Welcome to SCARLETT JOHANSSON FAN, your online resource dedicated to the two time Oscar Nominated actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON. You may know Scarlett from her Oscar nominated roles in "JOJO RABBIT","MARRIAGE STORY" and her 11 years as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the "MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE" and her own movie "BLACK WIDOW". It is our aim to bring you all the latest news, photos, information and much more on Scarlett's career. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Today is a sad day for us Black Widow fans as the last piece of content for the movie was released on Disney+ with the fourth episode of there show Marvel Studio Assembled called The Making Of Black Widow. This is a 1 hour in-depth look at how the movie was made, the characters, locations and interviews with the cast and crew of the movie and is a really good watch for all Scarlett and Black Widow fans. I have done a rip from Disney+ for the site and they are not the best going so I’m hoping that a full 1080p rip will come out soon and I can recap them again tho I have no clue why its not full HQ from D+ its self. You can find all the caps in the gallery for you all.
Black Widow came out on Disney+ today for free yay and in the extra’s for it the last two deleted scene’s we did no were out there but were never added to the blu-ray at last have seen the light of day. The two are called Mason’s Betrayal were Ross has arrested Mason and try’s to use him to get to Nat and It Was All Me that should have never been taken out of the movie to start with, it picks up right after Nat sends the rest away and has Ross and a lot of his people coming at her with gun’s and shows her getting arrested, Ross trying to understand her and how she got away from them. You can fine all the caps in the gallery now and I did a rip of both videos and you can watch them below.
hollywoodreporter – The settlement ends a back-and-forth PR battle pitting the CAA-repped star against the studio that was poised to have dramatic implications for all of Hollywood’s majors.
Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” stated Johansson. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman added: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
The explosive suit, filed by the actress in July in Los Angeles Superior Court, claimed that the studio sacrificed the film’s box office potential in order to grow its fledgling Disney+ streaming service. Disney countered that Johansson was paid $20 million for the film.
The settlement brings to a close a back-and-forth PR battle that pitted the CAA-repped star against Disney and was poised to have dramatic implications for all of Hollywood’s major studios. Johansson’s cause received support in the industry, with talent and executives — including Jamie Lee Curtis, Marvel’s WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen and mogul Jason Blum — speaking out on her behalf.
At the time of the complaint, a Disney spokesperson said, in part, “The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” CAA co-chairman Bryan Lourd shot back that Disney “shamelessly and falsely accused Ms. Johansson of being insensitive to the global COVID pandemic, in an attempt to make her appear to be someone they and I know she isn’t.”
In her complaint, Johansson said the Marvel tentpole had been guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release when she signed her deal. She alleged that her contract was breached when the film was simultaneously released on Disney+.
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on Hollywood over the past 18 months, Black Widow was one of many big-budget movies, also including Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 and Disney’s Cruella and Jungle Cruise, that bowed simultaneously on streaming and in theaters. But to date, Johansson is the only major movie star to sue.
“Why would Disney forgo hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts by releasing the Picture in theatres at a time when it knew the theatrical market was ‘weak,’ rather than waiting a few months for that market to recover?” the complaint asked. “On information and belief, the decision to do so was made at least in part because Disney saw the opportunity to promote its flagship subscription service using the Picture and Ms. Johansson, thereby attracting new paying monthly subscribers, retaining existing ones, and establishing Disney+ as a must-have service in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Black Widow, which has earned $379 million at the worldwide box office to date, debuted at the same time in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access for an additional $30. But in what was viewed by rival studio executives as a major miscalculation, Disney boasted July 11 that Black Widow earned $60 million via Disney+ Premier Access, opening the door for a fierce clash. After all, Johansson had been considering litigation for several months, says a source familiar with the suit. Until the afternoon of July 28, she believed Disney would make an offer and that she wouldn’t have to file a suit. But Disney stayed in the mode of, “Let’s keep talking,” the source adds. Johansson was particularly incensed by the announcement, which pleased Wall Street but not the talent and representation community.
According to the complaint, Disney’s move “not only increased the value of Disney+, but it also intentionally saved Marvel (and thereby itself) what Marvel itself referred to as ‘very large box office bonuses’ that Marvel otherwise would have been obligated to pay Ms. Johansson.”
Johansson vs. Disney marked the latest iteration of a profit-participation dispute that is all too common in Hollywood, with actors fighting studios over their backend compensation or the definition of “net profit.” Very few of these battles percolate to the surface; they often come to a resolution before lawyers get involved, or the actor’s contract contains an arbitration provision and the whole process remains confidential. (A source familiar with Johansson’s suit says her contract does have an arbitration provision, but her lawyers were willing to test it.)
“The exception is when there’s so much money involved or if there’s a level of acrimony that has reached a point of no return, and people are going to stand on principle,” attorney James Sammataro tells THR. “That statement by Disney confirmed the latter, but it still is a shocking statement to make — to paint someone as being insensitive and playing the whole, ‘You’re so out of touch’ card. You could probably make the same argument about Disney; ‘Yeah. You’ve been generating millions, if not billions, during the pandemic.’”
In the wake of Johansson’s suit, more than a handful of other A-listers were said to be considering filing similar suits. (Jungle Cruise star Dwayne Johnson was not one of them, given that he has a different compensation structure than Johansson.) But that has not come to fruition yet. Cruella’s Emma Stone closed a deal two weeks after Johansson’s suit to star in a sequel of Disney’s live-action film, offering a sign that Disney was working to secure and mollify talent amid the charged atmosphere.
While Disney has faced criticism for its handling of talent deals during the pandemic, WarnerMedia took a different approach by proactively doling out as much as $200 million to pay a long list of stars whose Warner Bros. films were simultaneously opening in theaters and on its HBO Max streaming service, including Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Will Smith.
Johansson is represented by Kasowitz partner John Berlinski, while Daniel Petrocelli has been repping Disney.
Well they are a little late to the party with this press interview for Black Widow
Ini adalah interview yang tertunda upload karena kemarin gue sempat terjangkit badai sitokin TAPI KARENA SEKARANG BIOSKOP BUKA DAN BLACK WIDOW LAGI TAYANG, WELL HERE IT IS THE INTERVIEW!!
Jangan lupa untuk nonton Black Widow yang lagi tayang sekarang di bioskop!
I’m back today with a cool little update for you all. Black Widow at last came out on 4KBlu-Ray and DVD this week yay and I have got my hands on the Blu-Ray Extra’s from it, I will say these are not the full 1080p ones as I have not got the blu-ray my self yet but I will replace them when I do get it next month. On it are two Features Sisters Gonna Work It Out & Go Big If You’re Going Home, 9 Deleted Scene but Scarlett is only in 3 of them Grocery Shop, It Was Not Here Before & Alternative Ending (This should have been the real ending) and Bloopers. So enjoy these.
People – Apple Studios has set a high-profile project that will reteam Marvel stalwarts Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in Ghosted, a romantic action adventure that will be directed by Dexter Fletcher. He helmed Rocketman and finished Bohemian Rhapsody. The stars are in advanced negotiations. The script is by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers of the Deadpool films and Zombieland, and most recently scripted Escape from Spiderhead. They hatched the idea and sold it to Skydance as a pitch.
This becomes the latest deal for David Ellison’s Skydance, which is coming off the Chris Pratt-starrer The Tomorrow War, which was distributed by Amazon, the Michael B. Jordan-starrer Without Remorse, and just set Victoria Mahoney to direct Old Guard 2, the Netflix sequel. It gives another plum title for Apple, which just opened the Sundance sensation CODA, and is in production on the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon, the Will Smith-Antoine Fuqua film Emancipation, and upcoming is the Ridley Scott-directed Kitbag with Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Jodie Comer as his wife Josephine.
This is the latest deal for Johansson (who’ll also be part of the cast of the new Wes Anderson film) since her attorneys filed a lawsuit against Disney over the studio’s decision to day-and-date release Black Widow for premium purchase on Disney+. The dispute has become a proving ground for stars and their reps looking to cement a new template on deals with no backend bonuses, when studios flip titles to streamers
She and Evans worked together in three Avengers films, as well as Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Waiting for more detail on the film and will convey when I have it.
Scarlett and Black Widow have been nominated for a “23rd The Win Awards – Woman Image awards”. Scarlett is up for “outstanding actress in a feature film” and Black Widow for “outstanding feature film”. More info to come on the ceremony etc
A absolutely massive congratulations to Scarlett and Colin for the birth of there new baby boy who they surprised us with this week.
People – Scarlett Johansson, who is also mom to daughter Rose, married Colin Jost in October 2020
It’s baby joy for Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost.
The Tony winner, 36, and her Saturday Night Live star husband, 39, recently welcomed their first baby together, Johansson’s rep Marcel Pariseau exclusively confirms to PEOPLE.
Johansson is also mom to daughter Rose Dorothy, who turns 7 years old this fall.
Jost briefly mentioned their pregnancy news during a stand-up performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut on Sunday, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.
On Instagram later Wednesday, Jost shared a statement revealing that they welcomed a baby boy named Cosmo.
Johansson and Jost wed in an intimate ceremony back in October 2020. The pair got engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating. The Sing 2 actress debuted her 11-carat engagement ring that July while taking the stage at San Diego Comic-Con.
In October 2019, Johansson told Ellen DeGeneres that Jost “killed it” with his “surprising” proposal, which included “a whole James Bond situation.”
“He’s got a lot behind that news desk he’s hiding,” she joked, referring to Jost’s job as “Weekend Update” co-host on SNL. “He’s very charming and very thoughtful and romantic. But yeah, I was surprised. Even if you kind of imagine what that moment’s gonna be like, it’s still a beautiful moment.”
Johansson has previously been open about parenting her first child. In April she told PEOPLE about how she encourages Rose to eat healthy meals, while discussing her partnership with HumanCo on Snow Days, frozen pizza bites made with organic, grain-free ingredients.
“It’s funny, but I think I never really had to trick her into eating healthy,” said Johansson, who shares Rose with ex-husband Romain Dauriac. “I think [it’s best] just letting kids discover food that way without making it feel like a chore. Everybody has a different palate. I’ve never tried to force my kid to eat anything she didn’t like, and I never tried to hide any foods from her because I was trying to pack in an extra carrot. Just offer a variety as much as possible.”
Hollywoodreporter – Margot Robbie and Tom Hanks are already on board the production, which is now shooting.
Scarlett Johansson is going from the worlds of Marvel to the world of Wes Anderson.
The Black Widow star is the latest big name to join the filmmaker’s new movie, currently before cameras in Spain.
The movie has enlisted the usual repertoire of Anderson thespians — Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton — but it also features high-profile newcomers, Margot Robbie and Tom Hanks among them. Rupert Friend is also on the roll call.
Plot details for the feature, which Anderson wrote and is directing, are being kept under wraps, and Johansson’s character details were not revealed.
Anderson is expected to wrap shooting in late September, just in time for the opening of his latest movie, The French Dispatch, in October via Searchlight.
This isn’t the first time Johansson has worked with Anderson, but it will be her first in front of the camera. She previously lent her voice for the auteur’s 2018 stop-motion animated picture, Isle of Dogs.
The actress, who scored double Oscar nominations in 2020 for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, is coming off of the superhero stand-alone Black Widow, which inspired a lawsuit against Disney that alleges that her contract was breached when the Marvel movie was released on Disney+ day-and-date.
Deadline – UPDATE, 8:44 AM: As anyone who has seen a Marvel movie or read the comics knows, the Black Widow moves fast and deadly – – and that’s exactly what Scarlett Johansson did this morning.
“After initially responding to this litigation with a misogynistic attack against Scarlett Johansson, Disney is now, predictably, trying to hide its misconduct in a confidential arbitration,” said the Oscar nominee’s main lawyer John Berlinski today after the House of Mouse’s response to Johansson’s scathing profits lawsuit went public.
“Why is Disney so afraid of litigating this case in public?,” added the Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP attorney in what has become a Cuban Missile Crisis level war of words.
“Because it knows that Marvel’s promises to give Black Widow a typical theatrical release ‘like its other films’ had everything to do with guaranteeing that Disney wouldn’t cannibalize box office receipts in order to boost Disney+ subscriptions,” Berlinski adds, as Disney insists Marvel’s contract with Johansson provides for arbitration exactly in the event of a dispute like this one that erupted on July 29. “Yet that is exactly what happened – and we look forward to presenting the overwhelming evidence that proves it.”
Whether or not Bryan Lourd and Johansson’s reps at CAA weigh in too is TBD, but clearly no one’s afraid of pushing the button(s) now.
PREVIOUSLY, 8:15 AM: The House of Mouse has tried to blunt the Black Widow’s bite, as expected.
In a witching hour filing last night, the Walt Disney Company took Scarlett Johansson to task for daring to make her financial dispute with them over Black Widow public. The Marvel parent company is demanding the whole thing go behind closed doors on the East Coast ASAP.
“Periwinkle agreed that all claims ‘arising out of, in connection with, or relating to’ Scarlett Johansson’s acting services for Black Widow would be submitted to confidential, binding arbitration in New York,” says the motion filed in LA Superior Court on Friday by Disney’s outside lawyers Daniel Petrocelli, Leah Godesky and Tim Heafner of O’Melveny & Myers LLP against Johansson and her company (read it here).
“Whether Periwinkle’s claims against Disney fall within the scope of that agreement is not a close call: Periwinkle’s interference and inducement claims are premised on Periwinkle’s allegation that Marvel breached the contract’s requirement that any release of Black Widow include a ‘wide theatrical release’ on ‘no less than 1,500 screens,” the 23-page motion adds, taking a direct swipe at the obvious Achilles’ heel of the longtime Marvel star’s July 29 filed suit. “The plain and expansive language of the arbitration agreement easily encompasses Periwinkle’s Complaint.”
Then, in the kind of language that Petrocelli’s clients like to see and mirroring Disney’s initial response to Johansson’s July 29 legal action, the O’Melveny & Myers attorneys get a little rough.
“In a futile effort to evade this unavoidable result (and generate publicity through a public filing), Periwinkle excluded Marvel as a party to this lawsuit––substituting instead its parent company Disney under contract-interference theories,” they lash out. “But longstanding principles do not permit such gamesmanship.”
Disney want an October 15 hearing in DTLA on the arbitration matter. The company’s formal response also reveals that they and subsidiary Marvel “on August 10, 2021, Marvel and Disney served on Periwinkle a demand for confidential arbitration in New York.” Johansson’s Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP team has not responded to that demand yet, according to Disney.
On the other hand, Disney did respond last night officially to Johansson and her lawyers’ interpretation of her contract with Marvel. Specifically, having seen execs Bob Iger and Bob Chapek’s payouts out in the actor’s legal action, the company and its hired muscle center on what putting the repeatedly pandemic delayed Black Widow on streamer Disney+ as well as on the big screen when the Cate Shortland directed film was finally released on July 9.
Paid $20 million upfront (as Disney harshly reveled back on July 29) for Black Widow, Johansson has claimed she was promised “a release that is exclusive to movie theatres.”
After Chapek himself took a dig at Johnasson’s suit in the company’s latest earnings call on August 12, Disney now officially and firmly say their one-time, long-time star has it wrong.
“Although Marvel and Disney share Periwinkle’s frustration with the challenges associated with releasing films during an ever-shifting public-health crisis, Periwinkle’s claims that Marvel breached the Agreement and Disney induced that breach or otherwise interfered with the Agreement have no merit,” last night’s motion states. “There is nothing in the Agreement requiring that a ‘wide theatrical release’ also be an ‘exclusive’ theatrical release.”
“The contract does not mandate theatrical distribution––let alone require that any such distribution be exclusive,” it goes on to say. “Moreover, the contract expressly provides that any theatrical-distribution obligations are satisfied by distribution on “no less than 1500 screens.” And even though Black Widow’s release coincided with a global public-health crisis, Marvel made good on its promises.”
And there was apparently more cash on offering.
In fact, as both sides attempt to craft the official record, Disney emphasis that even though Johansson’s suit says the actor who has portrayed super spy Natasha Romanoff for over a decade said she was pretty much blindsided by the decision to go for a multi-platform release because of the pandemic, they were straight up with her and her CAA reps.
“Marvel discussed the hybrid-release-pattern decision with Johansson in spring 2021, as the parties were conferring regarding the Picture’s release date,” they say in the August 20 filing. “Marvel has assured Johansson that she will be credited with 100% of the Premier Access and PEHV receipts for purposes of the box-office thresholds used to calculate any additional compensation – even though Marvel has no obligation under the Agreement to do so.”
To solidify that point, Disney cracked open the door a bit on how much Black Widow has actually made – specifically on Disney+, where subscribers could gain “premium access” on release day for an extra $30.
“As of August 15, 2021, the Picture has grossed more than $367 million in worldwide box-office receipts and more than $125 million in streaming and download retail receipts.”
For those of you who love a good horse race and/or math, Disney have added Black Widow‘s opening weekend domestic haul of just under $80 million to its admittedly very strong $55 million opening weekend on Disney+ for a grand US-only total of $135 million. Or, as they say “more than that of many other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Thor: The Dark World; Ant-Man; Ant-Man and the Wasp; and Guardians of the Galaxy” made in their respective opening days.
A factoid you can expect to hear over and over as long as this matter remains in the public eye, for however long that is.
Variety – Disney’s decision to release “Black Widow” on Disney Plus at the same time it hit theaters has sparked a legal battle with Scarlett Johansson, the actress tasked with playing the Marvel superhero.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys for Johansson allege that the star’s contract was breached when the studio opted not to debut the film exclusively in theaters, a move they claim depressed ticket sales for the Avengers spinoff. Much of Johansson’s compensation was tied to the box office performance of “Black Widow” — if it hit certain benchmarks, bonuses would kick in.
“Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” the suit reads.
Disney announced in March that “Black Widow” would premiere simultaneously on the studio’s subscription-based streaming service, for a premium $30 price, as well as on the big screen. The move was made as the movie theater industry was rebounding from COVID-19 closures and capacity restrictions. On July 9, “Black Widow” set a pandemic-era box office record with its $80 million debut in North America and earned an additional $78 million overseas. It also pulled in $60 million on Disney Plus. Ticket sales steeply declined in subsequent weeks and currently stand at $319 million globally, putting “Black Widow” on track to become one of the lowest-grossing Marvel movies of all time.
Shortly after its debut, the National Association of Theatre Owners, the industry’s main trade organization, asserted the simultaneous release of “Black Widow” in theaters and on streaming “costs Disney money in revenue per viewer over the life of the film.”
However, the suit notes that Disney’s stock rose after the company disclosed the rental figures.
“Disney chose to placate Wall Street investors and pad its bottom line, rather than allow its subsidiary Marvel to comply with the agreement,” the suit reads. ” To no one’s surprise, Disney’s breach of the Agreement successfully pulled millions of fans away from the theatres and toward its Disney+ streaming service.”
The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news of the lawsuit, reports that sources close to Johansson estimate that the decision to release the film concurrently on Disney Plus resulted in $50 million in lost bonuses.
Johansson’s legal salvo comes as new distribution paradigms and the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping the way that A-list actors are paid for their work. Many top actors include backend profit participation as part of their contracts. But the rise of streaming services, such as Netflix, has removed those forms of compensation and the decision by traditional movie studios, like Warner Bros. and Disney, to release films on their own in-house subscription services has further upended these old ways of doing business. When Warner Bros. opted to send its entire film slate to HBO Max, realizing that movie theaters were only operating at limited capacity for much of the year, the studio had to pay tens of millions of dollars to the stars of those films. That resulted in actors such as Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Keanu Reeves earning their full back-end on the movies that Warner Bros. released on its new service. If successful, Johansson’s suit could embolden more actors to seek additional compensation for films that migrated to streaming services and may lead to agents including stricter language in contracts regarding compensation if an exclusive theatrical release is compromised or bypassed. Johansson’s attorneys suggested that her suit could be a precedent setter.
“It’s no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney Plus to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company’s stock price – and that it’s hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so,” John Berlinski, an attorney for Johansson, said in a statement to Variety. “But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of its films in furtherance of this short-sighted strategy violates their rights and we look forward to proving as much in court. This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts.”
Johansson legal team said that representatives for the actress were worried that “Black Widow” would debut on Disney Plus even before coronavirus brought life to a standstill. As part of the suit, they share emails from the star’s management group that asked the studio to guarantee that “Black Widow” would premiere exclusively in cinemas. In response, Marvel Chief Counsel Dave Galluzzi promised a traditional theatrical bow, while adding “We understand that should the plan change, we would need to discuss this with you and come to an understanding as the deal is based on a series of (very large) box office bonuses.”
Spokespeople for Disney did not respond to a request for comment.
On Tuesday (13th July) last month Scarlett was a guest on the last talk show of the Black Widow press tour with Late Night with Seth Meyers. Scarlett was there making a virtual appearance and it was filmed a couple of days before it aired. It was a great interview as Seth is a family friend of Scarlett and it turns out he was at her wedding and they had a great talk about it. Scarlett said Rose has seen her very old movie “Home Alone 3” and had no clue it was her mom in the movie. And talked about the infamous gift-swapping between Colin and Michael Che and what Colin got her for her first gift.
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
PEOPLE AFTER A YEAR OF DALAYS ITS FINALLY HERE. Black Widow has finally seen the light of day after last year of moving about on July 09th it hit cinema’s and Disney+. And thanks to it hitting Disney+ I was able to get my hands on a 1080p copy of it for the site. Scarlett plays maybe for the last time Natasha Romanoff a.k.a the Black Widow making it her 10th time as the character in the MCU and the movie co-stars Florence Pugh as Nat’s little sister and the future Black Widow in the MCU Yelena Belova, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz all of who did a absolutely amazing job as these characters and I hope its not the last time we see them all. The movie takes place right away Civil War and shows Na just trying to live a quiet live before her little sister being her back into it and set’s of all these events that lead to Nat having to face her past and right the wrongs she did back then. It was a amazing movie and a fitting goodbye to both Natasha and Scarlett and at last show’s her in the main sport light. And the after credit scene had me bawling my eyes out and so looking forward to Hawkeye later this year.
I have done all the Screen Captures for the movie and you can now find them in the gallery, And the movie is out now in cinema’s and Disney+ and should be out on Blu-Ray in about October/November time so all bonus features will be added in then.
Variety – Marvel’s “Black Widow” is already crushing pandemic-era box office records.
The superhero adventure raked in a mighty $39.5 million from 4,160 theaters on Friday, the biggest single-day gross since the onset of COVID-19. Through the weekend, “Black Widow” is poised to generated a huge $87.8 million, which would best the benchmark previously set by “F9” and its $70 million debut. The final opening weekend number for the Cate Shortland-directed movie could shoot even higher with positive word-of-mouth. As the first Marvel film to open in theaters since the start of the pandemic, “Black Widow” is already receiving a warm welcome from MCU fans.
At the same time, “Black Widow” is currently available to stream on Disney Plus Premier Access for $30, which could impact box office returns. However, its strong start on the big screen has been encouraging to Hollywood executives and film exhibitors.
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz, “Black Widow” follows the adventures of Natasha Romanoff between the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” After uncovering a dangerous conspiracy, Romanoff is forced to confront the darker parts of her past.
Despite “Black Widow’s” robust turnout, Universal’s action tentpole “F9” is still going strong at the box office. The film is projected to bring in $10.4 million over the weekend, which would boost its domestic total up to an impressive $140.8 million. “F9” has given movie theaters a much-needed boost, and has so far hit $100 million in ticket sales faster than any other pandemic-era release.
Coming in at No. 3 is Universal’s animated family film “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” which brought in $2.8 million on Friday and is expected to earn another $8.7 million through Sunday for a total of $34.7 million. Horror movie “The Forever Purge,” the fifth film in the “Purge” franchise, is set to bring in an additional $6.8 million in sales for an overall tally of $27.5 million.
Meanwhile, “A Quiet Place Part II” is still hanging on in the fifth spot. The horror film, from Paramount, is set to add another $3 million to its still-dominant haul of $150.7 million. A24’s “Zola” is also continuing to make a splash in the indie scene in its second week of release, amassing $210,000 on Friday from 1,401 theaters, which brings its total earnings to a healthy $3.1 million. The Janicza Bravo-directed film, starring Taylour Paige and Riley Keough, has also been well-received by critics.
On Wednesday(July 07th) Scarlett was a guest on the show The Kelly Clarkson Show that was filmed back in May time for the Black Widow press tour. Scarlett was there making a virtual appearance again on the show and she talked about Rose and her being Scarlett’s shadow, who she would trust to baby sit her, who Scarlett’s heros were growing up about Black Widow and playing a game of What’s Creepin’ Up On Me’
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
Variety – Costume designer Jany Temime says working on Marvel’s “Black Widow” was a dream job. She doesn’t know the exact number of costumes she created, but it was “a lot.”
The costume designer who counts “Judy,” “Skyfall” and three of the Harry Potter films including “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and II” among her credits, turned to the Russian and Norwegian armies and the circus for “Black Widow” for design inspirations as new characters such as Yelena (Florence Pugh) and the Red Guardian (David Harbour) are introduced.
Temime also inherited Scarlett Johansson in the title role, whose costume that had already been established. This time around, she made a few tweaks to allow for comfort, sculpting it to suit a woman’s body.
Here, she breaks down designing those looks. On Inheriting the Black Widow Outfit and the Marvel Comic Universe
With the Black Widow costume, I changed a few things and adapted it to Scarlett and her body. When you get the design, you have a computer reality and you have the reality of a woman’s body, and you have to put those two things together.
To make it comfortable, we had the base of the costume made from rubbery fabric. I also added in a design graphic to stop it from looking flat, and that was printed out.
Between the seams, we allowed two to three millimeters of elastic fabric to give some room and stretch because I didn’t want her to feel like she was in something tight. I was so happy to hear Scarlett say that it was the most comfortable outfit.
The way we cut it too was glamorous, we cut the waist a little higher because you have to model the suit to the body to flatter it.
I also designed the young widow outfits which they gave me carte blanche with, and again, they were enthusiastic about it. It was such a collaboration and so dreamy. I also understood what [director] Cate Shortland wanted and her vision, especially for that opening sequence.
It’s here! “Black Widow” is finally out, and to celebrate we had Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour play a game of Who’s Who, and they really are a hilarious family. So, who’s most likely to laugh while filming? Who can be caught singing 24/7? Who nailed their stunts on the first try? Watch all of the adorableness now!
On Monday (July 05th) Scarlett was a guest on the show Live With Kelly & Ryan for the Black Widow press tour. Again Scarlett was there making a virtual appearance on the show and she talked about her 4th of July celebrations, What she did for them when she was a kid, Black Widow and lot’s more.
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
Watch Becoming… Black Widow in full on BBC iPlayer in the UK: https://bbc.in/3xtKile
Scarlett Johansson joins BBC Radio 1’s film critic Ali Plumb to look back on life as Avenger Natasha Romanov ahead of Marvel’s Black Widow. She reveals how she nearly missed out on the role in Iron Man 2, her favourite mistakes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she talks through how she felt about her character’s death in Avengers: Endgame.
Black Widow’s Scarlett Johansson reveals why she didn’t like an earlier version of the Marvel movie while co-star Florence Pugh recalls what it was like being tied to the Avenger during shoots – and feeding each other gazpacho.
The stars of Marvel’s “Black Widow” including Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov/The Red Guardian), Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff), O-T Fagbenle (Mason) and director Cate Shortland discuss their new Marvel movie with CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell.
Two years since the release of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ the MCU is finally returning to theaters with the much-anticipated (and oft-delayed) ‘Black Widow,’ a solo spy adventure for the character made legendary by Scarlett Johansson. In the movie, Natasha is forced to come face to face with the trauma of her past and with the makeshift family of misfits whose motivations remain murky: There’s father figure the Red Guardian (David Harbour); mother figure Melina (Rachel Weisz); and sister of sorts, Yelena (Florence Pugh), whose reconnection with Natasha drives the story, humor, and heart of director Cate Shortland’s movie. Ahead of the film’s release in theaters – and on Disney+ via Premier Access – Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Naz Perez spoke with Johansson about finally giving Natasha her solo film and the importance of it being so female-focused, both in front of and behind the camera. Plus, Pugh, Harbour, Weisz, and co-star O-T Fagbenle talk about creating backstories for themselves and bonds with each other (and why Harbour keeps ending up in Russian prisons), while Shortland details why she wanted to make a movie about trauma and “self-forgiveness” and how inspiration drawn from James Bond to ‘Thelma and Louise’ helped her get there.
? Who’s that tweet about? ? Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour look at your tweets and guess which ones are about their co-stars. Experience the movie this Friday! Tickets and pre-orders available now.
On-screen sisters Florence Pugh and Scarlett Johansson, who play Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova in the first female superhero Marvel movie, Black Widow, on their close friendship and what they learned from one another while filming.
We sat down with Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh to put your questions to them.
Scarlett talks about how she cried when Black Widow was going to die and her awkward interaction with Patrick Stewart, while Florence reveals which musician she wanted to have babies with and which Avenger she would most want to be
Co-stars of “Black Widow,” Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh take the ultimate friendship test. The two first met at a rehearsal space and became fast best friends after a trust exercise. Whether they’re sharing their first impressions, exchanging sweet compliments, or drawing portraits of each other, these two prove that a good friendship thrives off of appreciation and tons of laughter.
