"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."
She also talked about Agent Romanoff’s friendship with Chris Evans' Steve Rogers, which has become more intimate.
"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."
It isn’t known when Marvel Studios plans on rolling out the first trailer yet, although there is a good chance that it will debut with Thor: The Dark World, hitting theaters November 8.
I have a lot of feelings about some of the issues people are taking with the way Black Widow was referred to in the Agents of SHIELD pilot, and most of those feelings I have because I initially had those same issues myself. And maybe I’ve explained them away in a way to make me feel better about…
“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 [is] in Cap 2, [and] she’s great. She was the most fun for me because she’s not a hero, you know, 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.’ 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.”