*WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS*
So it turns out, it’s not just you and me and pretty much the entire universe that are excited for Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers sequel. The people starring in it are pretty stoked about it too.
During a promotional interview with Parade for Spike Jonze’s Her, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) said Whedon’s Age of Ultron script is “dark.”
“It’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humour. Obviously the script is very cerebral. It doesn’t lose that exciting comic book aspect that people enjoyed in the first film, but it’s smart and it feels like the next instalment. It doesn’t feel like a rehashing, it feels like these characters are moving forward, plotlines are moving forward. It’s deep and I think that’s why people really respond to the Marvel universe, because the films are fun and exciting and have all that flashy stuff, but there’s a gravity to them. People can expect that gravity this time around.”
In related Marvel news, THR is reporting that Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula) is joining Age of Ultron in a major villain role.
According to sources, Kretschmann will play Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D. antagonist Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
The main villain, Ultron, is a maniacal robot who will be played by James Spader.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.