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

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
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Every Marvel Movie That’ll Be Available On Disney Plus At Launch

Even though its debut is still a few months away, superhero fans from all over have been eagerly anticipating the launch of Disney Plus, the brand new streaming service that’s set to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. While those three platforms, in particular, grant users access to thousands upon thousands of movies – with some dating back over 75 years – Disney’s upcoming service is going to offer almost every major film from the company’s rich history, which includes the likes of Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel.

The thing is, if you were hoping to embark on a two-day binge-fest and watch every single McU film in existence, you might want to taper your expectations a little. You see, while Disney Plus will boast a rather sizable catalog on its first day (with over 300 movies), it won’t have every single film in the company’s vault.
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Every Notable Movie That’ll Be Available On Disney Plus At Launch

We’re only three months away from the launch of Disney Plus, and the House of Mouse has amassed quite a catalog of films available to stream from the start. In fact, now that Disney has completely acquired Fox, more than 300 movie titles will be available upon its debut on November 12th. And within a year, that’s expected to grow by 200 more.

Considering Disney Plus will go head-to-head with Netflix, Hulu and other at-home streaming services, this large array of exclusive selections is expected to give Disney an upper hand against its ever-growing competition. That being said, while Disney’s platform prides itself as the future home for exclusive Marvel and Star Wars content, the service won’t actually launch with every film in either franchise.

In fact, only four Marvel movies will be accessible from day one – Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain Marvel.
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Amanda Seyfried Apparently Turned Down McU’s Gamora Because of That Green Makeup

Amanda Seyfried Apparently Turned Down McU’s Gamora Because of That Green Makeup
Comic book movie fans can add Amanda Seyfried to the long list of actors who reportedly turned down a chance to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a.k.a. one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood. Seyfried’s recent video interview with MTV has gone viral for revealing the actress rejected a role in an unnamed superhero tentpole. What Seyfried says has many believing the role was Gamora in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise.

“I turned down [a superhero movie] once and they haven’t called back since,” Seyfried responded when asked about her interest in playing a superhero. “And it was a big one. I don’t regret it because I didn’t want to be green for six months out of every year. They tell beautiful stories through superheroes, and my daughter’s now really obsessed with superheroes now, and part of me wishes I’d done it, but
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Gwyneth Paltrow Didn't Know Samuel L. Jackson Was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Gwyneth Paltrow Didn't Know Samuel L. Jackson Was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Gwyneth Paltrow may have a hard time remembering her Marvel days.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed new details about filming Avengers: Endgame, which brought together numerous Marvel stars from across different movies, in a recent interview with Empire.

In 2017, the massive cast gathered in one place to shoot the funeral scene at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Feige explained that the gathering caused confusion among some of the cast members who didn’t recognize the other McU characters — especially because Marvel movies including Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel had not come out yet.

One of those confused cast members was Paltrow,
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Gwyneth Paltrow Fails to Feign Interest in Marvel Movies

Gwyneth Paltrow Fails to Feign Interest in Marvel Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow made another Marvel Cinematic Universe gaffe this week. In a new interview with Empire Magazine, the Academy Award-winning actress and Goop mogul revealed that during a Marvel Studios 10th-anniversary photo call, she had no idea why Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance. According to producer Kevin Feige, actors on set had to reassure Paltrow, “‘What are you talking about? He’s Nick Fury! You’ve been in movies with him.'”

This is the second time Paltrow has unveiled her ignorance of her place in the McU, in which she plays Stark Industries CEO Pepper Potts, beginning with the “Iron Man” films opposite Robert Downey, Jr. Earlier this summer, Paltrow had the startling revelation while appearing on fellow Marvel co-star Jon Favreau’s Netflix series “The Chef Show” that her character was featured in the Tom Holland-starring “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “No, I wasn’t in ‘Spider-Man,’” she said, “I was in ‘Avengers,
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Black Widow Writer Says She Isn’t Interested In Pleasing The Fanboys

Despite meeting her ultimate fate in this year’s box office titan Avengers: Endgame, it looks like Black Widow has a bright future ahead of her. The one-time Soviet spy-turned-Earth’s Mightiest Hero is set to receive her own standalone film next year, and according to writer Jac Schaeffer, the flick will be unlike any superhero movie that has come before.

Schaeffer, whose very first theatrical film coincidentally opened the same weekend as Iron Man 2 – in which Black Widow first appeared – isn’t interested in telling the same ol’ formulaic superhero story we see year after year. In a new interview with Inverse, the writer reveals that she’s interested in “more sympathetic villains, less glamorization of weaponry, and stronger representation of marginalized voices,” even if it runs the risk of ostracizing closed-minded fanboys.

“I’m not interested in adhering to comic canon that is discriminatory in any way
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Black Widow Writer Isn't Afraid to Abandoned Marvel Comics Canon

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Black Widow Writer Isn't Afraid to Abandoned Marvel Comics Canon
Black Widow screenwriter Jac Schaeffer isn't afraid to shake up a story and has no time for "sour grapes voices." The upcoming movie finally sees Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff out on her own for the first time. Marvel Cinematic Universe fans have been waiting to see a standalone movie since the character first showed up in Iron Man 2, but Marvel Studios could never find the right time to develop the spin-off. Now, after the tragic events of Avengers: Endgame, the Black Widow movie will be the first project released for the McU's Phase 4.

