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“She's a magpie and really loves jewelry and accessories, so she was thrilled to wear a few pieces of high jewelry,” says Rebecca Corbin-Murray of the 'Little Women' nominee.
Florence Pugh enjoyed a Cinderella moment Sunday night while attending her first Academy Awards, but Joan of Arc provided a bit of style inspiration as well.
TheLittle Womenco-star was dressed by Louis Vuitton, a look that started with a custom gown designed by house creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere and inspired by the ruffled skirts in his spring 2020 ready-to-wear collection. “It was really a collaboration between Florence and Nicolas,” says stylist Rebecca Corbin-Murray, who has worked with the actress for two years. “They had a lovely afternoon together, had tea and went over sketches. He worked with what she envisioned for the red carpet and his own aesthetic. This was Florence's first Oscars, so to be able to sit down and discuss a custom opportunity felt really special.”Amy Sussman/Getty Images Florence Pugh's look by Louis Vuitton started with a custom dress by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, with high jewelry featuring imperial topaz in deep pink to offset her green silk-satin gown.
Pugh's look also pulled off one of the night's most playful color combinations, with her green silk-satin dress offset by high-jewelry pieces, also by Louis Vuitton, that showcased the deep-pink hues of imperial topaz. The pendant necklace and pair of solitaire rings, from a grouping dubbed “Goutte de Sang,” or “Drop of Blood,” are from the label's 2019 Riders of the Knights collection, which takes its cue from female warriors. The necklace is crafted using roughly 260 diamonds in various cuts, with a pendant featuring a 21-carat pear-shaped imperial topaz, all set in 18-karat white gold, while the rings likewise showcase pear-shaped stones of imperial topaz, surrounded by diamonds.Courtesy of Louis Vuitton Florence Pugh wears a high-jewelry necklace featuring a 21-carat imperial topaz; at right, a sketch of the necklace by Francesca Amfitheatrof, Louis Vuitton's artistic director of watches and jewelry.
“'Goutte de Sang' is inspired by the bravery of Jeanne d'Arc,” Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of watches and jewelry for Louis Vuitton, tellsThe Hollywood Reporter. “She is represented here by her sword, made from custom-cut diamonds that wrap silkily around the neck and are held in place by a 3-carat pear-shaped diamond. At the opposite end, the sword tip falls dramatically. An LV flower-cut diamond and an extraordinary 21-carat pear-shaped imperial topaz hang from the tip, as if frozen in time. The color of this stone is not typical red, but instead has a touch of deep pink to represent Jeanne d'Arc, a woman who led men to victory and who never once used her sword.”Courtesy of Louis Vuitton The pieces worn by Pugh are part of Louis Vuitton's 2019 Riders of the Knight high-jewelry collection.
The juxtaposition of colors in the jewels and the dress was wholly intentional, Corbin-Murray says. “When I went in to view all the high jewelry, these pieces really jumped out,” she explains. “Knowing the color of the dress, I thought it would be interesting to do something that was completely opposite and almost clashed a bit. That felt more modern than to do something more expected in jewelry, such as green or blue stones. And Florence is a young actress who takes a very forward, directional approach in her fashion, so this felt really modern and fresh.”
How does Pugh apply jewelry to her personal style? “Oh, she's a maximalist, no question,” Corbin-Murray says with a laugh. “She's a magpie and really loves jewelry and accessories, so she...
Black Widow features the mysterious Taskmaster as one of the villains. We now have our best look yet at the character, thanks to a new promotional image. We don't have a ton of information about the big screen version of the character at this time because this is a Marvel Studios project and there really isn't anybody better at keeping their secrets on lockdown. Taskmaster is a fan-favorite comic book character and Marvel Cinematic Universe devotees were excited to see that the villain was going to be included in Black Widow.
The latest look at Taskmaster comes to us from a new Topps trading card for Black Widow. The mask has been debated by MCU fans since it was revealed. It doesn't look a whole lot like the comics and it has some people worried. However, the armor, cape, and shield seem to be getting the thumbs up from just about everyone. The new image cuts off just below the knees of the villain, giving a pretty detailed look at the armor.
There are plenty of Black Widow theories about who will end up being Taskmaster underneath the mask, along with a possible future in the MCU. There have been rumors about a main character dying early on in the movie too, but that has obviously not been confirmed at this time. With that being said, we know that it won't be Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff since she returns in Infinity War and again in Avengers: Endgame. Since the timeline in the movie goes back a few movies, it will be interesting to see how the story flows.
MCU fans have waited a long time to see Natasha Romanoff get her own standalone movie. Scarlett Johansson seems to be pretty confident that fans will enjoy Black Widow. It certainly looks like an action-packed MCU project, but after the events of Avengers: Endgame, it could be a bit weird. It could also go on to make Romanoff's sacrifice even more meaningful, depending on how the standalone movie is produced and received. For now, it seems that fans are just really excited to see the character back on the big screen with some a lot of background information.Black Widow is all set to hit theaters on May 1st and will be the first of the MCU's Phase 4 movies. From there, we'll get a look at some new characters when Eternals opens later this year. It's going to be a pretty big year for MCU fans with two new movies and two brand-new Disney+ shows on the way too. The Falcon and the Winter soldier premieres late this summer, while WandaVision premieres later this year. Hopefully we'll get some more Taskmaster clues in the coming weeks as Black Widow prepares to open in theaters. You can check out the latest look at Taskmaster below, thanks to the MCU Direct Twitter account.
