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The Black Widow Movie Is Officially a Go! Here's What We Know About It So Far

It's official: Black Widow is getting her own standalone Marvel film! This is game-changing news, because a majority of the heroes in the core Avengers group - specifically Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America - have multiple standalone films. The announcement came after a couple of additional inclusive projects from the comics juggernaut: the female-led Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, hits theaters in 2019, and the groundbreaking Black Panther, which shattered multiple records after its Feb. 16 debut.

When it comes to Black Widow, there's an extra piece of exciting news: not only will a woman take the lead on writing the screenplay, but the film will also be the second Marvel film directed by a woman. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Cate Shortland, director of the Nazi drama Lore, signed on to direct the standalone film on July 12, with TiMER writer Jac Schaeffer penning the script. Shortland was tapped after a
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Kevin Feige says Avengers 4 is ahead of schedule

With both Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel taking place prior to the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans face an anxious wait to see what comes next after Thanos’ snap, with Avengers 4 – rumoured to be titled Avengers: End Game – still some nine months away from release.

Nevertheless, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has provided Birth.Movies.Death with an update on the status of the next Avengers outing, revealing that editing is underway and things are moving ahead of schedule.

“We’re just starting the edit,” said Feige. “The Russo brothers have worked on their cut, and we’ve been together in the editing room for a couple weeks now, so it’s very early days. But it’s much earlier than usual, right? Usually we’re still filming. Captain Marvel comes out in March, while this one comes out in May and we’re already starting.
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Scarlett Johansson Drops Out Of ‘Rub & Tug’ Film Following Transgender Controversy

Scarlett Johansson‘s role in Rub & Tug is officially up for grabs. The actress has withdrawn from her role as Dante “Tex” Gill in the film, which details Gill’s true story as the transgender boss of an organized crime gang. Johansson was originally called out for taking a role that people felt should have been given to […]

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Iron Studios’ Gamora Avengers: Infinity War Battle Diorama Series statue available to pre-order

Sideshow has unveiled a batch of images for Iron Studios’ 1/10th scale Battle Diorama Series Gamora statue which is based on the likeness of Zoe Saldana in the Marvel superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $99.99. and is expected to ship January-March; take a look here and check out the Battle Diorama statues for Gamora’s fellow Guardians Drax and Star-Lord…

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man
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Transgender Community Praises Scarlett Johansson for Bailing on Rub and Tug

Transgender Community Praises Scarlett Johansson for Bailing on Rub and Tug
Rub & Tug will be looking for a new actor to take on the role of Dante "Tex" Gill after Scarlett Johansson decided to leave the project. The transgender community has applauded Johansson's decision to leave the movie after tearing the actress to shreds for taking on the role in the first place. It was announced earlier this month that Scarlett Johansson was going to play a transgender man in Rub & Tug, which saw a tremendous backlash. However, that controversy was nothing compared to the backlash that occurred after Johansson released a statement defending her casting.

Scarlett Johansson revealed yesterday that she was exiting Rub & Tug, leading to praise from the transgender community. Dozens of transgender actors, filmmakers, artists, and activists have voiced their support for Johansson after her statement. Rain Valdez, an actress and producer was moved to tears by Johansson's decision to leave Rub & Tug. She had this to say.
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Transgender Artists Applaud Scarlett Johansson's 'Rub & Tug' Exit

Transgender Artists Applaud Scarlett Johansson's 'Rub & Tug' Exit
There's not always lot of distance between celebration and relief.

Less than 24 hours after FX announced a second season of the transgender-centric TV series Pose — a ground-breaking show created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals that features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ characters ever for a scripted series — Scarlett Johansson announced that she was exiting Rub & Tug, a film in which she was set to star as Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man.

The A-list actress issued a statement to Out.com, offering that she had "decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in ...
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Star-Lord Avengers: Infinity War Battle Diorama statue unveiled by Iron Studios

Following yesterday’s Drax the Destroyer statue, Sideshow and Iron Studios have revealed another Guardians of the Galaxy addition to the 1/10th scale Battle Diorama series line in the form of Star-Lord, is based on the likeness of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill in the superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War. The Marvel collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $104.99; take a look at the promotional images here…

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Following the worldwide success of the Avengers Infinity War movie, Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to announce the latest hero from the Battle Diorama Series Art Scale 1:10 line – Star-Lord! Representing the Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill comes with a fully detailed base and an extra helmet-less head! Avengers: Infinity War fans don’t miss your chance to add Star-Lord to your collection.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and
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Daily Podcast: Is It Okay To Leave Trash In A Movie Theater? Talk During Trailers? Bootleg A Scene If You Have To Pee?

Daily Podcast: Is It Okay To Leave Trash In A Movie Theater? Talk During Trailers? Bootleg A Scene If You Have To Pee?
On the July 13, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss movie theater etiquette and talk about the latest film and tv news, including Scarlett Johansson, Joss Whedon, Jim Jarmusch, Zombieland 2, and Downton Abbey. You can subscribe to /Film […]

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Scarlett Johansson Exits Trans Film Role After Backlash

Scarlett Johansson Exits Trans Film Role After Backlash
Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film Rub & Tug following a backlash over the actress’ controversial casting in the role of a real-life mob boss who was born a woman but identified as a man.

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson said in a statement to Out Friday.

“Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making
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Scarlett Johansson exits Rub & Tug following backlash over transgender role

Last week, Scarlett Johansson found herself the subject of controversy with her casting as transgender crime boss Dante “Tex” Gill in Rub & Tug, a new film from her Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders.

After initially brushing aside the backlash, telling her critics that “they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment”, it seems the actress has now had a change of heart and has exited the project.

In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” reads a statement from Johansson on Out.com. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the
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Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of ‘Rub and Tug’ Following Backlash

Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of ‘Rub and Tug’ Following Backlash
Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug, the biopic about a transgender Pittsburgh crime boss that sparked an uproar over whether the cisgender actress should play a trans man. Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug, in which she was set to play the transgender man Dante “Tex” Gill, who rose to infamy as […]

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Scarlett Johansson Praised by GLAAD, Transgender Actors for Exiting ‘Rub and Tug’

Scarlett Johansson Praised by GLAAD, Transgender Actors for Exiting ‘Rub and Tug’
Scarlett Johansson’s decision to exit “Rub and Tug” has been met with praise from both GLAAD and Hollywood’s transgender community. Her casting as Dante “Tex” Gill in the film had ben met with fierce backlash, as Gill was likely transgender and many were angered that yet another trans role had gone to a cisgender actor; the initial response from Johansson’s representative — “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment” — only exacerbated the situation.

Now that she’s exited the project and apologized for her “insensitive” comment, however, Johansson appears to have smoothed things over.

Sarah Kate Ellis of GLAAD released the following statement:

“Scarlett Johansson’s announcement, together with the transgender voices who spoke out about this film, are game changers for the future of transgender images in Hollywood. Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives,
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Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub and Tug Over Transgender Controversy

Scarlett Johansson Exits Rub and Tug Over Transgender Controversy
Scarlett Johansson has officially dropped out of Rub & Tug after initially calling the transgender backlash hypocritical. Johansson was already under fire for taking a role that could have gone to a transgender actor, but made the backlash even worse with her response, which was deemed insensitive and tone deaf. The role of Dante "Tex" Gill in Rub & Tug is now up for casting again, after Johansson backed out of the project. The movie is based off of Gill's real-life as a transgender criminal kingpin.

Scarlett Johansson says that her original thoughts regarding the Rub & Tug controversy were insensitive in a new statement. The actress went on to say that she has "great admiration and love" for the trans community, while stating that she is happy to have gotten to learn about inclusivity in the entertainment industry. Johansson's words come just two weeks after dismissing the backlash. She had this to say.
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GLAAD, Hollywood Transgender Community React To Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Rub & Tug’ Exit

Scarlett Johansson’s withdrawal from Rub & Tug, in which she’d been cast as a transgender man, is a game changer in Hollywood’s portrayal of the transgender community, GLAAD said today. The Lgtbq media-advocacy organization also cited “the transgender voices” who spoke out about the film. “Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement, “and TV is starting to do the same for transgender…
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GLAAD, Hollywood Transgender Community React To Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Rub & Tug’ Exit

Scarlett Johansson’s withdrawal from Rub & Tug, in which she’d been cast as a transgender man, is a game changer in Hollywood’s portrayal of the transgender community, GLAAD said today. The Lgtbq media-advocacy organization also cited “the transgender voices” who spoke out about the film. “Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement, “and TV is starting to do the same for transgender…
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Scarlett Johansson Exits Trans Film Rub & Tug Amid Backlash

Scarlett Johansson Exits Trans Film Rub & Tug Amid Backlash
Scarlett Johansson will not play a transgender character on the big screen after all. Last week, news that she would play real-life transgender man Dante "Tex" Gill in a new movie called Rub & Tug sparked a backlash from members of the Lgbtq community and their supporters, who felt her casting stole an acting opportunity from transgender actors and highlighted an ongoing problem of lack of diversity in film. "In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project," Johansson said in a statement to Out magazine on Friday. "Our cultural...
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Scarlett Johansson exits Rub & Tug after outcry over playing trans character

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After being met with cries of misrepresentation, and likely a bit of soul searching, Scarlett Johansson has announced that she's left Rub & Tug, the Rupert Sanders-directed film in which she was meant to portray the trans owner of a massage parlor. When her casting in the drama was announced, it took no time at all for members of the transgender community and others to... Read More...
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Scarlett Johansson Quits Movie After Backlash to Her Playing a Trans Man: 'I've Learned a Lot'

Scarlett Johansson Quits Movie After Backlash to Her Playing a Trans Man: 'I've Learned a Lot'
Scarlett Johansson has withdrawn from playing a transgender man in the upcoming film Rub & Tug after facing backlash for taking on the project.

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson, 33, told Out.com in a statement on Friday. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and
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Scarlett Johansson drops out of trans role by Jennie Kermode - 2018-07-13 20:19:22

Scarlett Johansson withdraws from Rub & Tug Photo: Gage Skidmore

Scarlett Johansson has announced that she will no longer be appearing in Rub & Tug, a biopic of mafioso Dante 'Tex' Gill, after protests about her casting as the famous gangster.

"I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project," she told Out.com. "Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community."

She acknowledged that an earlier statement on the subject, in which she referred to the casting of other cisgender actors in trans roles, had been insensitive, adding "I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues."

The initial casting decision was controversial because many felt that the role should have gone to a trans man, and there were further concerns that the film was reinterpreting Gill as a butch lesbian.
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