Scarlett Johansson And Chris Evans Joining Forces Once Again For Upcoming Romantic Adventure ‘Ghosted’

Marvel teammates Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans will be teaming up again for the upcoming romantic action-adventure film, Ghosted.

The movie is set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher. He’s the director behind Rocketman, which was an absolutely brilliant film. It was one of the more entertaining movies I’ve seen in a long time. A feel-good piece.

In addition to Fletcher’s directing talents, the script for this project was written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland.

According the report, Johansson and Evans haven’t signed just yet, but they’re in advanced negotiations. It’s hard to imagine the deal not going through.

Apple Studios will fund this flick…

This becomes the latest deal for David Ellison’s Skydance, which is coming off the Chris Pratt-starrer The Tomorrow War, which was distributed by Amazon. It gives another plum title for Apple, which just opened the Sundance sensation CODA, and is in production on the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon, the Will Smith-Antoine Fuqua film Emancipation, and upcoming is the Ridley Scott-directed Kitbag with Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Jodie Comer as his wife Josephine.

No word on when production is set to begin, but we’ll keep you posted as more details are released.

Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney For Breach Of Contract Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

Hearing about a celebrity, who is worth nearly $200 million, suing a corporation worth billions might elicit an immediate eye roll from the average person. And for good reason. Rich people fighting other rich people doesn’t sound all that important.

But this Scarlett Johansson vs Disney drama is interesting because it could impact how lower level people in the industry are treated as well.

The ‘Black Widow‘ star is suing Disney for not honoring the contract they had in place, specifically the language regarding the release of the film. Johansson’s attorney claims when Disney opted not to debut the film exclusively inside theaters, they breached the contract.

It’s a move they claim depressed ticket sales for the Avengers spinoff. Much of Johansson’s compensation was tied to the box office performance of ‘Black Widow’ — if it hit certain benchmarks, bonuses would kick in.

And that’s the important thing here. Most studios will give directors/actors/writers bonuses when it comes to box office performance, but the language surrounding streaming bonuses hasn’t really advanced yet. Many entertainers are getting screwed when it comes to streaming, while Netflix, Disney, and Amazon take in lots of cash.

Disney announced in March that ‘Black Widow’ would premiere simultaneously on the studio’s subscription-based streaming service, for a premium $30 price, as well as on the big screen. The move was made as the movie theater industry was rebounding from COVID-19 closures and capacity restrictions. Ticket sales steeply declined in subsequent weeks and currently stand at $319 million globally, putting ‘Black Widow’ on track to become one of the lowest-grossing Marvel movies of all time.

So what does Disney have to say about all this? Well, they’re firing back hard and calling the filing “especially sad” and “distressing”

Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 million she has received to date.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Obviously Johansson doesn’t NEED any extra money, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean she should just allow Disney to do whatever the hell they want. This lawsuit could prevent them from doing the same thing to someone else who may not have the money/power to sue.

Scarlett Johansson Set To Star In “Genre-Bending” Film ‘Bride’ For Apple TV+ And A24

Scarlett Johansson is now locked in to her next big project. According to multiple reports this week, the 35-year-old actress is set to star in (and produce) the upcoming film, Bride.

It’s being described as a “genre-bending” film from director Sebastian Lelio, the director behind films like Gloria and A Fantastic Woman.

The plot follows a woman created to be an ideal wife — the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur. When she rejects her creator, she’s forced to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. It is on the run that she finds her true identity, her surprising power, and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.

Sounds a bit like some sort of Westworld/Her mashup, but it also sounds unique enough to stand on its own. And having Johansson star as the “ideal wife” is a pretty safe bet.

Lelio is writing the script for this film with Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum. No word on a potential release date, but given that they’re still working on the script, it might be a minute.

We will keep you posted.

Watch Scarlett Johansson In The First Teaser Trailer For ‘Black Widow’

Another Marvel superhero flick is coming your way in 2020, and Scarlett Johansson is set to be the star.

Black Widow‘ is set to hit theaters May 1, 2020. It’ll be the 24th film in the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The trailer shows Natasha, gun drawn, slinking through a dingy apartment in Budapest, Hungary, ready to confront an armed Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), whose equally svelte, butt-kicking pedigree is backed up by a thick Russian accent. (Of course.) A knife and fist battle ensues, with Natasha saying, ‘It’s good to see you, too … sis.’

In addition to Johansson and Pugh, this movie will also star David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.

Check out the teaser trailer below…

Check Out New Images From Noah Baumbach’s Latest Film ‘Marriage Story’

Noah Baumbach’s last film, The Meyerowitz Stories, received great reviews from critics and made people remember how good of an actor Adam Sandler can be.

Now Noah is moving on to his next project titled Marriage Story, which stars the insanely talented Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.

Driver plays a playwright in the middle of a nasty divorce with his actress wife, played by Johansson.

The official tease reveals

In the latest from Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz StoriesFrances Ha), a stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

This story is a personal one for Noah, who watched his parents get a divorce when he was a kid, and then experienced his own divorce in 2010 with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Because I’ve gone through a divorce and also been through it as a child, there are things from my experience that of course I could draw from. But it also gave me a real opportunity to talk to friends of mine. I mean, so many people have gone through this experience, and it’s not spoken about a lot.

Marriage Story will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and then will be released inside theaters and on Netflix.

