How actors transform their bodies for superhero roles
Playing a superhero requires actual physical strength to pull off the moves needed to sell a stunt. Dogpound's Kirk Myers worked with Noah Centineo as he prepared to play Atom Smasher alongside Dwayne The Rock Johnson in DC's "Black Adam" (2022). Kirk focused on improving Noah's core and upper body strength, which improved his endurance and gave him an ideal muscular look. Balance is also a key skill when these roles require a lot of wire work for flying scenes, like when Elizabeth Olsen played Scarlet Witch in "WandaVision" (2021) and the "Avengers" films. Core strength combined with agility can give a performer superhuman kicks and punches in fight scenes, which is what trainer Eric Johnson did when working with Scarlett Johansson when she played Black Widow in "Captain America: Civil War." Thanks to Kirk's workouts, Noah gained 35 pounds of muscle and could even flip a 210-pound tire. Dogpound: https://www.thedogpound.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dogpound https://www.facebook.com/DogpoundSmashCity Kirk Myers: https://www.instagram.com/kirkmyersfitness/news.yahoo.com
Scarlett Johansson says she felt like her career was 'over' when she was younger because she was 'pigeonholed into this weird hypersexualized thing'
Talking on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast, the actor explained why roles she took earlier in her career made her question, "This is it?"news.yahoo.com
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost reunite for Super Bowl ad
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost once made comedy skits on “Saturday Night Live,” but now the married couple will reunite onscreen to dodge a mind-reading Alexa device in a new Super Bowl commercial. Johansson and Jost put their normal game-day routine at home into action with the help of the Amazon device — a virtual personal assistant that plays music, tells the weather, delivers news and sports. The commercial attempts to take a comical approach on the situation, which Jost believes every couple would “relate to on some level.”news.yahoo.com
Disney shifts 'Black Widow' and doubles down on streaming
This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday overhauled its upcoming film release plans, postponing some of its biggest films and shifting Marvel's “Black Widow," among other titles, to Disney+ the same time they arrive in theaters. “Black Widow," once planned to debut in May 2020, had been set to kickoff the summer movie season on May 7. In December when announcing an ambitious array of streaming programming, the company suggested that Disney+ would regularly be home to Pixar, among other brands. Warner Bros. earlier set a release plan for 2021 that, like Disney will with “Black Widow,” gives viewers the choice of paying for a movie at home or on the big screen.
Colin Jost opens up about reasons behind his marriage reveal
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. AdIn his latest film, a new version of "Tom and Jerry” that combines animation with live action, Jost plays a groom in an elaborate high-profile wedding at a ritzy hotel. Filmed before his own nuptials, Jost picked up a little something from the experience. “My character obviously is going overboard in an attempt to both please his bride and impress her father,” Jost said.
Egypt frees civil rights leaders in "extremely odd" move, and many are thanking Scarlett Johansson
The three senior members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) were arrested last month and held until Thursday evening on charges of "joining a terrorist group and spreading false news." I welcome the release of @eipr staff & I encourage the #Egypt authorities to continue on this path of releasing human rights defenders. Then headlines about the release of Baghat's three colleagues' release started appearing in local pro-government newspapers. United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor welcomed their release in a tweet, adding a call for Egypt "to continue on this path of releasing human rights defenders." The release of three @EIPR human rights advocates from prison on bail is welcome and appreciated.cbsnews.com
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost marry in private ceremony
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Scarlett Johansson, left, and Colin Jost arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES – Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot a year after engagement. Meals on Wheels America announced Thursday on Instagram that Johansson and Jost married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony. This is the first marriage for the 38-year-old Jost, who is the co-anchor of “SNL's” Weekend Update.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
Movie industry dealt devastating blow as 'Black Widow,' Marvel slate postponed
Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel's "Black Widow." On Wednesday, the company pushed back a number of its theatrical releases including Marvel blockbuster "Black Widow." Major movie theaters began to reopen in late August with "Unhinged" being the first new movie to play in these cinemas. That number pales in comparison to what a typical weekend tally looked like for the domestic box office in 2019. Marvel slate shake-upThe movement of "Black Widow" impacts Disney's entire slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows.cnbc.com
Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman
NEW YORK – “Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. “Chadwick was not only a deeply soulful and powerful actor, but he was such a kind, thoughtful, funny and gentle person. “There’s a reason (Chadwick Boseman) could play Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and King T’Challa with such captivating depth and honesty. Chadwick Boseman.” — Beyoncé wrote on her website. Rest in power, King.” — Scottie Pippen, longtime Chicago Bulls star and six-time NBA champion, said on Twitter.
Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July
The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule, moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies. Black Widow, which had been set to kick off the summer movie season, will now open Nov. 6. “Black Widow,” the Marvel entry starring Scarlett Johansson, had been set to kick off the summer movie season. Such delays have unique ramifications for Marvel movies because of their interconnection. On Thursday, the Walt Disney Co. announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California.
Zellweger completes comeback with best-actress Oscar win
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Renée Zellweger completed a Hollywood comeback for the ages at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning as best actress for her role as Judy Garland in "Judy." Written off during a six-year hiatus from acting that ended in 2016, Zellweger returned to claim her second Oscar after 16 years. “If only I could stand up straight, I was shaking so much,” Zellweger said as she walked offstage. “Miss Garland, you are certainly among the heroes who unite and define us, and this is certainly for you,” Zellweger said onstage. Once again, as she has done throughout this season, Zellweger honored Garland's legacy.
Dern wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Marriage Story'
Laura Dern accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for "Marriage Story" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep by awarding her the best supporting actress trophy. Dern’s win Sunday came nearly three decades after her first Academy Award nomination, a lead actress bid in 1992 for “Rambling Rose.” She received a supporting actress nod in 2015 for “Wild,” and has earned Emmys and a wealth of critics’ honors over the years. I say if you’re really blessed, you get them as your parents,” an emotional Dern said in accepting the trophy. Dern comes from a pedigreed Hollywood family: father Bruce is a two-time Oscar nominee (“Coming Home,” “Nebraska”), and Ladd played her mom in “Rambling Rose” and earned her own Oscar nomination, for supporting actress.
Oscars 2020: How to stream the Academy Awards online or watch on TV
Rounding out the best picture category: "Ford v Ferrari," "Jojo Rabbit," "Little Women," "Marriage Story" and "Parasite." Scarlett Johansson is a double nominee, earning a best actress nod for "Marriage Story" and best supporting actress for "Jojo Rabbit." How to watch the OscarsWhat : The 92nd Academy Awards: The 92nd Academy Awards Date : Sunday, February 9, 2020: Sunday, February 9, 2020 Time : 8 p.m. : The show will be streamed on such services as AT&T Now, Hulu and YouTube TV, and viewers with participating TV providers can watch the show on abc.com. For best actress, Johansson faces Cynthia Erivo for "Harriet," Saoirse Ronan for "Little Women," Charlize Theron for "Bombshell" and Renee Zellweger, who plays Judy Garland in "Judy."cbsnews.com
'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston
The 26th Annual SAG Awards will held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Los Angeles. The best ensemble win for “Parasite” came over the starry epics “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” and “The Irishman.” It was a surprise but only to a degree. Yet until the SAG Awards, the many honors for “Parasite” have seldom included awards for its actors, none of whom were nominated for an Oscar. Before the win for “Parasite,” the SAG Awards were most notable as a reunion for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. After she got off stage, they warmly congratulated each other on their first individual SAG Awards.
2019 Breakthrough Entertainer: Florence Pugh owns the year
This Nov. 20, 2019 photo shows actress Florence Pugh during a portrait session in Los Angeles. “It’s so weird,” Pugh recently told The Associated Press, which named her one of its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2019. Despite having three major films come out in a 10-month period in 2019, Pugh insists not that much is different in her life. “And I basically had Emily Watson and Emma Thompson talking to me about why the industry works and why it doesn't. Like, I really, really, really want to be a gritty, greasy toothed, kind of hairy woman with a wax linen skirt that crunches when she gets on the horse,” Pugh said.
2020 SAG Awards Nominees: 'Bombshell,' Scarlett Johansson, 'Parasite' earn noteworthy nods
In best drama series ensemble, the actors nominated the casts of "Big Little Lies," "The Crown," "Game of Thrones," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Stranger Things." Comedy ensemble nods went to "Barry," "Fleabag," "The Kominsky Method" and "The Marvelous Mrs. "Actor in a comedy series: Alan Arkin, "The Kominsky Method"; Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"; Bill Hader, "Barry"; Andrew Scott, "Fleabag"; Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. "Actress in a comedy series: Christina Applegate, "Dead to Me"; Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; Catherine O'Hara, "Schitt's Creek"; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Fleabag. "Ensemble in a comedy series: "Barry"; "Fleabag"; "The Kominsky Method"; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"; "Schitt's Creek."abc13.com
Kaitlyn Dever, Paul Rudd react to Golden Globe nominations
He was nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series for FX's “Pose.”“It’s a dream come true. I’m honored.” — Paul Rudd, nominated for best performance by an actor in a television series in a musical or comedy for the Netflix show “Living with Yourself,” said in an interview. I was really glad we were able to show that.” — Kaitlyn Dever, nominated for best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television for “Unbelievable," said in an interview. “There are only two things I let interrupt my beauty sleep: fire alarms and the Golden Globes nominations. — Craig Brewer, the director of “Dolemite Is My Name,” which is nominated for best motion picture - musical or comedy, said in a statement.
