" quote is easily understood as meaning that they are the only 2 that don't have super powers to rely on.

JohnySmoke, how about the BluRay release ;D
SCURVYDOG619 - 12/19/2011, 11:10 AM
Black Widow's past-If Marvel Studios had his rights instead of FOX,we'd be seeing a Wolverine cameo as her fighting instructor,like in the comics.
Minghagz - 12/19/2011, 11:57 AM
Honestly, I don't really care for BW or Hawkeye... just show me the main 4 and I'll be a happy man.

Also, I think Scarjo just proved herself to be a dumbass because I'm pretty sure that BW takes some body enhancing serum to make her body have a faster healing factor and enabling her to be more resistant. I wonder if she researched the character?
Dechiriko - 12/19/2011, 12:13 PM
"therer ain't a lot time for kissing in my movie. I've got too many goddam characters"

oh my thanks god
NoAssemblyReqd - 12/19/2011, 12:36 PM
A team-based SHIELD movie in the same vein as MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE would be so fun! They'd probably need a new featured main agent, because the characters of Hawkeye and Widow are best when they are not front and center.
Niuhll - 12/19/2011, 1:56 PM
I'm looking forward to Renner's Hawkeye, think he'll do a great job of it, he's a great actor.
FightmasterNoel - 12/19/2011, 2:40 PM
Avengers and batman 3 are on my list of movies to watch before i die
GreyChaos13Zero - 12/19/2011, 3:20 PM
@tieray
i'd be happy with anything to do with Shield history
SunOfKunLun - 12/19/2011, 3:37 PM
I personally wouldn't prefer Antman and Wasp to Hawkeye and Black Widow... I have a feeling that lot of people up here don't either. I just believe that they want all the possibilities that their presence would provide.
Oxbow - 12/19/2011, 5:29 PM
It would be cool if they were like partners...they have to act in concert all that much more because they are the only members of Earth's Mightiest who don't have superpowers. By watching each other's backs and working together, they can survive this in this disaster situation AND inflict just as much damage as the any of the heavies on the team.
Oxbow - 12/19/2011, 5:37 PM
*I meant to write: ..They can survive in this disaster situation and inflict just as much damage as any of the heavies on the team
DPeterParker - 12/19/2011, 6:34 PM
so you have trained solders who shoot guns and arrows...then you have an indestructable green monster and a freaking thunder god on the same team...i'm so curious as to how they'll pull this off in live action. but i have faith in joss.
jaycr - 12/19/2011, 11:54 PM
Why Avengers reminds me of something?.. sure, this is Marvel's remake of GI JOE!!! Two GI JOE movies in a single year... awesome!!! Wait... we have the Expendables too... 3 movies with exactly the same history!!!



jaycr - 12/20/2011, 12:01 AM
Three movies with the same script.

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