The scriptwriters of the upcoming sequel Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told an American daily that Captain America and Black Widow played by Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson respectively will “have a much bigger role to play in that second film'', after getting a pretty raw deal in the first one as they were seen defending the earth in the first one. McFeely added, “We gave ourselves license to pay off later, have one movie “that went all the way to a tragic ending. And then one where mysterious things happen that I can’t tell you about.”
The revelations about the future projects in the series came after it was confirmed that Marvel Studios would further proceed with Phase 4 of the MCU. Disney CEO Bob Iger had hinted that Avengers 4 which is scheduled for a next year release might not be the final chapter of the ensemble cast of superhero films. Iger told a media house, “We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we've plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade. I'm guessing we will try our hand at what I'll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't see more Avengers down the road. We just haven't made any announcements about that.”
The Avengers group of superheroes comprise of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).