The upcoming Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson continues to add to its cast. Sources told Variety that Florence Pugh, who will be seen next in the eerie Pagan horror movie Midsommar, is joining Scarlett Johansson in the Black Widow film.
Pugh will play the second lead in Black Widow alongside Johansson, though it’s unknown who she’s playing. According to Variety’s sources, Marvel considered “several candidates” for the role before deciding on Pugh after her won praise for her part in “Fighting With My Family.”
It’s still early days for the Black Widow film. It’s unknown currently if it’s an origin story for the character or how it’ll factor into whatever happens in Avengers: Endgame. That film is believed to be the final entry in MCU Phase 3, so Black Widow would take place in Phase 4 at the earliest.
Australian director Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore) is directing the Black Widow movie that’s based on a script by Jac Schaeffer (Timer, The Hustle). Johansson is reportedly being paid $15 million to star in the Black Widow film.
Despite all of the news about the Black Widow film, Marvel has yet to officially announce it.
Black Widow the character will be seen next in April’s Avengers: Endgame, with Johansson returning as one of the surviving members of the Avengers.
Avengers: Infinity War ended in dramatic fashion. The evil Thanos snapped his fingers and half the entire galaxy’s population–including many beloved superheroes–perished. Writer Stephen McFeely said in a new interview that “the snap” wasn’t always part of the movie.
Instead, McFeely told Empire that the writers considered waiting until the second act of Avengers: Endgame for Thanos to cut the world’s population in half.
“We had so much story in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn’t do ‘the snap’ until the end of act one of Endgame,” he said.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige is also quoted in the story, saying that the writing and creative teams spent “years” considering the best way to tell the story of Infinity War and the overarching narrative. It was ultimately decided that Infinity War would end with “the snap,” and this was truly a dramatic way to end the film.
“We talked about that ending for years and years and years,” he explained. “It was the reason to adapt Infinity Gauntlet. What was the most shocking thing we could do? End the movie with ‘the snap.'”
While the ending to Infinity War was unquestionably dramatic, many fans believe “the snap” may be undone in Endgame, given that many of the characters who perished have future movies in the pipeline. According to writer Christopher Markus, the deaths from Infinity War are “real,” at least in some fashion.
“It is a different movie than you think it is,” Markus said about Endgame. “We broke your heart. Now we’re going to blow your mind.”
Endgame is Marvel’s next movie, and it’s set to release in late-April around the world. It follows Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starring film that broke box office records. Endgame wraps up 10-plus years worth of storytelling, and it’s expected to be the final film in Marvel’s Phase 3 of its cinematic universe. You can see the latest Endgame trailer embedded above.
A bug in The Division 2 has been discovered that prevents proper use of skills, and Ubisoft has assured that a fix is on the way very soon. The bug apparently impacts both the length that skills are deployed and their cooldowns.
Players on the Division subreddit say the bug causes skills to deactivate only a few moments after triggering them. Then, in an odd fluke, the cooldown timer resets to 15 seconds, significantly shorter than usual. The community has tried testing the bug and so far hasn’t been able to identify a specific cause.
The good news is that it won’t be a problem for much longer. In a maintenance note, Ubisoft says it will be fixing the bug with a brief maintenance period today, March 18, but it warns there may be “remaining issues” related to the bug. The team is aiming to resolve those with another patch later in the week. In the meantime, Ubisoft suggests avoiding the “Extra” and “Overlap” talents, which it says appear to be the main culprits.
If you’re struggling with The Division 2 even without the bugs, we have you covered. Check out our beginner’s tips and how to level up fast, or just read up on the best guns. Or read up on reviews from around the industry.
“After spending 30 hours completing the campaign and beginning to dabble in the endgame, I’m still enamored with The Division 2,” Edmond Tran said in our review-in-progress. “The range of enemy types continues to keep combat encounters challenging, the equipment I earn and pick up continues to feel different and valuable. The ravaged environments continue to intrigue, and sometimes they’re so stunning I find myself needing to take a screenshot before I move on. There is still so much to see in The Division 2, but I want to take the time to see it. I have absolutely no clue why I’m here or what anyone’s motivations are, and I wish I had a narrative purpose to my endless hunger for progression. But I’m glad to be here right now.”
Patrick Wilson, who portrayed Orm (aka the Ocean Master) in Aquaman, says he doesn’t believe Orm will be the main villain of Aquaman 2.
Reported by SyFy Wire, Wilson made this claim during an event promoting The Art and Making of Aquaman in New Jersey.
“He’s not gonna be a main villain in another movie,” said Wilson. “I don’t think Orm ends up in Belle Reve like he does in the New 52. I assume they’re gonna keep him in some kind of jail below the surface. If
wants me back, I’m certainly happy to come back.”
On top of this, Wilson said of his character “I don’t know what the future holds for Orm… You can’t kill him. He’s too important to
Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, has just been revealed as the star of Netflix’s next Bandersnatch-esque interactive series – You Vs. Wild – and you get to help him survive.
Netflix announced that You vs. Wild’s eight episode first season will arrive on April 10 and will allow viewers to “make decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.”
Netflix has released a teaser of what to expect from You Vs. Wild on YouTube called Call of the Wild and it will allow you to make decisions similar to the way you will if you choose to join Bear on his adventures this April.