And we have one more new Black Widow featurette this time about Taskmaster, there is only one little Scarlett interview in it but you have a new look at taskmaster. You can view it below and the caps are in the gallery.
We are now 5 days away from seeing Black Widow at last. One more new Black Widow featurette has come online about how well Scarlett knowns the Black Widow, It’s the other three cast putting Scarlett to the test. You can view it below and the caps are in the gallery.
comingsoon – Just because Black Widow is dead in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe it doesn’t mean that Scarlett Johansson won’t work with Marvel anymore after Black Widow releases on July 9 in theaters and on Disney+.
“Marvel is always about new beginnings and Scarlett Johansson is such an amazing partner for us,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said of the actress to ET. “She was a producer on this film. She was the one that brought us our amazing director, Cate Shortland, and I am excited to continue working with her in any way possible if we’re so lucky.”
As far as future MCU additions, Feige is hoping that fan events in “the near future” will be suitable places for cast announcements.
“We’ll see what happens with upcoming gatherings and fan events where we can release more news,” Feige said of when to expect more Marvel news. “I hope sometime in the near future.”
ComingSoon’s Black Widow review says that the film “serves as an interesting piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon” that “is well worth the watch even if you’re just a casual fan.” Beyond a goodbye to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, the film is “an introduction to several great Marvel heroes and villains as well as an exciting spy flick in its own right.”
Back on June 30th Scarlett and Florence made a stop on the Korean show You Quiz On The Block. It was a very quick segment they were both in and Florence was having some technical issue’s at the start and they both say You Quiz On The Block in new a funny ways for the host’s. It took me till now to find a video from the segment as no place had the episode to view so its not the best but it’s all I could find.
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
IGN comments are funny, knowledgeable, passionate… and sometimes pretty weird. We showed the cast of Marvel’s Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour some of our favorites, and got them to respond.
A new day and more Black Widow press tour, This time Scarlett and Florence made a stop on BBC 1’s The One Show (tho it was on BBC2 as Wimbledon was on). Both girls made a virtual appearance live in the studio to talk about Black Widow, what it was like to make it, and both talked about filming with pneumonia.
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
So yesterday was the “Black Widow” World Premier Fan Events round the world with Melbourne, London, New York and LA all getting events. London had Florence Pugh in attendance. New York had David Harbour and LA had the head man him self Kevin Feige. Now the bad news Scarlett did not make any of the events and we have no clue why but she did make some videos for the different places and you can watch the one from Melbourne below.
And the Black Widow press tour continues this week with more TV show appearances throughout the week and we start Monday of with Good Morning America . Scarlett made a virtual appearance on the show to talk Black Widow, if Rose has watch’s any marvel movies the answer is no as she does not like them at this time, Colin and him not wanting to no anything about filming or the movie and Scarlett’s upcoming skin care line.
I have added in the screen caps from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
WWD – The line is supposed to come to market in early 2022.
The game of celebrity beauty lines has dealt in a new player — Scarlett Johansson.
Johansson is the latest in a string of celebrities slated to bring a beauty brand to market. It is the actress’ first play as an entrepreneur, and her unnamed line is expected to launch in early 2022.
“I’ve been fascinated by the transformative power of beauty since I was a child. My mother instilled in me a passion for self care from my early teenage years. Several years ago, I took a step back from my beauty deals with the goal of creating something true to me. The result is a clean, accessible approach to beauty,” Johansson said in a statement.
The trailer is now out for Scarlett’s other movie that is coming out this year Sing 2. Scarlett will play the voice of Ash again with Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon to name a few. The movie’s release date is set for 22nd December 2021
Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.
thenews – It was an end to a very long era with Scarlett Johansson’s association with the iconic character of superspy Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow.
So, it was no surprise that the 36-year-0ld American actress was very emotional on the last day on the set of Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson’s journey with the iconic character of Black Widow started with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film – Iron Man 2 in 2010. Then, Romanoff’s character became an integral part of the seven Marvel superhero films.
Scarlett Johansson had earlier given an official sendoff to Natasha in “Avengers: Endgame” which was released on April 26, 2019. The movie shows Natasha Romanoff sacrificing her life.
The Black Widow film is special in the way that it transgressed from male-led MCU stories with Scarlett Johansson playing the lead role, along with her on-screen sister Jelena Belova played by English actress Florence Pugh.
Since in an earlier flick, Natasha was seen meeting her death, the Black Widow film was set in pre-“Avengers: Infinity War” times. The entire film is a flashback. This will be the last film for Natasha Romanoff, hence last for Scarlett Johansson as well in the role.
The last day of the filming was very special for the actress along with all the cast and crew members, as most of them were seen crying.
Speaking in a media interview, Scarlett Johansson confirmed she was crying on the last day on the film set, where she worked most strenuously despite having pneumonia some of the days.
“The last thing I shot for this film was actually when Natasha and Taskmaster come together for their final fight beat,” Scarlett Johansson said.
“I was fully on an inhaler at that point crawling towards the finish line of the MCU.”
This is not it. The actress had another reason to be very emotional on that day. She revealed that it was the last day of working with her longtime fellow Heidi Moneymaker, the Black Widow stunt collaborator.
“It was actually even made much more emotional because Heidi Moneymaker, who is my longtime stunt collaborator, who has been with me on this journey for 10 years, it was also her last day as Black Widow,” emotional Scarlett Johansson confirmed.
“And so it was very fitting that she was present for that. And we just, you know, took a moment to survey this decade of time, and what we built together. We had all the feels.”
Scarlett also wished there had been seven ‘last days’ on films. “I feel like there have been like seven ‘last days’ for me on these films,” Johansson said.
It was an end to a very long era with Scarlett Johansson’s association with the iconic character of superspy Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow.
So, it was no surprise that the 36-year-0ld American actress was very emotional on the last day on the set of Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson’s journey with the iconic character of Black Widow started with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film – Iron Man 2 in 2010. Then, Romanoff’s character became an integral part of the seven Marvel superhero films.
Scarlett Johansson had earlier given an official sendoff to Natasha in “Avengers: Endgame” which was released on April 26, 2019. The movie shows Natasha Romanoff sacrificing her life.
The Black Widow film is special in the way that it transgressed from male-led MCU stories with Scarlett Johansson playing the lead role, along with her on-screen sister Jelena Belova played by English actress Florence Pugh.
Since in an earlier flick, Natasha was seen meeting her death, the Black Widow film was set in pre-“Avengers: Infinity War” times. The entire film is a flashback. This will be the last film for Natasha Romanoff, hence last for Scarlett Johansson as well in the role.
The last day of the filming was very special for the actress along with all the cast and crew members, as most of them were seen crying.
Speaking in a media interview, Scarlett Johansson confirmed she was crying on the last day on the film set, where she worked most strenuously despite having pneumonia some of the days.
“The last thing I shot for this film was actually when Natasha and Taskmaster come together for their final fight beat,” Scarlett Johansson said.
“I was fully on an inhaler at that point crawling towards the finish line of the MCU.”
This is not it. The actress had another reason to be very emotional on that day. She revealed that it was the last day of working with her longtime fellow Heidi Moneymaker, the Black Widow stunt collaborator.
“It was actually even made much more emotional because Heidi Moneymaker, who is my longtime stunt collaborator, who has been with me on this journey for 10 years, it was also her last day as Black Widow,” emotional Scarlett Johansson confirmed.
“And so it was very fitting that she was present for that. And we just, you know, took a moment to survey this decade of time, and what we built together. We had all the feels.”
Scarlett also wished there had been seven ‘last days’ on films. “I feel like there have been like seven ‘last days’ for me on these films,” Johansson said.
“I’ve had so many last days, and they were all full of tears.”
In an interview, Black Widow director Cate Shortland also told about people’s emotional reactions revealed on the last day on the film set.
“The first A.D., Jamie [Christopher], had also done, I think, six or seven films with her,” Shortland said.
“He was crying. [Johansson] was crying, and I was crying. I think we were all really emotional. She’s a trooper, too. She had been shooting for four and a half months, and she had pneumonia.”
Cate Shortland applauded Scarlett Johansson for her determined work. “If you’ve ever had pneumonia, you know how hard it can be to get out of bed — much less film an action movie.”
One more new Black Widow featurette has come online about the BMW’s that are used in the movie, I got a little bit of new behind the scenes footage and a little Scarlett interview. You can view it below and the caps are in the gallery.
Throughout the conversation, Scarlett Johansson reflected on her longtime friendship and working relationship with Marvel Universe co-star Chris Evans, and the fun they’ve had together since their first film at ages 17
Scarlett Johansson shares why she didn’t want “Black Widow” — her first solo outing as her “Avengers” character — to be an espionage film, teasing that fans will hopefully like the “unexpected” storyline
Scarlett will be making a stop on the Korean show You Quiz On The Block next week with Florence and looks like they will be learning some Korean on the show. The show is broadcast on Wednesdays at 21:00 (KST). I will do my best to get full coverage for the site.
Collider – Two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson will produce Disney’s Tower of Terror movie, which will be developed as a starring vehicle for the studio’s Black Widow actress, Collider has exclusively learned.
Toy Story 4 director and Inside Out scribe Josh Cooley is currently writing the script, though plot details are being kept under wraps somewhere on the tower’s top floor. Johansson will produce via her company These Pictures alongside Jonathan Lia, and though there’s no director formally attached yet, Disney will aim high, according to sources — especially since Johansson is coming off of dual Oscar nominations for her stellar work in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit in addition to her high-profile turn in Marvel’s Black Widow.
Representatives for Disney and Johansson had no comment.
Tower of Terror is, of course, based on the popular Disney theme park attractions, which culminate with a free-falling elevator drop that results in some priceless photos. The exhilarating ride features a creepy narrator who sounds like The Twilight Zone host Rod Serling, and there were always long lines due to high demand from thrill-seekers. The ride was previously turned into a 1997 TV movie starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst, though a new theatrical feature has been in development since 2015, when John August was tapped to write a treatment about five people in a posh hotel who take an elevator and disappear after it’s hit by lightning.
Johansson will soon be seen reprising her iconic role as Natasha Romanoff in her very own solo movie, Black Widow, which will be released simultaneously on Disney+ as well as in theaters on July 9. Johansson is also attached to star opposite Taron Egerton in WB’s new Little Shop of Horrors movie, and she’s due to reprise her voice role as the lovable porcupine Ash in Sing 2. On the producing side, Johansson’s company These Pictures is developing the drama Bride, which is in the works at A24 and Apple.
Meanwhile, It was announced earlier this week that Johansson will be the recipient of the 35th American Cinematheque Award this November, which is a major career honor. Johansson is represented by CAA, the law firm of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman, and True Public Relations, while Cooley is repped by CAA, Grandview and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
And the amazing news for Scarlett keeps on coming with. With Scarlett now to receive the American Cinematheque Award in November and I hope by then she can do it in person.
Variety – Scarlett Johansson will receive the 35th annual American Cinematheque Award gala and tribute at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 18.
American Cinematheque chair Rick Nicita said Johansson’s career embodies the essence of the prestigious award.
“Her immense talent has shone brightly from her movie debut as a child through her emergence as a megastar of blockbusters,” Nicita said in a statement Tuesday morning. “She has acted in adventurous independent films with cutting-edge directors. She has starred in the most commercial of franchises. She has taken leading roles and supporting roles in movies budgeted big and small. Whenever she graces the screen with her luminous presence, the audience knows that they will see a dedicated artist at the height of her powers. We can’t wait to share in the next phase of Scarlett Johansson’s marvelous career.”
A New York native, Johansson made her professional acting debut at the age of eight in the off-Broadway production of “Sophistry” alongside Ethan Hawke. She has since appeared in an array of successful blockbuster franchises, most notably in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow. First appearing in “Iron Man 2” alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle in 2010, Johansson went on to star in the two “Captain America” sequels and all four “Avengers” films. She will make her eighth and presumably final appearance as the titular superhero in her long-awaited solo film “Black Widow.”
Johansson received critical acclaim for her role as Nicole Barber in “Marriage Story” and her supporting role as Rozie Betzler in “Jojo Rabbit.” She received nominations for an Oscar, Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for her roles in both 2019 films. Other notable credits include “Lucy,” “Under the Skin,” “Ghost in the Shell,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Her,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Manny & Lo,” “Hail, Caesar!,” “The Jungle Book,” “Chef,” “Don Jon” and “Hitchcock.”
Previous American Cinematheque Award honorees include: Eddie Murphy (1986); Bette Midler (1987); Robin Williams (1988); Steven Spielberg (1989); Ron Howard (1990); Martin Scorsese (1991); Sean Connery (1992); Michael Douglas (1993); Rob Reiner (1994); Mel Gibson (1995); Tom Cruise (1996); John Travolta (1997); Arnold Schwarzenegger (1998); Jodie Foster (1999); Bruce Willis (2000); Nicolas Cage (2001); Denzel Washington (2002); Nicole Kidman (2003); Steve Martin (2004); Al Pacino (2005); George Clooney (2006); Julia Roberts (2007); Samuel L. Jackson (2008); Matt Damon (2010); Robert Downey Jr. (2011); Ben Stiller (2012); Jerry Bruckheimer (2013); Matthew McConaughey (2014); Reese Witherspoon (2015); Ridley Scott (2016); Amy Adams (2017); Bradley Cooper (2018); Charlize Theron (2019) and Spike Lee (2020).
Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh spoke to Access Hollywood’s Sibley Scoles ahead of the release of their highly anticipated Marvel film, “Black Widow” where they opened up about working together and the friendship that was formed on set. “We just got really lucky, we both work in a similar environment, similar style, we both like to chat a lot, goof around, keep things loose,” Scarlett explained. She also revealed if her 6-year-old daughter Rose will see “Black Widow,” “She’s not going to be able to make it through this one, she’s too little, she’s too little. I tried to watch ‘Star Wars’ with her and the minute a Storm Trooper came on which is basically minute two-and-a-half, she said, ‘Mommy this is too scary.’ We made it through ‘Back To The Future’ just in the timeline was enough.” “Black Widow” will be released in theaters and on Disney + with Premier Access on July 9th.
It’s here people at last the Black Widow press has begun as of last night. And it’s all kicking of with Scarlett making a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (June 21st, 2021) for Black Widow. They had a talk about the movie were she said we will learn about what did happen at Budapest and that was about all she could say but will did get to see the little clip that was release last week. After that Scarlett and Jimmy played a game of Marvel One-Second Marvel Quiz and after Scarlett not getting the first one she did end up getting the next three and after a tiebreaker Scarlett ended with Scarlett winning.
I have added in the screen caps and are trying to find the episode stills from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch some of her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
The full ET video was just post by them and it has a lot more of the interview with Scarlett and Florence as well as adding in interviews with David Harbour and O-T Fagbenle that were not in the first video. The only thing with this one is they have taken a lot of the on set footage out. But Scarlett and Florence are just to cute for this world.
Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and O-T Fagbenle chat with ET’s Nischelle Turner on the set of ‘Black Widow,’ in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. The cast brings Marvel fans up to speed on where the movie takes place on the MCU timeline, while Scarlett reflects on what playing Natasha Romanoff for a decade has meant to her. David Harbour reacts to comparisons between his character and Chris Evans’ Captain America. He jokes, ‘I really am ‘America’s ass’ when you think about it.’
The new issue of SFX Magazine – July is out now and Black Widow has a 4 page spread in it, No new photos unfortunately and no new full interviews but still a nice peace to have a little read of. You can find the digital scans from it in the gallery now.
The press got to see Black Widow last night and so far people are loving it.
denofgeek – Early viewers of Marvel’s Black Widow have praised the film’s perfect balance of action, espionage, and Florence Pugh.
It’s been awhile since we’ve all been able to see a Marvel film in theaters. In fact, it’s been two years, two weeks, and one day since Spider-Man: Far From Home premiered. Now, Marvel’s Black Widow is set to end that pandemic-induced drought when it arrives in theaters (and on Disney+) Friday, July 9.
Marvel has restarted its blockbuster machine on television already, of course. WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and now Loki have all been creative and commercial hits for Disney+. But will the studio be able to recapture that blockbuster energy on the big screen with Black Widow?
Well, according to the first social media reactions, the answer to that is a resounding “yes.” A handful of critics and Marvel fans have already seen the latest film starring Scarlett Johnasson as the titular Black Widow. The embargo for their social media impressions lifted today at 12 p.m. Here are what some Black Widow viewers had to say.
One thing that jumps out from these first reactions is how impressed many critics are by the film’s action sequences. As its characters have grown immensely more powerful in recent films, Marvel has sometimes struggled to properly depict the physics of all these fights among beings with God-like powers. Since Natasha Romanoff is a mortal spy, Black Widow has an opportunity to present more Earthbound and reasonable combat. Based on these reactions, it seems that the film has done exactly that.
Comparisons to John Wick and James Bond films abound in these posts, which is certainly a positive sign for any vaccinated individual prepared to head back to the movies. These reviews also single out Florence Pugh’s performance as Yelena Belova. Director Cate Shortland has previously said that Natasha will “hand the baton” to Yelena as Black Widow in this film, and many viewers are excited at the prospect for more of the character in the MCU. Pugh is also on the verge of major movie stardom, if she’s not there already. Marvel was lucky to nab her when they did.
#BlackWidow is one of Marvel’s best solo films. Start to finish, the movie is great. Excellent surprises, emotional character moments, bad-ass action, and Scarlett Johansson finally gets to pour everything into the role.
Director Cate Shortland nailed it. Bravo. Yes, #BlackWidow has a post-credits scene (Maybe 2, I think?)
#BlackWidow was better than I thought it would be!
Although there’s some excellent action, what pulled me in was the really powerful themes & character moments the film presented.
Easily Scarlett’s best performance as Nat, and Florence Pugh is brilliant as Yelena.
Marvel movies are back and Phase 4 kicks off with the very entertaining and action-packed #BlackWidow. Giving us a long-overdue look at Natasha’s backstory, with solid performances throughout and thrilling set pieces that demand you see this movie on the biggest screen possible.
I got to see #BlackWidow last night, and as someone who has been waiting since 2010 to see Natasha Romanoff get her own movie, it was well worth the wait.
The actions rips, the emotion hits and the new characters joining the MCU are standouts. MORE BLACK WIDOW MOVIES PLEASE!
I watched #BlackWidow yesterday and it’s as refreshingly different to other Marvel Studios releases as it is to just have these big movies back. The leads are awesome and the story does some unexpected things. It’s the most adult MCU release yet, but still offers a few laughs.
BLACK WIDOW is an adrenaline-filled spy film with tons of action, breakneck pacing & an engaging supporting cast. Seeing Scarlett Johansson finally & deservedly have her moment in the MCU feels great but Florence Pugh is the MVP. Nothing bold or daring but it will satisfy fans.
Black Widow is full of incredible action sequences & it is so good to see Natasha again — even if she feels like a side character sometimes. @Florence_Pugh steals the show. Her chemistry with Scarlett Johansson makes the movie what it is & provides a lot of laughs! #BlackWidow
#BlackWidow is another epic entry in the #MCU. The bond between #Natasha & #YelenaBelova is a solid anchor for the film, as is their #Incredibles-like dynamic with #Melina and #RedGuardian. Also, kudos to @MarvelStudios for making #Taskmaster more than just a faceless adversary.
#BlackWidow might be one of my favorite solo origin movies in the MCU. There’s something about seeing Natasha finally get her story that made me emotional in all the best ways. Also, Florence Pugh was born for the MCU, and her dynamic with Scarlett is a triumph
Back in 2019 entertainment tonight got to go to London and see the filming of Black Widow and have some interviews with the cast and they can at last release it for us all to see. The video has some behind the scenes new footage and a cute little interview with Scarlett and Florence. You can watch the video below and caps are up in the gallery for you all.
Marvel – Academy Award-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson first made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2010 with Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2, and over ten years later, in 2021, audiences will discover her character Natasha Romanoff’s story outside of the Avengers with the release of Black Widow, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9.
Not much is known about Natasha Romanoff, but as an elite super spy, she prefers it that way. What we do now know is that she’s done running from her past, and that the Avengers weren’t her first family.
In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
FROM EVERYTHING TO NOTHING
Black Widow immediately picks up after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War. During an intimate press discussion on the set of Black Widow, Johansson reminisced that as an operative, Natasha has always been part of this “greater whole,” whether it was part of the Red Room, or S.H.I.E.L.D., or the Avengers. She’s been part of some unit or makeshift family, but now “after Civil War, it’s all gone. Everything is gone. And for the first time ever, really just on her own.”
This predicament presented challenges that intrigued Johansson. “She doesn’t have to return to anything,” remarked Johansson, “which is a pretty terrifying place to be when you’ve been attached to something for so long.”
A TEAM OF ONE
“When you find her at the beginning of the film, she’s just broken,” shared Johansson, “and by the end of the film, the goal is to put her back together, but different from before.”
While the elite super spy known as Black Widow, now on the run as a fugitive, has always been self-sufficient, with connections everywhere, she’s finally presented an opportunity to just walk it all back, but can she?
It was important to Johansson that the solo Black Widow film was not an origin film. In her discussions with producer Kevin Feige and executive producer Brad Winderbaum, they felt this timeline was the best point in Natasha’s story to tell.
In their discussions, they realized what they wanted to explore was the relationship between Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh’s Yelena. Johansson had no interest in the story of “two women competing against one another, trying to take each other down, dethroning one another.” In Black Widow, we witness the love shared in the space of sisterhood.
I have a big treat for you all today and one I was thinking would never see the light of day again. Way back in 1994 Scarlett made her first talk show appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien for a comedic skit for the show. Now she was not there as her self but as Sarah Hughes who is a Spelling Bee Champion or not as the segment shows. As I said I have been looking for this video for over 5 years now and it at last hit the web today and I can not be happy that it can at last be seen as it was one of Scarlett’s first jobs and till today I did think it was lost to time. You can watch the video below and caps are in the gallery for you all.
collider – From the set of ‘Black Widow’ back in 2019, Johansson talks about her character’s long journey.
In 2019, Disney brought Collider and a few other journalists to London to visit the set of their highly anticipated new MCU movie Black Widow, which was in production at the time. Little did we know that the film’s planned 2020 release date would be pushed back over a year, making the wait for the Black Widow movie even longer.
Black Widow is now due to cinemas on July 9, 2021 (as well as being simultaneously released on Disney+ via Premier Access), which means we can finally share what we learned while on the Black Widow set. We were fortunate enough to speak with several people who worked on the film, including Black Widow herself Scarlett Johansson, who has portrayed Natasha Romanov (the titular Black Widow), since 2010.
We spoke with Johansson about legacy of Natasha in the MCU and how the character has evolved since her debut in Iron Man 2, and how her characterization in that film was hypersexualized. We also discussed her relationship with her sister-not-sister Yelena Belova, played in the film by Florence Pugh, and how the relationship between Natasha and Yelena changed before filming began.
So, Yelena seems to be a key part of Natasha’s redemption arc. Could you talk a little bit about that potential?
SCARLETT JOHANSSON: Yeah. We knew we wanted to include the Yelena character really early on, but that character really transformed over the months of prep that we did and development. The character kind of felt very — I don’t know how to say this. I guess what I would say is that the story of two women competing against one another and trying to take each other down and sort of dethrone one another felt uninteresting. It just didn’t feel like what I wanted to explore and I think what, really, audiences wanted to see. It just felt very old fashioned and not true, and so taking that feeling and running with that instinct, the relationship developed into what it is, which is it’s a relationship that I think is grounded in a shared experience and a knowingness and a sisterhood. With that comes many complicated feelings, of course. Not all good, fuzzy ones, but real grounded ones. It’s a very special relationship. I think it will be very touching for a lot of people. I have a lot of empathy for that relationship and for both of those characters’ history and trauma, and that shared history, as dark as it is, brings them together and there’s a lot of love between them. But, their relationship is also contentious and everything else that comes with that kind of sisterly relationship.
I think Natasha has a lot of compassion and that’s not necessarily what I would have anticipated when we were filming Iron Man 2 or Avengers or whatever. You’ve seen glimpses of it and it’s developed over time, as we’ve been able to bring the character to the forefront in different instillaments, but she’s a very compassionate person and that passion is actually what drives a lot of her decision making. I mean, she’s also practical and pragmatic and I don’t think those two things have to necessarily work against each other. That part of her is what really touches me.
And the magazine scans keep coming out this month. I have added two new one’s that both had Scarlett on the cover the first is Slim Magazine – June 2021 and the other is Oean Drive – June 2021 that has on the cover the photo of that shoot I desperately want. both of them are for Black Widow promo with new interviews with Scarlett. You can find the digital scans from both in the gallery now.
And to finish of the day of Black Widow updates we have 4 new posters that have been released, I love that they all have new promo photos of Scarlett and I hope we get them at some point. You can see them all in the gallery now.
We have a new Black Widow featurette called Ready Set Action it has a new interviews with the cast, behind the scene and new footage from the movie. And my god is this movie going to Break me I can just see it. You can watch it below and screen captures are in the gallery now.
Great news you can now pre-order your tickets and on Disney+ for Black Widow at long long long long last. And we got a little fun video with Scarlett, David and Florence telling you to do it. Who is getting it on D+ and who is going to the cinema? I’m getting it on D+.
At long long long last we have a new talk show appearance for Scarlett and its going to be on The Tonight Show Starring Jummy Fallon on June 21st to promote Black Widow. I’m 99% confident this will be done virtually but still will be great to see Scarlett again on our tv as its been to long.
Gamesradar – Scarlett Johansson and co tell Total Film about digging into the Avenger’s chequered past in Black Widow
Black Widow has been a long time coming. Scarlett Johansson’s red-headed, ass-kicking, non-super superhero became an instant cinematic icon the moment she punched her first nameless goon in Iron Man 2. Yet, though Johansson has spoken about her desire to make a solo movie for almost a decade, the pieces have only just fallen into place for that vision to finally become a reality. Ever since Natasha Romanoff confessed to having “red in my ledger” that she’d like to wipe out in 2012’s Avengers Assemble, viewers have known that there’s been a knotty backstory worth excavating. It’s been a lengthy wait for fans, sure, but not a frustrating one for Johansson.
“I didn’t feel the character needed to be vindicated,” she tells Total Film over Zoom after being asked about the fight to bring a solo Black Widow adventure to fruition. “When we finished Avengers: Endgame, I felt good about the work that we did. I felt that, unless we were going to go on a deep dive – which this film is… I thought, ‘OK, she’s…’”
Johansson stops for a second to meditate over her answer. She’s spent the past 10 years with Marvel’s team of spoiler-stoppers listening to her every conversation and now would not be the time to slip up, especially with the end of her Black Widow journey in sight. Behind her today, however, there are no peering press officers – just a neutral white wall with a solitary window looking out to some greenery.
“I love Natasha,” she starts up again. “She’s had an incredible 10-year journey, and I felt that she was finally able to make an active choice.” She’s referring to Black Widow’s controversial decision to sacrifice herself to retrieve the Soul Stone in Avengers: Endgame. “It seemed very in-character, that ultimate sacrifice that she makes. She’s made peace with that, and, in some ways, has known that’s her destiny all along, in a weird poetic way. When you look back on the films, that’s in there. All the films have led her to that choice – or to be able to make that choice; or for it to be a choice.”
With Natasha’s final fate sealed and her story satisfyingly told, Johansson was left questioning what was left to tell in a solo outing. For the film to be worthwhile, it would have to be creatively challenging and, as Johansson says, peel back the layers to “find the heartbeat of what this character’s journey has been”.
“I’m done running from my past.” ?? Check out this special look at Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” and get ready to experience it in theaters or on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. Additional fee required.
Hey all Abby here, So I just want to share some of the work I have been doing behind the scenes on the site with you all and there has been a lot of work. First and the biggest job that I have been working on for the last 5 months is now done and that is the past updates, When we lost the old site URl of Scarlett-fan back in 2017 time all the old updates when down with dead links so only the text was still there to see. And over as I said the last 5 months I have been working back and redoing all the old posts with the new links and making all the old updates look like the new ones and as of 5 minuets ago I at last got to page 151 and was done, The updates do only go back to 2006 when the site moved over to wordpress but if you would all like to go back and look now you can and its all there.
Next job I have begun is Scarlett’s projects page, The last time it has a update was 2017 time and after that it was left, I had a look a bit ago and saw all the link were down and nothing was working so I have been working on that when I could find the time and I have rebuilt the movie page and have at this time done her projects Sing 2, Black Widow and Jojo Rabbit page. The rest will be coming when I find the time here and there but I will be working down so you will tell when a new one is done and ready to view. And as well I will be working on redoing her music page at some point and that will have a complete overhaul at some point this year same with her info page that is now all out of date I will be redoing all that and making it look all new again at some point this year.
The media page is still not working at the time of me posting this, I have a ton of icons and the like I have done my self that I will be adding into the site when I get time to re work the page and make it something cool for people to want to use again. But the one bit of media I have been working on is the new video page I added in some months ago, more and more new videos get added in all the time to that and I am working on finding some older ones to go in it and I think I’m getting a cool mix to add in there so please check back each week as new videos will be added all the time. Same with the new press page I have now 5 press interviews up not a lot I no but finding her old interviews is hard as all the old links are more of the time dead but I will add what I can when I find it.
