‘Captain America 3’: Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow confirmed to return

She joins Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Brühl in the Marvel sequel

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will appear in the forthcoming third Captain America film, the sequel’s directors have confirmed.

Shooting on the film, titled Captain America: Civil War, is due to start in April. Anthony and Joe Russo are returning as directors after also steering the franchise’s second instalment, last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Asked for an update on the sequel during a press event in Beijing yesterday (January 15), ComicBookMovie.com reports, Antony Russo told reporters: “We’ve been preparing for the movie since the last one debuted last year. So we’ve been working on it for a long time now. We’re very happy how it’s coming along. Captain America 3 is gonna be called Captain America: Civil War and it’s going to star Chris Evans. Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier [Sebastian Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film.”

Chadwick Boseman, the star of last year’s James Brown biopic Get On Up, will also appear in Captain America: Civil War as another iconic superhero, Black Panther. Marvel announced in November that Rush/Inglourious Basterds actor Daniel Brühl has joined the film’s cast too and is rumoured to be playing the main villain, though this has yet to be confirmed.

Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016. In the meantime, Johannson’s Black Widow, Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Evans’ Captain America will all be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens on May 1 this year.