Scarlett Johansson will reportedly ride the new “Project LiveWire” electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson in the new Marvel film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow in the highly anticipated sequel from Marvel Studios and Disney.
Harley-Davidson made news last week when they announced their first ever electric bike and they will debut the new ride this week in New York, before taking Project LiveWire on a 30-city riding tour across America.
Johansson originated the role of Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2, and returned as a member of the Avengers in the film of the same name in 2012. In the films, Romanoff is a spy of Russian descent that now works for S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Johansson last pulled on the black leather in Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year.
In a story originally posted on UPI, Johansson, and her stunt double, were seen–but not heard–riding the new electric bike while filming in early April in Seoul, South Korea. This will be the first time Harley-Davidson’s new bike will appear on movie screens.
There have been a wide variety of exotic vehicles in the Marvel Studios films. In The Winter Soldier, Johansson drove a 2015 Chevy Corvette–which wasn’t on the market at the time of filming. In the original Avengers, Tony Stark (Downey, Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Ruffalo) drive off at the end of the film in a Acura NSX Roadster that won’t hit showrooms until 2015. And Steve “Captain America” Rogers has his own Harley-Davidson Street 750, as seen in Cap’s most recent film. In Captain America: The First Avenger, Cap rode a 1940’s style WLA Type Harley-Davidson, that the Milwaukee based manufacturer commissioned to have built especially for the film.
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Johansson and Jackson, along with Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner, all reprising their roles as Marvel Comics greatest team of heroes. Joining the team this time is Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as twins with mysterious powers, who have to team up to stop Ultron, a robotic menace created by Tony Stark (Downey, Jr.) who develops sentience and tries to destroy humanity. James Spader has been cast as Ultron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron–and Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire–hits theaters on May 1, 2015.
Scarlett Johansson will next be seen in Luc Besson’s science-fiction thriller, Lucy, where she plays a woman who develops the ability to use a large percentage of her brain’s power. Lucy is in theaters on July 25.