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Elizabeth Olsen Previews Scarlet Witch’s Big Infinity War Character Arc

Though she’s spent the past few weeks flirting with the idea of a standalone Scarlet Witch movie, Elizabeth Olsen is confident that Wanda Maximoff will enjoy a strong character arc during Avengers: Infinity War.

In fact, as Olsen told Yahoo Movies (h/t Cbm), it’s also her “favorite character arc” in the McU thus far, as she felt “more confident” and much more comfortable while filming Infinity War over Avengers: Age of Ultron, which marked her first foray into Marvel’s cinematic universe – alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, no less, unless you’re counting that post-credits stinger at the end of Winter Soldier.

Via Yahoo:

This is my favorite arc… my favorite character arc. Ultron was really fun because I got to be with Aaron [Taylor-Johnson] and that was also a large story, and twist, but now I feel more confident and comfortable on set.

On a more general note,
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The Avengers Films Aren't the Only Place You've Seen This Scarlet Witch

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With Avengers: Infinity War about to blow our minds, we're brushing up on some of the actors who portray the superheroes. You probably already know this, but behind the manipulative and magical Scarlet Witch is actress Elizabeth Olsen. While she was an indie sweetheart before, the Avengers movies seem to have given Olsen the platform she needed to really make a name for herself on the blockbuster circuit.

The Los Angeles-born actress - who has an Instagram aesthetic we're living for - popped up on the film festival scene as the title character in 2011's Martha Marcy May Marlene (pictured below). That same year, she became a certified scream queen in Silent House. Since then, she's starred in the rom-com Liberal Arts, the American remake of the horror hit Old Boy, and alongside her Marvel brother Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla.

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Olsen, who, yes,
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The Evolution of John Cena, from WWE’s Doctor of Thuganomics to ‘Blockers’ (Photos)

The Evolution of John Cena, from WWE’s Doctor of Thuganomics to ‘Blockers’ (Photos)
John Cena has risen through the professional wrestling ranks to become not just one of the sport’s most popular and bankable stars, but one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment today. With “Blockers” set to open soon, let’s take a look back at the rise of Cenation.

1999

Cena first appeared as The Prototype, a semi-robotic character, in the Ohio Valley Wrestling organization (essentially, WWE’s minor league system).

2002

Shortly after being called up to WWE’s main roster, Cena adopted a new persona: Doctor of Thuganomics, a white rapper who often spat rhymes before his matches and had a penchant for backwards baseball caps and jersey combos. This also served as the beginning of a secondary career for Cena, who recorded a rap album in 2005 (which debuted at 15 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200) and was featured on the WWE soundtrack album “WWE Originals.”

2005

After winning the WWE United States Championship the previous year, Cena defeated John “Bradshaw” Mayfield at WrestleMania 21 to win his first World Championship, solidifying his status as a wrestling star.

2006

Cena made his feature acting debut in WWE Studios’ “The Marine” opposite Robert Patrick. Along with his new wrestling persona as a marine private who sports flags and denim shorts, the movie helped make Cena the new American hero of the WWE.

2010

After a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Cena was allowed to display his comedy chops on an episode of USA Network’s “Psych,” serving as a sign of things to come. Cena would return in 2017 for “Psych: The Movie.”

2012

After several years of losing and regaining the WWE Championship title, Cena entered into one of the biggest feuds in wrestling history against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. After Johnson “screwed” Cena out of a match, Cena issued a challenge against Johnson for WrestleMania 28, exactly one year later. The highest-grossing event in WWE history ended with Johnson defeating Cena with his patented “Rock Bottom” move.

2013

Cena challenged Johnson to a rematch at WrestleMania 29, a challenge that Johnson accepted. This time, Cena emerged victorious. After the match, the two stars publicly shook hands and embraced, ending their feud.

2015

2015 turned out to be a breakthrough year for Cena, who appeared in the comedy films “Sisters,” “Daddy’s Home” and “Trainwreck.” He also made a memorable guest appearance as himself in the final season of “Parks and Recreation.”

2015 (cont’d)

In addition to his wrestling fans, Cena is known and beloved for his philanthropy, particularly his work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Cena began his relationship with the organization in 2004 and has since granted over 500 wishes.

