Marvel 'Avengers' women muscle into spotlight in 'Ultron'

April 22, 2015 12:12 PM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson had a bone to pick with Hollywood: not only were there few female superheroes, but they tended to be dumbed down.

So when Marvel Studios brought in another formidable woman for summer action film "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Johansson, who reprises her role as the feisty Black Widow, was happy to see "a step in the right direction."

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