• Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
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    Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    (Major spoilers ahead for “Avengers: Endgame” and the whole situation with Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, but you probably already knew that given the headline)Even though Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) didn’t get a movie with her name on it in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she’s been just as central to the franchise as anybody. She was introduced back in “Iron Man 2” and has been instrumental in so many major events. So it’s puzzling that “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t really spend any time memorializing her at the end of the movie, which spends so much time saying goodbye to Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans).It’s puzzling also just within the context of the movie — Natasha’s sacrifice made everything that came after, including Tony’s own sacrifice, possible.If Black Widow hadn’t killed herself on Vormir so that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) could return to the present with the Soul Stone, then they wouldn’t have been able to save all those people Thanos snapped, and then Tony Stark’s snap to wipe out all of Thanos’s forces wouldn’t have been possible. Her sacrifice mattered just as much as Tony’s did. Indeed, Tony’s sacrifice wouldn’t have been possible at all had Natasha not made her sacrifice first.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - That Last Scene Makes No SenseBut when we get to the end of the movie, we get a big memorial for Iron Man with a huge number of famous heroes showing up to pay their respects, while Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) hang out in the corner having their own private mourning ceremony for Natasha and Vision, who apparently nobody other than them — and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), I guess — cared about.It would have been a great moment to elevate a character who always operated from the shadows, never getting the acclaim that Tony always received. The one time Black Widow stepped into the spotlight was at the end of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” when a US Senate committee threatened to put her on trial. The people of the MCU finally had a chance to give Natasha the respect she was due, and they just didn’t.On the commentary track on the home video release of “Avengers: Endgame,” co-director Joe Russo addressed this concern, and blamed next year’s “Black Widow” movie for the lack of a memorial for Natasha.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - Who Is That Random Kid At the End of the Movie?“People have asked why Natasha didn’t get the same amount of screen time post-death as Tony did,” Joe Russo said. “Well, Tony does not have another movie. Tony is done. And Natasha has another film. And Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore. But that character still has more screen time coming.”So there’s your answer — Natasha Romanoff didn’t get a big memorial in “Endgame” because of the prequel movie coming out next May, whereas Tony Stark is not gonna be in the MCU again for the foreseeable future. Though they didn’t mention Vision specifically, there’s probably a similar reason for the lack of love for him after he died in “Infinity War,” since he’ll be back somehow in the “WandaVision” Disney+ show in 2021.There is an interesting sentence in that answer, though, that caused a big exclamation point to pop up over my head, though: “And Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore.” Since the MCU has done multiple prequel movies that didn’t involve time travel, including the first “Captain America” movie that was the fourth film overall in this franchise, it seems incorrect to say that the MCU ever “had to” move forward linearly.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?To me, this implies that the “Black Widow” movie will be more than just another prequel like “Captain America: The First Avenger” or “Captain Marvel,” which took us to the past to set up heroes that would have an impact on the present. To me, the implication is something I have long suspected about “Black Widow”: that it will involve characters from the MCU’s post-“Endgame” present somehow.But Marvel still has yet to confirm anything along those lines about that film. When they presented footage from the film at Comic-Con a couple weeks ago there was no indication that it would be anything other than a straight prequel — one that likely will set up a new player for future movies, like probably Florence Pugh’s Yelena.We’ve got a while to wait before we find anything out about what the “Black Widow” movie really has in store for us. It’s nine months until the movie comes out, and it’ll probably be December at the earliest before we get a proper trailer. So sit tight.Read original story Here’s Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ At TheWrap

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie?
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    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie?

    (Below you’ll find some pretty massive spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame”)As is fitting for a movie that sold itself as the culmination of the first eleven years of an unprecedented style of mega-franchise, “Avengers: Endgame” is astonishing for the ridiculously huge and star-studded cast it assembled for its grand finale. Pretty much everybody showed up, and it’s probably got the biggest collection of stars of any movie ever.But “Avengers: Endgame” didn’t just bring back the big stars. A bunch of minor characters also got to return in some surprising ways. But maybe none were more surprising than this one character who appeared for only a brief moment at the very end of the movie.Also Read: Here's Why Black Widow Didn't Get a Memorial At the End of 'Avengers: Endgame'The character in question is a teenage boy who appears with all the other mourners at the funeral of Tony Stark. In this shot the camera pans across a bunch of people after Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) sent the original mini arc reactor that Tony crafted back in “Iron Man” into the lake. For the most part all the people we see are major characters who have shown up in the MCU recently, except for this one kid who’s standing there alone looking at the ground.You’ll be forgiven if you don’t recognize this guy, because he looked a lot different the last time he appeared in the MCU. That character is Harley Keener, played by Ty Simpkins, who you’ll remember from “Iron Man 3” as the kid from Tennessee who helps Tony (Robert Downey Jr) recharge his suit while he investigates a mysterious death. “Iron Man 3” came out way back in 2013, and Simpkins was just a kid at the time, and he’s grown up a bunch since then.Here’s what the character Harley Keener looked like in “Iron Man 3”:So, yeah, no shame in not being sure about that one — Simpkins looks completely different now than he did back then.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' - What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?It’s very interesting also that they would bring him back at all — a character that has not been mentioned at all since that movie six years ago. Is Harley Keener coming back to the MCU? I guess we’ll find out.Read original story ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – Who Is That Random Kid at the End of the Movie? At TheWrap

  • What did Captain America do in the past? Here’s what 'Avengers: Endgame’s' directors say
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    What did Captain America do in the past? Here’s what 'Avengers: Endgame’s' directors say

    What did Captain America do when he stayed in the past at the end of Avengers: Endgame? Here's what directors Joe and Anthony Russo think.