So that should be about all that I am working on at this time, Black Widow press should be starting up very very soon so Scarlett and the site are going to get very very bust and I’m very much looking forward to it.
comicbook – Scarlett Johansson says her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh has a “really beautiful career ahead of her” as Pugh, a newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, addresses her future as Yelena Belova. Set in-between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, the mid-quel reveals Natasha Romanoff’s (Johansson) Russian family: sister-figure Yelena, Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour), a.k.a. the Red Guardian, and Natasha and Yelena’s fellow Red Room-trained super-spy Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz). As the first film of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4, Black Widow will springboard Pugh’s Yelena into the future of the MCU, including her return in the Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld-starring Hawkeye series on Disney+.
“She has a really beautiful career ahead of her… she’s a very special person,” Johansson said in the most recent print issue of Total Film. On potentially succeeding Johansson as Marvel’s new Black Widow, Pugh said, “Even though that’s obviously where everybody wants to go and wants to think about — to think about what’s next — this film never really felt like that was what it was trying to underline.”
“Their stories intersect,” added director Cate Shortland of Natasha and Yelena’s histories as assassins trained by Russia’s Red Room program. “They crash into each other.”
Before Marvel looks to the future of Pugh’s character, Black Widow must first look to the past and reveal Natasha’s family before the Avengers.
“What Yelena does is to kind of point out Natasha’s pain,” Pugh explained. “She’s part of Natasha’s history. And I think that’s why we get this opportunity to look into Natasha’s history, because Yelena comes knocking, and says, ‘Yo, let’s deal with this pain.'”
Johansson, who has played Black Widow since Iron Man 2 in 2010, pointed out Pugh’s Yelena “stands completely on her own. She’s strong and different. She’s so different [to] Natasha.”
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, William Hurt, and Rachel Weisz, Marvel’s Black Widow releases in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 9.
Hey all! I have done a massive magazine update from this year for you all today, first up is the two new magazines the first being Total Film – June that just came out yesterday and it has Loki on the cover and a feature on Black Widow but unfortunately no new photos from the movie. And the other is Techlife News – May that has Black Widow on the cover and a little feature on Black Widow but again no new photos or the like in it. And then I have added in a ton of old magazine from this year with Rumbos – February 2021, Weekend Style – February 2021, Streaming – April 2021, Las Vegas Weekly – April 2021 and Total Film – April 2021. All are about Black Widow and have various info about it and what is going on. You can find all the scans in the gallery now for you all to see and read.
Last night was the MTV Movie Awards 2021 and Scarlett was being honoured with the Generation Award for her 3 decades of work in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately Scarlett was no there is person and made a virtual appearance to receive the award but she and Colin put a little spin on it with him sliming her thinking it was the Nickelodeon Awards. The two of them are just comedy gold and it’s great to see Scarlett’s funny side come out when they are together doing these things. You can watch the little video below and screen caps are up in the gallery.
The MTV Movie Awards were last night and thanks to them we got our first clip from the upcoming Black Widow movie. The clip is not long or really show’s of a lot but it does show that Yelena is a bad ass I can not wait to see were they take her and Nat in the movie.
Just two sisters bonding during a high-speed chase.
Check out this brand new clip from Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow,” and experience it in theaters or on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 9. Additional fee required.
People – Emily Blunt was forced to turn down the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 due to prior contractual agreements
Emily Blunt is reflecting on nearly being cast as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, the 38-year-old actress addressed how she was initially in talks to play the Marvel heroine in 2010’s Iron Man 2, but ultimately had to turn down the role — which eventually went to Scarlett Johansson— due to a prior commitment.
“I actually do want to clean up the story,” said Blunt. “I was contracted to do Gulliver’s Travels. I didn’t want to do Gulliver’s Travels.
“It was a bit of a heartbreaker for me because I take such pride in the decisions that I make and they mean so much to me, the films that I do,” the A Quiet Place star added to Howard Stern. “So that was tough.”
Also during the interview, Blunt shot down rumors that she would be playing the Invisible Woman in the Marvel reboot of Fantastic Four. She also said the superhero film genre has become “exhausted.”
“It’s not that it’s beneath me. It’s not. I loved Iron Man, and I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.,” said Blunt.
“It would have been amazing, but I don’t know if superheroes are for me,” the star added. “They’re not up my alley. I think it’s been exhausted. We are inundated. It’s not that it’s only the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well.”
While The Devil’s Wear Prada actress did say she would potentially be open to playing a superhero in the future, it would have to be “a really cool character.”
“It’s not to say that I would never want to play one,” she said. “It would just have to be something so cool … and then I would be interested. In general, I don’t race to see superhero movies. They leave me feeling a little bit cold. I can’t explain it. I can’t get in there.”
A massive congratulations to Scarlett for for receiving the “Generation Award at 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards” that will take place on May 16. Now the only thing to see is if Scarlett will be there in person or over video.
Deadline – The upcoming 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards will honor Scarlett Johansson with its Generation Award on Sunday night.
The Generation Award celebrates actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names. The Black Widow actress joins previous recipients Sandra Bullock, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mike Myers. Additional Generation Award honorees include Chris Pratt, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon.
Johansson will receive the Generation Award honor in the first evening of the two-night event. Hosted by Leslie Jones, Sunday’s ceremony will recognize and celebrate the year’s most notable scripted film and television titles. Disney’s WandaVision leads the scripted nominations with five nom for categories including best show, best performance in a show and best villain. Emily in Paris, The Boys, The Mandalorian and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm are also in contention.
MTV revealed last week that it will also honor Sacha Baron Cohen with its Comedic Genius Award on Sunday.
Nikki Glaser will host the second night of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will honor unscripted titles. Nominees for the first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bling Empire, 90 Day Fiancé, The Bachelorette and Legendary. See the full list of nominees here.
The Marriage Story actress is no stranger to the MTV Movie & TV Awards as she is a six-time nominee. In 2013 she won an honor for best fight for her role in The Avengers. She has previously received nominations for best kiss, best female performance and breakthrough-female.
News of Johansson’s MTV Movie & TV Awards honor comes just days after she issued a statement against the HFPA for its lack of diversity among its ranks. Joining Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo who spoke out a day before, Johannson recalled her experience with HFPA members criticized the Hollywood organization.
“The HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition, and the industry followed suit. Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole,” she said.
empireonline Thanks to the Covid pandemic, 2020 was the first year in a long time to leave MCU fans without a single new Marvel Studios story – and one of the biggest movies pushed back several times through the year was Black Widow, the long-awaited solo movie for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. Set before you-know-what happened in Avengers: Endgame, the film will introduce us to Romanoff’s life before we met her in Iron Man 2, exploring her former ‘family’ (including Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova), and the ‘red on her ledger’ for which she long fought to atone. As seen in the new issue of Empire, on sale Thursday 13 May, here’s a brand new exclusive image of Natasha and Yelena sharing a dramatic moment.
The film is directed by Berlin Syndrome’s Cate Shortland, who tells Empire that the film has been fully finished – and untouched – for a year now, just waiting to be unleashed on audiences. And this summer it finally will be – Disney has confirmed plans for Black Widow to hit cinemas on 9 July, with a simultaneous release on Disney+ for an additional Premier Access fee. It’s a model that’s clearly worked for the studio, with films like the live-action Mulan and animated adventure Raya And The Last Dragon receiving the same treatment in recent months.
We’ll see what Shortland and her cast – also including Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, and O-T Fagbenle – have cooked up when Black Widow finally makes her superhero landing. See you in the foyer with a massive Tango Ice Blast.
Variety – Scarlett Johansson has spoken out against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, urging the industry to “step back” from the organization until it puts more substantial reforms in place.
Amazon Studios has also issued a statement, echoing the recent criticism from Netflix, Time’s Up and others regarding the HFPA’s latest reform plan. The plan, which was approved on Thursday, includes measures to increase the number of people of color in its membership and restrictions on gifts and payment for members’ work on committees.
In a statement to Variety on Saturday, Johansson revealed that she has shied away from HFPA press conferences due to “sexist questions and remarks,” and said that she believes the industry should distance itself from the organization unless further reforms are implemented.
“As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows. In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences,” Johansson said. “The HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition and the industry followed suit. Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole.”
Meanwhile, Amazon Studios said that it is awaiting significant change before resuming work with the HFPA, which puts on the Golden Globes each year.
“We have not been working with the HFPA since these issues were first raised, and like the rest of the industry, we are awaiting a sincere and significant resolution before moving forward,” an Amazon Studios spokesperson said in a statement.
Representatives for the HFPA did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
On Friday, a group of more than 100 publicists expressed their concerns about the HFPA’s overhaul, writing: “We will continue to refrain from any HFPA sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline that respects the looming 2022 season reality.”
Golden Globe winner Mark Ruffalo also chimed in on Twitter, saying that he “cannot feel proud or happy about being a recipient of this award” unless the organization “steps up.”
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a letter to the HFPA’s leadership committee on Friday, which reads: “We don’t believe these proposed new policies — particularly around the size and speed of membership growth — will tackle the HFPA’s systemic diversity and inclusion challenges, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should operate. So we’re stopping any activities with your organization until more meaningful changes are made. Netflix and many of the talent and creators we work with cannot ignore the HFPA’s collective failure to address these crucial issues with urgency and rigor.”
HFPA President Ali Sar responded to Sarandos’ letter, writing that the organization has “always valued our relationship with Netflix as we seek to bring news about motion pictures and television to the world. We hear your concerns about the changes our association needs to make and want to assure you that we are working diligently on all of them.”
The HFPA first came under fire in February after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed that they had not had a single Black member in their ranks in over two decades. The article also detailed that the organization had paid large sums to members for serving on committees and accepted lavish junket trips. In April, the HFPA was once again hit with controversy when it was revealed that a former president, Phil Berk, had sent an email to members calling Black Lives Matter “a hate movement.” Berk was then removed from the HFPA.
The other day it was National Super Hero Day and we got some new promo for Black Widow with a little interview video of Scarlett go’s over what Nat has done in her time in the MCU and what is to come with Black Widow as Scarlett said “You have been waiting for this”.
It’s National Super Hero Day, and Natasha Romanoff will always be our hero ?? Experience the cinematic event, Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow,” in theaters and on Disney+ with Premiere Access July 9. Additional fee required.
Scarlett is starting to do more promo at last and to kick things off for what with be a ton of new content leading up to July for Black Widow, Scarlett will be a guest on the talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show on 04th May and my guess it will be about her teaming up with HumanCo on Snow Days and will be by video. You can find out more of the official website Here and can try for tickets Here. And full update will be on the site after it airs.
EDIT: Scarlett’a appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show that should have been on May 4th has been rescheduled to 14th May and will air in July for Black Widow promo.
People – Johansson acknowledges that it was “such a delicate time” to PEOPLE about planning her October wedding to Jost during the COVID-19 pandemic
Scarlett Johansson is opening up about the “challenging” feat of pulling off her October wedding to Colin Jost during a pandemic.
“I think just keeping it intimate and small made it feel intentional,” the actress tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, while promoting her partnership with HumanCo and its brand of organic frozen pizza bites, Snow Days. “We wanted it to feel like it had an intentional intimacy as opposed to being something that felt like we were restricted by all these things.”
The Black Widow star acknowledges that it was “such a delicate time,” as they took full COVID-19 precautions into account for the event. “And there was a lot to take into consideration because of all of the CDC guidelines and making sure everybody was comfortable and safe, following all the COVID protocol,” she adds.
Johansson and Jost, 38, held the intimate gathering at her home in Palisades, N.Y. “They only planned the wedding for a few weeks. Just close friends and family attended,” a source told PEOPLE at the time.
The groom recently admitted that he doesn’t “have taste in things,” telling Entertainment Tonight that he took a backseat role in the wedding planning.
“I never grew up imagining my dream wedding, like, ‘This is what I want,'” he said. “I imagined my dream partner rather than my dream wedding. There’s a lot of details to it that I just didn’t even consider.”
But even with all the wedding planning and COVID precautions, it was worth it to celebrate the moment with their loved ones. “We were just so happy to be able to celebrate with our family,” Johansson says.
“Some people we hadn’t been able to really see so much over this past year,” she adds. “So that was really special … We felt really fortunate that we were able to do it.”
Making their big day even more special, they let Meals on Wheels America announce the news of their union on social media, while requesting fans donate to the nonprofit. “Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica,” the post read in part.
The couple got engaged in May 2019, two years after they began dating. Johansson debuted her 11-carat engagement ring at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
“He’s very charming and very thoughtful and romantic. But yeah, I was surprised,” she said, recounting the proposal to Ellen DeGeneres in October. “Even if you kind of imagine what that moment’s gonna be like, it’s still a beautiful moment.”
The wedding marks Jost’s first marriage and Johanssen’s third. She was previously wed to Ryan Reynolds, 44, from 2008 to 2011. She was also married to Romain Dauriac, 39, from 2014 to 2017, and they co-parent 6-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy.
Johansson cited Rose as her reason for recently investing in HumanCo and becoming creative director of Snow Days. “I know what it is to look for both of those things, convenience and the nutrition,” she tells PEOPLE of the thoughtful venture.
People – Johansson has partnered with HumanCo on Snow Days, a brand of frozen pizza bites made with organic, grain-free ingredients
Scarlett Johansson takes a passive approach toward getting her daughter, 6-year-old Rose Dorothy, to eat her fruits and vegetables.
“It’s funny, but I think I never really had to trick her into eating healthy,” The two-time Academy Award nominee, 36, tells PEOPLE.
Johansson says that her own mother used the “one bite rule,” which she also subscribes to with Rose. “I think [it’s best] just letting kids discover food that way without making it feel like a chore,” she says.
“Everybody has a different palate,” she adds. “I’ve never tried to force my kid to eat anything she didn’t like, and I never tried to hide any foods from her because I was trying to pack in an extra carrot. I’m just like, ‘If you don’t like carrots, you don’t have to eat them.’ But just offer a variety as much as possible. And then I think, as you get older your palate develops, and you get out of those habits.”
Johansson hopes to help other moms get nutrition to their kids just as smoothly, investing in Jason Karp’s company HumanCo and taking over as the creative director for their brand Snow Days, which has created a healthier take on pizza bites.
Launching the organic, grain-free frozen snack last year, the brand is looking to expand into healthier versions of other nostalgic comfort foods from childhood. “I think it just made sense, especially because I have a 6-year-old daughter,” the actress says.
“I know what it is to look for both of those things, convenience and the nutrition,” she continues. “And it’s kind of a bare bones category. You pass the freezer aisle because you think, ‘Oh, I’m going to find something in there that could be [good] on a rainy day,’ but it’s always just… I can’t. And wouldn’t it be so great to just reach in there and just know that you have this trusted brand that’s delicious, and doesn’t make you feel terrible?”
The Black Widow star coparents Rose with ex-husband Romain Dauriac, 39, to whom she was married from 2014 to 2017. She recently married Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost in an intimate ceremony in October.
Johansson says she recently spent one of her own snow days with Jost and her daughter watching the 1997 family movie Home Alone 3, in which she made one of her first onscreen appearances at age 11.
After Rose fell in love with the first two Christmas classics starring Macaulay Culkin, Johansson reluctantly showed her the third installment—but she didn’t tell Rose about the personal connection.
“I just wanted her to make the discovery,” she recounts with a laugh. “Of course, she didn’t because how can an 11-year-old me remind her of me now? And I said, ‘Who’s that person?!’ She was like, ‘You?'”
The promo for Black Widow is starting up again and Scarlett has a new magazine cover for Best Movie – April 2021 and it share’s it with Emma Stone’s Cruella. There is no new photos for Black Widow in it but it has a little interview and you can find them all in the gallery now.
The queens flex their acting skills in a new sci-fi adventure, playing tiny shrunken drag queens. Cynthia Erivo 'Genius: Aretha' guest judges; Scarlett Johansson 'Black Widow' makes a virtual appearance in the workroom.
Last night was the Muahs Awards 2021 and Scarlett made a virtual appearance presenting the award to Terry Baliel for the Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair. You can watch the little video below and screen caps are up in the gallery.
Character: Lucrezia Borgia Director: Neil Jordan Writer: Neil Jordan Producer: Robert Zemeckis Genre: Drama
Neil Jordan has written a script filled with betrayal, backstabbing and murder, within a family that aspired to be the most powerful clan of the Renaissance.
In 1492, the Pope dies and Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia emerges as the top contender to head the Vatican, despite a litter of illegitimate children. When he gets the papal throne, Rodrigo moves to consolidate his power thereby empowering and alienating various members of his family.
Johansson will play Rodrigo’s daughter Lucrezia Borgia, who’s torn between her family duties and a desire to find true love. Colin Farrell will play Rodrigo’s youngest sun Cesare, a duplicitous and manipulative sibling who considers himself his sister’s closest confidante.
This project has been a passion of Jordan’s for years. He nearly had the film ready to go in 2002 with Ewan McGregor and Christina Ricci, but the collapse of the Neuer Markt that enabled such international productions left his film short of cash and he moved on.
Now, though, it’s fallen apart again: in February 2006 Jordan himself has pulled out of the movie, “having concluded that he could not make it work with the proposed budget and logistics.” Jordan will head off to Hollywood to direct Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster in The Brave One instead.
Forget About It
Character: n/a Writers: Elizabeth Kruger, Craig Shapiro Studio: New Line Cinema Producers: Tom Lassally, Kendall Morgan, Melanie Johansson Executive Producers: Robyn Meisinger, Bo Hyde Genre: Romantic Comedy
A woman fakes amnesia in order to avoid her life’s responsibilities and discoves it’s the most empowering thing she’s ever done.
Status: February 25, 2005: New Line Cinema has bought Caprice Crane’s unpublished manuscript. Scarlett Johansson is to star in it.
A View From The Bridge
Character: Catherine Director: Barry Levinson Writer: Andrew Bovell, Arthur Miller (play) Co-Stars: Anthony LaPaglia (Eddie Carbone), Frances McDormand (Beatrice) Genre: Drama
Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie’s infatuation with his niece places a strain on his marriage and goes on to create a scandal within the family when the teenager falls for a cousin from Sicily. A View From The Bridge is a dramatic study of the tension at work within New York’s working-class Italian community and is generally regarded as one of Miller’s three key plays.
Status: February 16, 2005: Variety reports the upcoming production. Producers say they will keep it in its original period and shoot it in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which still looks remarkably the same as it did in the 1950s.
Character: Mary Miles Minter Director: Kimberly Pierce Writer: Kimberly Pierce Co-Stars: Larry Gross Studio: Columbia Pictures Genre: Drama
A former actor, Taylor became a director at Paramount, helming Mary Pickford in Johanna Enlists and the teenage beauty Mary Miles Minter in Jenny Be Good. In 1917 he became president of the Motion Picture Directors Association; by 1922 Paramount had made him head of his own production unit. On the night of Feb. 2, 1922, Taylor was found dead in his mansion. Rumors flew about the killer’s identity and motive – most of the rumors centered on Taylor’s lovers, including Minter and Mabel Normand. Neither were formal suspects but both allegedly saw Taylor shortly before his death.
Status: July 19, 2004: Production Weekly reports that Scarlett will star in this film.
Mission: Impossible III
Character: Lindsey Ferris Director: J.J. Abrams Writer: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, etc. Co-Stars: Tom Cruise, Carrie-Anne Moss Studio: Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions Genre: Action, Adventure
Super-spy Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty to train new IMF agents. But he is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he’s ever faced – Owen Davian, an arms dealer with no remorse or conscience. Hunt assembles his team – his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, background operative Zhen, and new recruit Lindsey – to travel the globe pursuing Davian and rescue Hunt’s love, Julia.
Status April 28, 2004: Variety reports that Scarlett will star in this film. May 6, 2005: After a series of delays and script changes, Scarlett pulled out of the film. Johansson’s rep said the actress had to move onto other obligations, including Scoop. Also opting out of Mission: Impossible III was Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss, who reportedly shared Johansson’s concerns about changes in the script and production delays. The role of Lindsey went to Keri Russell instead.
• Was originally part of the cast for Thumbsucker (2005). But shortly before shooting was supposed to start (in mid-2002), finances fell through. Scarlett went on shooting The Perfect Score, Lost in Translation and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The film was made after all, but with different cast. Rebecca Crane was then played by Kelli Carner and main character Justin Cobb by Lou Taylor Pucci (instead of Elijah Wood). Other original cast members in the final version include Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton.
• Auditioned for The Parent Trap (1998). The role went to Lindsay Lohan instead.
Scarlett Johansson has starred in the following music videos:
‘What Goes Around…’ by Justin Timberlake (2007)
‘When the Deal Goes Down’ by Bob Dylan (2006)
‘Everything’ by Fefe Dobson (The Perfect Score related, 2004)
‘Girl With A Pearl’ by Truman (Girl With A Pearl Earring related, 2003)
‘City Girl’ by Kevin Shields (Lost In Translation related, 2003)
What Goes Around … Comes Around by Justin Timberlake
Writer: Nick Cassavetes Director: Samuel Bayer Filmed: December 2006
The video for Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around … Comes Around was filmed late December 2006 in Los Angeles. It was written by Nick Cassavetes and directed by Samuel Bayer. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Justin Timberlake and Shawn Hatosy. The 9.20 minute Director’s Cut of the video premiered online on 9th February 2007 and the official version debuted on TV during the Grammy Awards pre-show coverage on MTV on 11th February 2007.
The video sees Scarlett as a woman who works at a club as a dancer. She meets Justin’s character and the attraction is immediate and mutual. They start a passionate affair and the man falls head over heels for her and is ready to give her his name… Until she cheats on him with his friend. After a car chase sequence Scarlett’s character is killed in an accident and she leaves behind a mourning Timberlake.
The video for Bob Dylan’s When the Deal Goes Down was filmed late July 2006 in New York City. It was directed by Bennet Miller and it stars Scarlett Johansson, who has never looked more radiant.
The video sees Johansson’s character in pastiche of home movie footage of her traveling around the US as her lover takes 8mm home movies of her. The video has a lovely, dreamy quality to it. It is considered a favorite among Scarlett fans.
The video for Truman’s Girl With A Pearl was filmed sometime in 2004. It was directed by Meiert Avis and it stars Scarlett Johansson, as 21st-century girl inspired by 17th-century Dutch art.
For Scarlett Johansson’s 2004 film Girl With A Pearl Earring she appeared in the music video by Truman, the song, however, is nowhere to be found in the movie or in the score. The song was used as a marketing scheme, “It seemed like a great way to bring a youthful demographic to what is essentially an art-house film,” said Lions Gate. Studio exec Michael Burn who received a CD of Truman’s music from friends and asked him to contribute a track. Truman had already penned ”Pearl,” having been inspired by the novel on which the movie is based. Johansson liked the song so much, she agreed to be in the video.
Scarlett Johansson has always been a lover of music. She beautifully performed “Brass in Pocket” as Charlotte for Lost in Translation and recorded the jazz classic “Summertime” for Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars. In October 2006 Scarlett announced plans to record Anywhere I Lay My Head, whole album of songs by Tom Waits, one of the premier singer-songwriters in the business and one of her favorite artists. It was released May 20, 2008 via Atco/Rhino. She surprised everyone by announcing in 2009 the releasing of Break Up, an album of duets with friend, singer and composer Pete Yorn. The album had been recorded back in 2006 before Anywhere I Lay My Head but it was kept by them as a small project between friends.
Break Up, by Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
A truly one-of-a-kind album, Break Up brings together critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Pete Yorn and the multi-talented Scarlett Johansson. In this deeply emotive yet hook-filled song cycle, Yorn and Johansson reenact the tempestuous course of a love affair on the rocks in captivating detail. The album contains eight original compositions by Yorn, ranging in tone from the lilting opener “Relator” to the disarming, retro/futuristic “I Don’t Know What to Do” to the climactic “Someday.” Completing the collection is a powerful interpretation of the art-rock classic “I Am the Cosmos” by the late Chris Bell, co-founder of the quintessential cult band Big Star.
The album had its genesis in the aftermath of—you guessed it—a breakup. The time was 2006, and Yorn was in a state of acute emotional distress. As he prepared to go out on a headlining tour behind his third studio album, Nightcrawler, he found himself in the throes of a brutal bout of insomnia. After not being able to sleep for a week, he finally dozed off, only to wake with a start just minutes later. What had awakened him was a dream. “I sat up in bed, and the whole thing was in my head, fully formed,” Yorn says, sounding as if he still doesn’t quite believe it. “I suddenly felt like I really needed to make a record in the style of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. Not that it had to sound like that, but it had to be a guy-and-girl conceptual thing. So then I asked myself, ‘Who’s Brigitte Bardot today? It’s Scarlett Johansson.’”
Revitalized by his concept and thrilled by the prospect of bringing it to life, Yorn gave Johansson a call. Intrigued by his out-of-the-blue invitation, she decided to go for it. ”Pete told me that he’d had a dream that we recorded an album together,” she recalls, “and with that momentum, he had written eight songs that he’d wanted to record pretty low-key. I’ve always loved Pete’s voice and have been friends with him for some time. It sounded like an interesting little adventure. He used the Serge and Brigitte recordings as reference for the ambiance he was trying to capture. He liked the idea of two people vocalizing their relationship through duets.”
In a flash, Yorn had worked up a dedicated batch of songs and reworked others that had called out to him in the context of the concept. He then called upon his cousin, Max Goldblatt, a bright, talented guy nine years his junior. A “renaissance man,” in Yorn’s words, Goldblatt had become an invaluable part of the artist’s musical and personal life, doing everything from manning the merch table and shooting video footage during tours to acting as an insightful sounding board for song ideas. They had wanted to work on a project together, and this one, so close to home in an emotional sense, provided the perfect opportunity. Goldblatt then suggested they bring in Sunny Levine, an emerging artist and producer (you’ll want to seek out his 2005 debut album, Love Rhino), who was full of inventively offbeat sonic ideas. Levine comes by his considerable chops naturally—his father is producer Stewart Levine; his grandfather is Quincy Jones.
In Levine’s garage studio, the three collaborators worked up the tracks around Yorn’s vocals and acoustic guitar, with Levine creating the beats and treating the sounds until they were exotic and sometimes otherworldly, but unfailingly accessible. They brought in guitarist Robert Francis (who’d been mentored on the slide by Ry Cooder), bassist Giuseppe Patane and violinist Amir Yaghmai for the particular flavors they could bring, and the tracks grew organically. Finally, they were ready for Johansson.
When she arrived at the studio, Johansson learned the songs “on the fly,” Yorn marvels. “I just played them for her on the acoustic, and we went for it. Scarlett is a quick study.”
“I didn’t really think about the songs at the time of recording,” Johansson acknowledges. “I was so focused on getting the harmonies solid and singing with the right intention that I didn’t have the perspective to see the album as a whole. It wasn’t until after the production was completed that I could hear what Pete and I sounded like together and how catchy and whimsical the songs were.”
“I’ve loved the album ever since I heard it completed,” she continues. “I like to listen to it from beginning to end, because it’s brief and all sweetly wrapped up. It perfectly captured where I was in my life at that time—a sort of cosmic coincidence. I never thought that anyone else would ever hear the album; I always thought of it as just a small project between friends.”
Predating Johansson’s debut album by nearly two years; Break Up was conceived and recorded in 2006. “When I went off to record Anywhere I Lay My Head,” explains Johansson, “it was such a completely different experience, a different sound and wildly different material that I couldn’t really use the recording of Break Up as a point of reference. When we recorded Break Up, I sang to compliment Pete’s voice and to be the female counterpart of a duo whereas when recording the solo album, I was covering Waits tracks and never much cared how rough I sounded; I wanted to get the point across of how I felt when I read his lyrics.”
It’s precisely the intimacy and immediacy of this “small project between friends” that makes Break Up seem so real, and sound so magical. Whether listened to individually or in the intended sequence, these songs and performances are utterly timeless and universally relatable . . . at least to anyone who’s ever fallen in—or out—of love.
2. “Wear and Tear”
3. “I Don’t Know What To Do”
4. “Search Your Heart”
5. “Blackie’s Dead”
6. “I Am The Cosmos”
He’s Just Not That Into You – Soundtrack
Scarlett contributed to one of the tracks, called “Last Goodbye” (a cover of the Jeff Buckley song) on the original motion picture soundtrack for He’s Just Not That Into You. Scarlett’s character in the movie, Anna, was a struggling singer.
1. “I’d Like To” – Corinne Bailey Rae
2. “I’m Amazed” – My Morning Jacket
3. “Don’t You Want Me” – Human League
4. “Supernatural Superserious” – R.E.M.
5. “Madly” – Tristan Prettyman
6. “This Must Be The Place” – Talking Heads
7. “By Your Side” – Black Crows
8. “I Must Be High” – Wilco
9. “You Make It Real” – James Morrison
10. “If I Never See Your Face Again” – Maroon 5
11. “Can’t Hardly Wait” – The Replacements
12. “Fruit Machine” – Ting Tings
13. “Smile” – Lilly Allen
14. “Somewhere Only We Know” – Keane
15. “Love, Save The Empty” – Erin McCarley
16. “Friday I’m In Love” – Cure 17. “Last Goodbye” – Scarlett Johansson
Anywhere I Lay My Head
The album, entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head includes 10 Tom Waits covers and one original, “Song for Jo”, composed by Scarlett and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek. Anywhere I Lay My Head will be released on Rhino Records’ Atco label on May 20, 2008. Johansson, who has been singing since she was little but doesn’t consider herself a songwriter, was offered a record deal a while back – but delayed recording until she could come up with the right songs to cover. She had originally planned to record an album of standards, then changed her mind after adding “I Never Talk to Strangers” to her repertoire. “I wanted to do ‘Never Talk To Strangers’, a duet between Bette Midler and Tom Waits,” she said. “People were like, ‘You’re going to do a Tom Waits song with a bunch of Cole Porter songs? That’s kind of strange.’ It turned into ‘Hmm, maybe a few more Tom Waits songs. Actually, I’ll do a whole album of Tom Waits songs.'”
