The Five Biggest Takeaways From ‘Black Widow’


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Who plays Yelena in Black Widow?

Aside from giving Natasha a long-awaited solo film and finally putting the character front and center, Black Widow has another function. It's also a backdoor introduction to Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh. SYFY WIREWho is Yelena Belova, and why is she the next Black Widow?

Is taskmaster in Black Widow?

Every good Marvel superhero needs a supervillain, so as Black Widow stepped up for her solo movie debut, it's only natural that she got a signature bad guy to go along with her. In Black Widow, that's Taskmaster, the mysterious killer with the ability to learn any fighting technique simply by watching it. PolygonWho is the Taskmaster in Black Widow?

How much did it cost to make black widow?

Cate Shortland directed the movie, which cost at least $200 million to produce. 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

Black Widow: Where Is Natasha’s Grave? | Screen Rant

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Black Widow's post-credits scene shows Natasha Romanoff's grave, but where exactly is the original Avenger's memorial? The solo movie for Scarlett Johansson's fan-favorite superspy went full circle in covering her story. Black Widow starts with a flashback to an early undercover mission, before the bulk of the movie primarily takes place during the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, and finally acknowledges Natasha's death in Avengers: Endgame.

The death of Black Widow is one of Avengers: Endgame's more emotional sequences, but the moment also led to some controversy. While Tony Stark received a massive funeral at the end of the movie and a glimpse of Steve Rogers' happy life with Peggy Carter was shown, the passing of Natasha Romanoff didn't receive that much attention. Hawkeye and Hulk both make reference to Black Widow being gone, but some fans were disappointed to see Avengers: Endgame did not take a moment to focus on Natasha's death and honor her legacy. Marvel Studios finally made amends for this decision during Black Widow's post-credits scene though.

The tag scene for Black Widow shows Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) visiting Natasha's grave. Her tombstone is featured among many others in a remote cemetery and recognizes her as a daughter, sister, and Avenger. Even though Nat's body was left on Vormir after her sacrifice, this grave is her symbolic resting place. But, where exactly is Natasha's grave? The post-credits scene includes Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) meeting Yelena at the location and mentioning she hates the midwest. This all but confirms Natasha's grave is located in Ohio. The reasoning for this remote burial site is tied to Black Widow's origin, as she spent three years in Ohio as part of an undercover mission as a kid with Alexei Shostakov (Red Guardian), Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), and Yelena.

Natasha's memorial grave being located in a small cemetery somewhere in Ohio also makes sense for her character. She was never one to want too much attention and had a much more private personal life than her fellow Avengers. With Tony Stark being a worldwide celebrity very much in the public eye with a track record for flare, a big funeral with all of the Avengers, their families, and other friends was understandable - especially considering the role he played in defeating Thanos. Natasha's memorial probably wouldn't be as massive, so Black Widow revealing her grave is near where her original "family" lived is the best option.

Black Widow's Taskmaster Follows In The Footsteps Of Another Great MCU Villain

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Black Widow introduces plenty of fresh new faces from Natasha Romanoff’s mysterious past, with the most prominent new addition being Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, another Black Widow from the Red Room program who has a close bond with Natasha. Rounding out the cast is David Harbour as Aleksei Shostakov, a washed-up Soviet super-soldier codenamed the Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as the clever and calculating scientist Melina Vostokoff. However, one of the most highly anticipated characters of the film is the MCU’s newest supervillain: the Taskmaster.

Why Black Widow Never Told The Avengers About Her Family

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Black Widow showed Natasha Romanoff’s deep cover family, but she never mentioned them to the Avengers before or after the events of the movie. Her past and her family have repeatedly been demonstrated to be a sensitive subject for her. Black Widow works to repair some of her relationship with her past, so why did it never come up before Black Widow’s death?

In Black Widow, Romanoff is shown to have been part of a deep cover operation in Ohio for three years as a child where she lived with a father-figure, Red Guardian, mother-figure, Melina, and a stand-in sister, Yelena Belova. They were separated under unpleasant circumstances and Romanoff has hated everything that time in her life stood for up until this movie, which takes place at the same time as Captain America: Civil War. The events of the movie bring the family back together and has Romanoff reconcile with them, accepting them as a family that raised her and influenced her life.

Despite forming closer relationships with several of the Avengers, particularly with Clint Barton and Bruce Banner, Romanoff never mentions this pseudo-foster-family. Prior to the events of Black Widow, this is because those memories are painful to her and she always plays her personal life close to her chest. While her connection with Clint Barton and Bruce Banner is strong enough to occasionally be more vulnerable with them, any references to the past tend to focus on shared experiences, such as her quips with Barton about Budapest. The only exception to this is a moment in Avengers: Age of Ultron when she reveals to Banner that she was forcibly sterilized.

Finally, while Romanoff might have found someone to confide in during the five years before the time heist, it is likely that those memories were painful once again and her Black Widow family had been snapped. During that period Romanoff was working with everyone she could to keep control of situations–the absence of even Yelena, who she was closest to, suggests that they were not around at that point to be able to help. With Valentina Allegra de Fontaine sending Yelena after Barton in the Black Widow post-credits scene, this inability to share the news of her family is likely to cause some painful misunderstandings.

Black Widow's Biggest Unanswered Questions

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It was safe to assume Black Widow would wrap the definitive bow on the story of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Given her death in Avengers: Endgame, the only mysteries left were those connected to her origin in the Red Room, her defection to S.H.I.E.L.D. and tidbits on her "family" from Russia. But while most of these are expanded on, given the vast array of characters involved, the film does leave a few questions unanswered by the time the credits roll.

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