New 'Black Widow' trailer: Watch trailer for 24th Marvel Cinematic Universe film here
LOS ANGELES -- Marvel fans, here's your first look at "Black Widow. "The first teaser trailer for the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe dropped overnight. ""Black Widow," which marks the start of the MCU's Phase Four, takes place between "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War." Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina.Marvel announced the film this summer during San Diego Comic-Con and hasn't said much about it since. She's really grappling with her own self.abc13.com
Chadwick Boseman Reacts to Martin Scorsese's Marvel Criticism (Exclusive)
More Avengers: Endgame stars are weighing in on Martin Scorsese's comments that Marvel movies are "not cinema." I think that's the key," he said. Fellow Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola has shared his support for Scorsese's comments, calling Marvel films "despicable." Backstage, Ruffalo spoke with ET about Scorsese's criticism of his films, where he shared his admiration for the director. RELATED CONTENT: Martin Scorsese Stands by Marvel Movie Comments (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartMartin Scorsese Doubles Down on Critical Marvel Remarks: 'Nothing Is at Risk'Mark Ruffalo and Marvel Heads React to Martin Scorsese's Comments About Superhero Movies (Exclusive)Francis Ford Coppola Calls Marvel Movies 'Despicable' After Martin Scorsese's Critique
Tessa Thompson Says Women of Marvel Are 'Eager' For an All-Female Movie (Exclusive)
Tessa Thompson is here for an all-female Marvel movie, and as she told ET's Rachel Smith at Tuesday's Lady and the Tramp premiere in New York City, the other women of the MCU are "eager" for it as well. "I don't know [if it will be in the pipeline in the near future]. "I don't know what the fate of my character, how that all plays in... we need a time machine." So I truly don't know a thing." RELATED CONTENT:Scarlett Johansson Would Fully Support an All-Women Marvel Movie (Exclusive)Upcoming Marvel Movies: The Full List From 'The Eternals' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and More
Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Colin Jost's Romantic Proposal: 'He Killed It'
Scarlett Johansson is smitten with her fiance, Colin Jost! "He did [do it in a romantic way], he killed it," she gushes. Johansson went on to praise her future husband, saying of Jost, "He's very charming and very thoughtful and romantic. Johansson was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. As for when the wedding date will be, Johansson quips, "I have to clear my schedule first."
Scarlett Johansson Says 'Black Widow' Will Give Fans 'Closure' (Exclusive)
Scarlett Johansson is looking to give fans something they really want with her upcoming Black Widow film. The actress walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new film, Jojo Rabbit, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and she opened up to ET's Lauren Zima about how the standalone Black Widow movie will hopefully give audiences "closure" for her character. "I don't know if I can take it anymore without any closure," Johansson explained. However, the Black Widow movie is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and will explore the personal adventures and journey of Black Widow, a.k.a. While Black Widow won't be hitting theaters until May 1, 2020, Johansson will soon be gracing big screens around the country in director Taika Waititi's hotly anticipated anti-fascism World War II dramedy, Jojo Rabbit.
Scarlett Johansson Would Fully Support an All-Women Marvel Movie (Exclusive)
If an all-female Marvel movie happens someday soon, it has Scarlett Johansson's full endorsement -- regardless if she's involved. "I completely, fully support an all-female Marvel movie," the 34-year-old actress stated. She has her own Black Widow movie on the way, which wrapped production just last month. Although Marvel Studios hasn't lent credence to fans' and the actress' hopes for an all-female project, it's been on people's minds for some time. An all-female Marvel cinematic experience.
