• 'Black Widow' action figures offer detailed look at key characters in Marvel prequel (exclusive)
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    Yahoo Entertainment Staff

    'Black Widow' action figures offer detailed look at key characters in Marvel prequel (exclusive)

    Scarlett Johansson and David Harbour's superheroes in full costume; plus, a detailed look at the mysterious Taskmaster.

  • Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Unveils Epic ‘The Eternals’ Footage, Shares More ‘Black Widow’ – CCXP
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    Deadline

    Marvel Studios Boss Kevin Feige Unveils Epic ‘The Eternals’ Footage, Shares More ‘Black Widow’ – CCXP

    When Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced that he was heading south of the equator to attend CCXP in Sao Paulo, there were rumblings of what he would unveil for phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When the panel started, the crowd, once again, erupted with an ovation that rivals Hall H — and […]

  • 'Black Widow' first trailer: Scarlett Johansson is back for one more round of action
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    'Black Widow' first trailer: Scarlett Johansson is back for one more round of action

    Marvel Studios has dropped the first teaser trailer for Black Widow.

  • The 50 most exciting movies to look forward to in 2020
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    Tom Beasley

    The 50 most exciting movies to look forward to in 2020

    The year in film for 2019 is nearly over — pending Star Wars , Cats , and Jumanji of course — with the movie industry delivering dozens of memorable films, whether for good or bad reasons. But now it’s time to put the movies of 2019 to one side and take a look at the year to come. It’s a year without the Star Wars mega-franchise and with the Marvel Cinematic Universe undergoing a period of reinvention as the dust settles in the wake of the biggest movie ever made . There are plenty of blockbusters to look forward to in the coming 12 months, but there’s also an entire Oscar season to work through and a whole host of interesting, smaller movies that will make a big impression when they land in cinemas. Here are just 50 of the best films to keep an eye out for next year. Read more: Look back at the most anticipated films for 2019 Most incredible actor transformations of 2019 Notable Hollywood deaths in 2019

  • Female crew members convinced ‘Avengers: Endgame’ writers to kill Black Widow
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Female crew members convinced ‘Avengers: Endgame’ writers to kill Black Widow

    Avengers writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely open up about killing off Black Widow in Endgame.

  • Brit star Florence Pugh says 'Black Widow' movie is 'raw, painful and beautiful'
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    Ben Arnold

    Brit star Florence Pugh says 'Black Widow' movie is 'raw, painful and beautiful'

    The standalone Black Widow movie is edging closer, and now star Florence Pugh has spoken about what a special project it was for her.

  • Scarlett Johansson says Black Widow movie offers her 'closure'
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    Entertainment Weekly

    Scarlett Johansson says Black Widow movie offers her 'closure'

    Black Widow movie offers Scarlett Johansson closure

  • Scarlett Johansson is 'pushing' for the all-female Marvel movie
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    Ben Arnold

    Scarlett Johansson is 'pushing' for the all-female Marvel movie

    Last week Brie Larson said that there had been a 'passionate' appeal to Marvel boss Kevin Feige to sort out an all-female Marvel movie.

  • Brie Larson: 'We've passionately told Marvel we want an all-female movie'
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    Ben Arnold

    Brie Larson: 'We've passionately told Marvel we want an all-female movie'

    Brie Larson has said that the female members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have approached studio boss Kevin Feige to make an all-female superhero movie.

  • Iron Man reportedly returning for the 'Black Widow' movie
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    Ben Arnold

    Iron Man reportedly returning for the 'Black Widow' movie

    If reports are accurate, it could be that we've not seen the last of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after all.

  • Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid woman in Hollywood for the second year running
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    Tom Beasley

    Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid woman in Hollywood for the second year running

    Johansson's roles in 'Avengers: Endgame' and the upcoming 'Black Widow' have propelled her to the top of the highest paid list again.

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

  • Ah, So That's Why Black Widow Didn't Get A Big Send-Off In 'Endgame'
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    Esquire

    Ah, So That's Why Black Widow Didn't Get A Big Send-Off In 'Endgame'

    Co-director Joe Russo has revealed all

  • ‘Black Widow’ will be influenced by ‘Terminator 2’ and ‘Logan’
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    Sam Ashurst

    ‘Black Widow’ will be influenced by ‘Terminator 2’ and ‘Logan’

    “It’s pretty gritty,” Scarlett Johansson says.

  • 'Black Widow' villain revealed in first look concept art
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    Tom Butler

    'Black Widow' villain revealed in first look concept art

    Renowned Marvel Studios concept artist Andy Park has shared the first look at Black Widow's Taskmaster online.

  • Everything Marvel has planned for Phase 4 from 'Thor 4' to new 'Blade'
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    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’: Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh Go Head-to-Head in First Footage
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    Variety

    ‘Black Widow’: Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh Go Head-to-Head in First Footage

    Marvel's "Black Widow" has only been in production for a month, but studio president Kevin Feige still delivered the goods for fans at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Filmmakers brought an intense sizzle reel of on-location shots, kicked off by a dazzling and bone-crushing fight sequence between lead Scarlett Johansson and her on-screen sister Florence […]

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

    Every Marvel movie coming after 'Avengers: End Game'

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

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

  • 10 good movies with seriously bad science
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    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.