Scarlett Johansson on 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Timeline
For those who don't know, Iron Man 3 takes place six months after the events of The Avengers, with the ABC series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." taking place sometime after that (since there's an Extremis charged villain in the pilot), and Thor: The Dark World comes about a year after the superhero ensemble came together. But what about the forthcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Well, it might seem like a no-brainer, but Scarlett Johansson, who plays a prominent role in the sequel as Black Widow, says the sequel takes place two years after The Avengers, which will just be real-time since the film's release.
"This film is in real time. It's been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It’s a working relationship."
Speaking of that relationship, it sounds like Black Widow and Captain America get a little closer as they work together for S.H.I.E.L.D. However, it doesn't sound romantic:
"By a series of unfortunate encounters, they will be in a situation in which their friendship becomes more intimate. They share many similarities because they live on the defensive without relying on anyone. Also, the two have been working for the government throughout their professional careers. With their friendship they begin to question what they want and what is their true identity."
The footage from the film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo impressed the hell out of us, looking like an action thriller in the vein of The Bourne Identity franchise. With two years of time passing in between The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we're wondering what Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff have been up to this whole time. Maybe we'll find out with a bumper at the end of Thor: The Dark World? It seems like the Marvel movies this time might keep the credits scenes confined to each individual franchise judging by the one from Iron Man 3, but we'll have to wait and see.