When it comes to making a comic book adaptation, Jac Schaeffer won't let things slip by that she disagrees with, even if it means changing the source material. "I'm not interested in adhering to comic canon that is discriminatory in any way or that violates my values system," says Schaeffer, which is more than
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Avengers: Endgame Writers Address If Old Man Cap Was At Peggy’s Funeral

Think all that talk of multiverses and time travel in Avengers: Endgame couldn’t confuse you any further? Well, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely would like you to hold their beer.

They’ve officially addressed an intriguing fan theory that old Captain America attended Peggy Carter’s funeral in Captain America: Civil War. In a chat with the Los Angeles Time at the 2019 Sdcc, the pen-wielding duo were asked if the speculation could actually be the truth. If you’re wondering which of the dozens of fan theories we’re referring to, see the photo in the gallery down below.

What it suggests is that Old Man Cap was at the funeral, and that he helped his younger self carry the coffin. It’s a mind-bending, double-take inducing thought, especially for any funeral-goers. Markus’ immediate reply to the question was: “I would very much like that. There is no
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10 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Would Be The Perfect Casting For Namor

It’s about time Keanu Reeves joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Kevin Feige, Marvel wants it to happen: “We talk to him for almost every film we make. We talk to Keanu Reeves about – I don’t know when, if, or ever, he’ll join the McU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it.”

Related: 10 Marvel Characters That Keanu Reeves Would Be Perfect For In The McU

It’s also about time Namor the Sub-Mariner joined the McU, since he was teased on a S.H.I.E.L.D. map in 2010’s Iron Man 2 and in a passing reference made by Okoye in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. As it turns out, the two might go hand in hand. Here are 10 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Would Be The Perfect Casting For Namor.
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Here’s How Lupita Nyong’o Could Look As The McU’s Storm

The X-Men are coming soon and Marvel fans are busy theorizing who should play the mighty mutant heroes in the McU. For digital artist BossLogic, though, the perfect Storm has already appeared in the franchise.

Bl thinks that Lupita Nyong’o – who played Nakia in Black Panther – would have been “amazing” as the Omega-level heroine, calling it a “missed opportunity” that she’s stuck in another role. He did suggest that Marvel could attempt some “creative twists” in order to make it work, though.

Like Bl says, it might not be totally out of the question that the actress could become Storm. If that kid in Iron Man 2 can be retconned as Spider-Man and Stan Lee can be unveiled as working for the Watchers, then it’s not a crazy suggestion that Nakia could be revealed as the McU’s version of Storm. Depending on how the mutants will be introduced into the franchise,
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Taika Waititi Hilariously Trolls Thor: Love And Thunder Haters Online

You can’t please everyone. That’s a hard fact of life that many major franchise film directors are quite familiar with. Though Marvel movies usually have a higher success rate with critics, a quick glance at social media will unearth quite a few detractors for any given pic.

While some of this criticism is earned – here’s looking at you Iron Man 2 – Marvel’s focus on diversifying their future films has led to a lot of unwarranted hate toward movies that haven’t even been released yet. And, like most of the Internet, Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has had enough.

After Marvel’s Sdcc panel revealed that the God of Thunder’s fourth solo outing would find Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster becoming the Mighty Thor, most fans were thrilled. However, almost immediately, a handful of angry fanboys took to the web to voice their displeasure with the idea.
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Black Widow Movie Will Introduce Multiple Black Widows to the McU

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Black Widow Movie Will Introduce Multiple Black Widows to the McU
Black Widow will have a few tricks and surprises up its sleeve when it hits theaters next summer. The cast has been pretty tightlipped about what we can expect. But McU newcomer Rachel Weisz has let it slip that here will be multiple Black Widow operatives introduced in the movie.

The Black Widow code name will actually be shared by some of the new cast members in this standalone for Natasha Romanoff, which alludes to how the Black Widow franchise may continue on in the future, with the original Black Widow dead in the current timeline.

Scarlett Johansson is confirmed to reprise the role she has played a number of times in the McU, beginning with Black Widow's first appearance in Iron Man 2 all the way up to her untimely demise in Avengers: Endgame. Now, we'll also see Rachel Weisz playing a Black Widow, as well as co-star Florence Pugh.
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When Each Marvel Phase 4 Movie and TV Show Takes Place in the McU Timeline

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At San Diego Comic Con 2019, Marvel Studios dropped a surplus of announcements on McU fans, revealing the entire slate for Phase 4 of their incredibly successful franchise. Unlike previous "phases" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 4 will actually only consist of 5 movies, and will only stretch for two years, from 2020 through 2021. However, Phase 4 will be complemented by the addition of 5 different Disney+ series, who, unlike the Netflix, Hulu and ABC shows, will all be directly connected to the rest of the McU.

