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Back in May, while promoting Captain America: Civil War, directors Antony Russo and Joe Russo revealed that Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War Part II will get new titles. Another report from last month revealed that the first movie had been retitled just Avengers 3. Now it seems that the studio has decided on an official title. Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 has been changed to just Avengers: Infinity War and it will no longer be two movies. Avengers 4 is currently going under the temporary title of Untitled Avengers, with the official title to be determined at a later date.
Deadline reports that, despite the title changes, both movies' release dates of May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 remain unchanged. The original titles were first unveiled during a Marvel press event in the fall of 2014, when the studio unveiled their entire Phase 3 slate. However, it seems that both the filmmakers and the »
Disney has confirmed that it will make only one “Avengers: Infinity” movie rather than the two it had announced previously.
Disney said on Friday that it still plans to release Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” as planned on May 4, 2018. But what was slated to be the second part in that story, “Avengers: Infinity War Part II,” has now been renamed as an “Untitled Avengers” project while retaining the May 3, 2019 release date.
The two “Infinity War” movies were announced together in October, 2014, with both directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Two months ago, the Russo brothers told the Uproxx site that the third and fourth Avengers were being retitled in part to clarify that the films would be two separate films rather than one large film split in half.
Production of “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to begin later this year. The Russos are directing from a script by the writing »
- Dave McNary
There are plenty of grown actors whose childhood careers you're pretty familiar with (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson), but sometimes there are actors who had a memorable role as a kid and then rose to prominence some time later. That (and their matured visages) sometimes makes it hard to remember them, but that's why we're here. We've found 15 current stars who had a memorable childhood role (or two) - and some of their roles as younger people may blow your mind a little. Related Stories: 26 Movies That Will Remind You of the Magical Summers of Your Childhood;8 Seriously Hot Stars Who Got Their Start on Disney;28 Iconic Degrassi Moments That Shaped Your Adolescence »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Director Jon Watts is currently hard at work filming Spider-Man: Homecoming in Atlanta, Georgia. He and star Tom Holland, along with some of the rest of the new cast, took a break last weekend to surprise fans with an appearance, and footage at San Diego Comic-Con. The footage hasn't made its way online yet, but excitement is at an all-time high for Peter Parker's first full movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it looks like another Avenger may be joining him.
A recent, somewhat vague report from the Atlanta Filming Twitter account seems to confirm that Scarlett Johansson was spotted on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Does this mean that Black Widow could be joining Spidey and Tony Stark to take down The Vulture? Maybe. But it could mean a lot of things. Here is what the account tweeted out on Wednesday.
"Well, well... hi Scarlett. What'cha doing here? »
The next “Avengers” adventure will exist as one movie, not a previously announced two, Walt Disney said on Friday. The studio will release “Avengers: Infinity War” as planned on May 4, 2018. What was slated to be the second part in that story, “Avengers: Infinity War Part II,” has now been renamed as an “Untitled Avengers” project. Presumably, this will be a completely different story involving the heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). That title is still scheduled to hit on May »
- Matt Donnelly
Here’s the thing: The idea of a “strong female character” is not a moral determination. Katniss Everdeen, protagonist of the “Hunger Games” saga, may be a strong female character, but that’s not because she’s a hero — it’s not because she’s possessed with an infallible sense of virtue and a Christ-like selflessness that defies any reasonable human standard. By the same token, slathering Scarlett Johansson in spandex and having her fight alongside Iron Man doesn’t make Black Widow a strong female character either, no matter how many asses she kicks.
The strength of a role has nothing to do with decency, and everything to do with depth.
What makes “Equity” such a vital feminist film, even when its other qualities are often few and far between, is how defiantly it internalizes that idea. At a time when someone can be a mother and a professional (or, »
- David Ehrlich
Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl are in talks to topline “Entebbe,” Working Title’s Palestinian drama about the true events surrounding Operation Entebbe and the hijacking of an Air France plane in 1976. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actors will portray two German hijackers.
In the summer of that year, an Air France plane with 258 passengers was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells. The thriller’s title comes from the hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
- Liz Calvario
Johansson has been outspoken regarding equal pay for women in the film industry, stating that "There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole...
"I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage...
"But unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious.
"It's part of a larger conversation about feminism in general..."
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- Michael Stevens
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Stranger Things, The Fosters, Rizzoli & Isles and Wayward Pines!
1 | From Stranger Things Episode 5: Why didn’t Hopper contact Joyce right after he discovered that Will’s corpse was a fake?
RelatedStranger Things Season 2 Would Explore ‘Bigger Mythology’
2 | As great as it was to see the old Degrassi gang during Episode 500, was anyone else disappointed that Emma and Spinner were still married after that wacky TV-movie? Was it delusional to think Sean »
The Jason Bourne star battles monsters in the trailer for China’s most expensive film, causing online commentators to ask why a white man is playing the lead
Earlier this year, the Hollywood remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in Shell caused controversy by casting Scarlett Johansson in the lead role, as did Marvel’s Doctor Strange for signing up Tilda Swinton to play a character depicted as Tibetan in the comics. Now, the forthcoming blockbuster The Great Wall finds itself embroiled in the same type of whitewashing controversy, for casting Matt Damon in a film depicting an epic battle on the titular Chinese structure.
The Great Wall is the first English-language film directed by Zhang Yimou, who made House of Flying Daggers and Hero, and the most expensive production completed in China, with a budget of $150m. A Chinese/American co-production, its diverse cast includes Willem Dafoe, Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal, »
- Nigel M Smith
Akana cited Cho’s career as the inspiration behind her own impressive one as actress, comedian, writer and producer — which all stems from her 1.5 million YouTube subscribers. “It is all thanks to seeing that one face on the screen that looked like mine.”
