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Joss Whedon is up for directing a Black Widow stand-alone movie

14 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He helmed the first two Avengers movies before leaving the Marvel cinematic universe, but it appears that Joss Whedon hasn’t ruled out returning to the superhero world as he told IGN that he would potentially be up for directing a stand-alone Black Widow movie.

“If somebody pointed to me and said, ‘you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh'”, he said to the website.

“For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision. When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain that sort of gritty action that the Russo brothers do so beautifully. And she’s got that kind of thing…and really do a spy thriller, really do a good, paranoid sort »

- Paul Heath

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Joss Whedon wants to make the Black Widow movie

25 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 26, 2016

Avengers director Joss Whedon is interested in directing the Black Widow solo movie for Marvel.

Avengers director Joss Whedon talked to IGN during the recent San Diego Comic-Con about a potential Black Widow film, and what's more has now expressed interest in directing the solo big screen adventure. It's important to note that the Black Widow solo film hasn't been officially announced, although Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently hinted that the film would be coming along after phase three.

Whedon, who previously worked on an unproduced Wonder Woman film for DC, championed the potential film in the interview, which will perhaps turn some heads over at Marvel and get the productiong moving.

"If somebody pointed to me and said, ‘you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh'", he said.

"For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and »

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The "Black Widow" Solo Movie

25 July 2016 6:32 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

"Avengers" director Joss Whedon is keen to return to the Marvel Studios fold, to direct a "Black Widow" solo feature, starring actress Scarlett Johansson, reprising her role as Russian female spy 'Natasha Romanoff':

"I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound," said Whedon, "so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like 'Thor' or 'The Vision'.

"When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing...

"...do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun."

"Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard...spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot."

Johansson's Black Widow currently appears on screen in Marvel Studios »

- Michael Stevens

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Joss Whedon Would Do A Black Widow FIlm

25 July 2016 6:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Joss Whedon checked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe last year with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the director subsequently saying at the time he has little desire to tackle superheroes again.

In subsequent months he's softened his stance a little, indicating he would be curious about a female-led superhero film, and speaking with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend he revealed that should a solo "Black Widow" film be made, his hand would definitely be up:

"If somebody pointed to me and said, 'You want to make a Black Widow movie?' the answer would be 'Duh.' For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it's the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision.

When you get into your Superman territory it's harder to maintain that sort of »

- Garth Franklin

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Joss Whedon could be tempted back to Marvel for a Black Widow movie

25 July 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having made a “completely clean break” from Marvel following Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon revealed back in May that he could be tempted back to the McU for a female-driven Avengers film, and now he’s suggested that the lure of a Black Widow movie could also be too much for him to resist.

“I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision,” said Whednon in an interview with IGN.”When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can]  really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun. Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. »

- Gary Collinson

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A never-before-seen Marvel universe screentest directed by Joss Whedon

24 July 2016 3:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Joss Whedon was at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and spoke about the idea of making a Black Widow solo film with Scarlett Johansson. As a fun bonus, a Marvel panel revealed a never-before-seen McU screentest he directed. While The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron were big hits at the box office, not everyone was a fan of where Whedon took Natasha's story in the sequel film. But if Marvel wanted him to lead her solo film (our own Donna Dickens suggests setting her up for a Bourne-like franchise), he'd be there. Speaking to IGN.com at Sdcc, the idea of Black Widow was broached once again: “Well if somebody pointed to me and said, ‘You want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh!’ For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Joss Whedon Refuses To Rule Out Helming Proposed Black Widow Movie

24 July 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Joss Whedon proved instrumental during the formative years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, helming both Avengers and its sequel Age of Ultron in the space of three years. How and ever, Whedon’s experience on the latter blockbuster was enough to drive him away from the McU, citing studio red tape and the sheer weight of expectation that comes hand-in-hand with helming a Marvel tentpole.

But it appears Whedon could circle back to the realm of costumed heroes on one condition – if it involves Scarlett Johansson’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, Black Widow.

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Word comes by way of IGN, who quizzed the beloved filmmaker regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, specifically, what it would take for Whedon to take the reins on a new superhero flick.