2016

In 2016, Cena began hosting the Fox reality series “American Grit,” which pitted civilians against each other in grueling physical challenges under the guidance of seasoned military vets.

2017

Leaning into his image, Cena opened the year by playing a soldier in Doug Liman’s war thriller “The Wall” opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson. He then appeared in “Daddy’s Home 2” before voicing a gentle bull with a big heart in “Ferdinand.”

2017 (cont’d)

After hosting the Australian Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, Cena was invited to host the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2017. After he charmed and slimed his way into the audience’s hearts, he was invited to host again this year.

2018

Cena will soon appear in his first comedic lead role opposite Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz in “Blockers.” He will also co-star in the “Transformers” spinoff “Bumblebee” with Hailee Steinfeld this Christmas.

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Submissions open for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018

Screen’s annual talent portfolio is open for submissions until June 1, 2018.

Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland to showcase in its 15th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio.

Screen has a direct line for industry recommendations and submissions, which should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com.

Open from now, the final deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018.

Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, and, as this is a young talent portfolio,
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Godzilla 2 Trailer, Cast, Every Update You Need To Know

Godzilla: King of the Monsters features almost an entirely new cast compared to the first movie. Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are reprising their Godzilla roles as Monarch scientists Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham, respectively. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen both aren’t returning for the sequel.

Instead, Vera Farmiga’s Dr. Emma Russell and her family – Kyle Chander’s Mark Russell and Millie Bobby Brown’s Madison Russell – will be the main family, with Bradley Whitford as Dr.
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Charles Parnell Cast In ‘A Million Little Pieces’; Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Adds Big Bank Black & Kaalan Walker

Charles Parnell Cast In ‘A Million Little Pieces’; Sony’s ‘Superfly’ Adds Big Bank Black & Kaalan Walker
Charles Parnell (The Last Ship) has come aboard the director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s drama, A Million Little Pieces, joining Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Odessa Young, Giovanni Ribisi and Billy Bob Thornton. The pic is based on James Frey’s 2003 novel, which follows a drug-addled young writer approaching the bottom of his descent. He submits himself to two months of agonizing rehab where he meets an eccentric band of inmates including a young girl named Lilly. Parnell will play…
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‘Assassination Nation’ Star Odessa Young Joins ‘A Million Little Pieces’ (Exclusive)

‘Assassination Nation’ Star Odessa Young Joins ‘A Million Little Pieces’ (Exclusive)
After a breakout role in the Sundance hit “Assassination Nation,” Odessa Young is boarding Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “A Million Little Pieces.”

Young will be joining the previously announced cast of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlie Hunnam, and Giovanni Ribisi.

The story follows a young man who awakens on an airplane to Chicago with no recollection of his injuries or of how he ended up on the plane. He then heads to a rehab and begins his journey to sobriety. Young will play Lilly, a crack and heroin addict who falls in love with the man.

Both Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson adapted the script from James Frey’s 2003 book of the same name. Though the novel was promoted as a memoir, it was later discovered that many of the events described in the book never happened.

The film is the first feature of Brad Weston’s Makeready company to go into production. Makeready’s Pam Abdy
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 26th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

Bvlgari is the gala event’s generous Presenting Sponsor.

This year, through the support of Ejaf’s friends at Bbva Compass, the Roca Brothers of the Michelin three-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, will design and prepare a sumptuous dinner for Party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 90th Academy Awards. El Celler de Can Roca has been among the top three restaurants on the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list from Restaurant magazine the past three years, claiming the top spot in 2015. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will return to conduct the evening’s highly anticipated live auction. Illusionist David Jarre will make a special appearance, and the event concludes with
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Fresh Gallery Of Concept Art For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Is All About The Villains

Before Avengers: Infinity War arrives to redraw the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, it’s important to take a moment and remember how far we’ve come.

Take Age of Ultron as an example. Initially released back in 2015, the Joss Whedon sequel forced Earth’s Mightiest Heroes into a messy conflict with Ultron, James Spader’s malevolent A.I. that threatened to turn the fictional nation of Sokovia into an immense planet killer.

Thankfully, Spader’s self-propelled doomsday machine was stopped in the nick of time – at the expense of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, sadly – and the Avengers went their separate ways. But now that an Infinity War is afoot, Comic Book Movie has today rolled out a massive gallery of concept art focusing on the villains of Age of Ultron.

