Everybody knows by know of the Stan Lee cameos in the Marvel movies, and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is no exception. You probably also recognized the voice of Gary Sinise as the narrator of the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian in the movie. But, did you catch the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by ‘Avengers 2’ director Joss Whedon? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest patriotic installment of You Think You Know Movies!
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Earlier today, ‘Captain America’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely gave us some hints about ‘Civil War,’ which will apparently have a connection to ‘Agent Carter.’ ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Civil War’ directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo have a little bit of an addendum for that news, as they’ve just confirmed that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is returning for the third Cap movie.
There’s a bunch of Disney release date news today, as the studio has announced when we’ll see the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie starring Scarlett Johansson, that ‘Pete’s Dragon’ remake, and a new date for Jon Favreau’s live-action take on ‘The Jungle Book.’ We know, it’s a lot to process. We’re here to help.
Back in October, it was reported that ‘Lucy’ and ‘Avengers 2’ star Scarlett Johansson had been offered $10 million to anchor the new, American (and live-action) version of the classic Japanese anime ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ It took a while for Johansson to decide (“Hm, do I really want $10 million? This is a tough one!”), but Variety now says she’s made up her mind: Johansson will star in the new ‘Ghost’ for director Rupert Sanders.
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will undoubtedly be quite the spectacle, and it’s not the only huge movie Disney has lined up for 2015, either. The studio sent out a press release today detailing their major 2015 movie releases, and seeing all of those film titles on one list is kind of dizzying—like, Disney is going to make some big bank next year. Included in the release is a new sneak peek at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ which features the whole Avengers crew gathered in one place, and then some.
The other day we brought you the not-so-shocking revelation that Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood (for the second year in a row!), but what about the actors who made 2014 a great time at the movies? We’re talking about the leading men and women who aren’t necessarily the highest-paid, but who have brought in the most money at the box office—proving their successful ability to draw millions of people to see their films, sometimes more than once. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that your imaginary BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are at the top of the list of the highest-grossing actors of 2014.
Just yesterday came word that Warner Bros. have pushed the release date for ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ back to 2017, giving them a whole two years of breathing room following the release of Disney’s own live-action version of ‘The Jungle Book.’ And right on the heels of that news Disney has released the first official logo for Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book,’ along with some lovely concept art.
Another Thanksgiving is upon us, which means we'll gather around tables with friends and family and be asked to share what we're thankful for. Here at ScreenCrush, we think now is a good time to reflect on the wonderful bounty that has been delivered to us from the benevolent creators of film and television throughout 2014. This year has given us much to be grateful for, and so now we say thanks as we prepare to stuff our faces and fall into meat and pie comas (and ready ourselves for that 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer).
Although fans were more than happy that Marvel announced a 'Captain Marvel' film as part of its Phase 3 plans at last week's big event, we know we're not alone in saying that we're a little bummed that Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow still isn't getting her own solo film anytime soon. Don't get us wrong! We're grateful for a female superhero movie, but we can't help but imagine how awesome a 'Black Widow' movie might be. Well, thanks to 'Black Widow' comics writer Nathan Edmondson, we don't have to entirely imagine it, since he whipped up the first six pages of what her hypothetical solo adventure on the big screen might be like.
A new film from filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen is always highly-anticipated, but it turns out we're just going to have to wait a little longer for their latest effort. The star-studded 'Hail, Caesar!' which reunites the directors with George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, has been officially given a 2016 release date, and we have a feeling this one will be well-worth the wait.