Scarlett Johansson says ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ script is ‘dark and dry’

The film is due for release on May 2, 2015

Scarlett Johansson has spoken out about the The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, saying the script for the sequel is “dark and dry”.

Speaking to Parade via Empire, the actress said that the script is very “cerebral”. She commented: “Its got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humour. Obviously the script is very cerebral.”

She went on to say that film doesn’t feel like a “rehashing” of the first movie. “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, plot lines are moving forward,” she explained.

“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.”

At the end of 2013 it was revealed that Elizabeth Olsen was officially on board for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. She has been cast as the Scarlet Witch, the twin sister of Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s character Quicksilver. Director Joss Whedon is due to start shooting in London early this year and Marvel has set a release date of May 1, 2015. James Spader will play the title character of Ultron, a well-known supervillain from the Marvel universe.

Alongside Spader, Olsen and Taylor-Johnson, original cast members Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Jackson are all set to reprise their roles from 2012’s The Avengers.