It seems that members of the Avengers gang can't praise writer-director Joss Whedon enough. After Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) raved about the "bigger and more exciting and crazier" sequel to 2012's "Avengers," Black Widow herself is also speaking out about "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and singing a similar tune.
Scarlett Johansson, who plays the catsuit-clad hero in the series, was promoting her crossover role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" when she dropped some details about Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" script, telling Collider that it ties the entire Marvel universe together in a neat -- and believable -- bow, while still leaving room for the "Avengers" characters to stretch and grow.
"I was just amazed -- Joss is something else, he really is," Johansson told the site. "He locks himself away for God knows how long; I think he has the dark circles to prove it. [He] just came out with something totally solid."
Sounds like audiences have a lot to look forward to. Will next year hurry up already?
I was really impressed by his ability to make this ever-expanding Marvel universe feel very close-knit and cerebral and progressive. I mean, this movie feels like the continuation of 'The Avengers,' it doesn't feel like a tag-on or the rehashed version or just, 'Let's throw a bunch of new characters in there and keep the thing alive.' It really feels like the next step, and all of our characters, our relationships with one another continue to progress, become more intertwined, more complicated, more meshed. And the film has a lot of great comic book moments that the fans are gonna love, but it's also got a lot of really great dramatic moments that audience members, I think, will really relate to.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is due out May 1, 2015.