To begin, Whedon addressed that long-rumored Black Widow spinoff, and why he believes the »

- Michael Briers

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Sdcc: Black Panther featurette for Captain America: Civil War

23 July 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has unveiled a new featurette from the upcoming home-entertainment release of Civil War today at the San Diego Comic-Con, which focuses on T’Challa and sees the cast and crew discussing the importance of the character’s role in the Phase Three blockbuster; watch it below…

See Also: Captain America: Civil War concept art shows alternate design for Black Panther

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Wonder Woman Trailer Arrives from Comic-Con

23 July 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The superhero movie craze has been going on for quite some time now, and still, there has been no quality female led superhero movie made in that time. That is all about to change as Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Wonder Woman. Marvel Studios may be ahead of the curve in a lot of ways, but this is something that DC managed to beat them to in a really big way. And by the looks of it, they did it right.

Warner bros. first debuted the trailer during their Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place in Downtown Dan Diego, California. Prior to this, the only footage we had seen from Wonder Woman was during the CW's 1-hour Justice League special a handful of months ago, and it didn't really show much. But what it did show was promising. This is real deal footage though, »

- MovieWeb

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Raises Nearly $45 Million at Auction Gala

21 July 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation hosted its third annual fundraising auction gala earlier this week, raising nearly $45 million to support the foundation’s mission of protecting the earth from climate change and environmental crisis.

The event was hosted in Saint-Tropez by DiCaprio, the founder and chairman of the foundation, Ldf Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby who created the concept for the evening, Ldf Chief Executive Officer Terry Tamminen and Ldf Executive Director Justin Winters, with support from Julius Baer and Chopard.

Albert II, Prince of Monaco was honored with the foundation’s first “New World Leadership Award,” which recognizes the legacy of environmental conservation displayed by its recipient.

Simon de Pury conducted the live auction, which was filled with unique experiences, luxury collectibles and memorabilia – including personal items given by DiCaprio, and a collection of fine art from universally renowned artists Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Urs Fischer, Olafur Eliasson, and Adrian Villar Rojas, »

- Justin Kroll

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Captain America: Civil War concept art recreates Avengers’ classic Hawkeye and Ant-Man cover

20 July 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andy Park has already given us a look at his Captain America: Civil War concept artwork for Black Widow and Ant-Man [see here], Hawkeye [see here], Scarlet Witch [see here], Black Panther [see here], and Spider-Man vs. Giant-Man [see here], and now he’s shared another of his stunning illustrations for the Phase Three-launching blockbuster, this time featuring Hawkeye and Ant-Man as they recreate the classic Avengers #223 comic book cover…

And here’s the cover in question…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, »

- Gary Collinson

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Great Job, Internet!: The Coen brothers sure do use green a whole heckuva lot, don’tcha know

20 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In his 1998 book The Big Lebowski: The Making Of A Coen Brothers Film, William Preston Robertson identified a few important motifs in the films of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, including “howling fat men,” “blustery titans,” “peculiar haircuts,” and “lost hats.” But there may be at least one major theme Robertson missed: the color green. The Coens seemingly can’t get enough of that particular hue. There’s plenty of green in Lebowski itself, for instance, including Donny’s bowling shirt, Bunny’s bikini, and the nail polish on that telltale severed toe. Fortunately, filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney has devoted an entire, brilliant video essay to the topic. “The Coen Brothers: Green” highlights the many different ways the siblings have employed the color green in their films over the years, ranging from a ratty-looking bathmat in 1984’s Blood Simple to a shimmery swimsuit worn by Scarlett Johansson in »

- Joe Blevins

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Spider-Man battles Giant-Man in Captain America: Civil War concept art

19 July 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Illustrator Andy Park has given us another peek at his design work for this year’s Captain America: Civil War, releasing a new piece of concept art for the Phase Three blockbuster which sees Spider-Man doing battle with Giant-Man…

See Also: Captain America: Civil War concept art shows alternate design for Black Panther

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Ferdinando joins Sam Rockwell in 'Blue Iguana'

19 July 2016 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.

Peter Ferdinando has joined Sam Rockwell and Phoebe Fox in Blue Iguana, a black comedy from writer-director Hadi Hajaig.

The British actor is known for Gerard Johnson’s Tony (2009) and Hyena (2014), and also appeared in Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England (2013) and High-Rise (2015) as well as David Mackenzie’s Starred Up (2013).

Ferdinando will next be seen in big budget productions King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie, and Ghost In The Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson

He was most recently seen in period golf film Tommy’s Honour, which opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival last month.

