Black Widow: Marvel's Kevin Feige Reveals His Favorite Scene

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Potential spoilers for Black Widow below! With Black Widow officially out in the world for ten days now, Marvel Studios decided to host a watch-along party for the film on Disney+. As the movie played tonight, Marvel head Kevin Feige was answering fan questions about the movie and teasing what's to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One fan asked if Feige had a favorite scene in the movie with the producer revealing: "The second dinner scene which is the heart of the movie." In that part of the film, the "family" are reunited for the first time and basking in the larger themes of the movie.

The second dinner scene which is the heart of the movie. -KF #BlackWidowWatchParty https://t.co/98p3pQnBOz

The cast of the film have also opened up about loving that specific sequence in the movie with David Harbour telling Cinema Blend: "We all kind of fell in love with each other and kind of forgave each other in a weird way as it goes on. I mean there was a real spirit of love, and that just bubbled up. And also just humor. I mean, we just had a really good time with each other. That dinner table scene… There is a version of that on the editor’s floor that is so ridiculous, where I go into talking about Santa Claus, I just have all these stories of our history together as a family, when they were, you know, I think Yelena is like 3-6 or whatever… I mean, I just had all this stuff that I would just improv. And Rachel would come right back with all this other nonsense, and it was just really, really fun."

Feige further added some trivia about the second dinner scene in Black Widow, noting that visual parallels exist in it when compared to the opening scene of the film which was set in the 1990s.

"During the dinner scene, the family sits in the same seating arrangement as they did during the opening sequence in Ohio," Feige later tweeted.

During the dinner scene, the family sits in the same seating arrangement as they did during the opening sequence in Ohio. #BlackWidowWatchParty pic.twitter.com/rpBPJYa36C

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Kevin Feige Reveals His Favorite Black Widow Scene

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reveals his favorite scene in Black Widow. Following Natasha Romanoff’s (Scarlett Johansson) sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame, Director Cate Shortland’s midquel takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War; bringing past, present, and future together to ties up the loose ends in the founding Avengers’ narrative. With its central theme of “family,” Black Widow explores the titular assassin’s past to say goodbye and introduce new characters to the MCU.

Black Widow’s opening flashbacks of Natasha’s undercover Ohio life introduces her surrogate family; including Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian (David Harbour), and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh)—all of which being associated with General Dreykov (Ray Winstone) and the Red Room. In the film, Yelena lures Natasha to Budapest, where she and Hawkeye were thought to have taken Dreykov and his daughter out years earlier. To take down the Red Room and its murderous copycat, Taskmaster, Natasha and Yelena recruit their “parents” and, of course, bond.

Kevin Feige recently took over Marvel Studios’ official Twitter account for a Black Widow watch party and to answer fan questions. One fan asked Feige which scene in the movie was his favorite. Feige answered by saying the second time the whole family sits down at the dinner table (the first being at the beginning of the film) is his favorite. Check out the exchange below:

The second dinner scene which is the heart of the movie. -KF #BlackWidowWatchParty https://t.co/98p3pQnBOz

While an argument can be made the best dynamic in the film is that of Natasha and Yelena, the scene where the pair and Red Guardian go to visit Melina on a farm outside Saint Petersburg is a standout. Almost every avenue of emotion is evoked when the four sit down together for the first time since their "fake" family feel apart —from the humor an out-of-shape Alexei putting on his tight Red Guardian costume and Melina telling Natasha to sit up straight to the upsetting contrast of Melina using the Red Room’s chemical mind control (which she developed) on a pig to Yelena’s confession that “the best years of [her] life were fake” but it was real to her. If that scene doesn't work, the audience probably doesn't care about some of these characters in the final act.

The quips, chemistry, and emotion of Feige’s favorite scene in Black Widow sets the (future) stage for every surviving character in the MCU. At the end of the film, Natasha frees the remaining Widows, Dreykov’s daughter from her Taskmaster persona, and the very real affection she has for her surrogate family irrespective of the circumstances; in particular, Yelena. Black Widow’s post-credits scene sets Pugh’s character up for Disney+’s Hawkeye, alluding to her involvement with the Dark Avengers. Whether Melina or Red Guardian return down the line remains to be seen.

Source: Marvel Studios/Twitter

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