Final Stan Lee Video

Ever since the passing of Stan Lee, tributes have been pouring out all over the place from fans, collaborators, and those who knew the Marvel Comics legend best. But that love went both ways, and a new video of Stan Lee recently surfaced through his official Twitter account that showed how much the co-creator of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and more cared for all of his fans. This is a candid moment caught in between shooting official video, and it’s such a touching tribute to fans of Stan Lee. Read More »

highest-paid actress of 2018

Sound the klaxon: Forbes has crowned its highest-paid actress of 2018. Scarlett Johansson has leap-frogged over La La Land‘s Emma Stone (not literally, although that’d be fun to see) to earn the title, pulling in more money than any of us will probably ever see in our lifetimes and more than any other actress in the past year. Read on to learn how much Johansson has raked in before taxes this year. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson drops out of rub and tug

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of Rub & Tug, the biopic about a transgender Pittsburgh crime boss that sparked an uproar over whether the cisgender actress should play a trans man.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL

Following the announcement that Scarlett Johansson would be taking on the role of transgender man Dante “Tex” Gill in the crime drama Rub and Tug, the actress was met with outrage. Did the actress think she wouldn’t be met with opposition when the trans community learned of Gill’s background? And how much longer will we have to have this conversation? 

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rub and tug casting controversy

After news broke that Scarlett Johansson would be re-teaming with her Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders for the biopic Rub & Tug, controversy immediately descended on the duo — again.

The Rub and Tug casting controversy is centered on Johansson playing a transmasculine man who became a notorious Pittsburgh crime boss. In response to the backlash, Johansson has released a statement on the controversy — her second in two years following the allegations of “whitewashing” in Ghost in the Shell.

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Rub & Tug movie

Scarlett Johansson is re-teaming with the director of Ghost in the Shell for the true story Rub & Tug. Johansson will play a real-life figure who took on the mafia, all while running a series of illicit massage parlors.

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jojo rabbit cast

The cast of Taika Waititi‘s comedy Jojo Rabbit has a new addition. Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen has joined the film, a World War II satire about a young boy and his imaginary friend…who just happens to be Hitler.

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Jojo Rabbit first look

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi began filming his next movie a few days ago, an anti-war comedy called Jojo Rabbit that also stars Waititi in an unexpected role: he’s playing a young boy’s imaginary friend. Oh yeah – and the kid’s imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler.

Now the filmmaker has shared the first photo from the set, giving us a good look at him in costume as the notorious German dictator as he sits across a table from co-star Scarlett Johansson. Check it out below. Read More »

Jojo Rabbit

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has begun production on his next film, Jojo Rabbit, a dark comedy that features Waititi playing a child’s imaginary friend…who just happens to be Hitler.

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Black Widow Movie Director - Scarlett Johansson

Update: Variety reporter Justin Kroll just revealed that Marvel Studios has met with over 65 directors for the directing job on this movie.

Our original article from April 27, 2018 continues below.

Avengers: Infinity War is now in theaters, and it will certainly keep Marvel fans occupied for a little while. Later this summer, we’ll have Ant-Man and the Wasp arriving in theaters, and the debut of Captain Marvel in March of 2019. But after Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019, the only movies that are confirmed to be on the way in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July of 2019 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 sometime in 2020.

Beyond the summer of 2019, Marvel Studios is being tight-lipped about the future so as not to ruin the suspense of who will survive the culmination of this era of Marvel movies. But one project that we know is in development is a solo outing for Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow. Fans have wanted the SHIELD agent played by Scarlett Johansson to get her own movie for years, and Marvel appears to finally be giving her a chance, and they’re looking for a female director to get behind the camera to make it happen. Read More »