Scarlett Johansson has stepped out for the first time since rumours she was pregnant began to circulate, and the star isn’t giving anything away. But it seems that others aren’t quite so tight-lipped Marvel Studios President of Production confirmed her pregnancy in an interview about The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ script. Kevin Feige told Collider.com: ‘Well my first reaction was I was very happy for her and very excited for her.
‘My second reaction was we’ve got to move some pieces on the chess board around schedule-wise. But we didn’t change the script at all, which is sort of the most important things for us in terms of the storyline.’ Feige comments confirmed reports the 29-year-old actress is due to welcome her first child into the world with her fiancé Romain Dauriac her due date is reported to be in August.
While Scarlett hasn’t made a public declaration about her happy news Feige admitted they aim to hide the blonde beauty’s bump so viewers will ‘never know’ Black Widow – also known as Natasha Romanoff – was pregnant when they shoot scenes for the upcoming movie. The film producer said: ‘I think the goal is for us to sit here talking about the fact that you would never know that Black Widow was pregnant during the filming of the movie when you see the final version of ‘Avengers 2’.”
Feige comments came ahead of Scarlett’s appearance at the Captain America: The Winter Soldier press conference in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. Wearing a baggy applique, sheer cream top and a matching clean-cut cream blazer, the star detracted attention away from any signs of a baby bump. Although the star has yet to confirmed the pregnancy. A source has told Us Weekly: ‘She’s about four months along. The baby was a welcome surprise!’
Another insider added to the publication: ‘She’s just excited to share the news!’ TMZ claimed that she is five months along, which if true would mean she fell pregnant just one month after now-fiancé Romain Dauriac proposed with a vintage Art Deco diamond engagement ring. Access Hollywood reporter Liz Hernandez posted a picture of herself with the star at the conference, saying: ‘Hangin’ with Scarlett Johansson.’