Black Widow Makes Real-World Politicians Complicit in the MCU

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It reported that “Black Widow” had earned $60 million on Disney Plus worldwide, in addition to the $158 million it earned at the global box office. The disclosure was a surprising, refreshing expression of transparency in a sector that has fiercely guarded audience data. VarietyMarvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Made $60 Million on Disney Plus. Is That Good?

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One of the big revelations in Marvel's Black Widow is that Taskmaster—a character whose identity is hidden for 80% of the movie—is revealed to be Antonia Dreykov, played by Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion). GizmodoMarvel's Black Widow: Let's Talk About Taskmaster

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Black Widow will be available to stream for regular Disney Plus subscribers on October 6, 2021, which is about three months after it's released in theaters and on Premiere Access. If you can wait that long, however, you can save $29.99. ipsnews.netHere's Black Widow Streaming Free: How to Watch Marvel's 'Black Widow' Online for Free at Home? – Business

Black Widow is the darkest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, and perhaps its darkest sequence is the opening credits, set to Malia J's cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." With Natasha and her little sister Yelena given away by their surrogate family to the Red Room, the credits sequence is a montage of the tragedy the girls faced in their training and brainwashing. The gritty style is more like something out of a horror movie or a true-crime documentary than anything else in the MCU -- and in a rather daring move, it implicates the MCU's versions of real-world politicians as being complicit in the horrors on display.

The credits sequence includes photographs of the Red Room's villainous leader, Dreykov, meeting with various world leaders in the 1990s and 2000s. While some faces are blocked out, several are clearly recognizable, including United States President Bill Clinton, George W. Bush's National Security Ambassador and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Aside from the questionably canonical Netflix and Hulu shows, the MCU hardly ever references real-world politicians. Storylines dealing with political corruption have always involved fictional leaders, such as the murderous Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 or the Hydra-aligned Secretary of Defense Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Many MCU films try to tread carefully when it comes to politics, in part because they've partnered with the U.S. military on multiple movies. Since the U.S. military is not featured prominently in Black Widow, perhaps Cate Shortland's film had more leniency to push political buttons.

It must be said that Black Widow is a work of fiction and the individuals' depictions in the opening credits can't be taken as a direct comment on their real-life equivalents. However, the presentation of a human trafficking villain in the presence of so many notable politicians thematically evokes memories of Jeffrey Epstein's many high-profile connections, along with the various related rumors and conspiracy theories. It's not exactly something one typically expects to find in a Marvel movie.

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