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Avengers: Endgame is full of tragedy, not simply because of the heart-wrenching ending, but because of the five years of doom and gloom Earth’s mightiest heroes must endure after failing the universe. However, one character whose arc was already tragic enough in the sequel was almost a little more upsetting in a number of ways, especially for fans who were unhappy with how Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was handled in this culmination of The Infinity Saga. Read More »
(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Avengers: Endgame doesn’t honor its female characters in a way that actually carries weight.)
There’s no question that Marvel has a women problem. In the past decade and over the course of its 22 movies, only one of them was led by a woman, and one had a woman sharing the title. But the studio has been eagerly trying to make up for it in recent years, releasing Captain Marvel to critical and box office acclaim, and slowly introducing female fan favorites — some of whom would go on to get double billing in the big established movies.
As we headed into Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was filled to the brim with strong, complex, rich female characters — some super, some not — who were on course to outshine even some of the male heroes. And with Marvel reportedly pushing for more female superheroes in front of and behind the camera, it is no surprise that the film would want to pay its respects to these beloved characters. But this is where the film stumbles.
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.
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Avengers: Endgame might be the culmination of this first era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (even though Spider-Man: Far From Home will officially end Phase Three), but there are still plenty more movies on the way from Marvel Studios in the coming years. Thankfully, that will include the first solo outing for Black Widow, or Natasha Romanoff, a character who fans have wanted to see broken out into her own feature film ever since being introduced in Iron Man 2.
The sequel is said to start shooting sometime later this year, so where does Avengers: Endgame leave the former SHIELD agent, and what does it mean for her future on the big screen? Let’s talk about it, but beware of major spoilers. Read More »
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O-T Fagbenle, who plays Elisabeth Moss’s character’s husband Luke on the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, is the latest actor to enlist for Marvel’s Black Widow movie. Information about his character in the film is being kept under wraps, but he’ll reportedly play a leading role in the spy origin story. Read More »
With Avengers: Endgame right around the corner, we’re getting closer to learning exactly what Marvel Studios has planned for the future. But as Kevin Feige previously said, any solid plans for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t be officially announced until after Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters in July. However, we at least know where one of Marvel’s future movies will be shooting.
Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox included taking ownership of Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, and the federal government has agreed to provide Disney with a $171.1 million subsidy for Marvel Studios to shoot a film there. But what is the next Marvel movie shooting in Australia? Read More »
Marvel’s Black Widow movie is slowly coming together. After promising to make the standalone film for years, Marvel Studios is forging ahead, picking up exciting cast members as they go. The latest: Rachel Weisz, who is good in just about everything, and Stranger Things and Hellboy actor David Harbour, will now both appear alongside mainstay player Scarlett Johansson and recent cast addition Florence Pugh.
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With the exception of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’re still mostly in the dark about the plans Marvel Studios has after Avengers: Endgame. There have been rumblings about movies adapting lesser known Marvel Comics characters such as The Eternals and Shang Chi, and James Gunn was just brought back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Sequels have also been assumed for the likes of Black Panther and Doctor Strange, but we have no solid idea of when these movies will arrive.
However, it sounds like the first one out of the gate could be the long-desired Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Fans have been clamoring for the SHIELD agent named Natasha Romanoff to get her own movie since the character debuted in Iron Man 2, and now the cast is starting to fill out around the lead character. Fighting with My Family star Florence Pugh is currently in talks to to join the Black Widow movie cast. Read More »