Scarlett Johansson Can Relate to Her 'Marriage Story' Role of a Woman Going Through a
Scarlett Johansson knew instantly that she wanted to play Nicole in Netflix's upcoming divorce drama, Marriage Story. The 34-year-old actress, who has been divorced twice, opens up about connecting with the material in Elle's Women in Hollywood issue. ElleBut it was the dialogue and the story that really drove Johansson to the project. I didnt hesitate at all, because I knew that Id have the opportunity to say those words, she explains. Its all valuable.For more from Johansson, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Scarlett Johansson Plays Coy About Wedding Planning at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (Exclusive)Dylan Farrow Fires Back After Scarlett Johansson Says She Believes Woody AllenScarlett Johansson Defends Woody Allen: 'I Believe Him, and I Would Work With Him Anytime'
Scarlett Johansson Plays Coy About Wedding Planning at 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
Scarlett Johansson has a lot going on these days. The Avengers: Endgame actress headed to Canada over the weekend for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, where she is celebrating the premiere screenings of two upcoming films, Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. The actress spoke with ET's Keltie Knight on the red carpet outside the screening of Jojo Rabbit, and Johansson marveled at the whirlwind experience of heading to a festival to rep multiple projects. the actress joked, playing coy when asked how her wedding is going to get planned. Jojo Rabbit hits theaters Oct. 18, while Marriage Story will be debut in select theaters and on Netflix Dec. 6.
Dylan Farrow Fires Back After Scarlett Johansson Says She Believes Woody Allen
Dylan Farrow is calling out Scarlett Johansson. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson strongly defended Woody Allen, whom she's worked with on multiple films. "I love Woody," Johansson told THR. "@JoyVBehar saying that the experts have exonerated Woody Allen is utterly false and a truly abhorrent mischaracterization," Farrow claimed on Twitter. Thank you to @sunny for pushing back on the false narrative Woody Allen has tried so hard to perpetuate.
Scarlett Johansson 'would work' with Woody Allen 'anytime'
Scarlett Johansson (L) and director Woody Allen arrive at the premiere of Weinstein Company's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" at the Mann Village Theater on Aug. 4, 2008, in Westwood, California. (CNN) - Scarlett Johansson is facing major backlash for some reported comments about controversial director Woody Allen. Johansson was asked during the interview how she felt about Allen and said, "I love Woody. "Scarlett Johansson vehemently defending Woody Allen, further solidifying herself as one of the worst people working in Hollywood," Michael Cuby, editor-at-large for Them, tweeted. Johansson was asked during the interview about her stance on Allen in light of the "cultural environment where there is a new and powerful emphasis on believing women's allegations."
Scarlett Johansson Defends Woody Allen: 'I Believe Him, and I Would Work With Him Anytime'
Scarlett Johansson has no regrets over working with controversial director Woody Allen. Although multiple actors who have worked with Allen -- including Michael Caine and Timothe Chalamet -- have since distanced themselves from the 83-year-old director, Johansson strongly defends him. Johansson says she is still in touch with Allen, and that she has talked openly with him about the allegations. "I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it," she shares. "It was almost like you found something you didn't even realize you needed," Johansson tells The Hollywood Reporter of the movement.
Everything We Know About Marvel's 'Black Widow'
The movie won't arrive in theaters until May 1, 2020, so until then, we've rounded up everything we know about Black Widow (so far). "That's what drew me to the story: She has so many secrets," Black Widow director Cate Shortland added. But isn't Black Widow dead? Meet the castIn addition to Johansson, Black Widow stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, David Harbour (Stranger Things), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar). #blackwidow#taskmaster@MarvelStudios#scarlettjohanssonpic.twitter.com/c4504e6BEu Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 21, 2019Behind the cameraShortland is helming Black Widow from a script by Jac Scaeffer.
Taika Waititi Plays Hitler in the Scarlett Johansson-Starring 'Jojo Rabbit': Watch the
Taika Waititi may have confirmed that he's returning to the MCU with the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, but he has a very different project hitting theaters first: Jojo Rabbit, an "anti-hate satire" in which he plays Adolf Hitler. ("What better way to insult Hitler than having him portrayed by a Polynesian Jew?" The movie is set during World War II and centers on a German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary friend is, yes, Hitler. "I couldn't be more excited to finally ridicule Nazis and their beliefs," Waititi said of the movie. Jojo Rabbit will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters on Oct. 18.
Scarlett Johansson wants standalone 'Black Widow' film to 'elevate the genre'; talks about whether it's a prequel
Scarlett Johansson is finally allowed to talk about the standalone "Black Widow" film out next spring after Marvel officially unveiled the project at Comic-Con this weekend as the first Phase 4 film. Take that however it comes out," Johansson said when asked specifically about this.She laughed, adding, "'Black Widow: A revelation.' "Johanson said that, beyond the exploration of her own character, the film will explore the superhero genre in a new way. "The only reason to do this standalone would be to elevate the genre in some way. When asked about that, Johansson joked that Marvel would not be happy if she didn't keep her lips sealed.abc13.com