Scarlett spent 33 days in Maurice in May-June 2007 recording her debut CD at Dockside Studio. Owned by Steve and Wish Nails, Dockside is a 12-acre recording complex hidden along the Vermilion River. Scarlett worked from 6 PM to 6 AM daily in the studio with producer Sitek. Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Celebration also performed on the recordings, which Steve Nails describes as cinematic rock. “It’s like theater, big screen,” said Nails, who sat in on all the sessions. “Lots of heavy bass tones in it. Without a bass guitar, we used all kind of different instruments to create these sounds. It was a great experiment. Very avant garde.” Sitek comparted Johansson’s baritone voice to Debbie Harry while Nails commented that she sounds like Marilyn Monroe.
Days before recording began, Johansson found herself sitting next to David Bowie at a party – Bowie also co-starred with her in The Prestige but they shared no scenes together. “He said, ‘Hey, I hear you’re working with Dave Sitek,'” Scarlett says. “I said, ‘Yeah, I’m super excited.’ In my mind I was thinking ‘If you get a chance come down to Louisiana, we’ll be down there for five weeks.’” Bowie never made it down, but while Scarlett was filming Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spain Sitek called her to say Bowie had just dropped by during mixing and cut vocals for “Falling Down” and “Fannin’ Street.” “It was the best phone call I ever got,” Scarlett says.
No live shows are planned to support the record, but Johansson hopes that will change. “It would be sad to not get everybody together, whether it’s at a festival or somewhere fun,” she says. “I think to be in a environment that’s user friendly and get everybody together and do some of the songs live would be great. There are no plans now, but it would be a shame not to.”
Scarlett says that musician friends in high school brought Tom Waits’ music to her attention, and she remains an avid fan. “I’ve always considered Tom Waits to be kind of a composer of modern standards; he has a lot of beautiful ballads and really heartbreaking songs.” What does Waits himself think of the record? “I’ve heard through friends that he’s very pleased with it and excited about it,” Johansson says. “I didn’t want to go into it without his blessing. I sent him some of the early, early recordings that we did and he was like ‘Go ahead, go forth with it.'”
2. “Town With No Cheer”
3. “Falling Down”
4. “Anywhere I Lay My Head”
5. “Fannin’ Street”
6. “Song for Jo”
7. “Green Grass”
8. “I Wish I Was in New Orleans”
9. “I Don’t Want to Grow Up”
10. “No One Knows I’m Gone”
11. “Who Are You?”
Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars
Scarlett Johansson was announced in January 2006 to participate in Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars. Accompanied by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Scarlett sang the classic “Summertime” by George and Ira Gershwin. The album was released April 25 2006, and benefits went to Music Matters, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s fund for music education. Tracklisting:
1. Scarlett Johansson – “Summertime” (George & Ira Gershwin)
2. Ewan McGregor – “The Sweetest Gift” (Sade)
3. Taraji P. Henson – “In My Daughter’s Eyes” (James T. Slater)
4. Jennifer Garner – “My Heart Is So Full of You” (Frank Loesser)
5. Jeremy Irons – “To Make You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan)
6. John Stamos – “Goodnight My Angel” (Billy Joel)
7. Lucy Lawless – “Little Child” (Eric Vetro/Alan Rich)
8. Marissa Jaret Winokur – “The Wish Song” (Eric Vetro/Steven Shore)
9. Eric McCormack – “The Greatest Discovery” (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)
10. Victor Garber – “No One Is Alone” (Stephen Sondheim)
11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “The Nightshift” (Brad Hall)
12. Nia Vardalos – “Golden Slumbers” (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
13. John C. Reilly – “Lullaby In Ragtime” (Sylvia Fine)
14. Teri Hatcher – “Goodnight” (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
• ‘Saturday Night Live’ – Season 32 Episode 18 (2007)
• ‘Saturday Night Live’ – Season 31 Episode 10 (2006)
• ‘Robot Chicken’ (voice) – Season 1 Episodes 5 & 7 (2005)
• ‘Entourage‘ – Season 1 Episode 8 (2004)
• 24 Hours Benefit Plays (concerning September 11, 2001)
• Off-Broadway play ‘Sophistry’ with Ethan Hawke for Playwrights Horizons (1992)
• Broadway debut in ‘A View From The Bridge’ with Liev Schreiber (2009-2010)
• ‘Fingered’ …. Tiffany and various (March 11, 1997)
• ‘White Noise’ …. Steffie (October 15, 1996)
• ‘Too Tired to Die’ …. Lily (January 17, 1995)
• Sang Just Like Honey with The Jesus and Mary Chain at Coachella (2007)
• ‘Where Dreams Come True’ Disney Park campaign (2007)
• ‘Ham Lake’ trailer (2006)
• Catwalk modeled for Imitation of Christ at the Olympus Fashion Week (2005)
• Hosted a show for the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls (2004)
• Opened the Cynthia Rowley show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by singing songs (2003)
As you can all see we have a new layout up on Scarlett Johansson Fan on both the main and gallery and was done for when Black Widow promo would have been out this month but now we no that will be in late June time, but I love the look and we at last be working on doing all her projects in the coming weeks.
I would like to say thanks to Cherry Gem Design for doing this just beautiful look on both the main site and the gallery using Scarlett’s Black Widow promos/movie stills.
After close to a year with no new footage from Black Widow Marvel has at long last released a new Trailer for the new date July 09th and it comes with lot’s of new content and we got to see little Nat at last as well. I can not wait to see this movie at long long LONGGGGGG last.
Last night Scarlett made her special guest appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 episode Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens!. Scarlett was only on the show over video link as with world issues she could not be there in person, The queens had to put on a little green screen film and scarlett came in to give them so advice on how to do that and how to make your self stand out no matter how big or small your part is. And as a little treat we got a little cameo from Colin asking if it was going to be called “Size Queens” and that had them all in hysterics. You can find HQ Screen Captures in the gallery and a little video from the episode below.
TV Series > RuPaul’s Drag Race > Season 13 > 13×13 – Henny, I Shrunk The Drag Queens! HD Screen Captures
Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh both came down with pneumonia, but pushed through filming on set of Black Widow. The latest Marvel movie is scheduled for release later this year, starring Scarlett, 36, back in action as her Avengers character Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow and Florence, 25, as Yelena Belova – who is like a sister-figure to Natasha. Production wrapped on the film last year, with filming taking place in London, Norway, Morocco, Atlanta and Budapest, but the movie’s director Cate Shortland has now revealed that Black Widow’s leading stars both fell ill. Scarlett and Florence came down with pneumonia on set but pushed through with filming despite being unwell.
‘It was like being in the army,’ filmmaker Cate told The Gentlewoman, as she touched on the intense schedule production brought with it. Cate also opened up about what it was like to work with Scarlett and how the actress had pushed her to create a standalone Black Widow film that meant something.
‘She’s completely unpretentious,’ Cate said of Scarlett. ‘And that makes her really fun to be around. She’ll be joking with the best boy or the runner, there’s no hierarchy. She appreciates people and makes people feel appreciated.’ Cate continued: ‘[Scarlett] really pushed to make something that wasn’t flimsy or superficial. She wanted to make something that meant a lot to young people and to women. ‘She knew it was possibly her last film as Black Widow – she didn’t want to leave Marvel making a feel-good movie.’
Black Widow will pick up from the event of Captain America: Civil War and will follow Scarlett’s character Natasha as she confronts her past and broken relationships she left behind to become an Avenger. The movie also stars Stranger Things actor David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and will see Robert Downey Jr feature as Tony Stark. Since last year, Black Widow has faced multiple pushbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Disney now announcing that its release date has been scheduled for July 2021.
The next movie that I have replace out previous DVD DVD Screen Captures today is her 1998 and first mainstream staring movie The Horse Whisperer. Scarlett plays Grace MacLean a little girl who getting into a horse accident that kills her best friend, takes her leg and hurts her horse badly and rightfully so she is traumatised from it and wants nothing to do with her horse any more, But with her mom (Kristin Scott Thomas) making her and the help of Tom Booker (Robert Redford who was the Director as) she learns to love again and come to terms with what happened to them both. It’s a very heartfelt movie and show’s from a young age Scarlett would become the star she is today and it had me crying my eyes out to. More movies to come soon with us jumping to 2001 time.
Some Months ago it was reported that Scarlett would be a guest on the new season of and they played a preview for next week’s all new episode and Scarlett is in it and you can watch it below and check back next week for all the updates from the episode.
W Magazine – Scarlett Johansson’s 30-year career is a testament to the fact that she has the range. But recent years have brought plenty of criticism that the 36-year-old can go too far—though, as Johansson again made clear in a new interview with the Gentlewoman, she has no regrets. It all started with Ghost in the Shell, a 2017 manga series that arguably should have starred a Japanese actor. (Johansson defended her decision, asserting she “would never want to feel like [she] was playing a character that was offensive.”) The outcry over Johansson’s next role, as a transgender massage parlor owner, was even more extreme, to the point that Johansson eventually stepped away from the film—but not before defending herself first.
“You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” she infamously told the magazine As If. And, unlike stars such as Timothée Chalamet and Kate Winslet, she’s staunchly stood by Woody Allen. “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” she told the Hollywood Reporter in 2019, referring to the well-documented allegations of his sexual misconduct. “It’s hard because it’s a time where people are very fired up, and understandably.”
At this point, one has to wonder if Johansson is actually drawn to controversy. And according to her interview with the Gentlewoman, the answer is yes. “Yeah, I’ve made a career out of it,” she said. “I’m going to have opinions about things, because that’s just who I am.” At the same time, she continued, “I mean, everyone has a hard time admitting when they’re wrong about stuff, and for all of that to come out publicly, it can be embarrassing. To have the experience of, Wow, I was really off mark there, or I wasn’t looking at the big picture, or I was inconsiderate. I’m also a person.”
“I can be reactive,” Johansson continued. “I can be impatient. That doesn’t mix that great with self-awareness.” Hence why she’s been trying to learn how to recognize “when it’s not your turn to speak.”
Still, Johansson doesn’t really sweat it. “I don’t think actors have obligations to have a public role in society,” she said. “Some people want to, but the idea that you’re obligated to because you’re in the public eye is unfair. You didn’t choose to be a politician, you’re an actor. Your job is to reflect our experience to ourselves; your job is to be a mirror for an audience, to be able to have an empathetic experience through art.” Her goal is for the audience to “see pieces of themselves, or are able to connect with themselves through this experience of watching this performance or story or interaction between actors or whatever it is.” And “that,” she asserted, is her job. “The other stuff is not.”
Black Widow has been moved again this time to July 9th but now it will be both in cinemas and Disney+.
LA Times – The Walt Disney Co. has set a new opening date — July 9 — for its much-anticipated Marvel Studios film “Black Widow.” The feature will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ for an additional fee, the company said Tuesday.
Disney’s “Cruella” will be released May 28, also in theaters and through the Disney+ Premier Access strategy, which charges a $30 fee for new movies. Pixar’s “Luca” will go directly to Disney+ on June 18 for no additional charge.
The decision has been the subject of will-they-won’t-they speculation in Hollywood as theaters reopen in major cities in hopes that the return of blockbusters will draw filmgoers back to the big screen. Movie houses in the greater Los Angeles area reopened last week, following the return of cinemas in New York City.
Theater companies were hoping Disney would stick with its previously planned May 7 release date for “Black Widow.” The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has boosted optimism among some analysts that audiences will start to come back to theaters when there are major Hollywood movies to see.
But continued concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and capacity limitations on theaters are still giving studios pause when it comes to their largest productions. Blockbusters depend on wide theatrical releases to become profitable.
“Today’s announcement reflects our focus on providing consumer choice and serving the evolving preferences of audiences,” Kareem Daniel, chairman of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement. “By leveraging a flexible distribution strategy in a dynamic marketplace that is beginning to recover from the global pandemic, we will continue to employ the best options to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled storytelling to fans and families around the world.”
With an estimated budget of more than $200 million, “Black Widow” certainly qualifies as a big Hollywood movie. Though films such as “Tom & Jerry” and “The Marksman” have come out during the COVID-19 pandemic, , most big-budget films have been pushed back.
The release date for the Scarlett Johansson superhero spy thriller has been delayed by roughly a year because of the pandemic, which kept indoor theaters closed for the bulk of the last 12 months. Its most recent postponement was in September, when Disney moved it to May 7 from Nov. 6 amid continued concerns about the coronavirus’ spread.
Disney’s announcement comes just after the British movie theater company Cineworld said that Regal Cinemas — the second largest U.S. chain — will reopen its doors starting in early April. The phased reopening begins with “a limited number of cinemas” opening for Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” on April 2 and will expand with “Mortal Kombat” on April 16. Both movies go to HBO Max the same day they hit theaters.
Cineworld also said Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with Warner Bros. that will return the Burbank-based studio to the model of exclusive windows for theaters in 2022. Starting next year, Warner Bros. will release movies in theaters for 45 days before they can be released to the home through premium rentals.
The standard theatrical widow for new movies before the pandemic averaged about 90 days; attempts to close that gap were long resisted by theaters. But pandemic closures accelerated studios’ attempts to experiment with different models.
Universal previously reached similar agreements with AMC Theatres and Cinemark, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 chains, respectively. Under the deals, Universal movies can go to premium video on demand after 17 days. With Cinemark, the window lengthens to 31 days for movies that gross more than $50 million in an opening weekend.
Disney has pursued a three-pronged approach to releasing movies during the public health crisis. The entertainment giant sent “Hamilton” and “Soul” straight to Disney+ while theaters were hobbled. With “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the company put the films on Disney+ through its Premier Access strategy. For other big movies, Disney has chosen to push back opening dates until a theatrical release is more likely to succeed.
Black Widow promo is starting again and Scarlett at last has her first magazine cover and photoshoot of the year with The Gentlewoman Magazine – Spring 2021. It’s a amazing photoshoot and how good does she look with long hair like this and a very good interview as well. You can pre-order the magazine HERE for £8 + Shipping but please note shipping is a lot right now. You can view the photos in the gallery and read some of the interview below, please click the link to read the full one.
The Gentle Woman – Back in the leather catsuit for the eighth time in May, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson’s sassy Marvel character, has her own film at last. Over 30 years in show business, the 36-year-old actor has soared steadily from indie darling to box office draw, and she now has the powers to cast a woman in the director’s chair. It’s Scarlett’s fanatical commitment to outlandish parts that keeps fans coming back for more. And with her own production company, she’s free to make work as rich and as challenging as she is herself.
Hanging behind Scarlett Johansson, who’s at home in New York, is a painting by the artist Lois Dodd, once described as the most famous painter of windows in America. It’s a huge canvas, dominated by a deep purple dusk and a large clapboard house, one celebrated window lit up yellow, looming above Scarlett’s head like an idea. “I was thinking maybe I could frame it so it looks like I’m in the painting,” she says. It’s one of those mid-Zoom thoughts you have as you see yourself, yet again, pinned in the corner of a screen.
Over the past year and its many Zooms, with the surplus of events on one hand and the lack of happening on the other, Scarlett has learned a few things about herself. “Well, I’ve never spent this much time off. Ever. In my entire life.” She widens her eyes behind thick black-framed glasses. “I’ve been working for almost 30 years!”
“It’s crazy,” she says. “It’s insane. I have a really long white beard that I shaved off just before this.”
You could retire, I suggest.
“It’s not even early retirement,” she says, a little rueful.
From child acting – off-Broadway as a kid, Manny & Lo at 12, The Horse Whisperer at 14 – her career has grown exponentially and irrepressibly, indie to Marvel. She’s not the kind of actor who, having hit the superhero jackpot, slides lazily into a plateau, making one film a year playing an approximation of herself. Instead, she’s somehow retained the status of a character actor with blockbuster effect. Or, as Sofia Coppola, who directed her in Lost in Translation, the film that catapulted her career into the big leagues back in 2003, put it over email, “She’s proven that she can be a bombshell and also a respected actress with depth and strength.”
Over her years enmeshed in the Marvel universe, Scarlett has revealed a mastery of hand-to-hand stunt combat, but she’s also given her character, Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, mystery and humour. “What’s really great about her as an actor is she can’t do fake,” says Cate Shortland, the director of Black Widow, Scarlett’s first stand-alone Marvel film, due to be released in May. “There’s no BS; she has to believe it.” Rachel Weisz, her co-star, agrees. “She is extremely talented and hard-working and passionate about her role. She’s a straight shooter, very focused and clear about the story she is telling.”
In return, the Marvel machine has given Scarlett incomprehensible wealth and genuine power. She was the highest-grossing female actor in Hollywood in 2018 and 2019 and now has the heft of a mogul: she can get movies made and hand-pick her directors. (Of the 49 women directors considered for Black Widow, the under-the-radar Cate Shortland made the last three and was then chosen after conversations with Marvel producers and Scarlett, who had liked her previous film, Lore. “It was about that connection,” Shortland says now.)
Though Marvel tends to dominate the landscape, it’s Scarlett’s other roles that reveal her particular elasticity as an actor. She can stretch from a strangely loveable disembodied voice (Her) to a haunting alien killer (Under the Skin), from a synchronised-swimming 1950s movie star (Hail, Caesar!) to a devastated divorcing actor (Marriage Story). She seeks characters that derail preconceptions – particularly those related to her beauty, the kind that has bamboozled male journalists for decades – and brings to them an alchemy of fanatical commitment, off-kilter wit and a sardonic intelligence that often reveals itself in perfect, ironic opposition to the wide-eyed, credulous expression on her face. Over email, the director Noah Baumbach, who wrote the part of Nicole in Marriage Story specifically for Scarlett, recalled moments in the film “where nothing is spoken and her face says everything. It’s that thing when the internal becomes external. And a close-up can be the greatest shot imaginable.”
Reportdoor – Disney CEO Bob Chapek has insisted that Scarlett Johansson-front superhero movie Black Widow is still on course to make its debut in theatres worldwide. During an investor call on Thursday, Chapek said the company has no plans to send the Marvel Studios project to its streamer Disney Plus, as per Deadline. “We are still intending for it to be a theatrical release. We are going to be watching very carefully to see whether that strategy needs to be revisited,” he said. After Wonder Woman 1984’s Select Release on HBO Max, Marvel Fans Wonder if Black Widow Will Also Follow Suit and Come Out on Disney+
Black Widow, featuring Johansson in her last appearance as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, was originally scheduled for release in May 2020 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film is currently slated to release on May 7 this year. During the pandemic, Disney has made some bold moves to compensate for the closure of movie theatres. It took the decision of sending its big-budget live-action movie “Mulan
” to Disney Plus. Black Widow, Eternals, West Side Story And Other Movies That Have Postponed Their Release Dates!
The studio also sent animated feature “Soul” to the streamer, while another movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be debuting simultaneously in theatres and on Disney Plus for an extra USD 30. “Some films we will take theatrically. Some films we will take to Disney Premiere Access. And in some cases, we will take it directly to service (Disney Plus). It’s really about flexibility. We’re going to steer our decision making over time given (the needs) of our subscriber base,” Chapek said.
E! Online – Colin Jost tells the story of how he first met an “intimidatingly sophisticated” Scarlett Johansson on the set of Saturday Night Live in 2006.
Was it love at first sight for Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson? Sort of.
Instead of experiencing that strike of Cupid’s arrow, the Saturday Night Live star was acutely aware of the actress’ star power and intelligence. He writes in his book A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir that his first impression of his future fiancée was that she was “beautiful, smart, sweet and intimidatingly sophisticated.”
The pair met on the set of SNL in 2006, which happened to be his first year as a sketch writer on the show and her first time hosting. “I got eight sketches on the show my first year, including one cold open and a parody of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen, starring first-time host Scarlett Johansson,” he recalls. “She has just turned 20 and I was 23, but in terms of status and maturing she was here [holds hand above head] and I was here [ holds hand one inch off ground]. She claims that she remembers thinking I was ‘cute,’ but I know what I looked like and that’s not the word I would have used. (‘Shaggy’ would have been generous. ‘Slovenly,’ more accurate).”
He goes on to describe the Avengers: Endgame star as having “a grace and a smile that I’ve still never seen in any other human.”
As for the skit she starred in, he states, “The only line I remember from the sketch is when Scarlett’s bratty character says, ‘This party is literally worse than the Holocaust.’ That was my Shakespearean sonnet for the woman I would one day fall in love with.”
And because of his love for Scarlett, Colin writes that he’s even finding himself wishing he had kids. “I’ve met someone I love and who I feel more comfortable with than I ever have before. I feel more confident committing to what I’m working on and standing by whatever I create, regardless of whether people like it or not,” he shares.
Jost writes that he recognized this desire for kids when he found himself wanting to participate in “human activities,” like birthdays and family gatherings.
He explains, “I’ve even woken up on a Sunday after a show and thought, ‘I would love to be raising a baby right now!’ Which is a far cry from when I used to wake up on a Sunday and think, ‘Can I make it to the bathroom, or should I just puke on this plant?'”
But he also says that he’s not likely to have kids until after he leaves SNL. According to the star, being a writer for the sketch show is “a job for young, single people,” because of the environment. “It’s certainly not a good place to work while you’re raising a family or nurturing a healthy relationship. In terms of ‘family- friendly jobs,’ SNL ranks somewhere between long-haul truck driver and Somali pirate,” the 38-year-old jokes.
Scarlett has again put her voice to good use supporting the ACLU foundation and the story of Lisa Montgomery who will be executed on the 12th. The video is to give a view of her life and what she had to endure and to get them to stop the death sentence and instead give her life with out parole and the help she needs.
If you would like to find out more information on Lisa click Here, If you would like to Sign this petition you can do so Here.
deadline – EXCLUSIVE: Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is ready to ring in the “Ru-year” at 8 tonight, but ahead of the VH1 premiere, Deadline can reveal this season’s roster of guest judges and from A-list superfans and queens of seasons past.
Cynthia Erivo, Nicole Byer, Loni Love, TS Madison and Jamal Sims are slated to join the RuPaul’s Drag Race judges panel this season alongside mainstays Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and, of course, Mama Ru.
In addition, RuPaul’s Drag Race superfans Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson will surprise queens later this season with interactive video masterclasses while Miss Congeniality winners from past seasons Nina West, Valentina and Heidi N Closet will also make guest appearances.
For the first time, VH1 will simulcast the Season 13 premiere of the Emmy-winning reality competition on The CW, MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo. As seen in the 10-minute preview, this season will welcome the queens with a shocking twist: They immediately must go head-to-head on the mainstage to defend their place in the competition with six lip syncs for their lives. The aftershow, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, will premiere immediately following the season premiere at 9:30 p.m. on VH1.
The 13 queens vying for the ultimate title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” this season include Denali (Chicago), Elliott with 2 Ts (Las Vegas), Gottmik (Los Angeles), Joey Jay (Phoenix), Kahmora Hall (Chicago), Kandy Muse (New York), LaLa Ri (Atlanta), Olivia Lux (New York), Rosé (New York), Symone (Los Angeles), Tamisha Iman (Atlanta), Tina Burner (New York), and Utica Queen (Minneapolis).
And moving on with the replacing our previous DVD Screen Captures today I have had to skip a couple of years as I still can not find some of them in HD yet but I found one for her movie Home Alone 3 in 1997 with full 1080p Blu-Ray caps. Scarlett plays Molly Pruitt the sister of the new home alone kid Alex Pruitt played by Alex D. Linz and co-stars Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen, David Thornton & Haviland Morris. I will be adding more movies soon.
Next on the replacing our previous DVD Screen Captures today is Scarlett’s second movie she did Just Cause in 1995 with full 1080p Blu-Ray one caps. Scarlett plays Katie Armstrong the granddaughter of the main character Paul Armstrong played by the late Sean Connery and stars as well Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood and Ed Harris.
Last year I started the post’s replacing our previous DVD Screen Captures of Scarlett from some of her past movies in the gallery to full 1080p Blu-Ray one’s. And today I have replaced her dvd caps with full 1080p caps from all the way back in 1994 and this was as well Scarlett’s first movie North were she plays Laura Nelson and co-stars Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Matthew McCurley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander.
Spirit is the last great comic book hero to make the leap to the movies. A classic from the 1940s adapted by one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood, Frank Miller. The creator of "300" or "Sin City" is in Madrid today, and in very good company. Nothing less than Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Paz Vega.
A new movie still from Scarlett’s upcoming solo movie Black Widow has just been released, It looks like Nat is not having a good time in the still and I so want to see what this is all about and right now we are still on track from a May 07th, 2021 date in cinema so here is hoping we will get to see it next year now.
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Scarlett has her first magazine cover for 2021 with Geek! Magazine – January/February 2021 with a Black Widow cover and talking about how cinemas are struggling and if the movie will be affected at all. Nothing big or any new photos unfortunately but a nice way to start the year of. You can find the digital scans in the gallery right now.
Scarlett Johansson talks with Access Hollywood at the premiere for her new drama "Marriage Story" about how she got to work her "acting muscles" for the film. And, the actress feels surprised to play a mom twice in the same year and praises her 8-year-old "Marriage Story" co-star Azhy Robertson.
Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and you can catch her as Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame, hitting theaters everywhere on April 26. But how is she with spicy food? Find out as the actress joins Sean Evans for the season 8 finale of Hot Ones. As she attempts to jump kick the wings of death, Johansson learns about memes, talks about the best movie-set food, and tries to avoid spoiling Avengers: Endgame. Thanks for another great season, spice lords!
Scarlett Johansson and Paul Rudd join Christine to chat about the much-anticipated Avengers: Endgame. But with them all keeping a tight lid on spoilers, Scarlett and Paul say she's forced to answer personal questions rather than deflecting. She's relieved that more women are now part of the Avengers family, stating it was becoming like a locker room. Paul says his son is still not all that impressed with his role as Ant-Man but is super excited for the new movie. Scarlett also touches on her clashes with the paparazzi, who recently tried to chase her after she drove home from filming for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Scarlett Johansson takes us through the roles that make up her career, including 'Lost in Translation,' her Tony Award win for 'A View From the Bridge,' 'Iron Man 2,' 'Her,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'JoJo Rabbit,' 'Marriage Story' and 'Black Widow.'
Scarlett has put her voice to good use again supporting the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and talks about the four people wrongfully arrested for their work fighting for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Gasser, Karim, Mohammad and Zaki
Speaking out in Egypt today is dangerous. I want to highlight the plight of four people wrongfully arrested for their work fighting for the dignity of others – Gasser, Karim, Mohammad and Zaki from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
These men have spent their lives fighting against injustice and now they find themselves behind bars. They all face bogus charges that could lead to many more years in prison. In fact, their only “crime” has been to stand up for the dignity of Egyptians. EIPR has for years worked tirelessly and bravely on the front lines to protect and defend the most vulnerable, to reform the broken criminal justice system which wreaks havoc on innocent people’s lives, and to end the death penalty.
Karim, who recently got married, will be spending his 37th birthday in prison. Gasser told a recent court hearing that he is denied blankets in a freezing cold solitary confinement cell. Mohammad’s wife is desperate to see him and, like the other families, has been denied any visit. Zaki was tortured after police arrested him earlier this year. The pain and anguish of their families is unimaginable. Hossam Bahgat, one of the original founders, has been under a travel ban and asset freeze for four years.
I am in awe of the bravery of these men who continue their work to defend people’s rights at such great personal cost. They represent the courage and brilliance of so many in Egypt who achieve change against incredible odds. A truly democratic government would celebrate these men, not imprison them. They are the best of us.
EIPR’s work is a shining light for democracy and freedom – not just in Egypt and the Middle East, but for people everywhere. Today, I’m joining the people of Egypt and many others around the world, and I am calling for the immediate release of Gasser, Karim, Mohammad and Zaki. And happy birthday Karim; you are not alone
If you would like to find out more information, find out how to help or just put your voice and take action you can do all that here Here.
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Inside The Actors Studio Scarlett Johansson Known for her critically acclaimed roles in Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA, Girl With a Pearl Earring, and Her, Johansson visits the Actors Studio to delve into her upbringing, how she got her start in the industry, and what life in the limelight has become. Her other roles include the worldwide blockbusters, The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, in addition to The Horse Whisperer, Ghost World, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Prestige, Lucy and Under the Skin, among others. On stage, Johansson won a Tony Award for her work in A View from the Bridge.