It’s by no means the first time that Joss Whedon’s follow-up has been ushered into
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David Dastmalchian Joins ‘A Million Little Pieces’ & ‘Die in a Gunfight’

David Dastmalchian Joins  ‘A Million Little Pieces’ & ‘Die in a Gunfight’
Exclusive: Ant-Man And The Wasp actor David Dastmalchian has landed two back-to-back projects. He’s set for A Million Little Pieces, the Sam Taylor-Johnson directed film adaptation of the James Frey book, which is currently in production. The pic stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam, and Giovanni Ribisi. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson adapted the book, loosely based on Frey’s life. It follows a young drug-addled writer…
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Stunning Concept Art For Age Of Ultron Paints The Avengers In A Very Different Light

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are ready for their respective close-ups in this newly-unveiled gallery of concept art for Age of Ultron.

Coming to us by way of Cbm, this is perhaps the definitive showcase of Joss Whedon’s superpowered sequel, which initially placed the Avengers on a collision course with James Spader’s malevolent A.I., Ultron, in 2015, back when the McU was still in the throes of Phase 2.

Fast forward to 2018, and Marvel Studios is now bracing for three of the biggest films in superhero history: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Peyton Reed’s caper sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is expected to bring some welcome comic relief in July.

For now, though, Marvel fans have been treated to a visual breakdown of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which includes concept art for many of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – namely Black Widow, Vision, Cap and more! – along with
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The Last Word on ‘Nocturnal Animals’

The first five minutes of ‘Nocturnal Animals‘ begins with an opening credits sequence involving several rotund, garish and grotesque naked women, celebratory dancing around with such items as fireworks and pom-poms, along with a chin-strapped patriotic hat, as their bodies are on display, showcasing their gigantic breasts flopping in all directions on top of their bigger, muffintop midsections that flop around in even more directions. It’s-, well, it’s an eye-opener to say the least. It turns out, these women are apart of a performance art piece at a museum, but so, thankfully, there’s an in-universe reason for them, I guess. (Shrugs)

Honestly, I’m not exactly sure what to make of ‘Nocturnal Animals‘. It’s one of those movies that I suspect, overall, is more about emotion than it is, the actual events of the movie. Of course, the only real actual events of the movie, is
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Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri and Charlie Hunnam join Sam Taylor-Johnson’s A Million Little Pieces

Back in October it was announced that Fifty Shades of Grey helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson in a feature adaptation of James Frey’s bestselling book A Million Little Pieces, and now Deadline brings word that Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa 2), Carla Juri (Blade Runner 2049) and Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) have joined the film.

Loosely based on Frey’s life (and published as a memoir rather than a novel, leading to much controversy), A Million Little Pieces tells of his rehabilitation from drug and alcohol abuse. Taylor-Johnson is set to portray the protagonist, with Thornton as Leonard, his guardian angel at a rehab facility, with Juri as the female lead. Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) is also on board.

Filming on A Million Pieces is set to get underway this coming week, and is being financed by Makeready, a new independent
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2018 SAG Awards Best Supporting Actor showdown: Willem Dafoe (‘The Florida Project’) vs. Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’)

2018 SAG Awards Best Supporting Actor showdown: Willem Dafoe (‘The Florida Project’) vs. Sam Rockwell (‘Three Billboards’)
Willem Dafoe has won a whopping 18 Best Supporting Actor awards from various critics groups for his heartbreaking performance in “The Florida Project.” He was the frontrunner to win this same race at the Oscars for most of awards season. However, he has lost at two key precursor prizes — the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards — to Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”).

Those losses, coupled with Rockwell’s respectable showing in the regional races (eight wins) make him a strong Oscar contender. Dafoe has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor twice before (for “Shadow of the Vampire” and “Platoon”), while Rockwell will be an Oscar rookie.

Dafoe’s loss at the Globes is easily explainable. Rockwell won for playing a colorful villain – beating out Dafoe, who played a character who was the heart and soul of his film. This followed the same pattern of the Best Supporting Actor award the year before.
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Film News Roundup: Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam Join ‘A Million Little Pieces’ Movie

Film News Roundup: Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam Join ‘A Million Little Pieces’ Movie
In today’s film news roundup, Billy Bob Thornton signs up for “A Million Little Pieces,” “The Bricklayer” moves forward, and Greenwich Entertainment finds its first release.

