Why ‘Black Widow’ Writer Eric Pearson Felt Post-Credits Scene Guilt

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Is taskmaster in Black Widow?

Now that Black Widow is out, the secret is too: Taskmaster is Antonia Dreykov, daughter of the man who oversees the Black Widow-training Red Room and a character first mentioned back in 2012's The Avengers. ... It's a new take on the character, who in the comics is Tony Masters, a mercenary boasting the same powerset. Entertainment TonightTaskmaster Actor Breaks Down 'Black Widow's Big Reveal (Exclusive)

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5 Ways Natasha Is The Best Black Widow (And 5 Reasons Yelena Is The Best)

Screen Rant 15 July, 2021 - 06:08pm

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Widow has just recently come to theatres, providing much-needed context and backstory on fan-favorite Natasha Romanoff. The movie provides a window into Natasha's inner world and the other Black Widow agents that she works with. Among them is Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, a young woman with skills rivaling Natasha's; the two agents are forced to work together in order to confront their checkered pasts.

In the comics, Yelena and Natasha were rivals constantly vying to best each other in combat. Naturally, fans are curious as to how the MCU's iteration of Yelena stacks up to Black Widow and if she surpasses her.

When she finally confronts him in the SHIELD helicarrier, Natasha demonstrates her knowledge of 'cognitive recalibration', undoing Loki's work with a well-timed knock on the head. Undoing the influence of an Infinity Stone with a single perfect hit is not a feat many can attest to, but it's no challenge for Natasha.

Even Yelena's choice of clothing is practical. When showing off the vest she picked out for herself, Yelena focuses on its function rather than form as she gleefully describes its many pockets and utility purposes.

Even the simplest change in hair color has helped Natasha blend in and evade her enemies in the past. Nobody else has come close to putting on as many disguises as Natasha had, and it's unclear whether Yelena will continue the tradition.

The same goes for the Black Widow movie, where Yelena is shown to have been drafted in the Red Room as only six years old. When she reunites with Alexei, he refers to Yelena as the most talented child assassin from her generation of Widows, implying that Yelena had been sent on assassinations from a young age and is one of the Red Room's most powerful members.

Despite her teammates losing hope, Natasha still was able to step up in order to do what needed to be done. Viewers hope to see more MCU material featuring Natasha and her Avengers team as they work to protect the universe and pick up the pieces post-Snap.

Yelena serves as the heart of the protagonists of Black Widow, as her faith motivates them to work together again in taking down the Red Room. Her sense of idealism fits her right beside other Avengers like Captain America; even if the going gets tough, she's willing to do the right thing if it means saving the world and millions of innocent people.

Even though Natasha would be compromising intimate details about her life and work at the Red Room, she ultimately chose to do the right thing and release the files. This moment highlights Natasha's self-sacrificing nature and her willingness to put other people before herself.

Not only does she save them, but also Natasha - who was about to be overwhelmed by the Widows attacking her and would have certainly died if Yelena hadn't shown up at the right time. The end of the movie sees Yelena and the rest of the Widows go on a mission across the world to free any remaining sleeper agents and finish their work.

Ultimately, all viewers agree that Natasha's sacrifice was pivotal to turning the tables against Thanos. While a few fans still hold out hope for Natasha's return, most feel that her ending was the right one for her character arc and that undoing her death would cheapen the sacrifice she made.

Even though Natasha pleads with Yelena not to do it, Yelena is willing to die if it means ensuring that the Red Room's bloody legacy ends. With Dreykov dead, Yelena can choose whatever path suits her best and create the new life that she always wanted for herself.

Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ Crosses $200 Million Globally

Variety 15 July, 2021 - 06:08pm

By Rebecca Rubin

Disney’s “Black Widow,” the first Marvel movie to grace theaters in two years, has surpassed a notable box office milestone, hitting $200 million worldwide.

For the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise that remains unrivaled at the box office, that would not traditionally be a benchmark worth highlighting. Many of its recent installments, at least the ones released pre-pandemic, have flown past $200 million globally in their opening weekends and climbed to $1 billion with relative ease. But, even as vaccination rates increase and people adapt to the outside world, moviegoing has yet to revert to normalcy. Still, roughly 20% of cinemas in the U.S. remain shuttered and locations in key international territories, including parts of Southeast Asia and Latin America, have closed again to help curb the spread of new variants of COVID-19. That makes otherwise expected achievements worth celebrating.

After five days in North American theaters, “Black Widow” is now the fastest pandemic-era release to cross $100 million. It took the previous record holder, Universal’s “Fast and Furious” sequel “F9,” eight days to reach that milestone. So far, only four movies — including “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “A Quiet Place Part II” — have collected more than $100 million in the U.S. since March of 2020.

“Black Widow” is poised to reclaim the top spot on domestic box office charts this weekend over two new nationwide releases, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions.” If estimates hold, the Marvel comic book adventure could add as much as $30 million in its sophomore frame. Along with its box office haul, “Black Widow” has generated at least $60 million on Disney Plus, where subscribers can rent the film for $30. Disney isn’t expected to update “Black Widow’s” streaming revenues beyond its opening weekend sales.

Directed by Cate Shortland (“Berlin Syndrome”), “Black Widow” co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz and takes place before Natasha Romanoff became an Avenger. The film has been embraced by audiences and critics, with Variety’s Owen Gleiberman writing in his review that the film is “grittier, more layered with feeling, than you expect.”

“The movie features just enough kinetic combat to give a mainstream audience that getting-your-money’s-worth feeling,” Gleiberman said. “But […] most of it has a gritty, deliberate, zap-free tone that is strikingly — and intentionally — earthbound for a superhero fantasy.”

Olga Kurylenko on ‘Black Widow,’ Marvel’s Secrecy on Set, and Moving to Paris at 16 to Become a Model

Collider 15 July, 2021 - 04:14pm

With director Cate Shortland’s Black Widow now playing in theaters and available on Disney+ via Premiere Access, I recently spoke with Olga Kurylenko about playing Taskmaster in Marvel’s lastest movie. During the interview, Kurylenko revealed what Marvel fans would be surprised to learn about the making of Black Widow, the level of security on set to keep her identity secret, if she’s talked to Marvel about returning to the MCU, the challenges of getting into her costume, and more. In addition, when Kurylenko was sixteen years old she moved to Paris to model and we talked about what that experience was like for her. You might be surprised to learn what it’s really like modeling for a living. Finally, towards the end of the interview, Kurylenko reminiscenced about working with Terrence Malick on To the Wonder and why it was an experience she will never forget.

As you’ve seen in the numerous trailers and clips, Black Widow takes place right after the events of Captain America: Civil War and features Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) having to confront her past and the choices that led her to becoming an Avenger. Written by Eric Pearson with a story Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, O-T Fagbenle, and Ray Winstone.

Check out what she had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.

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