Monday, March 17, 2014


Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson are really good friends.  They keep showing up in each other's movies.  And they have become very close best friends in the process.

 Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans first collaborated in the film the Perfect Score.
 Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson also collaborated in the film the Nanny Diaries.
And now Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow to his Captain America in the Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier and soon Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  Here are more scenes from the Captain America:  Winter Soldier film shoot.  More than seventy-five percent of Captain America:  Winter Soldier was filmed on location in Cleveland, Ohio.  I didn't post these photos in my blog earlier because...
1.  These photos wasn't taken by the Cleveland Plains Dealer photography department at the time.
2.  I'm not famous.  I don't know anybody who is famous.  I don't have backstage access, side stage access, front stage access, limousine, hotel or film set access.  As a result, I find out about this stuff around the same time as anybody else. 
So I'm about as in the dark about this new Captain America film that Scarlett Johansson is acting in just like everybody else.  All that I know is that Bucky Barnes used to be Captain America's sidekick and co-worker in the Howling Commandos regiment of the United States Armed Forces.  Now Bucky Barnes is a Communism extremist traitor working for Russia.  That forces former friends into the role of mortal enemies.  Thankfully, the Falcon is willing to take over the sidekick role.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America

 Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka the Falcon and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America

 Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka the Falcon

 Scarlett Johansson as Natalia Romanoff aka the Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Colbie Smulders discover a dead body
 Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill

 Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter
 Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier

Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce

Chris Evans at Saint Pancras Train Station on his way to promoting Captain America: Winter Soldier in London, England.

 Samual L. Jackson at Saint Pancras Train Station on his way to promoting Captain America: Winter Soldier in London, England.  One question for Hollywood filmmakers.  How is it possible for to list Samual L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the film Avengers:  Age of Ultron if his character died in Captain America:  Winter Soldier?  Oh I get it.  Nick Fury died, but he got better.  Hey, it worked for Coulson between the Avengers and the television show Agents of SHIELD.

Normally, the film Avengers:  Age of Ultron would've started filming this Summer.  However, since Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, filming has to start now before her baby bump becomes too prominent for her character Black Widow to be used for filming.  As a result, the scene where Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye meets X-Men comic book series Mutants Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his fraternal twin sister Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen  (Both are children of Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto---One of the deadliest death to America terrorists in the Marvel Universe.  Their sister Lorna Dane aka Polaris has yet to appear in the movies) has to be filmed now.  This particular scene is being filmed in Pont-Saint-Martin in Aosta, Italy.


It's the return of the Motion Capture Suit Wearing Goons---This time taking orders from Ultron---The killer robot created as a force for good and humanity by Henry Prym aka Ant Man.  Ultron looked at all his assigned tasks for fighting for truth and justice given to him by Henry Prym with a scoffing laugh, rejected his computer programing and chose to fight for terrorism and evil instead.  Essentially a robot with no human elements choosing to ignore the human who created him because Ultron thought that robots knows better than humans.  It's easy to dismiss this as a Terminator-like plot, except Ultron is a comic book super-villain. 

 Director Joss Whedon gives directions to Aaron Taylor-Johnson before filming a scene for the upcoming film Avengers:  Age of Ultron.

So I'm guessing this would have to be Ultron---The main villain of the currently being filmed movie Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  Not much to look at though.  There is nothing scary about this robot dude.  Ultron looks more like a guy wearing a winter coat with a bad Halloween costume on.  I'm guessing this is before CGI improves the appearance of this villain character significantly.  It must be rough to be an actor who's only role is to be ultimately digitally removed and replaced by a CGI cartoon.  It's safe to assume that James Spader (From the television series the Blacklist) who provides the voice to Ultron isn't even going to be on set at all for the entire filming process.
Meanwhile, in South Korea, Chris Evans stunt double is perched on an eight wheeled truck racing down the highway at over seventy miles per hour as part of his efforts to defeat the evil Terminator-like robot named Ultron who is trying to start a Terminator-like Thermal Nuclear War Holocaust.

Ok, this is sort of unrelated, but Iron Man is a cast member of the film Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  But way back in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark aka Iron Man is attacked by a woman named Ellen Brandt.  Ellen Brandt (The film version at least) worked for the super-villain Aldrich Killian (He's a brand new comic book villain with no links to either the Golden Age of Comics nor the Silver Age of Comics) who ends up getting burned to death in a rigged explosion (Actress Stephanie Szostak doesn't have a happy outcome in Iron Man 3).


 Ellen Brandt is a popular comic book villain with links to the Golden Age of Comics and the Silver Age of Comics, but not as a villain in Iron Man comic books, but in Man Thing comic books.  As it turns out, Ellen Brandt is both the lawfully wedded wife of Ted Sallis aka Man Thing, an Agent of AIM (A branch of Hydra) and the exclusive reason why Ted Sallis aka Man Thing is horribly disfigured and cursed with super-powers in the first place.  Turning out to be guilty of wife battery, he burns her face off with his super-powers the first chance he got at revenge.  Yeah, poor Ellen Brandt got burned horribly in the comic books too.

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