Evans and Johansson have previously appeared together in multiple films, including Marvel’s superhero movies.
Project Artemis will be directed by Jason Bateman, the actor, director, and producer best known for the show Ozark. While details around the story are under wraps, the film will reportedly be set against the space race, the competition between the United States and erstwhile Soviet Union to achieve spaceflight.
Rose Gilroy, daughter of writer-director Dan Gilroy and actor René Russo, has written the screenplay of Project Artemis.
Johansson will produce the film with Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn through their These Pictures production company, which commissioned and developed the script. Bateman will produce via his Aggregate Films banner.
Evans and Johansson had earlier signed Apple Studio’s Ghosted, which was announced last year, but Johansson exited the project over scheduling conflicts. Evans’ co-actor from Knives Out, Ana de Armas, later replaced her.
Johansson has collaborated with Evans numerous times. They have been seen together in four Avengers films, namely The Avengers (2012), Age of Ultron (2015), Infinity War (2018) and Endgame (2019), as well as the MCU films Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). While Evans essayed the role of Captain America, Johansson played Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, in these films.
Johansson’s next release is set to be Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, which is currently in post-production.
Evans, on the other hand, has Pixar’s Lightyear in the offing. Directed by Angus MacLane, it serves as the origin story of the famous Toy Story character. The actor is also a part of the Russo brothers’ The Gray Man, which co-stars Indian actor Dhanush and de Armas.