• 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

  • Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel
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    Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel

    Andy Serkis to direct Tom Hardy in 'Venom' sequel

  • Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's 'The Eternals'
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    Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's 'The Eternals'

    Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan in talks to join Marvel's The Eternals

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

  • James Cameron congratulates 'Avengers: Endgame' for smashing 'Avatar' box office record
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    James Cameron congratulates 'Avengers: Endgame' for smashing 'Avatar' box office record

    The congratulatory message has become a tradition for Hollywood record-breakers.

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

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become highest grossing movie
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    'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become highest grossing movie

    It's official – Avengers: Endgame has beaten Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time.

  • 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.

  • Grieving father says Disney declined request to put Spider-Man on his 4-year-old son's tombstone
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    Grieving father says Disney declined request to put Spider-Man on his 4-year-old son's tombstone

    Spider-Man fan Ollie Jones, 4, died from the rare disease leukodystrophy in December.

  • Will Marvel ever show Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben? Here’s what director Jon Watts says
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    Will Marvel ever show Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben? Here’s what director Jon Watts says

    Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts has opened up about the role of Uncle Ben in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is very ambiguous.

  • 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

  • Sebastian Stan photobombs Gwyneth Paltrow as he is reintroduced to his 'Avengers' co-star 'for the third time'
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    Sebastian Stan photobombs Gwyneth Paltrow as he is reintroduced to his 'Avengers' co-star 'for the third time'

    It appears that not only does Gwyneth Paltrow not realise she's been in Spider-Man: Homecoming, she's still not sure who Avengers: Endgame co-star Sebastian Stan is.

  • Man proposes to his wife in front of his hero Captain America
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    Man proposes to his wife in front of his hero Captain America

    Judging by the look on Chris Evans' face, he had no idea that Marvel superfan Travis Goodrich was about to make him part of his marriage proposal.

  • Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' delivers on action and characterisation, but has a television feel to it
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    Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' delivers on action and characterisation, but has a television feel to it

    Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man" sequel sees Peter Parker fighting a threat while on a school trip and dealing with personal demons.

  • Tom Holland says Marvel needs to move beyond the straight white guy'
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    Tom Holland says Marvel needs to move beyond the straight white guy'

    The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' star says the franchise needs more representation.

  • 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' post-credit scenes explained
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    'Spider-Man: Far From Home' post-credit scenes explained

    Stay in your seats, people. (SPOILERS)

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' now tantalisingly close to Avatar's box office record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' now tantalisingly close to Avatar's box office record

    Thanks to its cunning re-release, Avengers: Endgame is now just inches from Avatar's decade-long record of being the highest-grossing movie of all time.

  • Of course Tom Holland has an adorable nickname for Robert Downey Jr
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    Of course Tom Holland has an adorable nickname for Robert Downey Jr

    Tom Holland has opened up about working on his first Marvel movie without Robert Downey Jr, admitting that his absence actually made the production of Spider-Man: Far From Home rather emotional.

  • 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.

  • Grieving family refused permission for Spider-Man headstone
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    Grieving family refused permission for Spider-Man headstone

    The family have been told they need permission from Marvel to erect the headstone.

  • Tom Holland's Spider-Man nearly cameod in 'Into the Spider-Verse'
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    Tom Holland's Spider-Man nearly cameod in 'Into the Spider-Verse'

    Our ‘missed opportunity' sense is tingling.

  • Tom Hiddleston promises 'a departure' in the new Loki series
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    Tom Hiddleston promises 'a departure' in the new Loki series

    Tom Hiddleston has to keep shtum about the new Loki series for Disney, but the British star has let a little slip.

  • 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' concept art reveals first look at deleted ending
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    'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' concept art reveals first look at deleted ending

    The concept artist has shared a fiery image of Jean Grey in space.