The creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer was speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, as part of a conversation that was streamed live from Nerd HQ, when he made the announcement.
Whedon remarked, “Natasha is a huge part of the sequel because you do want to concentrate on the people who don’t have their own franchises. Although she’d in Cap 2, [and] she’s great. She was the most fun for me because she’s not a hero, you know?”
He went on to note, “And it’s something that I read—and I feel bad that I can’t remember who wrote the book—but it’s in one of the books explaining, ‘These guys are heroes, you are a spy. It’s a different thing—it’s a different skill set—and you don’t have their moral high ground or any of that good stuff.'”
Whedon then concluded, “And that just makes her so interesting to me. So yeah, the stuff I’ve got going on with her in the second one is killer.”
Previously, the filmmaker also discussed the Scarlet Witch, who is joining the ensemble alongside Quicksilver, who it is believed will be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Whedon stated about her look, “She might wear a headband or something that might echo [the original costume]. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body.”
He then added, “When they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs.”
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