“The most you can do is try to affect change in the work you create,” Akana told IndieWire at VidCon last month. “We all have to band together and start demanding those changes.”
Read More: YouTube’s Dilemma: Why Online Stars Struggle to Make Good Movies
Akana is proud to say that “Miss 2059” — the short form web series she developed with New Form Digital for Go90 — features only one white male actor. “Almost every person on screen is a person of color. »
- Jude Dry
We’ve got a few pieces of news coming out of the Spider-Man: Homecoming camp tonight to share with you. First up, following up on some exciting reports from Comic-Con last weekend, we’ve now got a new batch of set photos to feast our eyes on, which can be seen below.
Currently filming in Atlanta, the reboot has been kept tightly under wraps up to this point, and unfortunately, these pics don’t do much to change that. We see star Tom Holland suited up as the titular hero and the backpack over his shoulders indicates that he’s on his way to school. It’s nothing that will stop the presses, but it’s aways nice to get a look at the highly anticipated movie, no matter how insignificant it may be.
Thankfully, this next bit of news is a bit more exciting. According to Twitter user Atlanta Filming, »
- Josh Wilding
It was previously reported that the remainder of principal photography in Atlanta would be indoors, but these new photos from the Spider-Man: Homecoming set certainly prove that not to be true. And thanks to @AtlantaFilming and Just Jared, we have not only a new look at Tom Holland back in his web-slinging threads while at a woodland filming location, but also the possibility of another Avenger making an appearance in the Sony/Marvel reboot. We all know that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be reuniting Tom Holland with Robert Downey Jr. having a key role, but it sounds like that Captain America: Civil War reunion might extend to Scarlett Johansson. Photographer @AtlantaFilming recently implied on Twitter that he had seen the actress on or near the Atlanta set. From that, Black Widow actually appearing in the movie is speculation on our part, but it's not hard to imagine the spy-turned-fugative having some sort of run-in with Spider-Man. »
Matt Damon took a break from promoting his new movie, Jason Bourne, on Wednesday when he stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to play a game of Box of Lies. Stars like Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, and Nicole Kidman have all played the game in the past, but Matt's round is certainly one of the funniest (and sexiest). Not only does he try to stump the host on what his mystery object is with ridiculous ideas, but he also flashes a cute smile as the two joke around and have fits of laughter in between guesses. Watch Matt be completely naive above, then check out his hilarious couples therapy session with Jimmy Kimmel. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Netflix's Stranger Things is the hit of the summer, and that's thanks in part to the nostalgia it brings to mind for a lot of people. You probably noticed a lot of nods to films of the past while watching but check out this side-by-side comparison. Besides its fantastic cast and the nostalgia factor, I also really appreciated Stranger Things' score (which, funny enough, made me think a lot of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire score). Vimeo user Ulysse Thevenon utilizes the main theme by the group Survive (Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who also worked on Adam Wingard's The Guest) in his video detailing just a few of the many '70s and '80s films referenced in the series. While it leaves out more modern movie references, this is a pretty fun project. The most obvious newer film that comes to mind for me is Jonathan Glazer »
- Jill Pantozzi
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Woody Allen’s murder mystery romp, Scoop. The film followed the darkly sexy Match Point, reuniting the director with star Scarlett Johansson. Unfortunately, critics and audiences were less dazzled by the pair’s second feature together, and Scoop joined the ranks of Allen’s lesser films.
Still, I have a soft spot for this quirky little film. It’s not perfect, but it’s a fun; a confection (more dessert than entree). It’s a movie you can put on in the background while working on a project or as a pick-me-up after a bad day. So in honor of its anniversary, here are ten things to love about the mostly unloved Scoop.
10 Things To Love About Scoop
Everyone’s favorite Watcher (Anthony Stewart Head), appears in a brief cameo as a detective interviewing Peter Lyman. It always a thrill »
- Steven Fenton
It's hard to get a read on Jared Leto—which, it turns out, is his intention. The 44-year-old Suicide Squad star, whose famous exes include actresses Cameron Diaz and Scarlett Johansson, declines to reveal whether he's dating anyone new in Rolling Stone's Aug. 11 issue (on newsstands Friday). "Even if I was in a relationship or maybe if I was having kids, I don't know if I would share that information publicly," he says. Later, musing on his past loves, he asks, "You know what I've learned about women? I know absolutely nothing about women." "The older I get, it's just people," Leto explains. "I just see people." Leto adds that he hasn't »
Jared Leto is wearing a preposterous straw hat this morning, a gigantic, not-quite-a-sombrero thing he bought for seven bucks at a corner store. And why not? He's made it this far by committing fully, sometimes crazily, to everything in his life: Method acting, music-making, video directing, tech investing, not to mention the arts of being enigmatic, brainy and really, really good-looking. "I don't dabble," he says. "I dive in, 1,000 percent." So if he needs sun protection for a hike, of course he goes big. In any case, Leto recently turned 44 — "old, »
Joss Whedon may not have created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that wildly ambitious tangle of interweaving superhero movies, but he certainly gave it much of its vim and verve. Rather like the outlandish technology featured in the cult film-maker’s creepy Dollhouse TV show, in which brainwashed human beings are imprinted with off-the-shelf personalities for the entertainment of rich clients, Whedon took an existing property and upgraded it to the next level.
Related: Comic-Con trailer rundown: from comedy Batfleck to Guy Ritchie's streetfighting King Arthur
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- Ben Child
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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