Castings

Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, and Charlie Hunnam have joined Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Giovanni Ribisi in the detox drama “A Million Little Pieces.”

Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing for Brad Weston’s Makeready. Makeready’s Pam Abdy is producing with the Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman.

Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who are married, adapted the script from James Frey’s 2003 book “A Million Little Pieces.” Though the novel was promoted as a memoir, it was later discovered that many of the events described in the book never happened.

Makeready will fully finance the film. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales and plans to take the project to Berlin.

Thornton will play the Leonard role. He is repped by Wme and Media Talent Group; Juri by [link
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Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri Join 'Million Little Pieces' Movie

Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri Join 'Million Little Pieces' Movie
Billy Bob Thornton, Blade Runner 2049 actress Carla Juri and Charlie Hunnam have joined Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the adaptation of A Million Little Pieces.

Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, is behind the camera for the adaptation of the James Frey best-seller that is being financed by Brad Weston’s Makeready Films.

Weston is producing along with The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman.

The book was for years set up at Warner Bros., but the Taylor-Johnson husband-and-wife team extricated it. Million Little Pieces became controversial after Frey was exposed for inventing or embellishing...
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Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri & Charlie Hunnam Join Aaron Taylor-Johnson In ‘A Million Little Pieces’

Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri & Charlie Hunnam Join Aaron Taylor-Johnson In ‘A Million Little Pieces’
Exclusive: A Million Little Pieces, the screen adaptation of the James Frey book, is fast assembling for a January 25 production start. Billy Bob Thornton has joined Aaron Taylor-Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson for the first film to go into production for Brad Weston’s producing/financing company Makeready. Thornton will be joined by Carla Juri, who emerges from Blade Runner 2049 to play the female lead, and Charlie Hunnam. Giovanni Ribisi was already set…
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Mark Millar Wants Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson As The New Kick-Ass

Mark Millar’s successful Kick-Ass comics have already spawned two live-action movies starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the ad-hoc hero Dave Lizewsky. However, an upcoming follow-up comic from the writer is set to bring in a second version of Kick-Ass, with single mother Patience Lee taking on the mantle and donning the familiar green and yellow suit. So, who could play Patience if there was a Kick-Ass 3? Well, Millar himself has an idea.

The creator took to Twitter to clear up a common question that fans ask him by naming Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson as his top pick to play the new Kick-Ass on the big screen, describing the actress as the “one choice [that] really jumps out.”

A lot of fans asking who I'd want as this new Kick-Ass. To be honest, one choice really jumps out and that's @TessaThompson_x. https://t.co/h3llrt75qO

— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar
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Sam Rockwell Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell claimed the second statuette at tonight’s Golden Globes Awards: Best Supporting Actor. “Every actors know to say great words is a blessing, and these are such beautiful words,” he said in his playful speech, acknowledging the film’s writer-director, Martin McDonagh, whom he previously worked with in “Seven Psychopaths.” “You’re such an actor-friendly director. Thanks for not being a dick.” Rockwell also called co-star Frances McDormand both “a badass” and “a force of nature,” also conceding that he might need to some Imodium to get through his acceptance.

Read More: 2018 Golden Globes: Film Stars Hit the Red Carpet, Including Meryl Streep and Daniel Kaluuya

This is Rockwell’s first Globe win and nomination, earned for playing police officer Jason Dixon. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is nominated for five additional honors this evening: Best Original Score (Carter Burwell), Best Screenplay (McDonagh), Best Actress — Drama (McDormand), Best
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Golden Globes: Kate Hudson, Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson Added to List of Presenters

With the Golden Globes Awards just days away, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the second round of presenters taking the stage at the awards ceremony — and even more A-list celebs will be in the house!

Kate Hudson, Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron are on tap to present at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, People can exclusively confirm.

The group joins an already impressive list of presenters, including Gal Gadot, Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Watson, Neil Patrick Harris, Carol Burnett and former host Amy Poehler. Newly married Alicia Vikander will also be making an appearance along with Sarah Jessica Parker,
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