Six beautiful outtakes of Scarlett’s photoshoot for the Los Angeles Times–alongside her Avengers: Age of Ultron co-star Elizabeth Olsen have been added to the gallery. And in case you missed it first time around, here’s the great accompanying article for the shoot.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2015 > Session 002 – Los Angeles Times
PEOPLE – It looks like Stephen Colbert really is leaning in.
After calling late-night television “a bit of a sausagefest,” Colbert has landed two mega-watt female stars – and all-around powerful women – as some of his first guests when he takes over The Late Show on Sept. 8.
Captain America: Civil War superhero Scarlett Johansson is set to stop by Sept. 9, and breakout comedian Amy Schumer will drop in Sept. 11, CBS announced Monday. (A tip for Colbert’s Eminem-tested, celebrity-ignorant alter ego: Don’t call the former “ScarJo.”)
Trainwreck, which Schumer wrote and stars in, has grossed more than $120 million worldwide. Schumer, 34, has also aligned herself with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, to advocate for gun control. Meanwhile, Forbes has anointed Johansson, 30, No. 2 on its World’s Highest Paid Actresses list, and she’s also incredibly politically active.
Beautiful! Next spring will be a busy time for Scarlett with not only The Jungle Book, but also her role in Captain America: Civil War (which is due for a May release) to promote. Those at D23 were treated to footage of Scarlett in both films, but unfortunately, it seems she was not in attendance at the event.
IGN – A new poster for Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book was revealed by Disney today at the D23 Expo. It shows Ben Kingsley’s Bagheera staring down a curios Mowgli, played by Neel Sethi. Take a look below. The Jungle Book premiers April 2016.
Disney revealed some new footage as well, showing Bill Murray singing Bear Necessities under his breath, and the big reveal of Christopher Walken as King Louie, Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa.
Film Productions > The Jungle Book (2016) > Posters
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Marvel Studios kicked off Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday with a tease of its upcoming clash of the titans, Captain America: Civil War, in which the red, white, and blue good-guy battles the red and gold good-guy Iron Man over who should control the fate of superpowered beings.
10:48 a.m. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige takes the stage, recalling being at the first D23 in 2009, where they teased the ambitious plan to unite their characters in a shared universe. “Today, 2015, I stand here, and we have now completed Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I want to say think you,” he said. “So the question is what am I going to talk about today. It seems to make sense … to talk about the beginnings of Phase 3.”
10:50 a.m. “The first one I’m going to talk about today is Doctor Strange,” Feige said. “The goal is to continue expanding what a comic book movie is, what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is. The comics traverse these dimensions, and film by film, we try to do that in a cinematic way,” Feige said.
Tilda Swinton is playing The Ancient One, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is co-starring as Mordo, while—everyone knows—Benedict Cumberbatch will be the good doctor. “He’s an extraordinary character, brings in a whole other dimension—hmm, multiple dimensions—to the Marvel universe,” Cumberbatch said in a video intro. He promised a “mind-blowing experience… Girls, cars, explosions, astral projection into multiple realms. The usual.”
10:53 a.m. Doctor Strange doesn’t start shooting until November, so there’s no footage to show, Feige says. But he is reluctant to appear before people who camped out all night for the panel empty handed. Here comes a collection of concept art.
10:55 a.m. Images in the concept art reel reveal the classic origin story: a wounded surgeon seeking alternate ways to heal his destroyed hands finds his way to a mystical Eastern sanctuary that leads him to an order that holds the keys to another dimension.
10:56 a.m. “It’s going to be as satisfying as any movie made, and as weird as any movie we’ve made,” Feige says.
10:58 a.m. Doctor Strange will be the second movie in Phase 3, so Feige shifts now to the first film in the line-up: Captain America: Civil War.
With news being a little slow of late, I have added some missing screen captures from Scarlett’s role in An American Rhapsody–a film that I had not seen until now. Scarlett gives a memorable performance as Hungarian-born Zsuzsi (Suzanne), who was left behind when her parents (Tony Goldwyn and Nastassja Kinski) fled to the USA with her elder sister. Now, reunited with her family and living in California, the film follows Zsuzsi’s life as a teenager, her rebellion, uncertainty and strained relationship with her mom. She decides to travel back to Hungary to uncover her past, and visit those who took care of her as a child. I’m sure many of you have seen this one, but if you haven’t, it’s worth a watch. Enjoy the captures!
Film Productions > An American Rhapsody (2001) > DVD Screen Captures
I’ve uploaded a new outtake of Scarlett taken for Parade to the gallery. This is such a great photo of her–it’s just a shame we haven’t seen more from the other setups shown in the behind the scenes video from the shoot.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoots in 2015 > Session 003 – Parade
I’ve added some new photos of Scarlett on the set of Captain America: Civil War in Atlanta yesterday (May 14).
Film Productions > Captain America: Civil War (2016) > On Set – May 14, 2015
STYLIST – She’s world famous yet incredibly private; effortlessly cool but secretly down-to-earth. Stylist meets the actress to discover what makes her tick.
