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Evans & Scarlett Johansson Reunite for Apple Romantic Action Thriller Ghosted

After their apparent exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers co-stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson will reunite in an interesting way for an upcoming movie at Apple TV+. Called Ghosted, the movie is described as a “romantic action adventure” story that features Evans and Johansson starring in the lead roles. The movie comes from Apple Studios and Skydance with Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) on board to direct.

Perhaps Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson will have some excellent on-screen chemistry in Ghosted, as they’ve been working together for years. Marvel fans will know that the two have both appeared in their respective roles as Captain America and Black Widow in Marvel’s popular Avengers movies. They also co-starred alongside one another in 2004’s The Perfect Score and 2007’s The Nanny Diaries.

This reunion is also coming at an interesting time as it seems that both actors are finished with the MCU at this time. Evans had his Steve Rogers character written out of the story in a way that would seem difficult for him to continue in Avengers: Endgame. The same could be said for Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, albeit her end was more definitive. She returned to the role for this year’s Black Widow, although that was a prequel and there are no plans to continue on with the character at Marvel Studios.

Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney would also seemingly make her Marvel return all the more unlikely. In July, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney over the way Black Widow was released both in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Because her salary is tied to the box office performance of the movie, the actress alleges that the dual release was a breach of contract. Disney has responded by saying the lawsuit shows a “callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

While it would appear that Johansson won’t be doing any Disney movies in the near future, she’s already back to work filming her next movie. The former Avengers star was recently cast in an untitled Wes Anderson movie that’s now shooting in Spain. Along with Johansson, the cast features an impressive ensemble thas also includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie, Adrien Brody, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, and Jeffrey Wright.

Evans Has Yet to seen ‘Wandavision’ Yet

Evans Has Yet to seen ‘Wandavision’ Yet

Captain America is too busy saving the world to be watching Disney+. During a recent stop at a virtual ACE Comic Con, Chris Evans made the substantial reveal he has yet to see a single episode of WandaVision. Appearing in a Zoom call alongside his brother Scott, Evans mentioned he’s simply hasn’t had a chance to sit down and binge through the Jac Schaeffer and Matt Shakman-led series.

“Marvel’s really moving into the streaming world pretty seamlessly and pretty dominantly,” the Captain America star said. “I’ve yet to see any WandaVision episodes, but every single day it’s trending, you know what I mean? People are loving it and Kevin Feige is king.”

Even though Evans himself was supposed to hang the shield up after his character’s arc wrapped up in Avengers: Endgame, the actor has been in the news again after reportedly inking a deal to come back as Steve Rogers. Evans has since denied any claims of a potential return.

A potential Captain America return gained so much steam on social media, Feige himself opted to shut the rumors down. “I rarely answer no to anything anymore because things are always surprising me with what happens, but that rumor, I think, was dispelled rather quickly by the man himself,” the producer said to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year.

In the present MCU timeline, there’s technically a new Captain America. Though Wyatt Russell is playing John Walker — a character often known as US Agent in the source material — he’s being called Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

“What I thought was interesting about John is that Steve was a soldier from a different era. They’re both soldiers from different eras, and the era of John is very different than the era of Steve,” Russell told EW about his controversial new character. “The type of military men who are going to Iraq and Afghanistan was different because the time was different, and the grey area now, you see everything. Everything’s filmed. There’s a much different way of fighting now. You go in guns blazing first and ask questions later.”

WandaVision is now streaming in its entirety on Disney+.

Marvel Reportedly Planning Captain America 4 With Chris Evans

Marvel Reportedly Planning Captain America 4 With Chris Evans

Despite bringing what can only be described as a fitting end to his career at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, it would seem that Marvel isn’t quite done with Chris Evans’ Captain America just yet. That’s what a new report published by Giant Freakin Robot earlier today claims, at least, citing inside sources – the same ones that have accurately leaked miscellaneous information pertaining to the MCU previously – as having informed them of the studio’s unannounced plans for Captain America 4.

So, you’re probably wondering, then, just how a new story featuring Steve Rogers would play out in a post-Endgame world? After all, the First Avenger isn’t exactly in peak physical condition any longer thanks to his one-way trip to the past and considering that he explicitly passed the Cap mantle to Falcon before officially entering retirement, we’re not so sure what, if any, place he’d have in the realms of fighting crime in the present day.

