Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and cast at Avengers Assemble premiere

07:57 20 April 2012

Cobie Smulders at the Marvel Avengers Assemble European Premiere at the Westfield Centre, London

Cobie Smulders at the Marvel Avengers Assemble European Premiere at the Westfield Centre, London

Hollywood beauty Scarlett Johansson and How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders wowed crowds in London at the European premiere of Avengers Assemble.

Golden Globe nominee Johansson, 27, blossomed in a black and scarlet floral corset and lace skirt by Prada with bright red heels, while the Canadian actress, 30, lived up to her name in a red creation by New York designer Alexandra Vidal.

The actresses, who play Russian spy Natasha Romanoff and S.H.I.E.L.D agent Maria Hill respectively, were joined by co-stars Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Tom Hiddleston (villain Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson) at the premiere of the Marvel superhero blockbuster at Westfield London.

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) was joined by his heavily pregnant wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky.

Johansson said she enjoyed reprising the role of the feisty Black Widow, originally seen in Iron Man 2, despite the injuries she suffered doing her own stunts.

“It’s nice to be able to play a female character that’s not a damsel in distress or some woman in waiting but to actually play someone who’s got a lot of conviction and who is really ready to kick some booty,” she said.

“It was just all one big injury the whole thing - you get used to it I guess.”

Smulders added: “It’s been a dream role for me. I love it.”

Downey Jr said it was “a blast” to be in London, saying: “It’s been five years since our last adventure so I’m happy and humbled to be here.”

Avengers Assemble, which also stars Samuel L Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow, opens in cinemas on April 26.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

We look at the big names in the world of sport, music, fashion, TV and film that most influence these islands.

Read more

Paul Bettany has said playing an on-screen character in the latest Marvel film means working harder than when he was simply providing a voice.

Read more

Emmerdale’s Ryan Hawley thinks Robert Sugden’s feelings for Aaron Livesy are purely superficial.

Read more

Promoted content

Established in 1987, Tucci is one of the North's premier stores for branded clothing, footwear and accessories.

Save up to 70% on designer brands for Men and Women, including G-Star, Diesel, French Connection, Firetrap and many more….our sale is now on.

[Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images]

It’s the new year and you’re looking forward to booking your summer holidays - but how do sunny getaways change when you’ve got children?

Top Stories

Quizzes

Adrian Chiles is no longer ITV's main man... so why not test your knowledge of some of his (and others') greatest gaffes? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

With news of presenter Adrian Chiles’ sacking by ITV, it’s a good time to remember some of the most memorable punditry blunders.

Read more
[Image by Gary Tallowin]

In which we remember the stations that have gone before...

Read more
£50million Fernando Torres and former Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglous are two of the biggest transfer flops in recent Premier League history

The transfer window is a time for optimisim, but it doesn’t always work out for the best...

Read more