Posts tagged Scarlett Johansson
Well, this has been eventful. Less than 24 hours after it was announced that the first trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will debut next Tuesday during ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC, the full teaser leaked online prematurely at around midnight UK time, and soon became the #1 topic on both Twitter and Reddit. With that being the case, Marvel has dropped the official trailer in hi-res and also Tweeted out the following amazing response to the leak.
Full credit to Marvel for handling this situation perfectly for fans. Business wise, I can imagine the people behind ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ are fuming, and understandably so. The trailer itself, which I think is fantastically ominous and destructive, raises a number of questions – for one, who the hell is Andy Serkis playing?!
ABC and Marvel have announced that the first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will debut with next Tuesday’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episode. This news follows last week’s revelation that Robert Downey Jr. would be starring in ‘Captain America 3,’ with an eye for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to tackle the “Civil War” comicbook storyline. ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ airs on Tuesday at 9:00pm ET/PT (2:00am UK time) on ABC.
In the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered the lead role in the live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ which Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing for DreamWorks. Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘ star Margot Robbie was initially said to be in talks for the role, but those talks fizzled.
The 1995 anime influenced a number of prominent filmmakers. The Wachowskis, the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and its sequels, showed it to producer Joel Silver, saying, “We wanna do that for real.” Other parallels have been drawn to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘AI: Artificial Intelligence,’ and Jonathan Mostow’s ‘Surrogates,’ among others. The ‘Ghost in the Shell’ anime was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by Production I.G, and featured the voices of Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka and Iemasa Kayumi.
The first official synopsis has arrived online for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and it literally contains no new information – which is understandable, given that we’re still around 9 months away from the film’s release. Opening on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US, the cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. The newly released synopsis for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is as follows.
Marvel has unleashed these three new pics from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ which opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US. The cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.
Following the announcement that Andy Serkis-directed rendition is set for October 21st, 2016, Disney have revealed that Bill Murray will provide the voice of Baloo in director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Murray joins Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for ‘Breaking Bad’) will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. The film also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen. Favreau’s version is set for October 9th, 2015.