Scarlett Goes Red For Her Return As Black Widow
Just a good dye job — and Scarlett Johansson is ready to avenge.
The actress has returned to fiery red tresses — but not yet to the famed fan-favorite catsuit costume, from the looks of it — to reprise her role as Black Widow (a.k.a. Natalie Romanova) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, which began production in Los Angeles, Calif., in early April.
The follow-up film chronicles Captain America (played by a pumped-up Chris Evans) teaming up with Widow to battle Winter Soldier, Cap’s former-partner-turned-foe Bucky (Sebastian Stan), in present-day Washington, D.C.
Johansson and Evans aren’t the only returning for more Marvel mayhem. Samuel L. Jackson has been recast as Nick Fury, alongside recurrent comic-book characters S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Marina Hill (Cobie Smulders), Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Armin Zola (Toby Jones).
The blockbuster will bring some new faces to the Captain America franchise, too, with Robert Redford joining as a S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig and Anthony Mackie helming The Falcon’s big-screen debut.
But that’s all still a ways away, as Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014. For now, though, you can feast your eyes on the first still from the movie, courtesy of Disney.