IGN – Black Widow will get around town in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron on Harley Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle, called Project LiveWire.
Scarlett Johansson’s character will ride Project LiveWire in the upcoming Avengers sequel, marking the silver-screen debut for the electric Harley. Leaked footage of the Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot from earlier this year showed Johansson’s stunt double doing work on a motorcycle, which we now know is Project LiveWire.
Johansson is part of a star-studded cast for Avengers: Age of Ultron that also includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner. Joss Whedon is back to direct and script the Marvel blockbuster sequel.
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1, 2015.
I’ve added a scan from the latest issue of Total Film–which offers a quick look at Scarlett’s upcoming role in Lucy.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2014 > Total Film – July 2014
I’ve added a high-resolution version of the theatrical poster for Lucy to the gallery. Be sure to take a look!
Film Productions > Lucy (2014) Posters
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – In a late-inning release shuffle, Universal has shifted the opening of this summer’s Luc Besson action movie, Lucy.
The Scarlett Johansson starrer is moving up from Aug. 8 to July 25, 2014.
Reasons for the move were not immediately clear.
The July 25 date is already somewhat crowded. Paramount has Brett Ratner’s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, opening while Columbia has the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape. Lionsgate has Step Up All In, the latest in the Step Up franchise.
Aug. 8 would have seen Lucy going up against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which has plenty of interest from the younger demographics, potentially the same ones that could go see Lucy. Into the Storm, a 3D tornado disaster movie from New Line poses additional competition. Also opening is the drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren.
THR – Disney is swinging forward with its adaptation of The Jungle Book, with two actresses in the midst of boarding the project being directed by Jon Favreau.
Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie.
Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.
Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to voice the character of Kaa, the python who eats other animals by hypnotizing them. Kaa is the movie’s second villain after Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger being voiced by Idris Elba.
The part of Mowgli has not been set yet.
Justin Marks wrote the script for project, which has a release date of October 9, 2015.
Favreau is producing along with Brigham Taylor.
The Disney version of Jungle Book is one of two projects underway. Warner Bros. is developing its own version of the property with Andy Serkis set to direct.
Johansson (CAA, LBI Entertainment, Morris Yorn) is currently shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron and has the Luc Besson action movie Lucy awaiting an August 8 release.
Nyong’o is only now making her first moves since winning a best supporting Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave. Earlier this week she joined CAA for representation.
THR – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier marched past the $600 million mark at the global box office Tuesday; it’s outperforming the first film by a stunning 158 percent.
The Marvel Studios and Disney tentpole has also crossed $100 million in China, the movie’s second-highest-grossing territory after North America, where it has earned $205.3 million.
Overseas, Captain America 2 — starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson — has earned $396.3 million to date for a worldwide total of $601.6 million through Tuesday.
Released in 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger took in $371 million globally. The sequel, which has also surpassed the entire lifetime earnings of Iron Man ($585 million) and the first Thor ($449 million), will more than double that number by the end of its run. And it should soon surpass the second Iron Man ($623.9 million) and sequel Thor: The Dark World ($644.8 million).
Other top-grossing countries are the U.K. ($28.6 million), South Korea ($28.4 million), Mexico ($23.5 million), Brazil ($17.9 million) and France ($17.1 million).