Natalie Portman responded Wednesday to a lengthy attack from Rose McGowan, acknowledging the criticism had some merit but also pushing back in some ways.“I agree with Ms. McGowan that it is inaccurate to call me ‘brave’ for wearing a garment with women’s names on it,” Portman said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those of the women who have been testifying against Harvey Weinstein the last few weeks, under incredible pressure.”McGowan went after Portman in a scathing Facebook post on Tuesday, just two days after Portman appeared at the Oscars with the names of overlooked female directors embroidered into her Dior cape.Also Read: Rose McGowan Dismisses Natalie Portman's Oscars Outfit Honoring Female Directors As 'Deeply Offensive'“The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do,” wrote McGowan, who has spent much of her time in the last few years speaking out against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as he faces criminal charges for sexual assault and other felony counts.In her response, Portman also reacted to McGowan’s statements about her production company and the fact that Portman is the only female director credited on any of its eight films.“It is true I’ve only made a few films with women. In my long career, I’ve only gotten the chance to work with female directors a few times – I’ve made shorts, commercials, music videos and features with Marya Cohen, Mira Nair, Rebecca Zlotowski, Anna Rose Holmer, Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat and myself,” she said. “Unfortunately, the unmade films I have tried to make are a ghost history.”Also Read: Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman Wears Cape Embroidered With Names of Female Directors Not Nominated (Video)She concluded, “So I want to say, I have tried, and I will keep trying. While I have not yet been successful, I am hopeful that we are stepping into a new day.”Read original story Natalie Portman Responds to Rose McGowan Diss: ‘I Agree’ I’m Not ‘Brave’ At TheWrap
Rose McGowan went after fellow actress Natalie Portman in a scathing Facebook post on Tuesday, just two days after Portman appeared at the Oscars with the names of overlooked female directors embroidered into her Dior cape.“The kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. As so many of them do,” wrote McGowan, who has spent much of her time in the last few years speaking out against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as he faces criminal charges for sexual assault and other felony counts.“I find Portman’s type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work. I’m not writing this out of bitterness, I am writing out of disgust,” she went on. “I just want her and other actresses to walk the walk.”Also Read: Rose McGowan Says Harvey Weinstein Doesn't Understand the Seriousness of His Accused Actions 'At All'She also tore into Portman’s history within her own production company, Handsomecharlie Films: “Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career — one of them was you. You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director — you.” (Editor’s note: Portman worked with director Mira Nair in 2008’s “New York, I Love You.”)A review of the company’s films proves that to be true. Portman has directed two of the company’s eight movies. The other six were directed by men.“I was at a Women in Film event that you spoke at once, Natalie. You reeled off depressing statistics and then we all went back to our salads. I quickly realized you and the other women speakers (and that joke of an organization) are just… frauds. You say nothing, you do nothing,” McGowan wrote.Also Read: Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman Wears Cape Embroidered With Names of Female Directors Not Nominated (Video)A representative for Women in Film — one of the longest-running organizations fighting for parity in the industry — did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Representatives for Portman also did not immediately return a request for comment.During Sunday’s pre-Oscars red carpet event, Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman tweeted a video showing that Portman’s custom outfit bore the names of Lulu Wang, Greta Gerwig, Lorene Scafaria, Marielle Heller, Alma Har’el and Mari Diop, and others. All of them are female directors who were not nominated for an award at the ceremony this year.You can watch Portman explain her fashion — and political — statement below:Natalie Portman embroidered her Dior cape with all of the female directors who weren't nominated for Oscars. Check out her explanation here. pic.twitter.com/kyyo2wVMZf— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 10, 2020Read original story Rose McGowan Dismisses Natalie Portman’s Oscars Outfit Honoring Female Directors As ‘Deeply Offensive’ At TheWrap
Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap
Francis Ford Coppola has followed his friend and contemporary Martin Scorsese is slating the Marvel movies.
Taika Waititi has said that there could be scope for including a plot line about Jane Foster battling breast cancer in Thor 4.