It's one of the highest-grossing films ever made, so why did Johansson think it would bomb?
The Avengers -- it was pretty good. And by that we mean that it was the culmination of a multiyear plan that grossed hundreds of millions of dollars and delighted moviegoers all over the globe. But before it was even shot, Scarjo had some serious doubts. In an interview she explained, "The idea of it is ridiculous! When they told me that was the next step, I said, 'Oh, no! That is a disaster! You saw Thor, you saw Captain America, you saw Iron Man -- those things don't go together!'"
Now, if you read comics, you already know that these things often do go together. In fact, some of the biggest business done in comics revolves around huge crossover stories where much of the Marvel Universe is involved.
But we'll grant that Johansson is thinking in movie terms, not comics. And it's probably also worth pointing out that her previous Marvel appearence in Iron Man 2 was pretty lackluster. So, hey, the Marvel train could have been derailed with the Avengers.
Thank goodness it wasn't -- both for us and for Scarlett Johansson.
(via Comic Book Movie)