Watch Scarlett Johansson And Sam Rockwell In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Described as an “anti-hate satire” about a young boy who befriends an imaginary Adolf Hitler, Jojo Rabbit, promises to bring on the zaniness.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Taika Waititi (who is also the director of the film)

This teaser trailer is just one minute long but that’s long enough to get us excited. When I first read about this project, I kinda rolled my eyes, but after watching this trailer…I really dig it.

Jojo Rabbit will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is due in theaters on October 18, indicating that the film will likely make a run at competing for an Oscar too. And no matter what it has in store, it sure looks fun.

Check out the goofy trailer below…

Scarlett Johansson Will Reportedly Get $15 Million Paycheck For Upcoming ‘Black Widow’ Film

It looks like Scarlett Johansson will finally be making some serious cash in the Marvel franchise. She has appeared in six movies as Black Widow and hasn’t received a HUGE paycheck yet.

But that’s about to change. According to multiple sources, the 33-year-old actress will be receiving a $15 million paycheck for the upcoming stand-alone film centered on her character.

“Marvel typically doesn’t open up its wallet for first outings — Robert Downey Jr. included, as he took home only $500,000 for the first Iron Man. Johansson pulled down a low-seven figure salary for the first Avengers movie in 2012 (compared to Downey’s $50 million) after making her debut in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Still, Chadwick Boseman nabbed a seven-figure paycheck to star in Black Panther ($2 million, according to sources, which well tops Downey’s first showing). “

It’s clear they’re giving her more money because she’s already co-starred in several movies. It’s her time to get a solo feature, and we’re sure she demanded this huge payday.

This is why actors take on these superhero roles. I mean, it certainly can’t be for the ~art~ of it all. It’s not exactly their most challenging roles, at least not mentally. They join these franchises because they know if they do, they’ll most likely be set for life.

And you know what? We can’t really blame them. Get that money, ScarJo!

Watch The Latest Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Starring Scarlett Johansson

If anyone still cares, a new trailer for the live-action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ has been released. There has been a lot of drama surrounding the movie ever since it was announced Scarlett Johansson would be playing the Major. You can read more about that by clicking here.

Even if you can get over the terrible casting decisions, the movie just doesn’t look that good. The trailers (especially this latest one) seem to paint a troubling picture. It looks like the plot is taking on a completely new direction from the host material.

That’s going to piss off a lot of fans, and that’s not good because they were already mad.

The film hits theaters March 31. Will you be watching?

Surprise, Surprise…The Top Grossing Actors Of 2016 All Starred In Comic Book Films

We’re always slammed with silly lists at the end of every year, but the silliest of them all might be the top grossing actors of 2016 list.

This list might have meant something 15 years ago, but now that the film industry has been taken over by comic book films, this list means nothing. But hey, we’re here talking about it because what else are we going to talk about on Dec. 28?

Forbes released the annual list earlier this week, and it should surprise no one to learn that the top 10 was filled with actors who starred in comic book movies. Scarlett Johansson is at the top of the list, thanks to her work in the blockbuster hit, Captain America: Civil War.

The movie grossed $1.15 billion worldwide. She also had a small role in ‘Hail, Caesar!‘, which brings her total up to $1.2 billion.

Her co-stars, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. tied in second place. And from there, you have more comic book film stars. Amy Adams, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. They all made the top 10 list, thank to their roles in Batman V Superman.

You also have Margot Robbie and Will Smith from Suicide Squad and Ryan Reynolds from Deadpool. If you want to check out the full list, click on this link right here.

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Movie Review: Captain America Civil War


So this was probably one of the most anticipated movies of the spring, despite the fact that it was up against some intense competition, with Jungle Book and Mother’s Day being strong performers. However, I was pretty sure this one would take the number one spot, as it’s already set records outside the US. And for once, a big budget blockbuster is pleasing critics and hitting all the right notes with audiences.

And it had a lot of notes to hit.

The film opens in 1991, with a frozen Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) being thawed out for another in a series of murderous missions. One after another, the code words needed to activate the killer are spoken: “daybreak … furnace … homecoming … freight car …” Flash forward to present-day Lagos, where an Avengers squad made up of Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is foiling the theft of a biological weapon. There’s a shit ton of casualties and it all goes downhill for the Avengers from there when they have to submit for government oversight.


There’s a lot going on, but they managed to balance it pretty well. I never got too confused, despite a cast of what feels like millions. They go through ever doggone country in the world and tie in every other franchise that Joss Wheaton ever read a comic on, and they never stop moving. All the actors blended into their characters, and there’s a lot of characters to keep straight.

But for the most part, I still knew what was going on, because the plot’s pretty straight forward. They don’t want to deal with United Nations regulators telling them what to do, despite the wake of destruction they often leave. It doesn’t become a one sided argument, because it argues the point from both sides. I mean, when you see what they leave behind when they’re being heroic, you can kind of see the government’s point.

“Yeah, guys, you got that lady’s purse back from a mugger, but there were 45 civilian casualties and your caused $85 billion worth of damage to the city. Maybe next time, don’t start with the nuclear option?”


It all eventually culminates in one of the best battle scenes I’ve ever seen. It should have been confusing, or too much, but it wasn’t. The direction is subtle but the action is perfectly choreographed, which is why I never felt like it was too much, when this movie should be the definition of too much. There’s a method to this madness, and I didn’t even resent the over the top ads for future movies.

The latest offering of Captain America is a misnomer, because it’s got just about every other character you can think of. But it’s extremely well-done to the point where you can follow it easily. It’s controlled chaos and worth the watch. It’s one of those rare movies that’s critic and audience approved and should not be missed.


four and a half stars

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