The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a thing of beauty! Iron Man 3 was set 6 months after The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World will be along those lines as well. Scarlett Johansson has now confirmed that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set a full two years after the film.
In a recent interview with Refinery 29 Scarlett Johansson talks about this and also about the nature of Black Widow’s relationship with Cap:
“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.”
As for Black Widow’s relationship with the first Avenger, Johansson elaborates:
“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 Anthony and Joe Russo directed film also stars Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Georges St-Pierre.
The movie hits theaters on April 4th, 2014.