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Black Widow director drops big spoiler for the movie and the future of the MCU

July 9th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Woah! Holy massive spoilers, Batman!

So a new interview with Black Widow director Cate Shortland has revealed a pretty big spoiler for the upcoming Marvel movie,so if you don’t want it spoiled, then this is your warning, gang.


Although we all speculated as much given her fate in Avengers: Engame, the director seems to confirm that, yes, this is Scarlett Johansson’s last outing for the Avenger, and a passing of the torch to newcomer to the franchise Florence Pugh’s Yelena.

“[Kevin Feige] realised that the audience would expect an origin story so, of course, we went in the opposite direction,” Shortland says.

“And we didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great. Scarlett is so gracious, like, ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.”

The director goes on to say that the movie feels like a coping tool for those who still haven’t absorbed Black Widow’s death in Endgame: “In Endgame, the fans were upset that Natasha did not have a funeral. Whereas Scarlett, when I spoke to her about it, said Natasha wouldn’t have wanted a funeral.

“She’s too private, and anyway, people don’t really know who she is. So what we did in this film was allow the ending to be the grief the individuals felt, rather than a big public outpouring. I think that’s a fitting ending for her.”

As I said before, it’s not a big surprise but it seems like this is a lot of news to drop months before the movie is released… or are we over-reacting? Let me know your thoughts, folks.

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina.

Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—hits U.S. theaters on May 1st, 2020.

At some point we all have to choose between what the world wants you to be and who you are.

Black Widow is currently due on 28th October.

Source: Empire

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….