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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 09, 2020  Abby Comments are off Avengers 4, Interviews

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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.

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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

August 08, 2020  Abby Comments are off Black Widow, Gallery Updates

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.

August 08, 2020  Abby Comments are off Gallery Updates, Jojo Rabbit

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!

August 06, 2020  Abby Comments are off Gallery Updates

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

August 06, 2020  Abby Comments are off Gallery Updates

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.