PEOPLE – Scarlett Johansson has played the Black Widow in a slew of Marvel films, but the demands of the role haven’t gotten any easier for her.
“I don’t think you’re allowed to ride a motorcycle when you’re so pregnant, but I did,” Johansson, who welcomed a daughter with Romain Dauriac in September, explained at a press event for the film at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, Saturday. “I did all of the motorcycle riding. I embarrassingly rode some sort of mechanical-bull type of motorcycle, which goes nowhere and doesn’t look cool, at all. But, I had some very professional and amazing motor-cross morphing done that makes Black Widow look like a total badass.”
“Every film is exciting because I get new tools and fun new stuff to do, and luckily Joss writes me some badass moves that make me look like that,” she continued. “It”s awesome.”
Asked how she sees Black Widow moving forward in the Marvel universe, Scarlett explained the character’s arc in Avengers 2.
“In the beginning of Avengers 2, there is some sense, finally, of everything being normal, in a way… And at the end of Avengers 2, I think Widow… had this moment of false hope, where she felt like she’d put in the work and [felt] there should be some kind of personal payoff, and she was ready to accept it. And she realizes that her calling is a greater one, which is not necessarily something that she’s thrilled about.”
“That’s what is most heroic about her,” Johansson concluded. “She’s accepting the call of duty, even at her own personal loss. I think it’s an interesting place to leave her.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1.
A new TV spot for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released, and it includes some previously unseen footage from the film (we see some new Natasha scenes around the 0:30 mark.)
The gallery has been updated with over 700 screen captures from the Blu-ray edition of He’s Just Not That Into You, the popular romatic ensemble which was released six years ago (crazy, right?). Although this is probably one of Scarlett’s overlooked roles, she turns in a strong performance as Anna, a yoga instructor who falls for a married man (Bradley Cooper) who she meets whilst grocery shopping. Sadly, many of her best moments were cut from the film-but thankfully ended up being released in the deleted scenes.
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I love this! The latest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron surfaced earlier today. I’ll be sure to add screen captures from the trailer very soon.
The official theatrical poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has just been released and has been added to the gallery. What do you think of it?
Film Productions > Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) > Posters
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in Universal and Imagine Entertainment’s upcoming project The Psychopath Test, which Jay Roach will direct.
Kristin Gore will write the adaptation of Jon Ronson’s book, which centers on the idea that one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. Ronson explores how psychopaths are diagnosed and treated, including unorthodox treatments from the past. The book hit shelves in 2011.
Brian Grazer is producing along with Roach, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini are executive producing.
Johansson was the lead in Universal’s big 2014 hit Lucy, and next will be seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! She’s repped by LBI Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
Roach most recently directed The Campaign and the pilot episode of HBO’s The Brink. His upcoming film Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston is in postproduction. He’s repped by WME, Mosaic and Behr Abramson.
Gore, the daughter of Al Gore, was an associate producer on Foxcatcher and is working on Sony’s untitled undercover-crime thriller, which will star Channing Tatum. She’s repped by CAA.
INDIEWIRE – You want to make an anime superfan upset? Tell them the live-action remake stars Scarlett Johansson, is coming from Disney, and will be directed by Snow White And The Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders. Now you can bug them for a couple more years about it.
The studio has slated the already semi-controversial Ghost in the Shell do-over for an April 14, 2017 release date. It parks the movie right between Pacific Rim 2 and Universal’s mystery monster movie project. Summer no longer stands alone as blockbuster season, in case you had any doubt.
Meanwhile, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book has been pushed back six months, to April 15, 2016, where it’ll square off against Goosebumps and The Best Man Wedding. Taking its place this year is the true story story drama, “The Finest Hours,” with Casey Affleck and Chris Pine. Now arriving on October 9th, does Disney smell Oscar for this one?
Lastly, David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon will breathe fire on August 12, 2016, where it will face stiff competition from raunchy comedy Bad Grandpa, raunchy animated movie Sausage Party, and Universal’s Spectral.
VARIETY – Following the success of Lucy, Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of the popular anime pic Ghost in the Shell. Deadline Hollywood had reported that the actress had the offer to star but at the time she was still undecided about taking the role. Sources now say she has agreed to star in the pic.
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Rupert Sanders is on board to direct. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the film from a script by Bill Wheeler. Mark Sourian is exec producing.
Insiders also tell Variety that Paramount has the option to come on as co-producer and financier and that decision is expected in the coming weeks.
DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg is a huge fan of the original and has long wanted to get this film off the ground. A commitment from a star like Johansson should help in getting the pic greenlit for production.
Besides Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, Johansson is becoming one of the few actresses in town with the clout to get a project greenlit on her name alone.
Lucy made $394 million worldwide and Johansson can be seen next in Avengers: Age of Ultron, bowing in May. Johansson has also done a nice job of balancing action-heavy tentpoles with serious dramas and comedies.
She received rave reviews for Spike Jonze’s Her and is a part of the ensemble of the Coen brothers’ next pic Hail, Caesar! She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
I have updated the gallery with Blu-ray quality screen captures of Lucy, including bonus features and a number of another additions including stills, posters and behind the scenes photos. For those of you that have seen the film, what did you think? For me, I loved Scarlett in this role. She carries the film superbly and given its success, surely it’s time she got her own Black Widow movie, right?
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I have updated the gallery with a number of photos from Scarlett’s critically acclaimed role in Under The Skin, including screen captures, stills, posters, bonus features and behind the scenes photos. Please be aware that the screen captures from the film contain nudity and also spoilers for anyone who has yet watch. Enjoy!
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