Marvel fans are up in arms, and it’s for a good reason. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner were on the promotions tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron when a reporter from Digital Spy asked them about “shipping” within the franchise, or “support of a romantic pairing between two characters in a fictional series,” particularly with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character.
“She’s a slut,” Jeremy Renner said immediately, and Evans burst into hysterics.
“I was gonna say something along that line,” he laughed. “She’s a complete whore.” Renner would also scoff at Black Widow’s prosthetic leg, hinting at its undesirability.
Let the fan battle begin. More
Rumors have been flying for months about Sony and Marvel negotiating to let Spider-Man, a character owned by Sony, appear in Marvel movies. When emails leaked as a result of the Sony hack in December, though, it appeared the talks were dead. But a press release from Marvel last night announced that Spider-Man will be appearing in at least one movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as well as having his own standalone film in 2017. Complicated? Sorta. But here’s how it’s all going to work. More
In case you missed it, actors Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, who play superheroes Captain America and Star-Lord in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Guardians of the Galaxy, respectively, made a Super Bowl bet. More
Super Bowl 49 came to a close with the New England Patriots beating the Seattle Seahawks in thrilling fashion, 28-24, thanks to the late-game heroics of Malcolm Butler. Speaking of heroics, there are two superheroes whose Super Bowl wager has yet to be settled, specifically actors Chris Pratt and Chris Evans.
Actors Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are the stars of two massive superhero franchises. Evans, a native Bostonian, thrilled audiences as Captain America last spring in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while Pratt helmed the blockbuster hit of the summer as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy.
But now, the two stand on opposite sides of the battlefield, as Evans is an unabashed Patriots fan, while Pratt is a major Seattle Seahawks supporter. What happens when two larger-than-life superheroes face off?
An epic Twitter war and a high-stakes Super Bowl bet, that’s what. More
This weekend, The Boston Film Festival returns, launching tonight at Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel in Boston (five must-see films here). But this isn’t grandma’s film festival, where you stand in line in the freezing cold to see the latest indie darlings (cough, Sundance) or try to get a look at a summer blockbuster or two while catching Sundance’s scraps (cough cough, Tribeca) or catch celebs who show up to promote their films as they hope to take home Oscar gold (well, that means you, Toronto). Nope, The Boston Film Festival isn’t any of that. More