A clear look at Taskmaster's full costume has been revealed in this official new #BlackWidow promo art!via @Topps pic.twitter.com/ttXwt05ZgA— MCU Direct @MCU_Direct February 17, 2020
Last summer, Marvel fans had something of a scare when it looked like Sony and Disney were parting ways on Spider-Man. As it stands, Sony controls the movie rights to the character and Tom Holland's Peter Parker is able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because both studios have an agreement in place that is mutually beneficial. Luckily, both sides came to terms on a new deal before things got too serious, but Holland says Sony had a wonderful plan for Spider-Man's possible MCU exit.
Tom Holland has recently been promoting the release of Onward, the lastest from Pixar which he is one of the leads in. During a recent interview, he discussed the messy situation between Sony and Disney last year, which almost resulted in a Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel that wouldn't be connected to the MCU, which would have seemingly been messy. Here's what Holland had to say about it.'[The] future for Spider-Man was still very bright with Sony and we had a really, really wonderful idea how we could sort of transition into a Spider-Man without the MCU and Tom Rothman and Amy Pascal were really confident that they were gonna do justice and make a film of the caliber that Spider-Man requires.'
Spider-Man: Far From Home ended with a massive cliffhanger. It had major implications for Peter Parker's journey moving forward, and those implications were greatly tied to the larger MCU. But Tom Holland seems to believe things would have gone rather smoothly, had Sony not managed to find a path forward with Disney. Unfortunately, Holland declined to dish on the details of the plan.For the time being, this is something fans don't have to worry about. Spider-Man 3 is set to film this summer and will hit theaters next year, taking place in the MCU. There are also plans for another Spidey appearance in a future, unnamed Marvel movie. Speaking further, Tom Holland explained that he's quite happy things worked out the way they did. 'But that said, I'm really glad to be back in the MCU and to have the team back together because I kind of feel like it's where he belongs now. I'm really grateful that Bob Iger and Tom Rothman allowed me to be a part of the process of bringing him home, it was a pretty cool experience and also the best bragging rights ever, I saved Spider-Man'
Jon Watts, who directed both Spider-Man: Far From Home and Homecoming, is returning to direct the third installment. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but Peter Parker wil be dealing with the world knowing that he is actually the webslinging superhero. Spider-Man 3 is set to hit theaters on July 16, 2021. Feel free to check out the full interview with Tom Holland via the MTV International YouTube channel for yourself.
Helmut Zemo was the villain in Captain America: Civil War, and the secret mastermind behind the plot to cause an internal rift within the Avengers which would lead the heroes into a war with their own teammates. The Infinity Saga box set, containing deleted and behind-the-scenes clips from a decade's worth of MCU films, also has a moment from Civil War with a deleted introduction scene for Zemo, recently posted on Reddit:CIVIL WAR - Zemo at the Auction House Deleted Scene from Infinity Saga Box Set [1:38] from r/marvelstudios
As seen in the Infinity Saga box set, The scene opens in a black market auction house, where a dead Hydra agent's personal belongings, particularly his imposing rifle, are being sold to the highest bidder. Suddenly, an innocuous man near the middle of the rows of bidders starts commenting on the worthlessness of the items on display.
The manager of the auction directs a security guard to throw the man out, but as the guard moves forward, he appears to have difficulty breathing, keeling over onto the floor. Soon the other people in the room also begin to faint, as the manager looks on with horror, and the innocuous man, now revealed to be Zemo, pulls a gas mask over his face.
With all the other guests passed out on the floor, or worse, Zemo makes his way to the front of the room. He glances briefly at the Hydra rifle on display on top of the cart it was wheeled in on. Then he bends down and reaches into the bottom shelf of the cart, from where he brings out a red notebook with a gold star emblazoned across the center.That is where the scene ends, but those who have seen the full movie already know what that mysterious book was. It contained a record of the procedure that turned Steve Rogers's old friend Bucky Barnes into the brainwashed Winter Soldier.
Zemo would later in the movie use the commands listed in the notebook to reboot Bucky's brain and turn him back into a murderous super-soldier. While we saw that book in the original cut of the movie, the circumstances behind how Zemo got hold of it were never revealed. Instead, the first time we saw Zemo was when he visited a former Hydra agent's house to torture him for information.
It is not clear why the makers of the film decided to cut the auction house scene from the original cut. Perhaps introducing Zemo as he seemingly murders a room full of civilians just to retrieve a book would have gone against the 'sympathetic villain' characterization that he was treated with for the rest of the movie. Or perhaps the scene was simply seen as an unnecessary addition to an already lengthy film.
Whatever the reason, fans of the character now have this additional deleted scene to enjoy. Zemo is also making a return to the MCU in the Disney+ show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, where he will take one more step down the road to super-villainy by assuming his comic book identity of Baron Zemo, complete with the purple face mask. This first appeared on Reddit.