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Scarlett Johansson recently opened up in an interview with Parade Magazine and reveals that Marvel The Avengers: Age of Ultron will take a decidedly different and darker tone. No surprise here, given the recent success of comic book films that have followed suit like The Dark Knight and Man of Steel. Here is an excerpt of the interview.

Parade Magazine – What can fans expect in Avengers 2?

“Oh boy! Well, we can expect the Avengers. Joss [Whedon], again, is back, wrote the script, and is directing. I think the script is dark and it’s dry, it’s got this amazing one-liner, glass-cutting sense of humor.

Obviously the script is very cerebral. 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 installment. It doesn’t feel like a rehashing, it feels like these characters are moving forward, plotlines are moving forward. 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.”

Dark themed story lines are MONEY! As many previous films have proven. Audiences prefer the dark and dismal tales. They seem to resonate stronger with fans and there’s doubt this trend will continue.

I for one LOVE the dark themed comic book films. How about you? Which would you prefer? Dark? Or more, light-hearted? Comical and uplifting?

Marvel The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1st 2015.

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