Blue Iguana centres on a low level criminal (Rockwell) with no future who is just out of prison. Fox plays a low level lawyer who falls in love with him. The cast also »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Matt Damon's Celebrity Friends Make Fun of Him in the New Issue of GQ

18 July 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Matt Damon has a new feature in the August issue of GQ Magazine, but this isn't your average celebrity interview. Instead of asking Matt - who's doing press for the new Jason Bourne movie - to share his thoughts on a bunch of questions, the publication reached out for comments from Matt's nearest and dearest Hollywood friends. The result is scores of hilarious tidbits from Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and more. Tina Fey, on his friendship with Ben Affleck: "People would be like, '[Matt and Ben Affleck] are so cute!' And I'd be like, 'They're J.Crew sweaters. When you see all the colors next to each other, they look cute, but when you get one home, you're like, "Damn, I just got an orange sweater."' But now that is withdrawn. In person, Matt holds up." Matt, on Tina's quote: "Ben is the orange sweater." Scarlett Johansson, on »

- Ryan Roschke

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Emily Blunt Is Featured In New Poster And Trailer For The Girl On The Train

18 July 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl On The Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

The new trailer and poster for the upcoming film has debuted. Check out the latest preview below.

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Wilson wrote and produced on the first season of HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, »

- Michelle McCue

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Spider-Man Vs. Giant-Man in Civil War Concept Art

18 July 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last May, when production began on Captain America: Civil War, many were surprised when Paul Rudd was announced to return as Ant-Man in this Marvel Phase Three adventure. However, it started to make more sense after Ant-Man hit theaters with a post credit scene that tied into Civil War. As production was under way, there had been several rumors swirling that Ant-Man may transform into Giant Man, which is exactly what happened in this blockbuster, and today we have early concept art from part of this scene.

The artwork comes courtesy of artist Andy Park's Twitter, revealing that when he painted these keyframes, he thought, "Holy Cow we're gonna see this on film?!" Ant-Man transformed into Giant Man during the massive airport fight sequence between Team Cap and Team Iron Man. While Giant-Man certainly helped Team Cap get the upper hand, it was Spider-Man who used an idea from that "old movie, »

- MovieWeb

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A different dance by Anne-Katrin Titze

17 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Reset directors Alban Teurlai and Thierry Demaizière Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In Reset (Relève), Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai chronicle the path to the premiere of Benjamin Millepied's first ballet at the Opéra National de Paris in the fall of 2015. We hear composer Nico Muhly and the energetic young conductor Maxime Pascal discuss the quality of a lion's roar and the need for a "more menacing, dangerous piano." Designer for Lady Gaga, Tilda Swinton, Björk, and Scarlett Johansson, Iris van Herpen, whose tutus here are unorthodox, is specific about the colors, wanting "the black less black and the white a very light grey."

Benjamin Millepied: "For American people, Benjamin is a Frenchman …"

Millepied is known as the choreographer for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Vincent Cassel. Vincent Lindon, revolvers; Karl Lagerfeld, un roi seul and Robert Luchini, dit Fabrice on Fabrice Luchini »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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As World Events Turn Dark, Moviegoers Can’t Get Enough Talking Animals

15 July 2016 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood is vexed by the lack of home runs at the box office this summer. But there is a bright spot amidst countless forecasts of trouble for the film industry. Two of the biggest smashes of the season so far, Disney’s “Finding Dory” and Universal Studios’ “The Secret Life of Pets,” are a reminder that animation is the one genre that seems to be unstoppable at the movies.

Beyond their reliance on pixelated performances, “Dory” and “Pets” share another similarity. They are both stories centered on animals that yammer about their personal lives, bicker and act like human beings. Against a questionable year of ticket sales, where even movie stars like Johnny Depp and George Clooney have come up short, audiences seem to prefer their personalities with tails.

These cuddly creatures are serving as an antidote to dark times in the world. Some executives in Hollywood are starting to »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Before They Were ‘Ghostbusters’: The Early, Maybe Embarrassing Roles of Our New Favorite Squad

13 July 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot has debuted to widely positive reviews, thanks to an all-star cast including SNL leading ladies Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, comedy powerhouse Melissa McCarthy and the god of thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster

Before the all-star group was strapping on proton packs and zapping ghosts — even before they appeared on “SNL” or “Gilmore Girls” — they made appearances in everything from strange short films to gay sketch shows. We’re taking it way back with a look at the early acting careers of the “Ghostbusters” gang.

Melissa McCarthy

“God” (1998)

In her first ever listed acting credit, McCarthy stars in a short film about a woman who has a very close relationship with God- as in, they talk on the phone for hours and share everything from juicy gossip to TV reruns. When that relationship turns sour, »

- Kate Halliwell and Kyle Kizu

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