Black Widow post-credits scene, explained

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CNET 09 July, 2021 - 12:18pm 13 views

Does Black Widow have an end credit scene?

'Black Widow' has one end-credits scene. Here's what it means for future Marvel shows and movies. Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for Marvel's "Black Widow." There's one scene after the main credits roll, featuring Yelena and Val (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). INSIDER'Black Widow' has one end-credits scene. Here's what it means for future Marvel shows and movies.

Is Black Widow on Disney plus?

Black Widow will be available to stream on Disney Plus through its Premier Access model, which requires an extra $30 payment on top of the regular price of a Disney Plus subscription. CNETBlack Widow on Disney Plus: How to stream it and everything else to know

When does Black Widow start streaming on Disney plus?

“Black Widow” will begin streaming on Disney+ on July 9, starting at midnight. You will need a subscription to Disney+ to watch the film. Deseret News‘Black Widow’: How to watch on Disney+ Premier Access tonight

How can I watch black widow on Disney plus?

To watch Black Widow online, you'll need to have an existing Disney+ subscription and then purchase Black Widow for $29.99 (with unlimited viewings). Rolling StoneHow to Watch ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+

Natasha and Yelena's sisterly bond resonates beyond the events of Black Widow.

Black Widow sent Natasha Romanoff on her long-awaited solo mission when the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and its delicious post-credits scene hit theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access on Friday. Director Cate Shortland's film sees the superspy (Scarlett Johansson) revisiting her shadowy past.

That old life includes fellow espionage agents Yelena Belova, Melina Vostokoff and Alexei Shostakov (Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour), with whom she reunites.

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The main adventure -- see our separate ending explainer for that -- jumps back to the period just after Captain America: Civil War, but the post-credits scene takes place at a more recent point in the timeline. Let's take a look at some SPOILERS.

Sometime after Natasha gave her life to get the Soul Stone and help thwart Thanos' dastardly plans in Avengers: Endgame, Yelena takes her dog Fanny to visit her grave. This is presumably in Ohio (their shared childhood home) and the grave appears to be under a cherry blossom tree, just like the tree that Dreykov said Natasha's biological mother was buried beside. 

The words "Daughter, Sister, Avenger" are inscribed in the headstone.

Val's plan remains a mystery, but she appears to be putting together a team of exceptional people with axes to grind.

This quiet moment is interrupted by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who blows her nose and says she's allergic to the Midwest. Val has Yelena's next target: Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye.

"Maybe you'd like a shot at the man responsible for your sister's death," Val says, before handing her a tablet with Clint's photo on it. "Kind of a cutie, don't you think?"

The events of Avengers: Endgame are coming back to haunt Hawkeye.

It seems like the upcoming Disney Plus Hawkeye series just got its villain (or one of its villains, at least). We don't know why Val wants Clint dead, but he could be just the first target in a plot to replace the Avengers with her own pawns.

Sometime between the events of Black Widow and the period after Avengers: Endgame, Yelena started working for Val --- she bemoans Val showing up during her "holiday time." We previously saw Val in the last two episodes of Disney Plus show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, when she recruited fallen Captain America John Walker and gave him the name US Agent.

Val remains a big ol' question mark. In the comics, Val worked for SHIELD but was revealed to be a Russian sleeper agent. She also infiltrated Hydra for SHIELD and assumed the identity of Madame Hydra, but her true allegiance lay with the Russians (maybe).

We don't yet know who MCU Val is working for and what her plan is, but her comics history offers plenty of options. She could be helping to restore Hydra or working for some clandestine extra-governmental group.

Given her recruitment of highly trained people who've had a rough time -- Yelena spent years as a brainwashed killer and Walker lost the shield for publicly killing a guy -- it's possible Val is trying to create an MCU equivalent of the comics' Thunderbolts or Dark Avengers. Both of these superteams were made up of villains, unbeknownst to the world at large.

It's likely Yelena will try to kill Clint only briefly during his series, in a classic "heroes fight due to misunderstanding, then team up" comic-style scenario, since he came to blows with Natasha as he tried to die in her place -- he and Yelena will probably end up mourning her loss together. The show (which will also introduce Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop) is scheduled to hit Disney Plus in late 2021.

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Scarlett Johansson Explains Why Watching Colin Jost On 'SNL' Makes Her Panic

HuffPost 08 July, 2021 - 01:53pm

It turns out being married to a “Saturday Night Live” star isn’t all it’s cracked up to be ― if you want to watch the show without a sense of panic, that is. 

Scarlett Johansson, who is married to “SNL” head writer and actor Colin Jost, told Kelly Clarkson during her daytime talk show Wednesday that it’s hard for her to tune in to the show nowadays, given that she has such a personal connection to it.

“I now rarely watch the show without having just a sense of not overwhelming panic, just like a slight underwhelming panic,” the “Black Widow” actor told Clarkson to laughs from the singer and the audience.

“Because I just feel like at any moment something’s going to fall apart,” she added. “And that’s the excitement of ‘SNL’ for all audiences, right? Is that it’s absolutely live.” 

“But when you’re emotionally invested in it and not just entertained by it, it takes on a little bit of a different life,” Johansson explained. 

Johansson and Jost initially connected through the late night comedy show in 2006, when the actor hosted and Jost was still a new writer. The two collaborated on a sketch together and the actor made quite an impression on the comedian ― though it didn’t go any further at the time. 

“I remember her being beautiful, smart, sweet, and intimidatingly sophisticated,” Jost wrote of his now-wife in his memoir. “And she had a grace and a smile that I’ve still never seen in any other human.”

“She claims that she remembers thinking I was ‘cute,’ but I know what I looked like and that’s not the word I would have used,” Jost quipped, describing his look at the time as “shaggy.” 

Though Johansson would go on to marry and divorce actor Ryan Reynolds and journalist Romain Dauriac, she later reconnected with Jost when she hosted “SNL” again in 2017 for the fifth time. 

The two dated for three years before tying the knot in October 2020 and revealing their nuptial news on the Meals On Wheels America Instagram. The announcement showed a photo of the ferry of Staten Island (where Jost hails from) and cheekily declared the couple “Jost Married.” 

The couple, affectionally referred to as “ScarJo,” are reportedly expecting their first child together. Johansson also has a 6-year-old daughter, named Rose, with her second husband. 

Jost previously shared in his memoir that he was excited to start a family, but wanted to wait until after he leaves “SNL.” 

“It’s certainly not a good place to work while you’re raising a family or nurturing a healthy relationship,” Jost wrote in his memoir. “In terms of ‘family-friendly jobs,’ ‘SNL’ ranks somewhere between long-haul truck driver and Somali pirate.” 

“I’ve even woken up on a Sunday after a show and thought, ‘I would love to be raising a baby right now!’” he added. “Which is a far cry from when I used to wake up on a Sunday and think, ‘Can I make it to the bathroom, or should I just puke on this plant?’” 

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