Hey all as some may no I have been doing a lot of work on the site in the background, starting with updating all the post’s on here so the links are not dead etc and I’m up to now the start of 2010 so getting on with all that but today I took some time out to add some new pages to the site. I have seen a lot of sites getting this so I got the plug and have been setting them all up today. So welcome to the site the Video Vault & the Press Archive both are only about 3% done right now but I will be adding more videos and interviews in over the coming months and I get a amazing 12 days of at xmas time till new year so I will be doing a lot of work on them then. For now I will keep on with updating the past updates, redoing the info page with a new bio that was done for the site and adding in a style page, gutting and redoing the full Projects page, redoing the website, www & media page and adding in more gallery updates. So lots will be going on with the site you may not right away see but I am getting it there.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (2021)
The queens flex their acting skills in a new sci-fi adventure, playing tiny shrunken drag queens. Cynthia Erivo ‘Genius: Aretha’ guest judges; Scarlett Johansson ‘Black Widow’ makes a virtual appearance in the workroom.
Finding Your Roots (2017)
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines “the DNA of American culture” through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today’s celebrities. In each episode, a set of featured guests view their ancestral histories, learn connections, and discover secrets about their lineage, while sharing the emotional experience with viewers. Gates guides them as they see results and details derived from the background work competed by expert genealogical diagnosticians, who have analyzed genetic code and traced bloodlines that leads to documentation and the occasional confirmation or debunking of long-held beliefs. A variety of guests have included musicians, authors, chefs, and more.
Now Vince is about to return to New York for months to shoot, Turtle decides to make some money for a change- by charging entry for Vince’s go away-party. Drama finds Adam Davies is a great agent, as he gets him a well-paid audition for a promising pilot, CSI Minneapolis to be shot in Vancouver starring Don Johnson whom Johnny already knows, interesting despite clashing with the timing for Queens Bouelevard and his temper flares up again. Meanwhile E insists he wants his work as Vince’s manager recognized, with a formal contract, and plays it hard despite skepticism from Ari and, worst of all, Vince himself.
AThis series was based on the book by John Grisham about Reggie Love, a lawyer, who just started her practice and is also a recovering alcoholic which was made into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. Now Jobeth Williams is playing the part of Reggie. Her adversary in the movie, Roy Foltrig is also there. Only their relationship is not as adversarial as it was in the movie. Reggie occasionally calls on Roy for help, and at other times drives him crazy with high standards of ethics. Also Reggie is trying to convince her ex-husband to allow her access to her children.
Black Widow 2021
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Jojo Rabbit 2019
A World War II satire about a ten-year-old boy who, ridiculed by his peers and misunderstood by his mother, can’t quite figure out how to fit in. As the naïve young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to an imaginary friend (to be played by Taika) who can offer advice and help him cope.
Marriage Story 2019
The story follows an unfolding divorce that spans from New York City to Los Angeles.
Avengers: End Game 2019
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.
Captain Marvel 2019
After crashing an experimental aircraft, Air Force pilot Carol Danvers is discovered by the Kree and trained as a member of the elite Starforce Military under the command of her mentor Yon-Rogg. Six years later, after escaping to Earth while under attack by the Skrulls, Danvers begins to discover there’s more to her past. With help from S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, they set out to unravel the truth.
Avengers: Infinity War 2018
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Thor Ragnarok 2017
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Rough Night 2017
Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.
Ghost in the Shell 2017
In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.
In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $1,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?
Captain America: Civil War 2016
With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.
The Jungle Book 2016
The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
Hail, Caesar! 2016
Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015
Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction.
It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind’s full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.
Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl’s ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy’s tech savvy and Martin’s enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.
Captain America 2 The Winter Soldier 2014
For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury’s warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar.
Don Jon 2013
Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women
Under The Skin 2013
An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a young woman who combs the roads and streets of Scotland in search of the human prey she came to plunder. She seduces her isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. However, existence in all its complexity begin to change the alien visitor. She begins to discover herself as human with tragic and terrifying consequences.
In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth’s artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho (1960), over everyone’s misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred’s work even as the novel’s inspiration haunts his dreams.
The Avengers 2012
Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster which is formed by Loki and his team
We Bought a Zoo 2011
Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.
Iron Man 2 2010
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James “Rhodey” Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies
He’s Just Not That Into You 2009
The needy Gigi Haim is a young woman seeking her prince charming somewhere amongst her unsuccessful dates. After dating estate agent Conor Barry, Gigi anxiously expects to receive a phone call from him. However Conor never calls her. Gigi decides to go to the bar where he frequents to see him, but she meets his friend Alex who works there. They become friends and Alex helps Gigi to interpret the subtle signs given out by her dates.
The Spirit 2008
Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face who has other plans. He’s going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the city’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio’s free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena.
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008
A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.
The Nanny Diaries 2007
After graduating from Montclair State, New Jersey Girl Annie can’t make up her mind about what to do with her life. After saving a little boy from being run over in the park, she is quickly employed as a nanny for a rich Upper East Side couple. Mr X is occupied with his business, Mrs X loves shopping, and neither really likes to spend time with their little boy Grayer. Annie quickly learns that she has more than her hands full taking care of him. Her busy schedule doesn’t give her much spare time. Mrs X fired her last nanny because she was dating and that gives Annie problems when Harvard Hottie who lives in the same building asks her out on a date.
In the funeral of the famous British journalist Joe Strombel, his colleagues and friends recall how obstinate he was while seeking for a scoop. Meanwhile the deceased Joe discloses the identity of the tarot card serial killer of London. He cheats the Reaper and appears to the American student of journalism Sondra Pransky, who is on the stage in the middle of a magic show of the magician Sidney Waterman in London, and tells her that the murderer is the aristocrat Peter Lyman. Sondra drags Sid in her investigation, seeking for evidences that Peter is the killer. However, she falls in love with him and questions if Joe Strombel is right in his scoop.
The Black Dahlia 2006
In 1946, the former boxers Dwight “Bucky” Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress ‘Elizabeth Short (I)’ is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky’s investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths.
The Prestige 2006
In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.
The Island 2005
Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else – he’s waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there’s actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape – but not before stopping the sinister plan.
Match Point 2005
From a humble background and with traditional values, Irish Chris Wilton is still struggling financially despite being a recently retired high ranked tennis pro. He has taken a job as a tennis instructor at an upscale London tennis club, although he knows there is a better life for him somewhere down the road. He is befriended by one of his students, wealthy Tom Hewett. Chris starts to date Tom’s sister, Chloe Hewett, a girl-next-door type who is immediately attracted to Chris. Chloe quickly knows she wants to marry Chris, and through her businessman father, Alec Hewett, tries to help Chris and their future by getting him an executive job in Alec’s company. In his life with the Hewetts, Chris begins to enjoy the finer things in life. Through it all however, Chris cannot help thinking about Nola Rice, a struggling American actress who he meets at the Hewett estate and who is Tom’s unofficial fiancée. Nola is vivacious, and she knows the effect she has on men, including Chris. Unlike …
In Good Company 2004
Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter’s working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan’s daughter.
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie 2004
After King Neptune’s crown is stolen, SpongeBob and Patrick go on a quest in 6 days to retrieve his crown. On the way SpongeBob and Patrick defeat many evildoers using their brains and bronzes. While this is happening someone is taking over Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob and Patrick must defeat this mastermind.
A Good Woman 2004
In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for ‘the season’ and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he’s in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere’s 20th birthday party approaches, where all plays out amid numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms.
A Love Song for Bobby Long 2004
A young woman, Pursy (played by Scarlett Johansson), learns that her estranged mother has died in New Orleans. She returns to her mother’s house to discover that it is inhabited by two men, one an aging alcoholic, Bobby Long
The Perfect Score 2004
Six teenagers from diverse backgrounds – among them the school’s star basketball player – conspire to break into a SAT testing center to steal the answers in hope of acing their exam. They ultimately realize that the answer to their problems and the key to their happiness may not lie in achieving a perfect score.
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003
This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence. This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl’s life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer’s wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer’s wife, avoid Van Ruijven’s grasp, and protect herself from the cruel gossip of the world of a 17th century servant
Lost in Translation 2003
Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes – in the form of messages and faxes – for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not…
Eight Legged Freaks 2002
The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It’s then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff’s young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.
An American Rhapsody 2001
In 1950, a Hungarian couple, Peter and Margit, are forced to flee from the oppressive communist country for the USA with their eldest daughter Maria, but are forced to leave behind their infant daughter Suzanne who is raised by kindly foster couple. 6 years later, Peter and Margit arrange for the American Red Cross to bring Suzanne to their new home in Los Angeles where the perplexed youth is forced to accept her sudden change in home and country which leads to a troubled growing up. At age 15, the rebelious and unsure-of-herself Suzanne tries to come to terms with her roots and decides to travel back to Budapest, Hungary to find her true idenity.
Ghost World 2001
This is the story of Enid and Rebecca after they finish the high school. Both have problems relating to people and they spend their time hanging around and bothering creeps. When they meet Seymour who is a social outsider who loves to collect old 78 records, Enid’s life will change forever.
The Man Who Wasn’t There 2001
1949, Santa Rosa, California. A laconic, chain-smoking barber with fallen arches tells a story of a man trying to escape a humdrum life. It’s a tale of suspected adultery, blackmail, foul play, death, Sacramento city slickers, racial slurs, invented war heroics, shaved legs, a gamine piano player, aliens, and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Ed Crane cuts hair in his in-law’s shop; his wife drinks and may be having an affair with her boss, Big Dave, who has $10,000 to invest in a second department store. Ed gets wind of a chance to make money in dry cleaning. Blackmail and investment are his opportunity to be more than a man no one notices. Settle in the chair and listen.
My Brother the Pig 1999
Being a teen is tough enough for Kathy Cauldwell (Scarlett Johansson) without having to be the target of her little brother George’s constant practical jokes. But life really gets crazy when Dad (Judge Reinholt) and mom leave for France and George is magically transformed into a pig via some ancient rocks belonging to their nanny Matilda (Eva Mendes).
The Horse Whisperer 1998
A teenage girl riding a horse is hit by a truck. To help heal her troubled/injured daughter, and horse, the mother takes them to Montana to recuperate at the ranch of a ‘horse whisperer’, a horse healer of mystical talents. The mother proceeds to fall in love with him, as well.
Home Alone 3 1997
Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex’s street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit…
Two people from completely different worlds meet by chance, thrown together as if by fate. Their attraction is immediately obvious and overwhelming. He is attracted to her beauty (she is a supermodel) and good humor; she is seduced by his charisma and honesty. With his gifts of poetry and tenderness, he opens her heart to the possibility of true love. But it takes a lot of courage to make a commitment. Is she truly in love with him? And even if she is, will she able to leave the cosmopolitan, superficial lifestyle to be with him?
Manny & Lo 1996
A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
If Lucy Fell 1996
Two NYC roomies have a pact to jump off Brooklyn Bridge, if they haven’t found life partners before she’s 30. That’s less than a month away.
Just Cause 1995
A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.
Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.
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Hello and welcome to the Press Archive of Scarlett Johansson Fan. Here you will find numerous interviews that Scarlett has done over the years from her start in 1996 to current days. This part of the site is still a work in progress as you can imagine there is a lot of interviews to find and post yet but keep looking back as I add more in.
Last night was the 2020 The 41st Young Artist Academy Awards and like all other award shows it was done online this year. Scarlett started the show of with presenting the award for Breakout Ensemble Award Recipient to her JoJo Rabbit co-stars Roman Griffin Davis, Archie Yates and Thomasin McKenzie and can I just say how cute Archie was in his speech. Screen Caps from the award show are now in the gallery and you can watch the full award video below (Scarlett is at 1 Min mark)
At long long long last and a lot of work on my part to get this my copy of Black Widow Official Movie Special Book has come thank god. In it are a lot of new stills and on set photos of Scarlett as well as a long new interview that when I get more time I will post on here but till that time I have taken all the photos of Scarlett in the book and added them into the gallery for you all to see and the movie looks more amazing now.
As well as being on the Marie Claire – Winter 2020 cover Scarlett is on the Marie Claire (Australia) – December 2020 cover with new interview but old photos. I have added in the full digital scans to the gallery and you can read the interview below.
Marie Claire – It’s now common cliché to say 2020 has been a bit shit.
But it’s been even more frustrating for people like Scarlett Johansson. Johansson has been working on her upcoming Marvel epic, Black Widow, since 2010 and was gearing up for the long-awaited release this year only for everything to be derailed by the pandemic. We’ve all had plans canned this year, but to have a project that had already been ten years in the making put on hold – again? That’s next level shit.
And in an exclusive chat for marie claire’s December issue (out now), the actor reveals it’s been hard year all-round. “It’s such an uncertain time and there’s a lot of ups and downs – and anxiety – that comes with that,” she said, speaking to Alley Pascoe from her home in New York. “Like so many people, my life came to a screeching halt. It’s been very challenging.”
Disappointment aside, the actor – who recently got married to comedian and SNL cast member Colin Jost – says she has no regrets. “To me, they feel like a waste of time. That doesn’t mean I don’t wish I had acted differently at times, or knew then what I know now, but that’s different than having regret. I try to make active choices and look back with understanding. Regret keeps you stuck in a place as opposed to taking responsibility, understanding and moving on.”
Johansson serves as executive producer on Black Widow in addition to her starring role as Natasha Romanoff, and says one of the highlights was getting to work with Australian director Cate Shortland. “I’m an enormous fan of Cate’s,” Johansson said. “I felt so thankful every single day that we were working together on this. I was relieved to be in her capable hands, because obviously it was hard – after 10 years in the making – to try to imagine who the person would be to have the vision for this movie. Cate was the single person I could think of.”
Despite the film being a about women, having a woman director and comprising a strong cast of women in Johansson and her co-stars Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz, Johansson confesses the set wasn’t quite the sisterhood you might imagine, noting the near all-male crew. “Cate would talk about it all the time! She was like, ‘Where’s all the ladies on this thing?’” she said. “Because of circumstance, like where we were shooting [Norway, Budapest, Morocco and England], the set was male, which is not uncommon, unfortunately. Things are changing now, but it’s still very imbalanced a lot of the time. [But] our core cast and our director were a tight-knit group of strong women.”
Ultimately, though, she’s proud to be leading a new guard of complex, powerful superheroes creating a new world of possibilities for young women, including her six-year-old daughter, Rose. “When I was growing up there were no female superheroes,” she explained. “The superhero genre has completely opened up in the past decade. It’s wonderful to see your kids empowered and inspired by role models that are more than you could’ve imagined for yourself. These characters are pushing boundaries and making things seem possible that were not possible when I was a kid.”
She added, “It’s progressive – and fun! My daughter’s so small, so she’s peripherally aware, but I think it has even more impact as children get a little bit older. If you asked [Rose] who would win a fight between Black Widow and Captain America, she would definitely say Black Widow, which is super cool [laughs]. She’s probably partial!”
The digital scans for Scarlett’s new magazine cover for Marie Claire – Winter 2020 with her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh have now been added in to the gallery for you all. There were no new photos but the interview is a great read and I hope to one day get the photoshoot for this for the site.
I don’t really post about Scarlett’s private life but this is a big and very happy news so I had to. As of last weekend Scarlett and Colin at last got married in a small and intimate ceremony. A big congrats to them both and I hope lot’s of happy years to come.
Hollywood Reporter – The actress and ‘SNL’ cast member wed after getting in engaged in May 2019.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot.
The couple were wed in an intimate ceremony over the weekend, according to a post by the Meals on Wheels America Instagram account. Johansson’s rep also confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter.
We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC. Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio.
The program shared the news of the couple’s nuptials, adding Johansson and Jost’s “wedding wish” is for people to support Meals on Wheels America via donations and “help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time.”
Johansson and Jost got engaged in May 2019 after dating for two years.
Johansson, 34, was previously married to Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain Dauriac, with whom she has a daughter named Rose, who was born in 2014. This is the first marriage for the 36-year-old Jost, who is the co-head writer at SNL and co-anchor of “Weekend Update.”
Scarlett and Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh are on the cover of Marie Claire – Winter 2020 with a all new amazing photoshoot and interview. I have added in the magazine cover and first set of outtakes from the shoot to the galley. I hope to have the digital scans soon and here is hoping more outtakes.
Marie Claire – The Call Once upon a weekday (or weekend, because what’s time anymore?), there was Scarlett Johansson, sipping, sipping, a margarita.
All good so far, eh? But, alas, like most things in 2020, it just went bad from there.
A call interrupted her cocktail hour. The word: The release of Black Widow, the sure-shot blockbuster starring Johansson and the magnetic Marvel newcomer Florence Pugh and directed by Cate Shortland—three power women collaborating on a power-women film, asserting their ascendance—was being delayed. It was deflating news, Johansson recalls, though not out of the blue.
Another margarita, you say? Yes, please, and thank you.
“I’d been talking to Kevin Feige”—the president of Marvel Studios—“about it, and our fellow producers, just trying to understand what the landscape was,” says Johansson, 36, with a little resignation now in that unmistakable voice but a little pragmatism too. “We’re all eager to get the movie out, but more important than anything, everybody wants the experience to feel safe, to have people be able to really feel confident about sitting in an enclosed theater.”
We’re on a conference call, because that’s what you do these days—no lunch. That or Zoom, which we did a few weeks ago. Pugh, 24, is with us on the line. Also resigned, also pragmatic. She had just flown from London back to L.A., where she lives, when she got the call.
“I think I probably had a hunch,” she says. “It seemed to me all the fun of summer, and everybody being outside and finally having some relaxed rules, caught up with everyone, obviously, because of the virus. I’m sad that people don’t get to watch it for another half year, but I wasn’t majorly upset because it’s important to look after people right now.”
What they’re saying is, the postponement of a superhero film isn’t the apocalypse. Not this abysmal year nor any other. But ain’t it the pits? Who wouldn’t want to be sitting in a darkened theater right now, loaded with a bucket of fake-buttered popcorn, big soda, sinking into a seat as heart-thumping Marvel action unfolds on the screen?
And this, of all movies—one with strong female characters, strong female actors, a strong female director. A movie that’s both fun and important. So what happens now?
We first chatted over computer screens. Pugh, after many months grounded by COVID-19, had traveled to London and Zoomed from her office, a dimly lit room with framed art hung high on the walls and opened boxes for a Casio key-board and stand—check her YouTube for her acoustic-guitar performances as Flossie Rose—perched on a cabinet.
Johansson was a few minutes late, on account of picking up her daughter from a rained-out day camp, and joined the call from her New York home. It was evening in London, and Pugh, who wore a white T-shirt that read “Love” and several thin necklaces, had poured herself a generous glass of red wine.
When Scarlett appeared on the call, Pugh yelped, “Oh my goodness, there she is!”
Johansson, dressed in athleisure and fresh faced, smiled back. And for a few minutes, the two stars—one of whom’s $56 million salary last year reportedly made her the highest paid actress in the world—seemed no more than two good friends catching up. They teased each other about their choice of Zoom settings. Johansson chose her bedroom and was backdropped by a tufted suede headboard and wallpaper patterned with birds and leaves.
“I like to switch up. Keep people guessing. Make it look like I’ve gone somewhere,” she said. “When I’ve gone nowhere, obviously.”
To Read The Rest Of The Interview Click On The Link Up Top.
denofgeek.com – Universal Pictures’ dubious attempt to remake Bride of Frankenstein as part of the “Dark Universe” might be dead, but the concept of reimagining the idea of a reanimated “Bride” in the 21st century leads on—with Scarlett Johansson as the lead, no less. The news came late Thursday when A24 and Apple TV+ announced Johansson would star in The Bride, a modern reworking of one of the most potent ideas in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel.
The new film, which will be directed by Sebastián Lelo, reimagines the story of the Bride’s creation as less the attempt to build a “Monster’s Mate”—as she is credited in the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein movie—and more a parable about a woman finding a sense of self-realization in the modern world. It’s so modern in fact that her creator will be a wealthy tech CEO who has fastened a lady out of raw materials exclusively for himself. The logline reads as follows:
“A woman created to be an ideal wife—the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur—rejects her creator, and is forced to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. It is on the run that she finds her true identity, her surprising power, and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.”
The project is obviously a major endeavor for Johansson, who is producing the film alongside Jonathan Lia through their These Pictures banner. She also said in a statement, “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone… I am extremely excited to emancipate the classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story to reflect the change we see today.”
Johansson is of course hardly the first to try and breathe life into the concept. While the title “Bride of Frankenstein” is copyrighted by Universal Pictures, the concept of a female creature was a strong focal point in the narrative of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. In the book, Victor Frankenstein is pressured under threat of death by his Creature to make a female bride for the new species of reanimated corpses. Victor ultimately refuses at the eleventh hour, but the idea was so potent James Whale unpacked it fully in his 1935 masterpiece wherein Frankenstein (Colin Clive) creates a woman for Boris Karloff’s legendary monster.
Things of course do not go as planned, and Elsa Lanchester’s iconic turn as the Monster lasts about five minutes before she rejects Karloff’s lovelorn Monster, and he in turn condemns them both to a fiery death. Still, the idea of a Bride has lingered in pop culture, with Kenneth Branagh trying to insert her creation into his fascinating failure of an adaptation, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994). The Bride has also starred in her own film before, though not one any person has reason to remember, with Jennifer Beals playing the title role in The Bride (1985). It’s a misbegotten ‘80s attempt at Gothic horror; so ‘80s, in fact, it cast Sting as Dr. Frankenstein!
Perhaps the most notable attempt at making the Bride her own woman was when Billie Piper played a subversive version of the character in Showtime’s underrated Penny Dreadful series. Be that as it may, there’s a lot of room to expand here and offer a version as compelling as Lanchester’s brief 1935 appearance. At least judging by the logline, Johansson and Lelio are attempting to forgo the male Monster altogether, in which case this allows them to be an even looser (and more liberated) take on the Frankenstein myth. Indeed, one might wonder if the concept sounds like it is building on the final fleeting minutes of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (2015), which concluded with an android killing her tech CEO inventor and striking out into the world.
Not that we’d mind, as Ex Machina is one of the finest science fiction movies of the last 20 years, and a pretty crafty retelling of the Frankenstein passion play. A24 also just so happened to release that film, just as they will be producing Bride alongside Apple TV+, who will premiere the film. A24 and Apple TV+’s first collaboration premieres on the streaming service later this week, with a delightful reunion of Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola in On the Rocks.
Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo will write Bride, following up their work on scripting Blumhouse’s upcoming The Wolfman remake, which will star Ryan Gosling.
variety.com – The Avengers are the latest group in Hollywood to support democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by hosting a virtual fundraiser.
“Voters Assemble!” will feature “Avengers” cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. They will join vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and “Avengers: Infinity War” directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.
The fundraiser will take place on Oct. 20 at 6:45 p.m. ET. Fans are able to donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund to attend.
Ruffalo, who plays Hulk in the “Avengers” universe, has been especially vocal about his support for Biden on social media, using his platform to encourage others to vote. In one Instagram post, Ruffalo sported a mask that said “VOTE” with the caption: “We must elect champions who will fight for the Green New Deal and push Congress to pass climate action that matches the scale of the problem with the urgency our country’s future demands.”
Cheadle, who portrays War Machine, has also used his social media to spread awareness about climate change and voting rights, especially encouraging everyone in his home state of Missouri to get out and vote in the upcoming election.
This marks the latest of star-studded fundraisers supporting Biden. The cast of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” took part in a town hall on Oct. 16 and Biden’s campaign also hosted a South Asian Block Party on Zoom Oct. 14 with Mindy Kaling, Kumail Nanjiani, Lilly Singh and more in attendance.
Yesterday Scarlett and Chris had there Zoom meeting for the USO Tour and thanks to SCARJO BRASIL on youtube we now have some of the video that you can watch below so I hope you enjoy Scar and Chris are just hilarious together.
Military Times – The USO is launching its inaugural Military Virtual Programming, or MVP, Con today to bring service members some Comic-Con-style festivities that can be enjoyed from anywhere around the globe.
The three-day event features noteworthy guests such as Marvel’s “Avengers” stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, “Punisher” star Jon Bernthal, and Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” among many others.
Programming, which includes live virtual discussions and webinars, will run from noon on Oct. 6 until the night of Oct. 8. “The USO has always been by the side of our military and their families,” USO Chief Operating Officer Alan Reyes said in a release.
“By providing virtual engagements and programming — with the help of military supporters, the entertainment industry and USO partners — we can boost morale and express our nation’s gratitude for all the military is doing to protect us.” With COVID-19 shuttering most events across the country, the USO, like many organizations, has had to go virtual.
“As part of the USO’s virtual programming, celebrities and partners around the world conduct virtual visits, engage in live discussions, offer live performances and make one-on-one calls with service members,” the release said.
“MVP events also include film and television prescreening events, online workshops, classes, Q&As and digital subscriptions in a wide variety of topics, including the military spouse community, transitioning from the military and gaming.”
The USO released the following schedule of events for this week’s virtual convention.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6
Noon ET – Greg Grunberg of The Action Figures Band
3 p.m. ET – National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Panel with Members Jim Davis (“Garfield”), Jeff Keane (“The Family Circus”) and Maria Scrivan (“Half Full”)
9 p.m. ET – Doug Marcaida of History’s “Forged in Fire”
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7
Noon ET – MAD Magazine Comic Book Panel with writer Desmond Devlin and cartoonists Tom Richmond and Sam Vivano
3 p.m. ET – Gerard Way, creator of “The Umbrella Academy”
9 p.m. ET – Norman Reedus of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Ride with Norman Reedus”
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
Noon ET – DC FanDome’s Finest Prerecorded Panel Series, Including “The Flash,” “Titans” and “BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe” 3 p.m. ET – Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans of Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” and “Captain America”
9 p.m. ET – Jon Bernthal of Netflix’s “The Punisher”
Scarlett has put her voice to good use again supporting the Oklahomans for Sentencing Reform and the Question 805 reform that would end the practice of adding years to a person’s prison sentence for a nonviolent crime because they had a prior nonviolent conviction. Under SQ 805, people who are convicted of nonviolent crimes could be sentenced up to the maximum allowable time in prison for their crime, but would not receive additional time in prison because of their past. SQ 805 applies only to people with nonviolent offenses.
If you would like to find out more information on the question, find out how to help or just put your voice and take action you can do all that here Here.
To go with what should have been the lead up to Black Widow Barbie have announced two limited edition Black Widow barbie’s one in the white suite and one in the Black suite. The white suite barbie is a barbie.com exclusive only and the black one I have found on Amazone.com so I would guess you can get it more places both are the same price at $50 each and you can get the white one Here and black one Here.
Barbie® Signature is thrilled to bring you the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll, wearing a true-to-movie costume packed with authentic details.
“It was so exciting to bring the character of Black Widow to life for her upcoming 2020 solo movie,” said designer Bill Greening. “The doll really captures the likeness of the hero and the details of the Black Widow costume. I hope both Barbie fans and Marvel fans alike enjoy this iconic doll from Barbie Signature.”
Fan-favorite agent-turned-hero Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, is as lethal as she is striking. At a young age, Natasha was recruited to train within the Red Room and emerged as the Black Widow. Armed with dual batons and her electric Widow’s Bite bracelets, Black Widow combines acrobatics with her expertise in various martial arts – including karate, kung fu, and judo – to accomplish her mission.
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll reflects the unwavering bravery and unstoppable determination Black Widow uses in her fight to protect the world. Sculpted to the likeness of the character and featuring sleek, fiery red hair, our doll arrives in specially designed packaging. She wears a film-inspired costume – her signature white bodysuit – complete with armored shoulders and knee-high boots. This version is a Platinum Label® doll, and will only be available at Barbie® Signature!
For additional authentic details, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll is armed with her unique weapons, including her Widow’s Bite bracelets and dual batons. A utility belt bearing the formidable red hourglass icon is the finishing touch. Shipped with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity, she’s the perfect gift for Marvel and Barbie® fans!
Her vast fighting skills are as deadly as the bite of a Black Widow spider, and thanks to the articulation in her arms and legs, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll is perfectly suited for powerful poses and dynamic displays, too. Now that Barbie® has captured the mystery of this hero, it’s time for YOU to take action! Don’t wait any longer – click over to the online shop now to get the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow Barbie® Doll.
Well this year keeps getting more and more crap with each day but with all that is going on in the world Marvel made the call to push Black Widow from the November date to May next year, And I am pissed about it but the good news part is we should get a press tour and all that I hope.
theverge – In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.
Black Widow will now open on May 7th, 2021 — more than one year after it was originally scheduled to be released. Like with other Marvel delays, Black Widow’s new date pushes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings back from its May 7th, 2021 release date to July 9th, 2021. The Eternals, which was supposed to follow Black Widow is moving from February 12th, 2021 to November 5th, 2021. A number of other Disney films, including West Side Story and The King’s Man, were also moved around as part of the shuffle.
Black Widow follows in Wonder Woman 1984’s footsteps, which Warner Bros. delayed to December 25th from an October 2nd release date in hopes that more theaters would be open and audiences more likely to go. The delays come after Tenet’s lukewarm debut in the US, where it opened to just $20 million earlier this month, largely because theaters in major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain closed.
Warner Bros. sees Tenet’s success as a “long-game,” meaning executives want to wait several weeks before judging the movie’s performance instead of relying on the first few weekends. Still, it’s hard to ignore that an expensive blockbuster film may not achieve the financial success many movie studios need right now. That doesn’t bode well for other studios, especially huge moneymakers like Disney with high budgets and marketing spend.