Coincidentally, GFR’s source notes that Sam Wilson (AKA Falcon) will actually be the central focus of the fourth Captain America movie, with Steve Rogers – portrayed once again by Evans – presumably being a supporting player or mentor figure to him as well as the Winter Soldier.

This, of course, is far, far from being confirmed in any capacity, and were Marvel to truly pursue an indirect sequel to Civil War, there are multiple narrative angles from which to approach it. What with time travel being an established trope within the movies and the upcoming Spider-Man 3 proving that no aversions to exploring the multiverse on the big screen exist, there’s every opportunity for an alternate reality Rogers to appear or, conversely, a story that takes place between two timelines (i.e. the character’s life back in 1940s America as well as modern times).

What ultimately transpires, we’ll just have to wait and see, but suffice it to say, we’ll be keeping close tabs on this as it develops. In the meantime, let us know what themes you’d like to see explored in Captain America 4 down below!

Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay’s Next Movie For Netflix

Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay’s Next Movie For Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Adam McKay’s new Netflix movie already has an A-list ensemble and just added another star to its cast. Sources tell Deadline Chris Evans is joining the cast of McKay’s next film Don’t Look Up. He joins a cast that already includes Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Matthew Perry and Tomer Sisley.

Netfilx had no comment.

McKay will write, direct and co-produce along with Kevin Messick under McKay’s Hyperobject Industries Banner.

The film follows two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. Details are unknown of who Evans would be playing. Filming is currently underway in Boston.

After moving on from his time as Captain America, Evans continued to stay busy starting with his critically acclaimed work in the Apple TV+ limited series Defending Jacob. This is also marks his second Netflix feature he has also signed on to reteam with Russo Brothers in The Gray Man joining Ryan Gosling in the action pic.

He is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Jason Sloane.

Avengers’ Chris Evans swaps Captain America for Buzz Lightyear in Pixar film

Avengers’ Chris Evans swaps Captain America for Buzz Lightyear in Pixar film

The “Captain America” star will voice “the original Buzz Lightyear” in a new Pixar film, “Lightyear,” the studio announced on Twitter. The new film will explore the life of the “Toy Story” character, voiced by Tim Allen in the four “Toy Story” movies.

Evans explained the role in a tweet, writing: “Just to be clear, this isn’t Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on.” While “Toy Story 4” finished the story of Woody and the rest of the gang, this animated prequel is set for a June 17, 2022 premiere.

Evans retired his “Captain America” role after last year’s “Avengers: Endgame.”
Angus MacLane, who has worked as an animator “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.,” WALL·E” and “Ratatouille,” is set to direct the new movie.

Chris Evans Reportedly In Talks For Star Trek Role

Chris Evans Reportedly In Talks For Star Trek Role

The various Star Trek timelines were drawn closer this week when Discovery crossed over with J.J. Abrams’ Kelvin movies for the very first time, although it remains to be seen if it was a one-off bit of fan service or executive producer Alex Kurtzman has bigger plans in store somewhere down the road.

Of course, the creative driving force behind the small screen arm of the franchise has plenty of history with the Kelvin crew having produced and co-written Abrams’ first two installments, and with the future of Trek on TV mapped out until 2027, he could be sowing the seeds for some epic events that might not unfold for several years yet.

On the theatrical side of things, meanwhile, Star Trek is in stasis. Noah Hawley was gearing up for another reboot that would have wiped the slate clean once again and taken the concept back to basics by ignoring the action-packed spectacle of the Kelvin trilogy, but the project was recently placed on hold by Paramount. If that wasn’t enough, Hawley then admitted that Star Trek wasn’t in his immediate future, and yesterday it was announced that he’s developing an Alien series for FX alongside Ridley Scott.

This could mean that the canonical Star Trek 4 has now returned to the front of the queue for getting into production first, with Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated effort still more of a pipe dream than anything else. In any case, insider Daniel Richtman is claiming this week that Chris Evans is in talks to join Star Trek, but the tipster doesn’t expand on the role in question or even which one of the many projects in development he’s interested in. Still, we’ve already seen Hemsworth and Pine in the Kelvin timeline, so why not go for another one of the quartet of Chrises?