Of all the things Stylist expected Scarlett Johansson to be into, RuPaul’s Drag Race was not one of them. See also cooking meatloaf and fan-girling over Clive Owen. But then, how much do we really know about the Hollywood star? She’s beguiled critics, audiences and co-stars alike since her big breakout in the late Nineties in The Horse Whisperer. Career-defining roles in Lost In Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona followed, leading to her current straddling of both the blockbuster world – starring in the Marvel franchise – and the arthouse with films like Under The Skin.
Yet she has managed to keep her private world just that. We know little of the life she shares with her French husband Romain Dauriac, a creative advertising exec, and their baby Rose Dorothy, living between Paris and New York. But the career choices she makes and her political advocacy – she’s campaigned for the Democrats in three elections now – suggest a smart, cultured and passionate mind. One that we wanted to know more about.
When Stylist meets 30-year-old Johansson she’s dressed in a sharp black trouser suit, her short crop swished to the side, New Romantic style. She wears a cluster of rings and a charm bracelet tattoo on her wrist – you have to squint to see the slogan it bears: ‘I Heart NY’. It’s a discreet declaration, but one that offers a tantalising glimpse behind the scenes.
In conversation. Johansson is equal parts fun and serious. Particularly striking is how she concentrates on you; studying your mannerisms as much as you do hers. This observational skill is one of the qualities that marks out every part she takes on, not least in her current role as Black Widow in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which she has built up into a truly three dimensional character since joining the Marvel family in 2010.
So, what lies behind the on-screen heroics? What are Johansson’s real life passions? Here, she tells Stylist what really makes her happy.
My TV Obsessions: I love RuPaul’s Drag Race. The show is delightful. That’s the guilty pleasure. I love [US chef] Anthony Bourdain. He has a great travel show called Parts Unknown. He’s my favourite. What else is on my ‘to watch’ list? I’m waiting for the second season of [historic drama] The Knick. Clive Owen is amazing. I totally geeked out when I saw him at a party recently. I was over-zealous. I’d met him before but this time I was like [frantically], “I just have to tell you I love you, oh my god.” I was talking about the season and what’s going to happen next. He must think I’m a freak.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Avengers: Age of Ultron” proved its box-office might with an estimated $187.7-million launch in the U.S. and Canada–the second-best domestic opening weekend ever–but may have fallen short of No. 1 because of a boxing match.
Going into the weekend, the Disney Studios/Marvel film, which cost $250 million to make, had been tracking to debut between $190 million and $230 million, giving it decent odds at breaking the $207.4-million record set by “The Avengers” in 2012.
The studio, however, adjusted its expectations on Saturday evening given several major competing events, including the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao “fight of the century” in Las Vegas that kept some potential moviegoers in front of TV sets instead.
“Between the boxing match, NHL and NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby … looks like folks were distracted,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “But the second-biggest opening in history of movie business is something to be proud of and also just the beginning of what we expect to be a spectacular run.”
“Age of Ultron” is the biggest debut for a sequel, coming in ahead of the $174.1-million opening weekend for “Iron Man 3” in May 2013. If “Age of Ultron” can get fans who missed opening weekend to turn out at theaters in Week 2, the film has a shot of duplicating the success of the first “Avengers” installment, which went on to make $1.5 billion worldwide.
Directed by Joss Whedon, “Age of Ultron” follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they battle against technological villain Ultron (James Spader). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in the film as twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff.
For those of you who didn’t catch Scarlett on last night’s Saturday Night Live, here’s a recap from the show. She did a great job hosting (as always) and I’ll work on adding screen captures and further images from the episode very soon.
THE WRAP – Returning to host “Saturday Night Live” for a fourth time, Scarlett Johansson noted that she’s changed since she was last on the show and said she’s now a “MILF” — “Mom in lots of films.” Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson found her lullaby version of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” a little too sexy for babies, but the “SNL” audience approved.
Before Johansson’s monologue, the show opened with a crawl from NBC saying that since they’d already telecast “the whitest day in sports” with the Kentucky Derby then golf, they were just going to show the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight so that viewers wouldn’t change the channel — a goofball imitation of the fighters followed. No big laughs to start the show.
Right Side of the Bed – Sexy Southerners Return
Cecily Strong and Taran Killam teamed as Gracelynn and Cory, southerners who are constantly making jokes with lots of sexual euphemisms. Johansson played an Italian chef named Daniella — think Teresa Giudice — who was guesting to make the hosts a special cocktail.
Baltimore TV News – Calling the Game
Kenan and Taran performed as the Oriole’s Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer, calling the Orioles game that had no fans in the stands because of the civil unrest. Jim Palmer makes completely inappropriate, racially charged remarks as he calls the game. Johansson appeared as a reporter on the field at the game, which is being played with a Nerf bat.
Marvel’s ‘Black Widow: Age of Me’ Superhero Rom-Com Trailer
Johansson appeared as Black Widow starring in a movie trailer Marvel put out to prove that they “get” women. The spot-on trailer was packed back-to-back with rom-com tropes that showed Black Widow working in the fashion industry and having romances with Ultron and the Hulk.