Scarlett Johansson has created quite a bit of a stir in recent days. Yesterday, January 30, 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier posters came out, revealing Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and a tightly garbed Scarlett Johansson as a seductive, hair flowing in the wind, Black Widow. And like every good film noir heroine worth her make-up, she's deadly, too; forget the cleavage, the lips, and the hips, and focus on those two guns.
And there's more. Let's not forget Scarlett Johansson looking sultry in a 2014 Super Bowl ad plugging SodaStream, which went viral and created quite a bit of controversy, both of the tabloid and the political varieties. First, tongues wagged (and some drooled) because, gee, didn't Johansson spice up soda pop? Then, the ad was censored by NBC, so there would be no mention of either Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola in it (Pepsi is one of the 2014 Super Bowl sponsors). Capping it all off, Scarlett Johansson was forced to resign from her role as Oxfam Global Ambassador because that organization is against SodaStream and other companies operating in Israeli settlements in impoverished Palestinian communities.
All the recent publicity -- both good and bad -- is surely good news for another Scarlett Johansson movie, Under the Skin, as the film's trailer became available online in the last day or so. Else, despite Johansson's presence, the indie film might have gone totally ignored.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' release date
As for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it starts rolling out around the world on March 26, 2014. Chile, Belgium, France, the UK, Russia, Argentina will all get the chance to check out Captain America 2 before it reaches North American shores on April 4.
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Captain America: The Winter Soldier features the aforementioned Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson, in addition to Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Garry Shandling, Jenny Agutter, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting veteran Robert Redford, last seen in J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost and making his first appearance ever in a super-hero movie.
Image of Black Widow Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster: Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios.