Black Widow’s solo movie has been a long time coming. Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe a decade ago (in Iron Man 2) and has been a key Avenger ever since.
Well, you’re going to have to wait just a little while longer to Black Widow, as the MCU flick has joined the ever-growing number of big movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent closure of cinemas.
But, to tide you over, you can read all about it in the new issue of Total Film magazine. Inside, Scarlett Johansson discusses the film’s long path to fruition, its villain, Natasha’s extended ‘family’ and much more. Plus, the print version of the magazine comes with a special supplement celebrating the greatest action movies ever.
On shelves (real and digital) from April 3, the new issue also features an in-depth look at how the coronavirus is impacting cinemas, as well as in-depth features on The Woman in the Window, The Assistant, Damien Chazelle’s Netflix show The Eddy, and Tom Hanks’ Greyhound. Plus, a career interview with Eternals star Salma Hayek. Read on for more about the new issue!
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Black Widow cover story
We might have to wait a little longer than expected to see it, but Black Widow is still set to kick off the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while delving into one character’s past…
Read more: Scarlett Johansson talks Black Widow: "Natasha Romanoff in a family drama is the least expected thing"
The making of The Woman in the Window
Adapted from A.J. Finn’s bestseller about a curtain-twitching agoraphobe, Joe Wright’s throwback thriller explores themes of unreliable narrators, mental illness and societal judgement. He and his cast tell Total Film about channelling their inner nosy-parkers and how Finn’s Ripley-esque unmasking during The Woman in the Window’s production heightened a sense of mystery.
Damien Chazelle’s Netflix show
A groovy, grimy Paris music club is the nerve centre for new Netflix drama The Eddy. Featuring La La Land’s Damien Chazelle as the show’s lead director, there’s also a host of talent including André Holland and Joanna Kulig on screen. Total Film turns up, tunes in and gets down.
In The Assistant, a young film company junior’s suspicions about her boss’s misconduct are suppressed by a toxic office culture. Total Film speaks to writer-director Kitty Green about her needle-sharp engagement with the #MeToo narrative, as we enter the post-Weinstein movie landscape.
(Note: The Assistant will now be released digitally in the UK on May 1.)
Salma Hayek career interview
From Robert Rodriguez’s muse, to an Oscar nod for Frida, Salma Hayek has blazed trails for Latino actors for three decades. Now she’s back in Sally Potter’s dementia drama The Roads not Taken and Marvel’s upcoming Eternals. Total Film meets the Mexican-American star forging a new path.
TF Classic: Friday the 13th
Forty years ago, a small independently made shocker did for summer camps what Jaws had done for the ocean and Halloween had done for closets. Total Film makes a date with director Sean Cunningham and producer Steve Miner for some Friday the 13th flashbacks…
Tom Hanks’ Greyhound
In the front section, Teasers, Total Film gets the inside story on Tom Hanks seafaring World War 2 thriller, Greyhound. Plus, Candyman, Saw spin-off Spiral and Scoob! and lots more.
Behind the Scenes special: Action
The print edition of Total Film comes with a special supplement: the latest in the Behind the Scenes series collecting the best candid snaps and stories in cinema. This time – action! Featuring Die Hard, Bourne, and tonnes more. (Note: supplement not available with the digital edition).
And if you’re a print subscriber, you’ll already have the magazine (and the action supplement) waiting for you on your doormat, with this exclusive, subscribers-only cover:
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