BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
There is now a massive threat looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No, I’m not talking about Thanos, I’m talking about Civil War. Last night it was revealed that the massively popular 2006 comic book crossover will soon be coming to the big screen in the form of the MCU’s Phase Three. We expect the consequences of the events to be tremendous, with at least some casualties. But who will be biting the bullet?
Thanks to fun roles in Joss Whedon's The Avengers and Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Widow has been firmly and successfully centered as the female lead of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what you may not know is that there was actually a Black Widow movie in development long before Scarlett Johansson tried on her first pair of stingers... and it was killed by one of the uglier box office bombs of the last decade.
Jeremy Renner has uploaded an image to his WhoSay account that he has alleged is the love child of his superhero character, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, and Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff. However, despite the fact that they are two of the most glamorous and desired actors currently working in cinema, their potential love-child is absolutely hideous.
Robert Downey Jr. is joining the fight for a Black Widow movie. But she's not the only Avenger he thinks deserves a shot in a solo adventure.
Game of Thrones' helmer Neil Marshall is hot to helm a Black Widow movie. In an engaging interview, Marshall was asked if he'd be interested in taking on a superheroine movie. At first, he was cautious in his consideration...
The fact that Marvel was interested in developing the idea, with a female screenwriter, is encouraging. Throughout her fifty years at Marvel, the Black Widow has been a spy, an Avenger, a Champion, a representative of SHIELD, a Thunderbolt and a member of Heroes for Hire. She's been a legend and a traitor, a love interest for many of Marvel's prominent heroes, a killer and a fighter.
The Avengers 2 is being titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel will add new superheroes to the returning group of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Find out who those new superheroes are, and more, right here.
"Form over function?" That seems to be the question that major studios ask when adapting comic book properties on the bigscreen, deciding what is best in regards to costumes. Marvel’s gotten around that by stressing tactical suits that coincidentally have a bit of flair to them.
There are seemingly hundreds of tantalizing things to look forward to in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, from the epic-looking action sequences to cast additions like Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford, but the thing that I am truly most excited to see is the dynamic between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).
Are you ready to assemble with Marvel’s The Avengers? Graphic artist Adam Levermore is. He went ahead and created a series of patriotic, WWII-inspired “recruitment” one-sheets for each of the main Avengers heroes, from Captain America to Thor and Iron Man.
Black Widow’s badassness had many of us—including Scarlett Johansson—crying out for a Black Widow/Hawkeye spin-off movie. And while there is no news on that front (yet?), The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon has promised much more of her and Hawkeye in the much-anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Now that The Avengers has rejuvenated the superhero genre all over again, there might be a renewed call to get the lasso-toting heroine onscreen. If they can pull it off, Wonder Woman would not only be the first great female superhero flick but also the perfect way to counter and capitalize on Marvel’s monster hit-- because there is no one better to tell the story of Diana, Princess of the Amazons
Most of the film footage in the featurette has popped up in TV spots and trailers. But we also get fresh insight from Johansson as well as her Iron Man 2 co-star Robert Downey Jr.
Before we leap to any conclusions, this casting call is clearly not written by the studio-- if it were, they probably wouldn't mention that Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard as Rhodey. But it does seem safe to assume they wouldn't name drop ScarJo in the opening paragraph if she wasn't set to return
As for the image, which I’m subtitling “Angry Faces,” it appears like the heroes are marching their way through S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, because all of the guys in the background aren’t paying a bit of attention to the ultra-thin Cap (Chris Evans) and his cohorts as they march toward whatever badness Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has planned