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

    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)“Avengers: Endgame” has more than a few odd and confusing moments — it’s just gonna happen when you have to cram this much story into a single movie. But maybe the oddest and most confusing part comes at the end, when the film falls all over itself to provide dedications for Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans) while only barely acknowledging that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) died earlier in this movie.Which is unfortunate because Natasha’s sacrifice was just as important as Tony’s.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

  • Scarlett Johansson says 'Endgame' death wasn't easy to deal with despite 'Black Widow' spinoff: 'I felt overwhelmingly sad about it'
    Style
    Kevin Polowy

    Scarlett Johansson says 'Endgame' death wasn't easy to deal with despite 'Black Widow' spinoff: 'I felt overwhelmingly sad about it'

    Scarlett Johansson felt "overwhelmingly sad" about Black Widow's death in "Avengers: Endgame," despite having "Black Widow" prequel on the way.

  • Everything Marvel has planned for Phase 4 from 'Thor 4' to new 'Blade'
    Style
    Yahoo Movies UK

    Everything Marvel has planned for Phase 4 from 'Thor 4' to new 'Blade'

    Marvel Studios unveiled its most ambitious and diverse phase yet at San Diego Comic-Con.

  • 'Black Widow' set photo hints Florence Pugh will replace Scarlett Johansson as top spy
    Style
    Hanna Flint

    'Black Widow' set photo hints Florence Pugh will replace Scarlett Johansson as top spy

    The solo movie may well be setting up Pugh to take over as Black Widow.

  • What the ending of 'Avengers: Endgame' means for the future of the MCU (spoilers)
    Style
    Hanna Flint

    What the ending of 'Avengers: Endgame' means for the future of the MCU (spoilers)

    From Iron Man to Thor, Captain Marvel to Black Panther, here’s what we know of their future in the MCU post-Endgame.

  • Hannah Quinlivan may land role in "Black Widow" and other top lifestyle news to know
    Style
    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Hannah Quinlivan may land role in "Black Widow" and other top lifestyle news to know

    Stay up to date with the latest in Lifestyle, Fashion, Entertainment and Celebrity News. Here are your Top 5 of the Day.

  • Every Marvel movie coming after 'Avengers: End Game'
    Style
    Hanna Flint

    Every Marvel movie coming after 'Avengers: End Game'

    There's a wealth of new Marvel movies coming in Phase 4 and beyond.

  • Florence Pugh set to join Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's 'Black Widow' spin-off movie
    Style
    Ben Arnold

    Florence Pugh set to join Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's 'Black Widow' spin-off movie

    British star Florence Pugh is in talks to join Scarlett Johansson in the forthcoming Black Widow spin-off movie from Marvel.

  • All the female superheroes coming to cinemas after 'Captain Marvel'
    Style
    Yahoo Movies UK

    All the female superheroes coming to cinemas after 'Captain Marvel'

    Black Widow, Dark Phoenix, and the female-led superhero films of the future.

  • Scarlett Johansson nabs £11m payday for solo 'Black Widow' movie
    Style
    Tom Butler

    Scarlett Johansson nabs £11m payday for solo 'Black Widow' movie

    Scarlett Johansson will earn the same amount as Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth did for their third solo Marvel movies.

  • Disney announces Marvel marathon IMAX event
    Style
    Sam Ashurst

    Disney announces Marvel marathon IMAX event

    Marvel fans assemble!

  • Emily Blunt is relieved she didn’t join Marvel as Black Widow (exclusive)
    Style
    Sam Ashurst

    Emily Blunt is relieved she didn’t join Marvel as Black Widow (exclusive)

    "That was a nerve-wracking prospect for me to not be able to choose."

  • 10 good movies with seriously bad science
    Style
    Hanna Flint

    10 good movies with seriously bad science

    From comic book movies to sci-fi, fantasy to horror, there are countless examples of unrealistic scientific reasoning being used in movies.

  • Everyone's saying the same thing about the new 'Red Sparrow' trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence
    Style
    Tom Butler

    Everyone's saying the same thing about the new 'Red Sparrow' trailer starring Jennifer Lawrence

    Everyone's saying the same thing about the new trailer for Jennifer Lawrence's 'Red Sparrow' making a comparison to another female super spy.

  • Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow & Ant-Man confirmed for Avengers 4
    Style
    Ryan Leston

    Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow & Ant-Man confirmed for Avengers 4

    Avengers: Infinity War may not feature the kind of casualties we were expecting...

  • Scarlett Johansson Still Supports Black Widow Movie That Doesn't Exist
    Style
    Gwynne Watkins

    Scarlett Johansson Still Supports Black Widow Movie That Doesn't Exist

    Speaking with Variety for its Power of Women issue, the actress said that she could envision a Black Widow film that’s either a prequel or sequel to the other Avengers movies — and yet it still seems it won't happen any time soon