Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' hits theaters this Friday, and with it the promise of the long-awaited union of several of our favorite Marvel heroes, like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. But what about the ladies of the film?
In 'The Avengers,' Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow, a beautiful and limber assassin, and Cobie Smulders ('How I Met Your Mother') plays Agent Maria Hill. These are our two big female protagonists. It's also worth noting that at least half of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in the background of various scenes are women, as well, so there's no shortage of female bodies present during the film.
But is the very presence of women enough, regardless of how physically tough they are? For this question, we turn to the infamous Bechdel Test.
With Marvel Studios gearing up to begin shooting 'Iron Man 3' in a few weeks, one of the biggest questions regarding the film has been whether Scarlett Johansson would return as Black Widow. Well, the actress has now ended the speculation.
When nude photos stolen from Scarlett Johansson's phone went viral last year, she didn't deny they were hers. But when an unauthorized picture of a scantily-clad Johansson cropped up on business cards for a Mexican seller of, shall we say, "adult wares," she didn't have to say a word -- the media did the talking for her.
Marvel? Disney? You are being very kind, sharing pieces of ‘The Avengers’ with us … a little each day as we get ready for the May 4 release of Joss Whedon’s blockbuster. But can you please stop? Really, we’re in. We’re coming! You sold us. Just make sure there are a few scenes we haven’t seen yet by the time we sit down in the theater and get ready to watch the whole thing.
Last year, the gods bestowed a gift on men the world over when nude or racy private photos of stars like Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Jessica Alba made their way to the internet, all obtained by hacking into the ladies' phones.
Floridian Christopher Chaney was arrested for the crime in October, and now he's ready to cop a plea.
We're all about Hitchcock today it seems, as the latest casting news from Deadline Hollywood is that Jessica Biel has signed on for 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.' She joins Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh), Anthony Hopkins (as Alfred Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as Alfred's wife Alma).
We’re getting closer to the opening of Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers,’ which kick starts 2012’s summer blockbuster season by bringing together Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) for a super-powered adventure that’s sure to raise the bar for future Marvel movies.
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