The House of Mouse has explored a few different options. While movies like Hamilton and Artemis Fowl went to Disney Plus as regular streaming exclusives, Disney also built a new “Premier Access” digital purchase shelf within Disney Plus for Mulan. Disney Plus subscribers could pay an additional $30 to buy Mulan — a $200 million blockbuster originally destined for theaters — on top of their $7 monthly Disney Plus subscription fee to watch the movie. Or they could wait until December 4th when Mulan would become “free” to all Disney Plus subscribers.
It’s unclear just how well Mulan performed, but Disney’s chief financial officer, Christine McCarthy, told a group gathered at the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference last week that the company is “very pleased” with what it’s seeing. Still, McCarthy and the Disney team are committed to theatrical releases, especially heading into 2021.
“We’ve got a pretty robust slate through 2021,” McCarthy said, as reported by Deadline. “We hope theaters are open, and we hope our films are films that for the people who choose to go to movie theaters, the experience of going to a theater is very different from what you would have at home.”
That makes sense! Disney made $13 billion at the box office in 2019 (thanks in part to Avengers: Endgame). Disney is one of the few studios that can drive people to theaters, and it seemingly has no plans to release all of its $200 million blockbusters on Disney Plus as a Premier Access exclusive — especially if Mulan underperformed. Until consumers are ready to go back to theaters en masse, Disney is going to have to figure out which of its films it wants to save for theatrical releases in 2021 and which ones can go directly to streaming.
“In general, if you look at that research, you’ll generally see that older people are less likely,” McCarthy said, talking about who is more likely to go back to theaters. “Probably younger people — the same people who are doing things we see on the news shows that they probably shouldn’t be doing, and crowding and partying — they’re probably more likely to go to a theater. But would a family with young kids go? Probably not.”
Scarlett’s new magazine cover for Black Widow Total Film came out yesterday and I have got my hands on the digital copy to add the scans to the gallery for you all. No new photos from the movie was in the magazine but its a good read so I hope you enjoy! And a little update on redoing all the past updates on the main site I have now made it to 2011 as soon as I’m done on that I will be working on her projects page.
And more Black Widow news is coming out at last with one more magazine. Scarlett and her co-star Florence Pugh are in the new Total Film – October 2020 with a new interview, and movie stills. The cover and one movie still have been added to the galley and look out for the Digital scans from the issue when the magazine comes out on Firday.
Total Film – Yes, it’s been a while since we last had a Marvel movie. More than a year ago, Avengers: Endgame wrapped up the third phase of the Cinematic Universe and became the highest-grossing film of all time in the process.
But, the wait is nearly over, and for the first film in Phase 4, Marvel will be jumping back in time (a little) to delve into the backstory of one of its best-loved characters, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow.
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow’s solo movie sees her reuniting with her Russian ‘family’, Yelena (Florence Pugh), Melina (Rachel Weisz) and Alexei (David Harbour), who’s Russia’s answer to Captain America (known by the superhero name Red Guardian).
Also in the mix is mystery villain Taskmaster, a masked baddie who can imitate his opponents’ fighting styles, and who has connections to the Red Room of Natasha’s past.
Above, you can see an exclusive new image of Johansson and Pugh in Black Widow, taken from the upcoming issue of our sister publication, Total Film magazine. You can see two more exclusive images – featuring Taskmaster and Yelena in action, below.
The decision to make Black Widow a family drama came from Marvel producer Kevin Feige. “[That decision] was puzzling to me,” director Cate Shortland tells Total Film. “And then I realised, by the end, that Kevin and I had similar visions. What I really wanted to do was to expose the character and get under her skin. The family created the dynamic with which that would happen. We see a different side of the character, because she’s in scenes with people that know her from when she was a child. She’s not a superhero in those scenes; she’s a daughter or a sister.”
For more – including interviews with Johansson, Pugh, Weisz, Harbour and Shortland – pick up a copy of the new issue of Total Film magazine, when it hits shelves on this Friday, September 18. Black Widow is scheduled to open in the UK on October 28, and in the US on November 6.
Scarlett was one of the people who appeared on the comedy special Vomo – Vote Or Miss Out on Monday night. The point was to urging people to rock the vote in the presidential election in November and Scarlett had a little funny part on it. The bad news is I have yet to find a download of this so I can cap it for the site but you can watch the video below from Scarletts part.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were filmed back-to-back, that’s common knowledge. It does make us wonder how much of what happens in the second film was kept secret from the actors while they were filming the first one, either because the directors don’t want the knowledge of what’s to come to potentially affect the performances, or because they know a few (*cough* Holland *cough* Ruffalo) of them can’t keep a spoiler secret.
Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson has confirmed that she was made aware of her character’s ultimate fate before filming the first part, although she cheekily never stated how many other actors knew about it at the same time.
Speaking to Empire magazine, the star said: “It was before shooting Infinity War that I was made aware of what was going to happen in Endgame.
“Kevin (Feige) called me and said, ‘Look, obviously we’re at a place where there’s going to be big sacrifices and big losses’. We had all anticipated that. So it didn’t seem out of character. It kind of made sense to me, I guess, even though I was sad about it.
“But after I hung up the phone I remember I thought, ‘Okay, I guess it’s me’. And it took me a minute to process it. It was bittersweet, but it was not a shock.”
Of course, being killed off didn’t mean the end for Black Widow, as ScarJo is reprising the role for one last time in her own solo movie, one set before the events of Endgame. It was meant to be out by now, but delayed because of… you know what.
There are tons of rumours that it will come to Disney+ first, like Mulan is, but the House of Mouse are adamant that it won’t.
Screen Rant – Scarlett Johansson says the long-awaited Black Widow solo movie reflects the Time’s Up movement and confirms that Black Widow is a feminist.
Scarlett Johansson says the Black Widow movie reflects the #MeToo movement. Marvel’s long-awaited solo film for Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow is finally hitting theaters in November after its original release date back in May was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, Black Widow is sticking to its current release date, which means fans will soon get to see Natasha’s highly-anticipated backstory.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow is a prequel story taking place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. The first film of Marvel’s Phase Four will introduce Natasha’s past, including her non-biological Russian family. Natasha will return to her Russian roots to take down the Red Room, the organization that trained her as an assassin when she was growing up. With the help of her family, Natasha will attempt to free the Red Room while facing off with its leader, the mysterious Taskmaster. The cast also includes Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. The film’s trailer and teasers promise action-packed sequences and intense fight scenes typically seen in Marvel movies, but Johansson says there’s much more to Black Widow.
In an interview with Empire, Johansson discusses the feminist themes in Black Widow and how it reflects the #MeToo movement. “I think this film, in particular, is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,” said Johansson. “It would be such a miss if we didn’t address that stuff if this film didn’t take that head-on. I think, particularly for Cate, it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficult situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course, she is, it’s obvious. It’s kinda an asinine question.”
2020 is a big year for female-led superhero films, with Black Widow, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, and The New Mutants, all featuring women at the forefront. For years, fans have been calling for more female representation in comic book movie leads. After 21 films in the MCU, Captain Marvel delivered the first female superhero lead, and the DCEU even beat them to it with 2017’s Wonder Woman. Now Marvel is noticeably trying to feature more diversity in its upcoming TV shows and movies. Disney+’s upcoming The Eternals will feature a diverse cast and superhero female lead in Angelina Jolie. Additionally, She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel series are in the works, while Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will co-lead WandaVision later this year.
Of course, Hollywood still has a long way to go before it accurately reflects how the world looks, but it’s clear that Marvel Studios is trying to make a change and divert from the white, male superhero lead. Fans have understandably been impatient for a Black Widow-centric movie, considering she appeared in seven MCU movies before she was given her solo story. It’s refreshing to see not only a female lead but that most of the lead’s family is compromised of women. Now, after all these years, fans will finally get to learn the truth behind Natasha’s past later this year.
Scarlett and her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh are in the new Empire Magazine October 20202 with a new interview, photoshoot and movie stills. Digital scans from the issue have been added to the galley.
Empireonline – Though Scarlett Johansson first appeared as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in the MCU 10 years ago in Iron Man 2, it’s taken a decade for the character to get her own Marvel movie. The long-awaited Black Widow is set to delve into Romanoff’s past, her non-biological family (including Florence Pugh’s incoming ‘sister’ Yelena Belova) in a film directed by Berlin Syndrome’s Cate Shortland. If the fact it’s been made in 2020 is a sign of Hollywood shifting and finally bankrolling more female-led major action franchise movies, Johansson says the film itself reflects how things have changed within the last 10 years.
Speaking in a lively new joint interview with Florence Pugh about passing the Black Widow baton – which you can read now in the new Dune issue of Empire – Johansson opened up about the film’s feminist themes. “I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,” she says. “It would be such a miss if we didn’t address that stuff, if this film didn’t take that head-on. I think, particularly for Cate, it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficulty situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course she is, it’s obvious. It’s kinda an asinine question.”
Natasha and Yelena will be teaming up in the film to take out mysterious new villain Taskmaster, capable of instinctively mimicking the abilities and fighting styles of anyone they meet. Above you’ll find a brand new image of Natasha facing off with Taskmaster, as seen in Empire’s October issue.
On Friday the world lost a amazing man and one of Marvels own Chadwick Boseman who lost his fight with cancer. Chadwick gave life to Black Panther and his smile could light up a room. When i got the news on Saturday morning I was crying my heart out and just still can not believe he is gone. As you could imagine condolences from both the Marvel world and just all over the world have been coming in and Scarlett made a statement.
“Chadwick was not only a deeply soulful and powerful actor, but he was such a kind, thoughtful, funny and gentle person. He brightened every ones day every time he walked into our hair and makeup trailer or on set with his beautiful smile.” — Scarlett Johansson”
As well as Marvel making a Tribute to him, Scarlett has a little bit in it talking about him taking when she was filming civil war.
The official Black Widow movie book called Black Widow Official Movie Special Book is now out to pre-order on Amazon. My guess is this should have come out months ago with the movie but was pushed back till later in the year to go with the new movie date. The Amazon listing has some photos from it on there page, with a new promo of Scarlett and new still of her fighting in the white suit. The book will be out on 30th September and you can pre-order it Here on Amazon Uk for £15.29 and Here on Amazon US but it looks like they have to listing for it right now. I will be getting a copy and scan in all the photos for the site.
A guide to Marvel Studios’ Black Widow movie. Includes all-new interviews with the cast and talent behind the cameras!
Experience the interviews with the stars and teams dedicated to bringing this brand new movie to life! Featuring interviews with the stars of the film: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz, this behind the scenes book includes stunning photos and imagery from Marvel Studios’ latest movie.
This title also includes interviews with the crew responsible for bringing Black Widow’s world of espionage to life along with an indepth look at the comic history of the iconic Marvel character.
One of the other movie’s Scarlett had come out last year was JoJo Rabbit and the Blu-Ray/DVD for the movie came out some time ago but I at last got round to getting my copy of the Blu-Ray today yay right. Again There are only two extra’s Scarlett is in Inside “JoJo Rabbit” a look into the world with cast and crew and Gag Reel. Full 1080p blu-ray caps are now up in the gallery from them both so enjoy!
Scarlett’s last movie Marriage Story come out on blu-ray/DVD in the The Criterion Collection releases last month in the US and I ordered my copy from there as it will not be out in the Uk till August 24th. There are only two extra’s Scarlett is in The Players, a new program featuring interviews with actors Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, and Ray Liotta and The Making of “Marriage Story,” a new program featuring behind-the-scenes footage this one is about as long as the movie and really show’s you what go’s into making a movie like this. Full 1080p blu-ray caps are now up in the gallery from them both. And if you would like to get a copy you can Here for the Blu-ray at $28.51 and Here for the DVD at $29.95 (please note the DVD will only work in R1 regents (US etc), Blu-Ray will work all places).
A love story about divorce. A marriage coming apart and a family coming together. Marriage Story is a hilarious and harrowing, sharply observed, and deeply compassionate film from the acclaimed writer-director Noah Baumbach. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson deliver tour-de-force performances as Charlie, a charismatic New York theater director wedded to his work, and Nicole, an actor who is ready to change her own life. Their hopes for an amicable divorce fade as they are drawn into a system that pits them against each other and forces them to redefine their relationship and their family. Featuring bravura, finely drawn supporting turns from Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, and Laura Dern—who won an Academy Award for her performance here—as the trio of lawyers who preside over the legal battle, Marriage Story (nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture) is a work of both intimacy and scope that ultimately invokes hope amid the ruins. DIRECTOR-APPROVED TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Noah Baumbach • New interview with Baumbach • The Players, a new program featuring interviews with actors Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Julie Hagerty, and Ray Liotta • The Filmmakers, a new program about the production of the film, featuring interviews with Baumbach, editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Jade Healy, costume designer Mark Bridges, and producer David Heyman • The Making of “Marriage Story,” a new program featuring behind-the-scenes footage • New interviews with composer Randy Newman and Baumbach about the film’s score • New program featuring Baumbach walking the viewer through a key location from the film • Trailers • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • PLUS: Notes on the film by novelist Linn Ullmann
Forbes – In a move surprising everyone except th0se of us who’ve been telling you it was coming for months, Disney announced today that their 2020 live action adaptation of Mulan will hit Disney+ on September 4th in a new category of content described as “premium service,” through which subscribers can view Mulan through the streaming site’s new VOD option. This will be simultaneous with limited international theatrical distribution.
Mulan opens in limited markets next month, specifically countries without Disney+ and where movie theaters are open for business. The studio will take advantage of cinematic release where it cannot go direct to consumers, while everywhere else Mulan will be available in-home to Disney+ subscribers for an additional fee.
To recap my own points, back in April I published an article explaining how streaming and VOD — specifically, a nuanced combination of the two — was the future of distribution for the majority of new content, including films and major branded franchises. I got a lot of pushback against my beliefs at the time, but I followed up with a few additional articles (about Netflix, about Tenet’s release, and about movie theaters) as events continued to reinforce all of the lessons pointing toward this inevitable future of entertainment distribution and consumption.
Now, another big neon sign is flashing to tell us we are approaching an all-in moment on the new distribution approach that’s become necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, but that was already the endgame for Disney+ and many other studios with their own streaming services. The question was the precise combination and utilization of options.
I personally favored the one that included initial $30 VOD release but only through the streaming subscriptions first — that way, you subscribe to the studio’s streaming service first, and then through that you can access a VOD option. It bundles subscription and early access to new blockbuster releases, ahead of a potential wider VOD release at a higher $50 price (for example) for non-subscribers, and then eventually a release on the regular Disney+ subscription platform for no extra charge besides the basic subscription fee.
As it turns out, so far Disney has kicked this off with the initial subscription-VOD bundle I’ve favored. I also think it’s worth considering adding another step in the distribution process, so that after the broader VOD release but before it hits regular streaming for no additional charge, it could enjoy a couple of weeks at a higher-tier monthly subscription rate for “early access” to new content, an idea suggested by Sean Gerber of Marvel Studio News and the MCU Fan Show.
The price-point of $29.99 is also right where most of us expected it to be, with $50 as a high-end alternative for a broader VOD distribution that eschewed subscribers-only access. But subscribers-only is exactly where the initial VOD offering needed to be — a point I’ve also made along with several other people, including Mr. Gerber.
Last month I wrote that the summer movie season was dead and that everybody needed to process that fact and move forward instead of trying to resist it. I realize that part of the reluctance to publicly admit summer season is dead and to officially move to VOD/streaming distribution for many (or most) of the big would-be-blockbuster studio releases is the fear it will spook investors on Wall Street and investors in film projects.
Pushing the release dates further into the future has been a strategy to both monitor the situation in case theatrical distribution somehow magically does pull a rabbit out of its hat, but also (and, I’d argue, primarily) to maintain appearances ahead of quarterly reports, at a time when studios are also selling enormous amounts of debt and trying to keep investors on board as the overall economy has many believing we are headed for a financial crash.
Now, Disney has taken the first big step. The next one will be after Mulan makes enormous amounts of money on VOD — which will happen, make no mistake about it — and Disney’s subscriber numbers jump, when Disney has confirmation of what they (and a lot of the rest of us) already know: it’s a viable distribution model, and Black Widow will generate another big flurry of new subscribers VOD revenue.
I think Disney will approach 100 million subscribers if both Mulan and Black Widow release before the end of 2020, and generate massive record-breaking VOD rentals. If the results are as impressive as I expect, then it will go a long way toward confirming and establishing this new distribution model going forward. I won’t repeat all of my prior points about theatrical also remaining part of the equation, albeit a smaller part, so I’ll refer you again to my earlier articles (linked above) about all of this.
Mulan seems like a perfect film to set this new standard, as it’s as close to a “guaranteed hit” in the global market as you’re likely to find this year, and if not only the studio but also subscribers are pleased with the approach, it will be easy to further popularize it with another “sure thing” hit like Black Widow.
Going forward, obviously it will be more desirable to budget the productions at a lower rate, and to significantly reduce marketing expenses as well, but it’s worth any shortfall with these two big-budget releases to use them as record-breakers establishing the new model in the biggest and most impressive way possible.
I have a massive exclusive for you all today. Back in 1995 Scarlett was cast as Jenna Halliwell in the TV pilot for the new show The Client that was the spinoff of the movie of the same name that came out in 1994 staring Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones. For the TV show JoBeth Williams took over for Susan as Reggie Love and the show had one season but from what I can tell it did well. For the last 3 years I have been looking all over the internet for a copy of the episode and unfortunately the show has never had a DVD release so no copys of the show are about online making it dame near impossible to find but after a lot of looking I at last found a way to get a copy of it and at this time we are the only Scarlett site that has it. So I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
You can view all the video clips to episode on the sites Instagram Here just look down a bit to July 05th.
19 years ago this month this site was born thanks to the amazing Maria who put in all the hard work to start this all. Over the years this site has seen a lot of people come and go each adding there own feel to the site Camilla, Jess, Riikka, Lisa, Holly, Mel & Aniek thank you all for your hard work as well. I took over as co-web in 2014 and then later that year as the full owner of the site back when we were scarlett-fan.com and later after I lost the name with our old host going down to s-johansson.org. It’s been a absolute pleasure running this site and being with Scarlett for all her up’s and down’s over the years and I hope we are here for 19 more years.
You may have seen that I have not been doing a lot of main site updates and it’s true I have not been posting new ones but I have been working hard on the updates in the past. As I said we lost the old URL back years ago and with it all the old post’s when down with dead links so over the last month I have been going over them all and putting new URL’s in and just updating them so people can see them again, As of right now I am up to 2013. On top of this I fixed the links in the menu to be working again and will be redoing all the old info in there over the coming weeks as well when I am done with the past updates.
I would like to say thanks to Cherry Gem Design for doing this just beautiful look on both the main site and the gallery using Scarlett’s 2020 Entertainment Weekly Black Widow shoot.
And last I would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you who have been with this site be it from day 1 or just found us yesterday, You all make it so I can keep doing this site and I love you all for that.
Back in March scarlett did the photoshoot for Parade Magazine – April 2020 cover to at the time to promote Black Widow. We got a new interview and photoshoot at this time only three outtakes have come out and just the magazine cover but I am still looking for the rest of the scans.
Parade Magazine – Not far from her home in New York City, on a sunny day in early March, Scarlett Johansson pops in for her Parade photo shoot after dropping off her 5-year-old daughter, Rose, at school. (This interview and photo shoot occurred before the coronavirus quarantine.) A little later, she’ll pick up Rose and return to the uptown apartment she also shares with her fiancé, Saturday Night Live co-head writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost.
Oh, it’s pretty much just a typical weekday (when such days were possible just six weeks or so ago), though “typical” is a relative term when you’re an acclaimed, world-renowned actress, and your new movie, Black Widow, is shaping up to be a fall smash.
Indeed, with all due respect to one of her baseball heroes—Hall of Fame-bound superstar Derek Jeter of her beloved New York Yankees—Johansson is the one delivering big hits these days. At 35, the former child star is the top female box-office draw in the world, having brought in more than $14 billion in global ticket sales. She’s proven herself a master at comedy (Sing), action (Lucy) and awards-bait drama (her impressive Oscar-nominated 2019 twofer of Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit). And she’s done it while winning legions of fans as the Russian-KGB-assassin-turned-crime-fighting-Avenger Black Widow in seven Marvel movies. With Black Widow, she finally gets to star in her own.
Back in May the 2020 Teen Choice Awards took place virtually this year and Avengers:Endgame was up for movie of the year and won the award. As thanks to the show we got a funny as hell video with all the original 6 Avengers being there crazy self’s. You can watch the video below.
Zoe Bell got a ton of her friends together to play a game of who can kick the shit out of each other without being in the same room. As Zoe and Scarlett’s long term stunt double Heidi Moneymaker and great friends she got Scarlett to make a appearance in the video and its a funny as hell.
At long long LONG last the Alternative vormir Death scene is available to be seen thanks to Disney+ that launched in March in the UK with a ton of new deleted scenes from Avengers: Endgame why they could not have just not added them to the Blu-Ray I don’t no but I was able to get Screen Captures from it before it stop you doing that. This version is far more a fight for Nat and Clint and less emotions but for me I love this one far more then what we got in the movie and it was just a better ending to Nat for me. They are not full HQ Screen Captures but they are not bad and are now up in the gallery. Now when will all the other bits we have seen clips of but not in full come out?.
Marvel released a special edition box set of all 23 movies called Infinity Saga Box Set last year in the US and it will come out November 2, 2020 in the UK costing £399.99. With all the movies comes a 1 hour long disk containing new deleted scenes from the movies that had not been seen untill now. As the US got it last year I have after some time looking got my hands on the download for the disk and Scarlett appears in two of the deleted scenes. The first in Avengers: Age Of Ultron in a Alternate Ending and you can see just how pregnant she was when filming the movie and the other for Avengers: Infinity War when she finds the hulk. I do wish they had kept in the hulk one as it made for more sense for the next movie. Full 1080p Blu-Ray Screen Captures from both are now up in the gallery.
Total Film – One of the virtues of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been its adaptability. The franchise’s superhero movies have frequently been moulded to surprising genre choices, like paranoid thriller (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), heist movie (Ant-Man), high-school comedy (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and psychedelic space fantasy (Thor: Ragnarok).
Black Widow – which recently had its original intended release date postponed because of the impacts of the coronavirus – once again uses another unexpected format. “One of the themes of the film is family,” says star Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming issue of our sister publication Total Film magazine. “What is family? How does it define us? How does our past define us? How does our family – however we define it – make up who we are, for better or worse?”
Natasha, the Avengers’ rogue operative, will find herself in a very unexpected assignment… a family drama. “I think part of Kevin Feige’s genius is that he always thinks about what fans expect out of these films and then gives them something that they never could’ve dreamed of,” adds Johansson. “The idea of Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing, and I had to wrap my head around what that was going to be because there’s such a big tonal shift.”
I was able to find a download from the 92nd Annual Academy Awards that took place on February 08th, Scarlett was front row but of to the left so you did not get to see her much other then when she was up for the awards or congratulating someone. These are not the best quality but still nice to see.
Scarlett was featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly – April 2020 to promote Black Widow, With came with big interview and amazing new photoshoot.
EW.com – Johansson readies for battle the way a veteran doctor scrubs in for surgery or an astronaut gears up for her eighth space flight. Hair drawn back in a tidy braid, she barely glances down at Natasha Romanoff’s familiar black catsuit as she buckles every buckle and zips every zipper with rhythmic efficiency. Squeezed into a closet-size armory on a Manhattan Beach soundstage, Johansson’s assassin-turned-Avenger is surrounded by all the guns, knives, and glossy wigs a superspy could ever need. She moves like she’s been doing this for a decade — because she has.
But this is something new: There’s no Captain America or Hawkeye to assist her, no S.H.I.E.L.D. backup waiting out of sight. This is Black Widow’s long-awaited solo movie, set in the turmoil between the all-star superhero team’s breakup in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and their reunion in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. The mission she’s prepping for is personal, as the former Russian agent is going up against opponents from her past. When a fellow Widow, Rachel Weisz’s Melina, wonders how they’ll tackle one particularly formidable foe, Natasha replies, “Just get me close to him.” It’s not an arrogant quip or a self-congratulatory boast, just a matter-of-fact threat from a spy who is very, very good at her job.
Then, just as Johansson pulls on her last glove with a satisfying snap…darkness. The studio has lost power; in the dark, someone calls out for flashlights. After a quick investigation, the production crew discovers the blackout is not the work of a diabolical supervillain but a blown transformer nearby. Natasha’s mission will have to wait a little while longer — but that’s all right. Black Widow knows how to wait.
When Johansson made her debut as Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2, the then-nascent Marvel Cinematic Universe was more like a small galaxy. Today, it stands as the most profitable film franchise of all time, a sprawling, 20-plus-film juggernaut that’s demolished box office records and turned obscure comic characters into marquee names. Among them is Romanoff, the scarlet-haired superspy without superpowers.
Johansson’s portrayal became an immediate fan favorite, thanks to her sarcasm and general penchant for ass-kicking, plus her dramatic evolution — she goes from playing Tony Stark’s undercover personal assistant to Avengers founding member to savior of the universe.
Now, after 10 years and seven movies, this spider is finally playing solitaire. Cate Shortland directs the Black Widow stand-alone film (out May 1), a prequel that follows Nat before — spoiler alert! — she sacrificed herself to thwart Thanos in last year’s Avengers: Endgame. The Natasha we’ve known has usually preferred to look ahead instead of behind: First trained to be a killer as a young girl in the secret Soviet Red Room program, she worked as an assassin and KGB agent on some less-than-heroic missions. She’s since devoted her life to more virtuous pursuits, whether that’s foiling alien invasions (several times) or teaching Hulk self-care. Now she’s forced to reexamine her history — and past trauma — when she’s drawn into a Red Room-related conspiracy. “I thought it was interesting to explore this part of her life before she rejoins the Avengers, before she makes that ultimate sacrifice,” Johansson, 35, explains. “How does she become this full person from all these broken pieces?”
After the main event was done it was time to party the night away and head to the best Oscars after party and the one each person wants a invite to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
For this event Scarlett was in a Oscar de la Renta Custom Made dress, Jimmy Choo Thyra Sandals, Forevermark Jewelry (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
100s of photos from the night are up in the gallery, enjoy!
At last the big event was here on February 08th the 2020 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. Scarlett came with Colin and was the first person in 13 years to be nominated for two awards in both the Best Supporting Actress for JoJo Rabbit and Best Actress award for Marriage Story Unfortunately she won neither award going to again renee zellweger and Laura Dern but JoJo Rabbit did win Best Adapted Screenplay.
For this event Scarlett was in a Oscar de la Renta Custom Made dress, Jimmy Choo Sandals, Adir Cohen x Forevermark Custom Made Exceptional bracelet and earrings and Judith Leiber Clutch (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
100s of photos from the night are up in the gallery, enjoy!
On February 08th Scarlett made a surprise appearance at the last award show before the main event the next day at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. Scarlett was there with her Marriage Story cast and present the Best Supporting Male award with Laura Dern to Willem Dafoe and later when on the full cast of Marriage won the Robert Altman Award.
For this event Scarlett was in a Balmain Pre-Fall 2020 Custom dress, Saint Laurents Pumps, jewellery by Hanut Singh and Tyler Ellis Clutch (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
100s of photos from the day are up in the gallery, enjoy!
On the 4th February 2020 Scarlett’s movie JoJo Rabbit was released on Blu-Ray in the US and after a little looking I got my hands on a close to 1080p blu-ray quality version as I can for now. Scarlett plays Rosie the mother of JoJo (Roman Griffin Davis) who is questioning all he knows and starts to see what Rosie is trying to teach him. It was her second time that year playing a mother in her moves and to me the chemistry she had with Roman was amazing and both worked so well of each other and just look cute doing it. The performances from all were outstanding and she deserved all the award nominations for it.
I have done all the Screen Captures for the movie and you can now find them in the gallery, And the movie come’s out in the UK on May 11th so all bonus features will be added in then.
New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi’s rollicking World War II satire centers on a German boy, an aspiring young Nazi, who fantasizes about his best buddy Adolf Hitler while discovering his mother is harboring a Jewish girl in their house. Audacious and touching, the film has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Tracy Smith talks with Waititi and with Oscar-nominee Scarlett Johansson.
After the main award show and a quick change Scarlett made her way over to one of the British Academy Film Awards after parts Netflix BAFTA after party were she meet up with Laura Dern and Adam Driver from Marriage Story.
For this event Scarlett was in a Versace Spring 2020 RTW dress and Waslikoff necklace & Beladora earrings (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
On February 02nd Scarlett made a trip over to the UK for the next big award show British Academy Film Awards 2020 at The Royal Albert Hall London and was Scarlett’s first event there for over 15 years her last being in 2004. Again Scarlett was up for Best Actress award for Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for JoJo Rabbit and again she lost out to renee zellweger and Laura Dern But she did present a award for best supporting actor to Brad Pitt with Margot Robbie collecting it for him as he could not be there.
For this event Scarlett was in a Atelier Versace Custom dress, Jimmy Choo Sandals, and jewellery by Nikos Koulis (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
100s of photos from the night are up in the gallery, enjoy!
I found at last a some what good quality video for the full 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that took place on January 19th, Scarlett pop’s up from time to time in the audience and present the nominee for JoJo rabbit. As I said these are not the best quality but still nice to see.
