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
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost Welcome First Child Together
WASHINGTON — American actress Scarlett Johansson and husband Colin Jost have welcomed their first child together after tying the knot in October 2020. Johansson was previously also married to actor Ryan Reynolds from September 2008 to July 2011. In May 2017, Johansson began dating Saturday Night Live co-head writer and Weekend Update co-host, Jost. Rumors of Johansson’s pregnancy first sparked in June after the actor skipped out on several “Black Widow” events. On a related note, this would be Johansson’s second collaboration with Anderson after she previously lent her voice for the filmmaker’s 2018 stop-motion animated picture, “Isle of Dogs.” (With inputs from ANI) Edited by Anindita Ghosh and Ojaswin KathuriaThe post Scarlett Johansson, Colin Jost Welcome First Child Together appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
2 Cruel: Emma Stone Returns For Cruella Sequel
WASHINGTON — Hollywood actor Emma Stone will reprise her role as Cruella de Vil in the upcoming “Cruella” sequel titled “Cruella 2.”The 32-year-old actor will star in the sequel for Disney’s “Cruella,” which debuted in theaters and on streaming platform Disney+ on May 28, 2021, and earned more than $221 million at the worldwide box office, as per reports. The move is significant because it comes amid the turmoil caused by actor Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over her compensation for “Black Widow,” which, like “Cruella,” debuted day-and-date in theaters and on streaming platform Disney+. At the time, Gillespie and McNamara were both expected to return for the new movie, but a deal was not yet done for Stone. Apart from “Cruella 2,” Stone will appear in Yorgos Lanthimos’ directorial romantic-sci-fi film called “Poor Things.” The movie will also star Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe. Stone is represented by William Morris Endeavor Agency (WME), Ziffren Brittenham, and Anonymous Content.thewestsidegazette.com
Disney CEO Defends “Black Widow” Dual Release Amid Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit
LOS ANGELES — Amid Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney alleging violation of her “Black Widow” contract that stipulated an exclusive theatrical release, the company’s chief executive officer Bob Chapek has defended its hybrid film-release model, saying the decision for distribution is made on a “film-by-film” basis. Chapek spoke about the dual releases of films in movie theaters and on Disney+ during an earnings call on Aug. 12. In the lawsuit obtained by a popular weekly entertainment magazine, Johansson said her “Black Widow” contract with Disney’s Marvel Entertainment was for a guaranteed exclusive theatrical release, with the bulk of her salary depending in large part on the film’s box-office performance. “There is no merit whatsoever to this filing,” a Disney spokesperson for the company said in a statement after the suit was made public. Disney also faced backlash from Johansson’s agent, Bryan Lourd, and multiple women’s groups in Hollywood, such as Time’s Up, ReFrame, and Women in Film, Los Angeles, who called the company’s response to the actor’s lawsuit “a gendered character attack.” (With inputs from ANI) Edited by Amrita Das and Krishna KakaniThe post Disney CEO Defends “Black Widow” Dual Release Amid Scarlett Johansson’s Lawsuit appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Scarlett Johansson Shares Anecdote About Taking Back “Black Widow” Role After Emily Blunt Left
WASHINGTON — Scarlett Johansson revealed how she got back her iconic “Black Widow” role after Golden Globe-winning actor Emily Blunt left the Marvel film due to scheduling conflict. Johansson revealed that she “originally didn’t get the Black Widow role” and “was pretty bummed,” as per the reports. Marvel originally cast Blunt as Black Widow. “I was a big fan of the first Iron Man,” she said. I was contracted to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels,’” Blunt said.thewestsidegazette.com
Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Her Pandemic Wedding To Colin Jost
WASHINGTON — Scarlett Johansson recently reminisced about her unconventional wedding to Colin Jost. The “Black Widow” actor feels that her pandemic wedding to Jost was “how it was supposed to be, minus the face masks.”As per a news report, the “Avengers: Endgame” actor described the intimate affair during a virtual appearance on the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on July 13, 2021. Johansson and Jost tied the knot in October 2020 in an intimate ceremony at Johansson’s home in Palisades, New York, and she told host Meyers that having the wedding during such unpredictable times was “a little stressful.”“Obviously, we wanted to take all the precautions that we could, so we had the masks … and everybody had to get Covid tests like 100,000 times,” she said. The star explained that all their guests also received face masks with “Jost 2020” written on them.thewestsidegazette.com
Scarlett Johansson Opens Up About Her ‘Black Widow’ Role
WASHINGTON — The “Black widow” actress Scarlett Johansson recently appeared in an interview where she revealed that she would no longer play her Marvel character after the upcoming film’s release. “I’ve had a great decade working with my Marvel family. I’m going to miss not seeing them every 18 months or two years, like that kind of milestones I always really look forward to,” said Johansson. “But I feel proud of this film, and I think it’s great to go out on a high note. In her earlier interviews, Johansson had also spoken about how her husband- Saturday Night Live comedian — Colin Jost avoids all spoilers about “Black Widow” as “he wants to be surprised,” adding that he didn’t even want to know who was on set.thewestsidegazette.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
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
Ryan Tannehill Just Might Play in the Miami Super Bowl, and Dolphins Fans Are Reacting
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has made the Miami Dolphins the Brian Dunkleman to American Idol's Ryan Seacrest. The majority of Dolphins fans thought their former quarterback's January 4 takedown of the hated New England Patriots was fun and cute. Dolphins fans watching Ryan Tannehill blossom into Joe Montana like pic.twitter.com/QGuCPamz0T NickMan????? (@2GoodRightNow) January 12, 2020Dolphins fans watching Ryan Tannehill like pic.twitter.com/2xNtdhkHJt Lauren Spratt (@LSpratt_) January 12, 2020The Dolphins paying Tannehill to win a Super Bowl in Miami ...for another team ...is just pic.twitter.com/dNtwGEWfdK Evan Romero ???? If the Titans somehow win that game, Dolphins fans can all go apologize to Tannehill in person while he's in Miami doing Super Bowl events.miaminewtimes.com
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 says she should be allowed to play anyone
Scarlett Johansson began booking movies roles at age 9. She is also said to be one of the highest-paid(CNN) - Scarlett Johansson reignited debate about Hollywood actors playing characters of other races, genders and sexual orientations after saying she should be allowed to play "any person, or any tree, or any animal." The comments came in an interview with As If magazine, where the actress addressed previous criticism she's faced for accepting offers to play minority characters. In the interview, Johansson said she doesn't think political correctness should determine what roles she can play. "You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job," Johansson told the magazine.
Forbes reveals highest paid actresses of 2015
Melissa McCarthy, star of this summer’s comedy “Spy,” is number three, having earned $23 million. Scarlett Johansson comes in second at $35.5 million, and “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence moves up a notch to number one, pulling in $52 million. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com
Captain America returns to the silver screen
Captain America returns to the silver screen Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson are back on the big screen in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The second cinematic installment of the Marvel comic series is set to hit theaters this week. Suzanne Marques reports.cbsnews.com