• 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

  • Tom Hiddleston kept his 'Loki' secret for a very long time
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    Tom Butler

    Tom Hiddleston kept his 'Loki' secret for a very long time

    The British star is set to reprise his iconic Marvel role for a new Disney+ series in 2021.

  • 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu responds to claim he's 'too ugly' to be in a Marvel movie
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    'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu responds to claim he's 'too ugly' to be in a Marvel movie

    Simu Liu shared a video from the website Asian Boss in which a reporter hit the streets of Beijing to ask if the actor is “too ugly” — by Chinese standards — to be in the Marvel movie.

  • Quentin Tarantino Went on a Marvel Studios Binge Pre-‘Endgame’ and Was Pleased by a Shout-Out in the MCU
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    Quentin Tarantino Went on a Marvel Studios Binge Pre-‘Endgame’ and Was Pleased by a Shout-Out in the MCU

    The pastiche practitioner got pastiched in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Captain Marvel."

  • Newly discovered 'Avengers: Endgame' cameo revealed in VFX breakdown
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    Newly discovered 'Avengers: Endgame' cameo revealed in VFX breakdown

    A key Captain America character makes an unexpected appearance in Cinesite's newly released 'Avengers: Endgame' VFX breakdown.

  • Why Black Panther was the first to return in 'Avengers: Endgame'
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    Why Black Panther was the first to return in 'Avengers: Endgame'

    The Russo Brothers explain why T'Challa was the first hero to walk through the portal during the climactic battle.

  • Deadpool 3: Everything you need to know
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    Deadpool 3: Everything you need to know

    Mouthing off again…

  • Sebastian Stan posts shirtless selfie, admits to 'years of self-judgment and mental wars' over body
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    Sebastian Stan posts shirtless selfie, admits to 'years of self-judgment and mental wars' over body

    The actor has put in some serious werk — both for 'Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier' as well as '355' — and he’s taking a minute to celebrate it.

  • Mamma Mia 2 star turned down "big" superhero role
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    Mamma Mia 2 star turned down "big" superhero role

    "I didn't want to be green for six months out of every year."

  • How the ‘X-Men’ movies influenced ‘Avengers: Endgame’ according to Kevin Feige
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    How the ‘X-Men’ movies influenced ‘Avengers: Endgame’ according to Kevin Feige

    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige looked specifically to James Magold's 'Logan' as a touchstone for 'Endgame'.

  • Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' box set could contain 'humiliating' new deleted scenes says Kevin Feige
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    Marvel's 'Infinity Saga' box set could contain 'humiliating' new deleted scenes says Kevin Feige

    If Marvel Studios puts out a full box set of all 22 MCU films, it might include some really embarrassing deleted scenes.

  • 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

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' directors and stars on why Sam, not Bucky, became the new Captain America
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    'Avengers: Endgame' directors and stars on why Sam, not Bucky, became the new Captain America

    Directors Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan talk about Captain America passing his shield to Sam Wilson.

  • Ryan Reynolds teases Deadpool in the MCU Phase 5
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    Ryan Reynolds teases Deadpool in the MCU Phase 5

    You can practically smell the speculation.

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

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

  • Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Sydney, Australia
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    Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Sydney, Australia

    "Thor: Love and Thunder," the fourth part of Marvel's superhero franchise, will shoot in the Disney-owned Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia. The film is set to receive more than $16.7 million (A$24.1 million) in subsidies from the Australian federal government and the New South Wales state government. The announcement, made Friday by NSW minister for […]

  • The Future of Deadpool Doesn't Sound Promising After Marvel's Phase Four Announcement
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    The Future of Deadpool Doesn't Sound Promising After Marvel's Phase Four Announcement

    David Leitch responds to the big, Deadpool-free MCU announcement.

  • ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier': Daniel Bruhl Shows Off Zemo’s Comics-Accurate Mask (Photo)
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    ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier': Daniel Bruhl Shows Off Zemo’s Comics-Accurate Mask (Photo)

    Daniel Bruhl’s return as Helmut Zemo in Marvel’s “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” upcoming Disney+ series, which will be more in line with the comics version of the character.Bruhl posted an image on his Instagram account that showed his “Captain America: Civil War” villain wearing his famous purple mask, which he did not wear in the 2016 Russo Brothers-directed film. Bruhl’s return to the MCU was announced during Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con panel on Saturday.In the comics — where he goes by the name Baron Zemo — Zemo is a major enemy of Captain America, always wearing a purple, sock-like mask. The MCU version looks to be more tactical in nature; in “Civil War” Zemo is an ex-special forces soldier from the fictional nation of Sokovia, seeking revenge on The Avengers over the destruction of his country in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Bruhl’s Zemo was imprisoned at the end of “Civil War” after he was apprehended by T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), though he was successful in creating a rift between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).Also Read: How Marvel Just Gave Disney+ An Early Advantage Against Its Streaming Competitors“Falcon and Winter Soldier” will launch in Fall 2020 as the first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shows. Featuring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the title roles, it also features the return of Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter. “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is one of five Marvel Studios-produced TV series for Disney+, the upcoming streaming service that debuts in November.The other four are “WandaVision,” “Loki,” “Hawkeye” and the animated “What If…”View this post on Instagram „Longing, Rusted, Seventeen, Daybreak, Furnace, Nine, Benign, Homecoming, One, Freight Car.“ Zemo is getting ready SDCC @comic_con @marvel @marvelstudiosA post shared by Daniel Brühl (@thedanielbruhl) on Jul 23, 2019 at 10:57am PDTRead original story ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier': Daniel Bruhl Shows Off Zemo’s Comics-Accurate Mask (Photo) At TheWrap

  • ‘Deadpool’ Director Reacts to Third Film Not Being Included in Marvel’s Phase Four
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    ‘Deadpool’ Director Reacts to Third Film Not Being Included in Marvel’s Phase Four

    Marvel announced a ton of exciting projects for 2020 and 2021, but a third "Deadpool" movie is not one of them.

  • 'Black Widow' villain revealed in first look concept art
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    '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.

  • '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.

  • Marvel's Shang Chi star Simu Liu successfully campaigned for the role on Twitter
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    Marvel's Shang Chi star Simu Liu successfully campaigned for the role on Twitter

    Marvel Shang Chi star Simu Liu made a bid for the role on Twitter

  • The Eternals: All you need to know
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    The Eternals: All you need to know

    Just don't mention the Inhumans.