Black Widow post-credits scene's Disney Plus possibilities, explained


CNET 12 July, 2021 - 10:45am 16 views

How is Black Widow doing at the box office?

At a cost of $30, “Black Widow” grossing more than $60 million online means roughly two million households bought the film. Disney+ has more than 100 million subscribers. ... Disney also said that “Black Widow” grossed $78 million overseas, bringing its world-wide box office total to $158 million. The Wall Street JournalDisney’s ‘Black Widow’ Tops Box Office, Lifting Prospect of Moviegoing Rebound

How much did Black Widow make?

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. VarietyMarvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Made $60 Million on Disney Plus. Is That Good?

Is Black Widow on Disney plus?

“Black Widow” is now available on Disney Plus while it's still playing in theaters. To stream the film at home, Disney Plus subscribers need to pay an extra $30 Premier Access fee. ipsnews.netHere's Black Widow Streaming Free: How to Watch Marvel's 'Black Widow' Online for Free at Home? – Business

What is Disney plus premier access?

Disney first introduced the Premier Access program, which lets Disney Plus subscribers stream select new movies for $30 the day they debut in theaters, with 2020's Mulan, and Raya and the Last Dragon and Cruella were also available on Premier Access when they were released this year. The VergeBlack Widow has been a big hit on Disney Plus

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

Black Widow sent Natasha Romanoff on a long-awaited solo mission when the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (and its exciting post-credits scene) hit theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access on Friday. Director Cate Shortland's film sees the superspy (Scarlett Johansson) confronting 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 and unanswered questions article for more on 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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