After the events of Avengers: Endgame, the chronology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may seem a bit confusing, considering that the movie ended in 2023. Spider-Man: Far From Home, the final movie of Phase 3, appeared to take place one year later in 2024. While we don't know all of the exact years of the future McU movies and Disney+ series just yet, the announcements from this past weekend did at least
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Scarlett Johansson Would’ve Been Happy To Leave Black Widow After Avengers: Endgame

While it’s no secret that a standalone Black Widow movie has been in the works for a while now, Marvel Studios hadn’t officially announced the project until this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel. New details, including a fleshed out cast and villain confirmation, clarified a lot of fans’ questions but also left many concerned as to whether it’s too late to give the character her own movie.

This year’s gigantic multi-billion dollar-grossing Avengers: Endgame wrapped up the narrative on most of the original six Avengers. While some, like Hawkeye and Thor, still have long roads ahead of them, others like Captain America, Iron Man and Natasha Romanoff herself were given the perfect conclusions to their movies-long story arcs. With the reveal that the Black Widow solo pic would be a prequel set after Captain America: Civil War, some wondered what’s the point in backtracking?
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‘Lion King’ Rips Up July & Disney Remake Records With $191.8M Opening – Monday Update

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‘Lion King’ Rips Up July & Disney Remake Records With $191.8M Opening – Monday Update
Monday Midday Update: Final domestic opening weekend for The Lion King per Disney is $191.77M, which is very close to where the industry was seeing it yesterday morning and well above the $185M that the studio reported. This is after a Sunday that was $52.8M, -13%. Lion King‘s opening completely stopped Beauty and the Beast‘s opening B.O. ball of $174.7M and was even higher than such Disney theme park IP pics like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($135.6M opening, the highest in that pic series).

When it came to rebooting The Lion King, it wasn’t just because it was the 25th anniversary of the original 1994 animated feature for the studio. Rather it was about the talent of filmmaker Jon Favreau. This weekend, he also notched the best domestic opening of his career as director, besting the $128.1M debut of Iron Man 2.

“One
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Taskmaster Revealed in Black Widow Concept Art

Taskmaster Revealed in Black Widow Concept Art
We have some brand new art for the recently announced Black Widow movie, which offers our first official look at the villain Taskmaster. Marvel Studios returned to San Diego Comic-Con this year after skipping out in 2018, and they did not disappoint. They revealed their entire Phase 4 slate, which will include, at long last, a solo movie for Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff. This official Comic-Con art gives us a peek at the villain she's going to be going up against in her first solo McU adventure.

The art was revealed following the Marvel Studios Sdcc panel by artist Andy Park. It sees Black Widow duking it out with Taskmaster, who is decked out in blue and orange armor, hood up and shield out. The illustration looks very faithful to the character from the pages of Marvel Comics, save for the lack of the arguably excessive cape and outdated white underwear.
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Black Widow Comes Spring 2020, Taskmaster, Budapest & Post-Civil War Plot Confirmed

Black Widow Comes Spring 2020, Taskmaster, Budapest & Post-Civil War Plot Confirmed
It's official! The Black Widow movie is finally happening and it's going to be the first title released in Phase 4 of the McU. Scarlet Johannsson will be returning as Natasha Romanof. Joining Johannson in the cast will be David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-t Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. Cart Shortland is in the director's chair for the movie, which is set to arrive in theaters on May 1, 2020. Mark your calendars, Marvel fans. We've been waiting a long time for this one.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige brought the cast and director Cate Shortland out on the San Diego Comic-Con stage to discuss a bit about the highly-anticipated movie, which has already started filming. As far as the timeline goes, it will take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, yet before the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. That explains how this is going to be possible in the first place,
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Marvel to Release ‘Black Widow’ Starring Scarlett Johansson in May 2020

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Saturday night at Comic-Con 2019, Marvel Studios revealed its “Black Widow” solo film starring Scarlett Johansson will be released on May 1, 2020. The film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz.

Johansson’s Black Widow is a spy and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. She debuted in Marvel’s “Iron Man 2” and has since appeared in all three “Avengers” films, as well as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War” as a core member of the superhero team.

Complicating the solo film is, of course, the fact that the character died, apparently permanently, in “Avengers: Endgame.” In the film, she and Hawkeye traveled to Vormir to acquire the Soul Infinity Stone, which requires a death in order to be summoned. After a tearful conversation between the two, followed by a melee in which they each competed to die, Black Widow jumped to her death,
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Thor Is Now Officially Marvel’s Longest Running Solo Franchise

With yesterday’s news that Taika Waititi will soon bring Thor 4 to theaters, the God of Thunder quietly slipped past a major Marvel Studios milestone. With a fourth film incoming, the Thor series is now officially the longest-running franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Though he may not be as ubiquitous as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark or Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, whose appearances in the McU have each hit the double digits, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will be the first Avenger to receive more than the typical trilogy. It’s also likely, thanks to the finale of Avengers: Endgame, that this will be the only Phase One series to continue on past Phase Three.

Both the Iron Man and Captain America movies wrapped up their storyline within three standalone movies and a few Avengers team ups (of which Thor was also a part of). Robert Downey Jr.
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