• 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 […]

  • 'Endgame' directors the Russo Brothers tease fans ahead of Comic-Con announcement
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    Stefan Pape

    'Endgame' directors the Russo Brothers tease fans ahead of Comic-Con announcement

    Joe and Anthony Russo take to Twitter to tease fans with a forthcoming announcement - but what will it be?

  • Stranger Things star denies he's playing classic Marvel character
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    Digital Spy

    Stranger Things star denies he's playing classic Marvel character

    He's only just portrayed Hellboy!

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

  • Ray Winstone Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Variety

    Ray Winstone Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Departed" star Ray Winstone has joined Marvel’s “Black Widow” standalone movie, sources tell Variety. “Stranger Things'" David Harbour and "Midsommar's" Florence Pugh are also on board to star alongside Scarlett Johansson. Cate Shortland has signed on to direct from Jac Schaeffer's script, with Kevin Feige producing. Marvel had no comment on the casting. The […]

  • Avengers: Endgame writers explain why Hulk and Black Widow's relationship was ignored
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    Digital Spy

    Avengers: Endgame writers explain why Hulk and Black Widow's relationship was ignored

    What happened to that whole Nat and Bruce thing?

  • Black Widow: Photos of Scarlett Johansson in Marvel film leak online
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    The Independent

    Black Widow: Photos of Scarlett Johansson in Marvel film leak online

    The first photos of Scarlett Johansson on the set of Marvel's forthcoming Black Widow movie have been posted online.The scene, shot just in the woods just outside of London’s Pinewood studios, sees the eponymous hero walking and talking to someone on a mobile phone.Scarlett Johansson's character, Natasha Romanova​, was also spotted approaching a Land Rover. Co-star O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) was also spotted on set.> 📸 NEW. Scarlett Johansson on set of the Black Widow movie pic.twitter.com/9AWrWe11yW> > — best of scarlett (@badpostscar) > > June 6, 2019Black Widow is expected to take place before the events of the first Avengers film. Marvel and Disney have yet to confirm that Black Widow is currently filming, with the studios deciding to announce their "Phase Four" plans later in the year.Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, best known for Nazi drama Lore, has already come on board as director. The script has been penned by Captain Marvel’s Jac Schaeffer.Florence Pugh has joined the cast, playing a spy on the same level as Natasha Romanoff who will be her “moral opposite”. Rachel Weisz and David Harbour are also on board the film.Read everything we know so far about Marvel's Phase Four here.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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