According to Variety, director Noah Baumbach has lined up the cast of his next film after Netflix’s The Meyerowitz Stories. We don’t know anything about the plot or the title, but it will reportedly be starring Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Merritt Wever, and Azhy Robertson. Driver and Dern will next appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi while Johansson is currently filming Avengers: Infinity War, but it seems safe to assume that this movie—whatever it is—will be nothing like either of them. Unless, of course, Baumbach decides to take a wildly different approach to filmmaking and starts developing superhero space opera, which would probably be cool.
Like Meyerowitz Stories, this untitled movie will also be financed and distributed by Netflix, and Baumbach will write it as well as direct it.
Since the time Scarlett Johansson made her much loved debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man 2, fans have been intrigued by Black Widow and are raring to see that solo film featuring their favourite spy superhero. While it’s been 7 years since her debut and Black Widow has made several other appearances in Avengers and Captain America films with her last being an uncredited cameo appearance in Thor: Ragnarok. But one thing that was amiss was her solo movie until now. It so happened that folks at comicbook.com got in touch with the creator of several MCU superheroes including Black Widow and asked him if phase four of Marvel Cinematic Universe is planning for a solo Black Widow movie, and if he would like to see the same, the legend replied in affirmative. He said,
One day there will be a Black Widow movie.
So far Scarlett Johansson has appeared as Black Widow in Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. It’ll be interesting to see her headlining her own film. Who wouldn’t want to know those intriguing stories she’s been teasing us with Hawkeye in various MCU films.
Apart from Stan Lee, Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi too shared similar feelings when he was asked about a Black Widow film. He told io9,
[I’d like to see] Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be. Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?
Black Widow will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by the Ruso brothers, the third film in Avengers franchise is slated for a May 2018 release.
Scarlett Johansson is in early talks to star in the Focus Features drama “Reflective Light,” sources tell Variety.
Art photographer Gregory Crewdson is making his directing debut with Marc Platt producing along with Platt Productions’ Jared LeBoff. The film is an adaptation of the 2014 Carla Buckley novel “The Deepest Secret,” which Crewdson and partner Juliane Hiam have adapted.
The pic follows a teenage boy who suffers from a malady that makes him gravely allergic to sunlight. If Johansson’s deal goes through, she would play his mother, so devoted to her son’s care that she has alienated the rest of their family, creating an oddly sustainable nocturnal lifestyle for him at the expense of her own well-being. When a neighborhood girl goes missing, the balance that kept them afloat begins to unravel.
Focus acquired the rights to the movie right before this year’s Cannes Film Festival and hopes to start production next year.
The film would mark a change of pace for Johansson, who has been busy in action and comedy movies including this year’s “Ghost in the Shell” and the Sony comedy “Rough Night.” She can be seen next in “Avengers: Infinity War” and is also lending her voice to Wes Anderson’s animated “Isle of Dogs.”
She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.