And to end it all we got the “Final Trailer” for Black Widow on 09th March now this was the final trailer when the movie was going to be coming out on May 1st but as it is now going to come out on November 06th there is no telling if one more trailer will pop up before then or if this is it but if it is then its a amazing end look at what is looking to be just something special for all us Scarlett fans out there.
To keep the Black Widow promo going we got a special look at it all the way back some months ago, this one was a much longer look then the other two and gave more of the story line away but not by much.
Back on December 02nd the first official teaser trailer was released from Scarlett’s upcoming solo movie Black Widow With Scarlett playing Natasha Romanoff with Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz as some of the co-stars. Now the movie was going to be out on May 1st but with all that is going on it will now be out on November 06th, 2020.
“Extra’s” Adam Glassman caught up with Scarlett Johansson at the 2020 SAG Awards, where she opened up about her stunning look, her multiple award nominations, and the time she called Colin Jost the “love of my life” on “Saturday Night Live.”
Scarlett Johansson is just taking one thing at a time! The actress admitted to Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall at the 2020 SAG Awards that she is just “trying to get through” award season before she can focus on wedding planning with her fiancé, Colin Jost. Plus, watch Scarlett have an adorable reunion with “JoJo Rabbit” co-star Roman Griffin Davis during the interview!
On January 19th the next big award show of the season took place 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium and was a career first for Scarlett as it was her first time at the SAG awards don’t no how she never when before now. Again Scarlett was up for Best Actress award for Marriage Story and again she lost out to renee zellweger But she did present a award with her JoJo Rabbit co-stars Taika Waititi and Roman Griffin Davis who was just so cute to watch.
For this event Scarlett was in a Armani Prive Custom dress, Stuart Weitzman Sandals, and jewellery by Taffin (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
100s of photos from the night are up in the gallery, enjoy!
On January 08th Sacrlett and Laura Dern held a Special Screening of Marriage Story in New York with a Q&A after. Not a lot of info came out from it but Several photos from the both press line and inside are up in the gallery, enjoy!
In 1995, when Scarlett Johansson was filming the movie Just Cause with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne, the cast was traveling on a plane when Johansson happened to cross Fishburne’s path in the aisle.
“He said to me, ‘Hey, let me ask you a question,’ ” Johansson recalls in this installment of Screen Tests with Lynn Hirschberg. ” ‘Do you want to be an actor, or do you want to be a movie star?’ In my mind, I didn’t know what he meant, exactly. I felt like you can be both, [and] you can be both, but he was saying to me, ‘Are you here to do the work?’ I internalized that. If your end goal is just to be a movie star, well, you know, that’s different than acting.”
Clearly, that wisdom stayed with her. This year, Johansson has been nominated for two Academy Awards for her lead role in Marriage Story and her supporting turn in Jojo Rabbit.
But her love for movies isn’t restricted to serious art house fare. In fact, her first sexual awakening, she reveals to Hirschberg, involved ogling Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.
“Patrick Swayze was my cinematic crush,” she says. “Dirty Dancing was such a formative part of my youth. It was Patrick Swayze, and David Bowie in Labyrinth when I was, like, Oh, sexuality. It opened my eyes to, like, some other thing. I think Patrick Swayze and David Bowie both look great in extremely tight pants.”
Scarlett was featured on her first magazine cover of the year for W Magazine’sBest Performances edition, With came with a little interview and new photoshoot.
When I was 9 years old, working on a film called Just Cause with Laurence Fishburne, we were flying somewhere for the film, and he said, “Do you want to be an actress or do you want to be a movie star? ”I didn’t know what the difference was. I thought like, you can be both, right? And I realized then that you need to work harder and harder to get yourself to uncomfortable places. If your purpose is to be a movie star, well, this is different from acting.
Growing up, did you ever want to be a Disney child?
No, I wanted to be Judy Garland! I watched adult things at a very young age. I watched Chinatown when I was 9. Patrick Swayze was my biggest crush. He still is. And David Bowie in Labyrinth. They opened my eyes to sexuality. Wow! They both looked amazing in extremely tight pants.
Do you have a favorite song in karaoke?
I sing a Queen song if I’m particularly moody. I like “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Do you know all the words?
Of course! Are you kidding? I was a child actress: I do all the parts.
Scarlett Johansson talks with Access Hollywood’s Mario Lopez at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards and raves about her fierce red Vera Wang gown. She also discusses “Marriage Story” and how so many people are connecting to it.
On January 05th the Award season official kicked of with 2020 Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel and it marks Scarlett first event of the new year and was joined on the red carpet by her fiance Josh. This was the first of her nominations for Marriage Story but she lost out.
For this event Scarlett was in a Vera Wang Custom Crimson Silk Faille Strapless Plunging V-neck Trumpet Gown dress, Jimmy Choo clutch and pumps, and jewellery by bulgari (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
Several photos from the night are up in the gallery, enjoy!
As you all should have seen over the last week we now have a new look up here on Scarlett Johansson Fan on both the main and gallery using her The Hollywood Reporter photoshoot, made by the amazing Gratrix Designs for us. I no the main site has not had a update in a bit of time but I have been added into the gallery so I will now be catching up the all the updates.
Scarlett was the host of Saturday Night Live (episode 09 of season 45) last night for a record sixth time only three other woman have done that now. We at last got to see Scarlett and colin interact on the show and they pulled it of seamlessly. All the sketches she did for the show this time round are a fun watch my own favourite’s is Singing Elves & Celebrity Sighting and was nice to see a carry on from the last time she was on the show as a host with Another Translator and it when as well as last time. You can watch all the sketches she did below and Screen Captures from the show are now up in the gallery, with I hope the Episode stills coming soon.
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This week (last night) Scarlett is hosting Saturday Night Live and the promos for it have come out. The first one is called Scarlett Johansson Gets in Beck Bennett’s Head and is about scratching a itchy jumper.
And the nominations keep coming in this time for the 2020 Sag Awards, Sacrlett is up for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role for Marriage Story & Female Actor in a Supporting Role & Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture or JoJo Rabbit. Adam has Best Actor, and Laura has Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Marriage Story. Again a big congratulations to Scarlett and all the cast and crew of both Marriage Story & JoJo Rabbit for this amazing news now come on Oscars. And the show will take place on January 19th, 2020.
With all the buzz Marriage Story and JoJo Rabbit has been getting over the last couple of months there have been a lot of talk about when Award season nominations come out Scarlett would be getting some and it is now happening, Scarlett has nomination for a Golden Globe For Best Actress in Marriage Story, As well as Adam for Best Actor, Best Motion Picture Drama. This is Amazing news for Scarlett and the cast and crew for the movie. The show will be taking place on on January 5th, 2020.
On December 06th Marriage Story was released to the world over Netflix and after a little looking I got my hands on a close to 1080p blu-ray quality version as I can. Scarlett plays the role of Nicole a mom who after a unhappy marriage is getting a getting a divorce from Charlie (Adam Driver) and wants to move to LA and take her son Henry (Azhy Robertson) with her and with the help of Nora (Laura Dern) that is what she will try and do. After watching this I just was in shock from it all, The movie is a heartbreaking real life representation of divorce and what the effects of it can do to yourself, your family and everybody around you and in the end what it takes to still stay in each others lives. Both Scarlett and Adam kill this movie and in my mind Scarlett delivers one of the best if not the best (JoJo Rabbit is up there with it) performances of her career and at times you fully understand were she is coming from, why she is doing it and sympathise with her and other times she comes of as the “bad guy” in it all and you full sympathise with Charlie and that is what makes this so outstanding there is no happy ending just understanding is the best way I can say it.
I may have gone a little over the top on both doing Screen Captures for the gallery and on this post but it was just so much to show the story of this but you can now go to the gallery and have a look at the well over 1,900 Blu-Ray Screen Captures in there and please please please if you can go and watch this on Netflix you will not be disappointed.
Scarlett made her last talk show appearance for promote Marriage Story on December 05th for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, She talked about the last time she was on the show, again cooking at Thanksgiving, Marriage Story and Black Widow but would give nothing away about that one.
You can watch the video below and Screen Captures are now up in the gallery too.
On December 05th Scarlett was seen arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to taped her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. I’ve added over 70+ HQ photos of her arrival and leaving the taping into gallery.
Scarlett Johansson takes us through the roles that make up her career, including ‘Lost in Translation,’ her Tony Award win for ‘A View From the Bridge,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Her,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘JoJo Rabbit,’ ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Black Widow.’
Vanity Fair – Even for the smartest and most talented actors, there are far more ways for a movie to fall short than succeed, so it’s a rare moment when project after project clicks seamlessly into place. Right now, Scarlett Johansson is clearly having such a moment. Earlier in the year, she played a pivotal role in what has become the highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide, Avengers: Endgame, and filming has just wrapped for the standalone movie about her character, Black Widow, scheduled for release in May. Meanwhile, her performances in two recent, smaller-scale movies, the searing relationship drama Marriage Story and the extraordinary, off-kilter Nazi-era comedy Jojo Rabbit, are drawing sustained acclaim; for the former she is widely considered a contender for best actress.
All of which seems to leave Johansson quietly proud, but also uneasy.
“I worked really hard for a really long time,” she says, semi-supine on a sofa in a New York photo studio at the end of another long day. “So maybe this is the result of that.” There’s a carefulness about Johansson as she says this, not the kind that implies insecurity or a lack of self-belief, more that she is used to being someone for whom it is almost always too soon to really celebrate. “I definitely am the type of person who’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop,” she reflects. “But I’m learning to change that habit.”
Johansson is 35, though, as she points out, “I’ve been working for, I don’t know, 25 years or something.” She was 9 when she filmed her first movie role, in North; by 13 she was at the center of The Horse Whisperer; at 18 a breakthrough role in Lost in Translation launched her adult career. Not everything has always come easily: “Over that time, my feelings towards work, it’s ebbed and flowed. At times I felt like I couldn’t get anything that was substantial or that felt challenging to me.”
Recently, that has been less of a problem, something she relates, at least in part, to the change of priorities that came with becoming a mother. (Her daughter, Rose, is five.) “Now I have a child…not that I’m not career-driven now, but I guess I’ve been driven by other sides of my career in the past,” she says. “Maybe I was more concerned with a certain kind of visibility or exposure. And now I’m not as worried about that stuff. I’m in a good phase in my career where I’m able to actually wait for stuff that’s right.”
Johansson says that it was obvious that Jojo Rabbit was one of these from the moment she read what director Taika Waititi had written. “The script was fantastic. It was a gem. I mean: perfect. Obviously I’ve read plenty of scripts over these 20-whatever years, and when something is that tight and surprising and touching and unusual…I was, like, ‘This is really special.’ And I felt Taika was capable of making it the way that it deserved to be made.”
Likewise, it was immediately obvious how she should play her character, a mother caught between the Nazi-youth mania possessing her young son and the dictates of her conscience. “Rosie just came off the page,” says Johansson. “In my mind she was this warm, cozy character, this lovable safe place. I wanted her to feel like a safe place, a loving and vivacious person in the middle of her life, so that you really felt the profound loss when she’s not there. I fell in love with her. I just had to say the words because I was in love with her.” Click on the link at the top to read the full interview
Scarlett Johansson (‘Marriage Story’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’) joins Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter for this season’s Drama Actress Roundtable to talk about being type-cast in hyper-sexualized roles at an early age, what it took to liberate herself from this, and more.
The Hollywood Reporter – “It’s so different now, the climate is so different now,” Scarlett Johansson said during the Actress Roundtable about how her choice of film roles has changed over her career.
Johansson, who stars in Oscar contenders Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, goes on to explain how “the opportunities for women of every age to play all different types of people” has broadened, compared with the sex symbol roles she was offered in her early 20s.
“I feel when I was working in my early 20s and even in my late teens/early 20s, I felt that I sort of got, somehow, typecast. I was very hyper-sexualized,” she said. “Which, I guess, at the time seemed OK to everyone. It was another time. Even though it wasn’t a part of my own narrative, it was kind of crafted for me by probably a bunch of dudes in the industry. And I guess that worked then, but it was really difficult for me to try to figure out how to get out of being an ingenue or the other woman, because it was never anything that I had intended.”
Being typecast as hyper-sexualized caused the actress to think of pursuing a different career in the industry that would “be more fulling ’cause there seemed like there was nowhere to go.”
An opportunity for Johansson arose to star on Broadway in Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge in 2009, which “totally reset my whole way of thinking about how I could work and the different kind of opportunities that could be available to me.” She went on to win a Tony Award for her performance.
“It’s amazing how theater is limitless,” she told the roundtable. “Even though it was terrifying, it was liberating because I actually felt that every night I had the opportunity to change the narrative.”
Scarlett Johansson stars in Marriage Story along with Adam Driver and Laura Dern. The film was written and directed by Noah Baumbauch. Johansson has four career Golden Globe nominations, for her work in Lost in Translation, Girl With a Pearl Earring, A Love Song for Bobby Long and Match Point.
As part of Variet’s Actors on Actors series, Scarlett and long time friend Chris Evens took part in a 40+ Interview with the two of them talking about there new movies that are coming out, career’s, There Life’s now a days, Avengers and so much more. If you have not watch it yet please do look at the video its well worth a look.
And on top of the interview we got a brand new photoshoot of them two of them for it as well so please go and have a look at them as well.
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Scarlett Johansson talks with Access Hollywood at the premiere for her new drama “Marriage Story” about how she got to work her “acting muscles” for the film. And, the actress feels surprised to play a mom twice in the same year and praises her 8-year-old “Marriage Story” co-star Azhy Robertson.
On November 05th it was the big premiere of Marriage Story at at DGA Theater in LA. And Scarlett was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Julia Hagerty and director Noah Baumbach and at the after party she was seen with her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh but sadly no photos of them on the press line.
For this big event Scarlett was in a Louis Vuitton Resort 2020 Collection dress, Louis Vuitton Sandals, Louis Vuitton Custom Clutch and jewellery by Taffin (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info)
Several hundred photos from both the press line and after party have now been added to the gallery, So please be sure to check them out and enjoy!
Back on October 27th Scarlett was in attendance at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 11th Annual Governors Awards at the The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center and was with the JoJo Rabiit director Taika Waititi on the red carpet.
She was looking amazing in her Celine by Hedi Slimane dress that looks like a Oscar coincidence I think not, Gianvito Rossi pumps and jewellery by maxior joias, hanut singh and misahara (thanks to Scarlett Johansson Closet for the info.
Over 100 HQ photos from the red carpet are up for you all to see in the gallery
On 25th October Scarlett attended the press conference for her second new movie of the year Marriage Story that took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Yellow is so very much her colour if I do say so my self. Photos from the event are now up in the gallery
Back on October 21st Scarlett was guest on the at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon were she was promoting JoJo Rabbit. They played a game of True Confessions with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Scarlett’s one was on a jellyfish and was ture. After that they talked about her new movies, Jost’s Bachelor Party and Marvel.
I have added in the screen caps and episode stills from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch some of her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
USA Today – One of the most famous, highest-paid movie stars in the world gets lonely sometimes, too.
It’s an unmooring Scarlett Johansson explores in two films this fall that bookend a century: First, in WWII satire “Jojo Rabbit” (in theaters Friday in Los Angeles and New York, expanding through October and November), she plays Rosie, a German mother worrying about her 10-year-old zealot whose imaginary friend is, yes, Hitler (Taika Waititi of “Thor: Ragnarok,” who also directs). Then Johansson debuts Netflix’s “Marriage Story” (in theaters Nov. 6 in New York and Los Angeles, streaming Dec. 6) in which she plays Nicole, a once-famous actress rediscovering herself as she divorces her husband (Adam Driver), a decorated New York theater director.
As Johansson, 34, approached the dual roles, limbo became new, too: She was mid-divorce with her second husband, French journalist Romain Dauriac, with whom she shares a 5-year-old daughter, Rose.
Scarlett Johansson jokes: Keeping ‘Black Widow’ a secret was like ‘having an affair’ “I’ve felt in the past – there’s such a loneliness to being a single parent,” says Johansson, whose vibe is frank (and admittedly a bit jet-lagged) today and dressed movie-star casual: jeans, a tomato-red ribbed Alexander Wang top and black stilettos. “Obviously, it’s a lot of many different things at once, but there can be a loneliness and this constant feeling of doubt, that you don’t know what the hell you’re doing and you don’t have anyone else to bounce it off of.”
(to read the full interview click on the link at the top)
The big premiere of JoJo Rabbit took place on October 15th at the American Legion Hall Post 43 in Los Angeles, California. Scarlett as well as all the main cast were in attendance for the event and Scarlett was looking amazing in pink Miu Miu Custom top and trousers on the night.
On October 17th, 2019 Scarlett made a stop at The Ellen Degeneres Show to talk JoJo Rabbit, show of the new trailer for Marriage Story, keep thinking some one is going to jump out and scare her and play a game of “Who dat”.
I have added in the screen caps and episode stills from the episode to the gallery, and you can watch some of her segments on the show below. Enjoy!
Sorry about the lack of updates on the main site I have been keeping the gallery going with all the new Scarlett things but not on here so I’m going to catch up now. Back on October 14th Scarlett attended the 2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel were she was one of the award receivers from the night.
Taiki Waititi’s new film “Jojo Rabbit” is drawing huge praise in Hollywood and won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Paul McGuire Grimes from “Twin Cities Live” and Paul’s Trip to the Movies sat down with the cast including Scarlett Johansson (Rosie Betzler) Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Betzler) and Thomasin Mckenzie (Elsa Korr). Griffin Davis discusses the acting advice he received for his first film, and Johansson shares her excitement for the new “Black Widow” from Marvel.
Emmy-Winner Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) talks with the stars and writer/director of JOJO RABBIT — Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Roman Griffin Davis, Stephen Merchant and Alfie Allen!
Elle – Scarlett Johansson Is a Happy Woman Who Can’t Stop Playing Sad Women
Early on in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, we see Scarlett Johansson’s Nicole, a woman in her midthirties who’s fond of oatmeal-colored cardigans and whose Instagram bio might read “mother, wife, actress, in that order,” seated on a sofa inside her divorce attorney’s office. Soon, she’ll dive into her story, a six-minute-long monologue that’s equal parts raw and precise: the story of someone who hasn’t been truly heard in months, maybe years (and a scene that will likely resurface during awards-show broadcasts). But first, Nicole is just a woman on a couch—looking dead-tired in a wrinkly button-down shirt and DIY haircut—waiting. When her lawyer (Laura Dern) finally breezes in, impeccably coiffed but apologizing for looking “schleppy,” Nicole glances down at her shirt and sighs. It’s a small moment, but one that made this exhausted mom, wife, and journalist feel seen.
Johansson also felt an almost eerie sense of connection when Baumbach handed her the monologue over lunch in the fall of 2017.“It was the first piece Noah gave me, and it felt familiar somehow, but not because of what I’d been experiencing then,” says the actress, 34, who at the time was embroiled in her own separation, from French curator Romain Dauriac. “But maybe because of how I grew up, and the dynamic between my parents—or maybe because I’ve known women who’ve dedicated themselves to their partner’s vision and then come out of this decade-long relationship feeling almost like a ghost.” She adds that she, too, has been in that place, and that the truth in Nicole’s story was what excited her. “I didn’t hesitate at all, because I knew that I’d have the opportunity to say those words,” she says. “Noah gave me that monologue, and I was like, ‘Well, shit, come on.’ Am I going to be like, ‘Nah, I’m good—let some other actor have that’? No way.”
Johansson is relaying this anecdote from London, where’s she’s in the homestretch of filming next May’s Black Widow, which she stars in and executive produced. A little over a week before, Forbes named her the highest-paid actress for the second year in a row, with her 2019 earnings hitting the $56 million mark. She’s just returned from Venice, where Marriage Story premiered to glowing reviews. By the time this story hits stands, audiences will have also seen her in Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s heartbreaking Holocaust satire that delivers the emotional heft of Life Is Beautiful with a spoonful of Moonrise Kingdom whimsy. When you lay it all out, it’s clear that Johansson is at the top of her game.
To read the rest click on the link at the top.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, the Centerpiece selection of the 57th New York Film Festival, made its New York Premiere on October 4. Baumbach, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Greta Gerwig, Spike Lee, and more walked the red carpet before introducing the film and joining the Spotlight Box to a standing ovation.57th New York Film Festival is presented by Film at Lincoln Center from Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 13. See ticket info, the schedule, and more:
After the press conference earlier that day the night came and the big event of the day for Scarlett and her co-stars with the Marriage Story premiere at the Lincoln Center. Scarlett looks like she was having a amazing time and looked radiant in her little black dress with a cute little bow on top. Photos from the premiere have been added to the gallery from both the press line and inside. Enjoy!
On October 04th, Scarlett made a stop at the 57th New York Fiilm Festival for her new movie Marriage Story with co-stars Adam Drive, Laura Dern and director Noah Baumbach, Thr day began with a press conference at the at Walter Reade Theater but unfortunately Scarlett was a little late to it thanks to New York traffic but she did make it in the end for more of it. I have added to the gallery photos from it and you can watch the full video below.
The Marriage Story press conference at the 57th New York Fiilm Festival featured Noah Baumbach, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, and producer David Heyman. They discuss the influences on the film–from Hitchcock to Persona–Robbie Ryan’s cinematography, the duality of marriage, the importance of adding humor to the narrative, the different personalities of the lawyers, and much more. Moderated by Florence Almozini, NYFF selection committee member and Associate Director of Programming at Film at Lincoln Center.
57th New York Film Festival is presented by Film at Lincoln Center from Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 13. See ticket info, the schedule, and more: https://filmlinc.org/nyff
Noah Baumbach’s new film is about the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Adam Driver is Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson is Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be L.A.-based ex-wife. Their “amicable” breakup devolves, one painful rash response and hostile counter-response at a time, into a legal battlefield, led on Nicole’s side by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side by nice Alan Alda and not-so-nice Ray Liotta. What is so remarkable about Marriage Story is its frank understanding of the emotional fluctuations between Charlie and Nicole: they are both short-sighted, both occasionally petty, both vindictive, and both loving. The film is as harrowing as it is hilarious as it is deeply moving. With Merritt Wever and Julie Hagerty as Nicole’s sister and mom, and Azhy Robertson as their beloved son, Henry. A Netflix release.
A centerpiece of New York culture since 1963, the New York Film Festival will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences in its Main Slate. NYFF will also continue to feature a variety of titles in different sections and sidebars, including Spotlight on Documentary, newly rejuvenated classics in Restorations and Revivals, a diverse selection of international and locally made Shorts, the ever-expanding experimental showcase Projections, and the immersive storytelling experiences of the cutting-edge Convergence. Additionally, there will be an exciting lineup of special events, free filmmaker talks and panel discussions, and the latest editions of our annual Industry and Critic Academies.
thejc – The UK Jewish Film Festival has announced a prestigious line-up for 2019, including the Oscar-tipped JoJo Rabbit starring Scarlett Johansson and UK premiers of spy drama The Operative, starring Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman, and comedy My Polish Honeymoon.
The festival will run from November 6-21 at 15 cinemas across London. In addition, festival highlights will be shown in 20 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales, running until December 12.
The programme, which features 96 films and discussions with directors, actors, politicians and journalists, is the largest of its kind in the world. It includes eight world premieres, one European premiere, 40 UK premieres, and films from 24 countries, including 23 films from the UK.
The opening night gala will host a showing of My Polish Honeymoon, a debut feature from French director Élise Otzenberger. The comedy follows a recently-married Parisian couple as they head off on a belated honeymoon to Poland, and becomes a story about rediscovering roots and being Jewish today.
The Oscar-tipped Jojo Rabbit, which recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be the centrepiece of the closing night gala. Written and directed by Taika Waititi (Jewish on his mother’s side; his father is Maori), this Second World War satire follows Jojo, a lonely German boy whose imaginary friend is an idiotic Adolf Hitler. Jojo’s world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.
The centrepiece gala will see the UK premiere of The Operative, directed by Yuval Adler and starring Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman. British citizen Rachel is a rootless polyglot, but with a deep love for Israel – traits that make her an ideal Mossad agent. Recruited by a Berlin-based British Jew, she is sent to Tehran to spy on a businessman. Based on the Israeli novel?The English Teacher,?The Operative?asks whether love for a man is more important than service to your nation.
The documentary gala hosts the world premiere of The Human Factor, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers), and producer Teddy Leifer (Oscar nominee for The Invisible War, Oscar winner for Icarus). With the end of the Cold War and America becoming a sole global superpower, the 1990s brought the promise of a new world order – and hopes for a comprehensive peace between Israel and two of its bitterest enemies, the Palestinians and Syria. Featuring key players, the documentary looks back at a decade which started with the signing of the Oslo Accords and ended with a bitter sense of disillusionment, leading to the Second Intifada.
Michael Etherton, Chief Executive of UK Jewish Film, said: “We are the UK’s only film festival dedicated to telling stories about Jewish life and experience, and the majority of our UK and international films would not otherwise make it to cinemas or streaming services.
“At a time of increasing fears about the rise of racism, including antisemitism, the UK Jewish Film Festival has a crucial role to play in making sure that Jewish life and culture is being adequately represented on our cinema screens.
“That’s why this year, with the support of the BFI Audience Fund, we are unrolling an extensive and important nationwide tour. From Inverness to Brighton and Bangor to Norwich, we will reveal wonderful cinematic snapshots of Jewish life to diverse audiences who may not otherwise have any interaction with Jewish culture.”
We caught up with writer and director Taika Waititi and the cast of Jojo Rabbit, including Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Roman Griffin Davis, at the Toronto International Film Festival. This edgy satire about a boy whose imaginary friend is Hitler is tough to summarize — Waititi describes his distinctive style as “like life” which is always a mixture of comedy and drama. Johansson admits it’s a movie you need to experience for yourself.
And the big event of the day was later on that night with the second Premiere for Scarlett with JoJo Rabbit at at Princess of Wales Theatre. This time Scarlett when for full festival glam with a Rodarte Fall 2019 Collection dress, Aquazzura So Vera Sandals, Fred Leighton layered antique necklaces and earrings. A lot more photos from this event have come out and over 150 HQ have now been added to the gallery.
After the success of the The 76th Venice Film Festival Scarlett made her way to to next film festival this time for both of her new movies Marriage Story and JoJo Rabbit at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. On Sunday (September 8th) Scarlett had a full day of first doing press for both movies (the first set of interviews are below) and right after going to the first of her premieres for the night Marriage Story at the Winter Garden Theatre. Scarlett kept it day time classy for this one in a Oscar de la Renta dress from his Resort 2020 Collection, Andrea Wazen PVC Dassy pumps in blue and Irene Neuwrith Lapis and Fire Opal Tropical Flower Earrings. Not a lot of photos from the event are out right now but I have added in over 70HQ for now and I hope to get more soon.
Scarlett Johansson attends the red carpet event for “Jojo Rabbit” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is about a young boy in Nazi Germany who is accompanied by his imaginary friend: Adolph Hitler
Marvel star Scarlett Johansson joins The Hollywood Reporter to play Fishing for Answers! She discusses the unrequited love arc between her Avengers’s character Black Widow and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, working with Adam Driver on ‘Marriage Story,’ what got her into trouble as a kid, and more!
The Hollywood Reporter – With Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’ and Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’, her Avengers spinoff ‘Black Widow’ and the mantle of the world’s highest-grossing actress, Johansson isn’t afraid to say how she really feels about Disney and her plans to direct.
When Scarlett Johansson met writer-director Noah Baumbach for lunch in 2016 to talk about a role, she was in the midst of a private ordeal, divorcing her second husband, Frenchman Romain Dauriac. Baumbach, who didn’t know about Johansson’s pending split, was eager to discuss an unusually exposing film he was writing. The tragicomic story would explore terrain Baumbach encountered while ending his marriage to actress Jennifer Jason Leigh — the hideous fights, the mercenary lawyers, the wistful moments of wondering whether things could be different.
Before Baumbach launched into his pitch about why he thought Johansson would be perfect for the role opposite Adam Driver, the actress shared what was going on in her marriage. “It totally caught me off guard,” Baumbach says. “I was like, ‘Well, you’re going to either hate this idea or love it. This may be exactly not the headspace you want to be putting yourself in, or maybe it will be healing.’ ” The movie, Marriage Story, turned out to be the latter. “We talked a lot about the actual experience of divorce because I was in the middle of the process,” Johansson says. “We talked about becoming a parent, and our parents. The expectation that comes with being in any kind of a relationship, and the disappointment that can come with that expectation.”
Johansson, 34, is recounting this story in early August on the set of Marvel’s Black Widow outside London, where she has been living with Rose, her 5-year-old daughter with Dauriac, for five months. Fresh from a morning of fight training, she arrives for an interview in a wood-paneled conference room at Pinewood Studios wearing an Avengers T-shirt, her hair in a messy bun, a gold chain with Rose’s name on her throat. It’s a hectic time for the actress: This fall, Johansson, who has never been nominated for an Oscar despite critically acclaimed performances in such movies as Lost in Translation and Match Point, stars in two likely awards contenders, Marriage Story for Netflix and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, for Fox Searchlight, both screening at the Toronto Film Festival. When Black Widow opens in May, it will be the first female-fronted extravaganza to kick off the summer box office season. She also is preparing to send Rose to kindergarten in New York City and wed her fiance, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost.
