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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 10 years as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" and her own movie coming out in May "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!
September 25, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow

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.”

September 19, 2020  Abby Comments are off Gallery Updates, Magazines

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.

September 16, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Interviews, Magazines

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.

September 16, 2020  Abby Comments are off Television

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.

(Thanks to Portal Evansson Brasil)

September 09, 2020  Abby Comments are off Avengers 4, Interviews

Digital Spy

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.

September 06, 2020  Abby Comments are off Gallery Updates

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.

September 06, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates, Movies

A new set of movie stills for Scarlett’s upcoming movie Black Widow have just been released thanks to Empire Magazine and I have added them all into the galley for you all.

September 05, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Interviews, Magazines

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.

September 05, 2020  Abby Comments are off Interviews

September 01, 2020  Abby Comments are off Interviews

A “20/20” special examines his career, from playing Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, to T’Challa in “Black Panther.” His influence was felt far beyond Hollywood, all the way to the White House.

September 01, 2020  Abby Comments are off News & Rumors, Other

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.

You will be missed

wakanda forever

August 16, 2020  Abby Comments are off Site News

Not a Scarlett update but I have just opened my new site on the amazing Katherine McNamara so little bit of promo work on here and I would love it if you are a fan of Kat’s going a taking a look :).

Kat-mcnamara.net