  • Captain America was originally going to be decapitated in 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Captain America was originally going to be decapitated in 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Captain America was originally going to be beheaded in Avengers: Endgame, confirms its writers.

  • Robert Downey Jr earned a staggering £60 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Robert Downey Jr earned a staggering £60 million from 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Robert Downey Jr pulled in a wage packet of an astonishing $75 million – just under £60 million – for starring in Avengers: Endgame.

  • Fat Thor made Chris Hemsworth understand what it is like to be pregnant
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    Fat Thor made Chris Hemsworth understand what it is like to be pregnant

    Chris Hemsworth breaks down becoming Fat Thor for Avengers: Endgame

  • Robert Downey Jr is really pushing for 'Avengers: Endgame' to beat 'Avatar’s' box office record
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    Robert Downey Jr is really pushing for 'Avengers: Endgame' to beat 'Avatar’s' box office record

    Robert Downey Jr is really working overtime to try and encourage Marvel fans to push Avengers: Endgame past Avatar so that it can become the highest grossing film of all time.

  • Samuel L Jackson says a second Avengers will form in MCU’s Phase 4
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    Samuel L Jackson says a second Avengers will form in MCU’s Phase 4

    "Nick Fury knows something is coming,” Jackson says.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame': 7-year-old who played Tony Stark's daughter is being 'bullied'
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    'Avengers: Endgame': 7-year-old who played Tony Stark's daughter is being 'bullied'

    Lexi Rabe posted a plea to social media asking for the bullying to end.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' set footage shows Robert Downey Jr filming the snap
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    'Avengers: Endgame' set footage shows Robert Downey Jr filming the snap

    Behind the scenes footage from Avengers: Endgame has been released, and it shows Robert Downey Jr shooting the already iconic snap.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' is being re-released in cinemas with bonus scenes
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    'Avengers: Endgame' is being re-released in cinemas with bonus scenes

    Looks like Disney doesn't want the film to be second to Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time.

  • Iron Man’s death scene in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was improvised
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    Iron Man’s death scene in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was improvised

    Tom Holland has revealed that Iron Man's heartbreaking death scene in Avengers: Endgame was improvised.

  • Chris Hemsworth debuts hilarious video of 'Fat Thor' performing Johnny Cash
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    Chris Hemsworth debuts hilarious video of 'Fat Thor' performing Johnny Cash

    Chris Hemsworth thought the perfect song for "Fat Thor" was Johnny Cash's version of the Nine Inch Nails hit "Hurt," so he took a video of himself playing it while in costume.

  • Marvel fans confused by lookalike Avengers in new video game
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    Marvel fans confused by lookalike Avengers in new video game

    The first trailer for Square Enix’s hotly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers video game has left fans of the MCU scratching their heads.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' almost featured the first MCU F-Bomb
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    'Avengers: Endgame' almost featured the first MCU F-Bomb

    The writers of Avengers: Endgame agonised over Tony Stark's final word to Thanos in the movie's climactic scene.

  • It was Robert Downey Jr’s decision to stay silent in 'Avengers: Endgame’s' finale
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    It was Robert Downey Jr’s decision to stay silent in 'Avengers: Endgame’s' finale

    Avengers: Endgame's directors and writers talk through its memorable conclusion.

  • Tom Holland releases video from 'Avengers: Endgame' ‘wedding’ scene
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    Tom Holland releases video from 'Avengers: Endgame' ‘wedding’ scene

    Tom Holland shares a behind the scenes video from Avengers: Endgame's 'wedding' scene, calling it the most memorable day of his career.

  • Future 'X-Men' films would have been 'radically different' under Fox (exclusive)
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    Future 'X-Men' films would have been 'radically different' under Fox (exclusive)

    It looks like the X-Universe is set for a big reboot under the watchful eye of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios.

  • Why 'Avengers: Endgame’s' Time Suits were so complicated to make
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    Why 'Avengers: Endgame’s' Time Suits were so complicated to make

    The time suits that the Avengers wear in Endgame were actually created digitally, and were very, very complicated to make.

  • Why are Marvel fans so upset at this all female 'Avengers: Endgame' picture?
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    Why are Marvel fans so upset at this all female 'Avengers: Endgame' picture?

    Marvel have uploaded an image of all of the female Avengers together, but why are people upset?

  • Robert Downey Jr shares hilarious video of his ‘Avengers: Endgame’ farewell
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    Robert Downey Jr shares hilarious video of his ‘Avengers: Endgame’ farewell

    Robert Downey Jr has taken to Instagram to share his emotional yet still hilarious farewell from the set of Avengers: Endgame.

  • Chris Evans shares bald Captain America photo from 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Chris Evans shares bald Captain America photo from 'Avengers: Endgame'

    Chris Evans has taken to Twitter to share an image from his final scene in Avengers: Endgame, and he looks very, very different.

  • One of 'Avengers: Endgame’s' best scenes has just been released
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    One of 'Avengers: Endgame’s' best scenes has just been released

    Marvel has released a clip of Avengers: Endgame for the public's repeated consumption, and it just so happens to be one of the funniest scenes from the film.

  • Robert Downey Jr shares emotional look at his final 'Avengers: Endgame' scene
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    Robert Downey Jr shares emotional look at his final 'Avengers: Endgame' scene

    Robert Downey Jr has released several behind the scenes from Avengers: Endgame, and they're so poignant and beautiful they'll almost certainly make you weep.

  • James Cameron congratulates Marvel for 'Avengers: Endgame' success as is tradition
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    James Cameron congratulates Marvel for 'Avengers: Endgame' success as is tradition

    James Cameron has continued a long-held Hollywood tradition by congratulating Marvel Studios for its box office success with Avengers: Endgame.