In person, the actress is unguarded and assured, even on thorny topics — from actors playing characters of different races (which sparked a fierce debate) to whom she’s backing for president to why she’s standing by Woody Allen. She apologizes that her answer to one question sounds “farty” (pretentious) but never asks for forgiveness for her opinions.
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The new trailer for Scarlett’s upcoming movie Jojo Rabbit came out last night and this time we get a much better look at Scarlett and what she will be doing in the movie and it looks like a lot of fun crazy but fun.
As of today Scarlett Fan has it’s own Instagram account yay. I no more people have twitter for there sites but with my real life and 3 other sites I don’t have the time to run on so next best thing is Instagram. It’s still very new and not a lot is on there but I will do my best to keep it fun and have more up to date Scarlett info as I can post when it happens and not have to come home on my computer and you can message me better on there as well. If you would like to follow us its sjohansson_._org and if you want to as well you can follow me I only post my photos I take on it ayabahl.
After the screening of Scarlett’s new movie Marriage Story at The 76th Venice Film Festival reviews for started to come in from the critics and 23 of them have added it to Rotten Tomatoes and at this time its at 100% and amazing turn out for all involved with this movie and for Scarlett who’s name is now being talk about for maybe a Oscar nomination for it.
A marriage can’t be defined by a single emotion. It’s an all-consuming force that can lead to euphoric rushes and eat away at your insides, sometimes within moments of each other. Marriage Story perfectly encapsulates these feelings.
– As he did with the underrated While We’re Young, Baumbach is turning his signature comedies of urban dissatisfaction into something more universal. He has earned these scars.
– A powerful reminder that every breakup story looks familiar until it happens to you, and then the truth hurts.
– The writing is suitably dense and literate, though Baumbach really cherishes the characters as individuals – it never feels as if Nicole and Charlie are avatars for his own poetic musings on the differences between love and fidelity.
– It has fine performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, a family-pack of box-fresh dialogue and a keen sense of its own absurdity.
And to cap of the day in spectacular fashion the big premiere of Marriage Story took place later that night at the Sala Grande with Scarlett, David Heyman, Laura Dern, Adam Driver and Director Noah Baumbach all walk the red carpet. Sacrlett was in a red Celine by Hedi Slimane Custom Gown with gelled back hair, Stuart Weitzman Custom Sandals and a Ana Khouri Diamond Missy Ear Piece for the event and unlike earlier in the day with her “good girl look” Scarlett when full out “glam girl” for this one. Over 900+ photos from the red carpet and inside the event have been added to the gallery.
After the “Photocall” the cast when in the back to do the Press Conference for the movie and after some some interviews after that. unfortunately the full conference is not online at this time but a lot of clips from it are as well no interviews have hit the web but I will keep trying to find some and added them in.
Scarlett took a break from filming Black Window in England to attend the The 76th Venice Film Festival for one of her upcoming movies this year Marriage Story. Scarlett had a full day of press from the movie and started with the photocall that she was accompanied by two of her co-stars Laura Dern & Adam Driver and the films director Noah Baumbach. Scarlett was in all Michael Kors for the event with the trousers and belt from the 2020 Resort Collection and a Cropped Striped Cashmere Polo Sweater to finish of the “cute casual look”. Over 450 HQ photos from the photocall are now up in the gallery.
For the 2nd year in a row, Scarlett Johansson is the world’s highest-paid actress thanks to her lucrative role as Black Widow, for which she earns an 8-figure check plus backend points on Marvel films https://t.co/etkHZ2KvQmpic.twitter.com/IaeXvM1zH8
The first two trailers for the second of Scarlett’s movies coming out this year Marriage Story just got it’s first two trailers one from Nicole’s (Scarlett’s character) view and one from Charlie’s (Adam’s character) view and from the looks of it will be something very new for Scarlett. The trailer say’s the movie is coming in the Fall of Netflix’s so I’m guessing about end of October to November time it will hit. My cpanel is playing up tonight so I hope to have caps up tomorrow from it but till then you can view the videos below.
An incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach and starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta.
Here is part four of replacing the previous DVD Screen Captures into full 1080p Blu-Ray Screen Captures, And this time I have redone Scarlett’s 2005 movie The Island that she did with Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean the late Michael Clarke Duncan and more the film was director by Michael Bay and fun trivia he reused a car crash scene in his 2011 movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This time only the main movie was redone as the bonus features are the same quality as the DVD ones. You can find all the screen captures in the gallery and coming soon will be. Vicky Cristina Barcelona or Under The Skin so keep looking back for them.
indiewire – After directing the Marvel blockbuster “Thor: Ragnarok” to the tune of $854 million worldwide, Taika Waititi is returning to his indie roots this fall with “Jojo Rabbit.” Billed by distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures as an “anti-hate satire,” Waititi’s latest is set in Nazi Germany and follows a young boy (newcomer Roman Griffin Davis, destined for breakout status) whose nationalism is challenged after his mother (Scarlett Johansson) agrees to hide a young Jewish woman (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home. Waititi has stirred up headlines for portraying an imaginary Adolf Hitler in the movie, but it’s his bold visual style and idiosyncratic humor that will most likely leave people talking
A big congrats to Scarlett for winning the 2019 Teen Choice Award for Choice Action Movie Actress and Choice Action Movie for Avengers Endgame. unfortunately Scarlett did not make the show as she is still filming/having a brake from Black Widow at this time.
Yesterday Avengers Infinity War was released on digital download and after a little looking I got my hands on the 1080p blu-ray quality version complete with extras but I may still re do them with Blu-Ray disk caps when it come’s out on September 2nd in the Uk. Scarlett reprises her role as Natasha Romanov / Black Widow for the last time in the current timeline with the end of 11 years of movies in the Infinity Sage and the top grossing movie of all time Avengers: Endgame. Unfortunately Natasha was one of the one’s who had to die to save the worlds and people and it was done well and capping this made me cry again but I do wish that they had gone with the original version with the big fight as I see that being more Natasha’s way of going my self. This time round Scarlett was in a lot of the bonus features and even got her own one Black Widow: Whatever It Takes, Woman Of The MCU, Visionary Intro, The Russo Brothers: Journey To Endgame, Avengers Script Security and the Secret Scenes of Infinity War and Endgame, A Man Out Of Time: Creating Captain America, Remembering Stan Lee, Gag Reel and one Deleted Scene: Suckiest Army In The Glaxy however none of the missing scenes from the trailers are in the deleted scene’s are we no there are 4 so when the phase 3 box set come’s out an more features are on that I’m hoping they turn up as they did with Age Of Ultron in the phase 2 box set. The physical versions of the movie will be releases on August 13th in the US and September 2nd in the UK.
filmlinc – Film at Lincoln Center announces Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story as Centerpiece of the 57th New York Film Festival (September 27 – October 13), making its New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 4, 2019. Marriage Story will be released in select theaters and on Netflix later this year.
Noah Baumbach’s new film is about the rapid tangling and gradual untangling of impetuosity, resentment, and abiding love between a married couple negotiating their divorce and the custody of their son. Adam Driver is Charlie, a 100-percent New York experimental theater director; Scarlett Johansson is Nicole, his principal actress and soon-to-be L.A.-based ex-wife. Their “amicable” breakup devolves, one painful rash response and hostile counter-response at a time, into a legal battlefield, led on Nicole’s side by Laura Dern and on Charlie’s side by “nice” Alan Alda and “not-so-nice” Ray Liotta. What is so remarkable about Marriage Story is its frank understanding of the emotional fluctuations between Charlie and Nicole: they are both short-sighted, both occasionally petty, both vindictive, and both loving. The film is as harrowing as it is hilarious as it is deeply moving. With Merritt Wever and Julie Hagerty as Nicole’s sister and mom, and Azhy Robertson as their beloved son, Henry.
“What amazed me about Marriage Story is the way that Noah keeps the many conflicting emotions between his characters flowing into and around and under and over each other, so beautifully that the film achieves the condition of music,” said New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones. “In fact, it actually flowers into song in two of the film’s loveliest and most surprising moments. Marriage Story is a heartbreaker, it’s very funny, and it has an emotional complexity that’s worthy of Bergman.”
“I grew up coming to the New York Film Festival with my parents. And it’s where my first film Kicking and Screaming premiered 24 years ago,” said Baumbach. “I couldn’t be more thrilled and proud that Marriage Story has been selected as Centerpiece of the NYFF. The 14-year-old me’s mind is blown; the 49-year-old me’s mind is also blown.”
Presented by Film at Lincoln Center, the 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FLC Director of Programming, and Florence Almozini, FLC Associate Director of Programming.
Tickets for the 57th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 8. Festival and VIP passes are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival’s biggest events, including Centerpiece. Support for Centerpiece of the New York Film Festival benefits Film at Lincoln Center in its non-profit mission to support the art and craft of cinema.
The other news we got was from Scarlett’s other movie out this year Jojo Rabbit by Thor 3 director Taika Waititi got it’s first official trailer and that it to will be apart of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival again now date on when but looks like Scarlett if she can make it will have a busy time.
Today is a big day for news on Scarlett’s upcoming movies with now one but two having some news drop. The first is the until today untitled Noah Baubach project well we now have it’s official name Marriage Story and that it will be apart of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival that will start on September 05th till the 15th but no word yet on when the movie will be on. On top of this we got the first look at Scarlett from the movie and a plot.
In the latest from Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz Stories, Frances Ha), a stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, O-T . Fagbenle, and Florence Pugh discuss filming Black Widow and Marvel Phase 4 with CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O’Connell at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
GMA – Scarlett Johansson has embodied the bravery and empowerment that her Marvel character Black Widow has shown on screen for almost a decade.
Now, the Oscar-nominated actress can finally admit that she’s getting her own standalone film in May.
“Can I finally say that?” she told ABC News’ Adrienne Bankert in an interview that was shot at Comic-Con International: San Diego this weekend and aired Monday on “GMA.”
In the revealing interview, the actress talked about her defining sacrifice in “Avengers: Endgame” and how she feels like this is icing for her Marvel Cinematic Universe career.
“I would’ve been happy to, you know, to end it at ‘Endgame’ and walk away,” she said. “I was proud of the work that we had all done together, and that the only reason to do this standalone would be to elevate the genre in some way. And so hopefully, we will have.”
Speaking of that sacrifice, it’s still unknown if this film will be a prequel or some kind of resurrection, but the actress is teasing a little of what fans can expect. She also shared it’s currently in production.
“You actually get to all the questions you may have had about this mysterious character and who she is,” Johansson said. “Where she comes from, her makeup, who she knows, like, what makes her her? What are the secrets of the past that haunt her?”
Johansson will follow in the footsteps of Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” as the second female hero to lead her own MCU film.
“It’s a little bit scary not having the kind of cushion of my fellow Avengers around,” she went on. “You kind of feel like you put yourself out there in a different way because the character stands on her own.”
Johansson says she feels physically ready though.
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After her interview with Entertainment Weekly Scarlett and the cast of Black Window went and did a little photoshoot for them before leaving to go back to filming the movie in London. I have added in two HQ photos from it and hope one day to get the rest.
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usatoday – SAN DIEGO — Scarlett Johansson would have happily ended her run as Avengers superspy Black Widow with her emotional and fatal finale in “Avengers: Endgame.”
But like any good secret agent, Johansson got sucked back into the game – again, very happily — for her own Marvel solo project “Black Widow” (in theaters May 1, 2020). Directed by Cate Shortland (“Lore”), the movie kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and had a primetime spot Saturday at Marvel’s Comic-Con presentation.
Currently filming in London, “Black Widow” is “a mature step” in Marvel’s growing universe, Johansson tells USA TODAY. “Even though there’s a lot of different elements in some facets of the character to explore, I was happy with the work that I did. The only reason to do this film is really to elevate the genre in a way. It feels like the right time.”
Marvel showed a spy-tinged “Black Widow” trailer to the Comic-Con crowd that offered a glimpse at the ballet company/Black Widow program that trained Russian girls to be super-assassins, a “John Wick”-esque fight between Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff and her “sister” Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) that involves guns, knives and a shower curtain, and a throwdown between Natasha and debuting supervillain Taskmaster.
“It’s a remarkable, unique story,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says of “Black Widow,” which is set after the events of 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” “People think they know everything there is to know about the Black Widow. I promise you they do not. We tapped into a period in her life that we’ve never explored before and how that affects her going forward.”
So far, those fights with Johansson have been “just amazing moments that I’ll think back to for the rest of my life,” Pugh said, who later admitted that her favorite Yelena character quirk is “how she does two ponytails instead of one.”
Rachel Weisz’s Melina has cycled through the Red Room program five times and is quite formidable herself. “No shower curtains but l have ‘Widow Bites’ and lots of action scenes,” Weisz said.
“Black Widow” features “three really complicated, powerful but vulnerable female characters. I can’t think of any action movie that is like that,” Weisz added. “So I would say it’s completely new.”
“Stranger Things” star David Harbour plays Alexei, aka Red Guardian, the Soviets’ answer to Captain America developed during the Cold War. “In your cliche mind, you go like, ‘Oh this is what it’s going to be. ‘And it’s like, ‘No, it’s surprise, surprise, surprise.’ He will surprise you,” said Harbour, who wore a Cap T-shirt for the occasion.
And Mason, played by O-T Fagbenle (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), is a “fixer” of sorts with “the ability to get things for spies and superheroes who might find it hard to get otherwise,” said the British actor. He also teases an “interesting romantic conflict” between Mason and Natasha: “Sometimes you want things that aren’t practical, and your heart and the nature of your life doesn’t necessarily coalesce to provide that kind of connection.”
Johansson had been talking about and developing a “Black Widow” movie with Kevin Feige for eight years and thinks the timing couldn’t be better for her, personally.
“I definitely feel like the film that we’re making right now and this incarnation of Natasha, in all of her sort of strength and her vulnerability and the strengths she finds in her own vulnerability, is something that I don’t think I could have done 10 years ago,” Johansson said.
It’s now official Black Window is the next MCU Movie to come out. Yesterday Marvel had there big panel at Comic Con 2019 to announce there nest phase of movies (phase 4) with 5 new movies and 5 new tv shows coming within the next 2 years and for Black Window we got to meet the full cast and no who they play. On top of that the people at the panel got to watch some footage and it was a bad ass fight and from the sounds of it there is a lot more to come like it, The movie will take place after Civil War, Taskmaster is confirmed as the bad guy and the date for it coming out is May 1st 2020. Some photos from the panel and press line are now up in the gallery and I hope to add in more soon.
OMG we may yet get to see the alternate version of Hawkeye and Black Widow on Vormir as the Japanese commercial for Avengers: Endgame shows a lot of footage from it’s deleted footage and it looks like it would have been a lot better way to send her off if you ask me.
As If Magazine – As the 4th-highest-grossing worldwide box-office actor of all time, Scarlett Johansson is one of the most valuable performers of the modern age. Her rich, husky voice sounds laced with whiskey and smoke and seems to teasingly belie her peaches-and-cream complexion, hourglass figure, and heart-shaped face. It’s easy to fall head over heels for this blue-eyed creature who is the embodiment of sensual guile and whose likeness to Marilyn Monroe is undeniable.
Despite her screen-goddess superpowers, Scarlett Johansson is an actor’s actor who continues to challenge herself in unexpected roles. She can seamlessly shift from drama to comedy, a feat not many actors successfully master. Her extensive acting range covers all genres from drama to comedy, and includes a comic-book hero blockbuster franchise, sci-fi indies, animation voiceovers, and the thespian also happens to be a three-time Woody Allen muse and Tony Award winner (Best Featured Actress, A View from the Bridge), the pinnacle for actors who honor their craft above fame and fortune (which the actress happens to have in abundance anyway).
Scarlett embodies a calm confidence on screen, an almost hypnotic allure. She is in a league of her own, and therefore we were tasked with the responsibility of creating a feature that goes beyond the typical magazine editorial—we wanted to turn her into a collectible work of art, but how? We decided to pair her with a contemporary artist, but who would the artist be, and what would be the result of this collaboration? Scarlett is an actor who does her homework, so it was not surprising to learn that she knows art and the important artists working today. This multi-award-winning actress with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame tasked us with finding an artist whose style is unmistakable, whose name commands respect, and whose work is collected by the biggest museums and esteemed galleries around the world—in other words, we needed to find an artist as important in the art world as Scarlett is in the entertainment industry. Many names came to mind, but the name that resonated the most was a contemporary American artist recognized as one of the guiding lights of postmodern painting, David Salle.
Salle’s work is uses poetical juxtapositions, the exact meanings of which are hard to pin down. He combines original and appropriated visuals signs and symbols, such as imagery from popular culture like a Kleenex box, with imagery from art history, such as elements from a Caravaggio painting. The artist takes abstraction and the human figure and manipulates images by combining a variety of different styles and textures. He continually brings unexpected symbols together in unpredictable ways. Salle’s work is always intriguing, invariably laced with a sense of humor, and continually confounds assumptions. His style is identifiable, while each and every work conjures something new for the viewer. These notions resonate with the work Johansson challenges herself with. Her movie choices are varied and her characters are always complex. Both Johansson’s and Salle’s work are unpredictable yet identifiable in their style and impact. We were inspired just by thinking of what these two forces could do together.
For AS IF magazine, Salle imagined a world Johansson would inhabit inspired by his current show at the Skarstedt gallery in London, “Musicality and Humour.” Ideas were shared with Scarlett, and on the day of our shoot Salle directed Johansson to play with the idea of living within a tree as I photographed her. From sitting on gnarled roots, leaning against a tree trunk, to hanging upside down from a branch, Johansson committed herself to the role one hundred percent. Salle then intertwined the images of Scarlett with the recurring elements in his current series, which includes black-and-white illustrations from the ’40s and ’50s commonly seen in popular publications of the day, like The New Yorker. The subjects in his new series are from another era; notes of Americana nostalgia make a kind of history painting. Scarlett Johansson, an actress so fresh and modern and yet with a style and elegance that recalls the great actresses from the ’40s and ’50s, inhabits Salle’s world with a dominance, as if the world materialized as the result of her own imaginings.
The following editorial is the aforementioned collaboration. The following text is a conversation between Scarlett Johansson and David Salle in which the artist and the actress discuss her industry, her craft, politics in art, people’s perceptions of her work, and her experience during our shoot.
Scarlett Johansson: Yes, I had a lot of fun doing it too!
You were very game, and really got into the spirit of it. You even hung upside down for us!
Ha, yes! It turned into a day of acrobatics. It was a full day of work. I should have gotten paid scale (laughs)!
(Laughs) Yes. I’ll make sure to tell the team. We’re also excited about the dresses we made, that were inspired by the shoot.
Yes, you should be!
Speaking of dresses, I wanted to ask you how important the costume is for you for a role?
The costume is very important for me, and also for the audience, because it gives the actor and the audience clues into who the character is. It provides an actor clues into how a character feels about themselves and how they want to be presented, which I think are important. It helps me as an actor because it’s part of the process of getting ready to go, it’s just another layer. I’m already in the mindset, and then I put on these particular clothes that have meaning to me as an actor because I make active choices in choosing the costume, whether I’m choosing personal pieces of jewelry, a pair of shoes, or something sentimental to my character.
So, you invest the costume with a specific character logic, which helps you get into your role.
Exactly, it also helps with how the character is, and how they are in their body. Are they comfortable with what they’re wearing? Are they comfortable in their own skin?
Oh no. Keep her cold and wet!
Exactly! I remember looking at Jonathan and shooting him daggers with my eyes while thinking, I’m going to kill you! I mean, I know how to pretend that I’m cold. I can pretend that I can’t feel my feet or toes. Plus, I was already wet and cold I didn’t need to be tortured.
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I have to say what she said was right to start with as a actor she should be allowed to go for any part she is offered as that is her job and no one would turn down a job. The people who SHOULD be held accountable are the casting director, production staff and over all top people at the companies as they are the ones who should say who get’s what and who dose not.
Variety – Scarlett Johansson is speaking out against the backlash regarding recent comments about politically correct casting.
“An interview that was recently published has been edited for click bait and is widely taken out of context,” the actress said in a statement, referring to a recent article from the arts and culture publication As If. “The question I was answering in my conversation with the contemporary artist, David Salle, was about the confrontation between political correctness and art.
She clarified her stance, saying, “I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness. That is the point I was making, albeit didn’t come across that way.”
Johansson also went on to clear up some of the points made during the original interview, noting that not every actor gets the same opportunities as their Caucasian, cis-gendered counterparts.
“I recognize that in reality, there is a wide spread discrepancy amongst my industry that favors Caucasian, cis gendered actors and that not every actor has been given the same opportunities that I have been privileged to,” she said. “I continue to support, and always have, diversity in every industry and will continue to fight for projects where everyone is included.”
Johansson came under fire for her response to a question about political correctness, following her controversial casting in the upcoming film “Rub & Tug,” in which she had been cast to play the trans gangster Dante Tex Gill.
‘You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,’ she said in the interview obtained by Daily Mail. “I feel like it’s a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.”
Johansson has also run into casting issues in the past, drawing widespread criticism for her part in the 2016 film adaptation of the Japanese anime “Ghost in the Shell.” Fans of the anime argued that a Japanese actor should have been cast in the role instead.
At long long last after months of it’s coming Scarlett’s magazine cover for As If Magazine has now been release, and with it I have added into the gallery digital scans, 7 outtakes from the shoot and a behind the scenes video from the day. This shoot is something very new for Scarlett and just visually unique and beautiful to look at. I do hope in the months to come new photos from this shoot come out but till then have a look at them in the galley.
ET Canade – Scarlett Johansson is a busy and in-demand actress. But with many projects in the works, the “Avengers: Endgame” actress is detailing some of her favourite roles.
As she explained in the new issue of AS IF Magazine, Johansson’s latest role, next to Adam Driver in the untitled Noah Baumbach film, is something she’s proud of but noted it’s particularly “exhausting.”
“I did a job with Adam Driver recently which is coming out later this year,” she said. “We spent two entire days screaming at each other, brutally screaming and fighting for two full days. It was exhausting, but if I didn’t have as strong an actor as Adam to take all stuff I was giving him I would have been lost. For me, working with other actors is a really important part of what I do… it’s everything.”
But 2003’s “Lost In Translation” stands out as a favourite.
“[People will] say to me, that movie means everything to me, I was living that experience,” Johansson explained. “You see, I was 17 when I made that movie, I was having my own experience that was very different to what the character I was playing was experiencing. The way audiences perceived my character was feeling and experiencing was, in actuality, very different from what I, the actor, was feeling and experiencing making the movie. I never assumed that my experience was something others could relate to because it was so specific to me and to where I was in my life. I can’t begin to tell you how many people thought that film was about travel and being a stranger in a strange land. I’m always so amazed when I get those comments. To me, ‘Lost In Translation’ was so specific to a young woman experiencing her loss of innocence, and her profound relationship with a stranger made the experience transformative. To me, the film was so much more about the relationship between my character and Bill Murray’s character than being in a foreign land. The fact that she was in a place alien to her made it possible for her to get a perspective on her life that she wouldn’t have had in her own familiar surroundings and being suffocated by the expectations of those around her.”
And 2013’s “Under The Skin” was a great film, but was tough to shoot, “I remember when we were shooting ‘Under The Skin’ in Scotland and it was about 7 degrees outside—it was so cold. At that point my character was wet all the time because I spent a big portion of the film outside and it was raining and snowing.”
She added, “My hair and clothes were always wet from the rain machines and actual rain. I was completely drenched and cold. In between takes the costume director would give me a warming jacket because I’m sure she saw I was turning blue, and the director Jonathan Glazer pulled her aside and asked her to stop giving me the jacket.”
We Got This Covered – With Phase 3 of the MCU now finally complete, fans are eagerly looking forward to what’s coming in Phase 4. Marvel Studios’ plans for the next couple of years are widely expected to be outlined at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con, with fresh information coming down the pipeline about Shang-Chi, The Eternals, Black Panther 2 and Doctor Strange 2. But all of those movies are some way off yet, with The Eternals just about to begin shooting. This leaves only one currently-in-production film that has a realistic chance of getting a trailer at the panel: Black Widow.
And as it turns out, Variety are reporting that an advance look at the movie may well be on the cards. An anonymous executive spoke to the publication recently, explaining that:
“Marvel will of course bring out the stars of its next phase, and that’ll be a moment for it, but you’re also using a presentation in Hall H to break a new piece of content. Getting something ready, like footage or a trailer for ‘Black Widow,’ means a VFX acceleration. If it’s up to two or three minutes, that can run you a million bucks.”
Well, it’s a good thing that Marvel Studios probably has a million bucks to burn at the moment, and right now seems like a great time to remind audiences of why they were demanding a Black Widow solo movie for so long. Precisely what Black Widow will consist of remains a mystery, but given that we all saw Natasha sacrifice herself for the Soul Stone in Avengers: Endgame, it’s safe to assume that this will be a prequel.
Despite that, analysis of set photos shows cars that were released in 2017. This indicates that at least part of the events of the movie will take during the time the character was undercover with Captain America after Civil War, or possibly during the five-year period after the Blip. So, right now we have more questions than answers, but I’m desperately hoping at least some of them get cleared up next week at Comic-Con.
Screen Rant – Kevin Feige reveals Avengers: Endgame will return to theaters next week with additional post-credit surprises. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster originally premiered in late April, and had one of the most incredible box office runs ever. Debuting with a whopping $1.2 billion worldwide, the film quickly rose up the all-time charts and only recently saw its business slow down. Currently, Endgame is the second highest-grossing movie globally and domestically, with $2.743 billion earned.
Endgame was a legitimate challenger to Avatar’s all-time worldwide record of $2.788 billion, but ultimately fell short of passing it due to the competitive summer movie season. Would-be tentpoles like Dark Phoenix and Men in Black: International may have bombed, but they still took away screens and repeat viewings from Endgame. It would appear the only way Endgame could potentially beat Avatar is if it gets a re-release, and that is in the cards.
In an interview with Screen Rant during the Spider-Man: Far From Home junket, Feige confirmed Endgame will be re-released on June 28. While it isn’t an extended cut of the 3-hour epic, it will have extra surprises for people who stick around:
Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie. If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises. Which will be next weekend.
The timing of this re-release makes a lot of sense. Endgame re-opens just a few days prior to Far From Home’s premiere, giving fans the opportunity to rewatch Endgame before catching up with Peter Parker on his next solo adventure. Those two movies are linked; Far From Home marketing has made it very clear Peter is still mourning the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark, and has to rise up to the challenge of becoming “the next Iron Man” to keep Earth safe. With that in mind, Endgame and Far From Home should make for a compelling double feature, as they work together to close out Phase 3. As for the “new things” after the credits, it sounds like they will essentially be Blu-ray bonus features on the big screen. Endgame’s home media release will undoubtedly include deleted scenes and fun surprises. It’ll be interesting to see if the tribute is for the late Stan Lee, who passed away in November 2018.
As of this writing, Endgame is about $45 million away from matching Avatar’s record. The re-release will help close that gap somewhat, but it still might not be enough to make Endgame the king of the box office world. Die-hard fans of the MCU will definitely want to check Endgame out again, but there may not be incentive for general audiences – especially since Toy Story 4 will be the blockbuster of the moment and Far From Home is on the horizon. Coincidentally, Avatar had a re-release of its own, which tallied $10.7 million domestically. That’s barely a blip on the radar compared to its overall total, so Endgame may still be a close second when it’s all said and done.
After filming in Norway for a time the production has now moved to Pinewood Studios UK for the next part of filming Black Widow and Scarlett was seen on set on June 05th filming in a car in the forest and then walking about with her phone. HQ photos from the day are now up in the gallery
Scarlett was seen on both May 30th and 31st filming Black Widow for both days she was in Åndalsnes, Norway filming with her stunt double who when into a lake for Scarlett was said to be holding a “reality Stone” this could be very wrong and it be something different but people who were there said it looked like one. And on May 31st Scarlett was seen on a mountain running with a helicopter fly above filming her. It now looks like filming is done in Norway as the film trucks have been seen in Black Park Buckinghamshire UK and it is said filming will as well take place in London soon.
Ladies and gentlemen this is not a drill but after years and years of us hoping and asking for it Scarlett has now begun filming her own Black Widow movie, She was seen today in Norway filming going into a grocery store and on a ferry. The photos dont give much away other then a stunt person for Scarlett was on set with her so could be a action scene as for the plot of the movie nothing is known right now some are saying it will be set in 1999/2000 time, others after Civil War and some after Infinity War and before Avengers: Endgame but by looking at her hair I would say that one is out but the Civil War one could work. Head over to the gallery to see them all and here is hoping we get more info very soon.
– Movie Productions > 2020 > Black Widow > On Set > May 19, 2020
As of today Captain Marvel is now out on Digital, and although Scarlett is not in the main movie it’s self she as dose make a appearance in the movie’s post credit scene that take places right after Avengers: Infinity War and show’s how Captain Marvel come to be with the group in Endgame. HD Screen Captures from the little part are now up in the gallery for you all to see.
Hey all just a little update to say I will be going away tomorrow till Monday night for a con, so no updates on the site till I get back as I will not have my computer or laptop with me in this time
It’s been just under a year since we heard about Scarlett doing any promo for the Japanese hair care company she has model for since 2015 Lux and I missed this but back in February a new Ad Campaign and Commercial were released online, The product is I Choose How I Shine and you can get it on there official shop.