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Disney is Officially Stopping Marvel Films On Netflix, Starting with Captain Marvel

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We all knew the day was coming as Disney would end its long-running partnership with the streaming giant, Netflix.

Officially bad news, guys. That day is now.

Since Mickey Mouse gears up for the release of its own streaming service, Disney Plus, the conglomerate has announced that forthcoming Captain Marvel will be the first Marvel Studios film not coming to Netflix, alongside its other 2019 releases.

According to a report, cutting ties with Netflix will apparently lose the House of Mouse a whopping $150 million in operating income. Though, there is no doubt that the studio giant will make money up in other ways, especially from its own streaming launch, expected to arrive sometime later this year.

Recently, speaking during an investor’s conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the upcoming female-fronted standalone would not be popping up in your Netflix trending queue any time soon.

“What we are basically trying to do here is invest in our future,” he stated.

However, he clarified that these decisions are “all designed so that long-term this business will become an important part of Disney’s bottom line.”

So, despite the moves Disney has made are going to cost a fair sum, the company expectedly will make miles more with the launch of Disney Plus.

“It is almost the equivalent of deploying capital to build out our theme parks,” added Iger. “It is a bet on the future of this business.”

Meanwhile, spin-off shows for some of the MCU’s biggest superheroes and villains are still in the works for Disney+. There are already plans for Loki TV series alongside buddy shows for the likes of Falcon/Bucky Barnes, Rocket Raccoon/Groot and Scarlet Witch/Vision as well.

The House of Mouse is working hard behind-the-scenes to bring the highly anticipated Disney+ to life. As Disney brings its own back catalog as well as original content to the unique streaming service, Netflix is eventually being kicked to the bottom of the pile like a comic book villain.

Obviously, the era between Disney and Netflix is coming to an end.

The deal was signed back in 2012; it means that Netflix has handled the likes of the MCU and Star Wars from 2016 until now. While there was once a time, we could tune in and watch everything such as Marvel blockbusters from Iron Man to Captain America: Civil War, Thor to Avengers: Infinity War, Disney is now coming down hard on Netflix. We have already seen the casualties of the Fox/Disney merger and the introduction of Disney+. And since Netflix once made a name for itself with Marvel TV shows, the likes of Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have all been axed; now the same fate is coming for Jessica Jones and The Punisher.

This also means that Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the final Marvel flick to be streaming on Netflix. In the meantime, Avengers: Endgame which rolls out less than two months after Captain Marvel, as well as Spider-Man: Far From Home will never come to this streaming platform. Alongside Marvel blockbusters, upcoming high-profile Disney flicks such as the live-action adaptations of their classic animated movies such as Tim Burton’s Dumbo, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, with Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode IX will not also be arriving on Netflix.

With a packed film line-up, it makes sense why Disney is ending their working relations with Netflix this year.

While two of their biggest franchises are wrapping up their current narratives in MCU and Star Wars, both Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: Episode IX are all expected to become massive blockbuster hits. This means that offering them on Disney+ will be a great way to lure potential patrons.

Furthermore, the impending Fox acquisition more likely bolstered their confidence that Disney+ will work considering that it significantly pads their content catalog. Though it remains unseen whether or not Disney+ will be an immediate hit, that initial $150 million loss may not even matter much if the service takes off.

Disney+ is set to premiere by the end of 2019. In the meantime, Captain Marvel coming out March 8 will be the first film held back from Netflix and instead ticketed for Disney+.

Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be hitting theaters, including Avengers: Endgame on April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5.

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Marvel Rumoredly Considering Introducing Deadpool in Spider-Man 3

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One of the most pressing questions for Marvel Studios moving forward is how to integrate the wildly successful Deadpool franchise into the film universe. Now that the ink has dried on the contracts and the Walt Disney Company has fully acquired 20th Century Fox. And Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has a dilemma on his hands when it comes to incorporating Ryan Reynolds’ popular film series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A new report from MCU Cosmic indicates that Kevin Feige and his round table are considering numerous options for the best way to move forward, hopefully capitalizing on the goodwill Ryan Reynolds has earned from the success of Deadpool and Deadpool 2, as well as the PG-13 rated version released over the holidays.

According to the fan site, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are looking at three possible paths. And at least, one of them is to bring the foul-mouthed Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those options include going forward with Deadpool 3, or introducing the character in a Disney+ series (which will likely soften the hard edges that are inherent to Deadpool’s current incarnation), or possibly even making him a big part of their third Spider-Man film, which would give Sony Pictures a cut of that pie.

Still, none of that has been confirmed. A Disney+ series seems unlikely, considering they are sticking to family friendly content and would likely not allow Ryan Reynolds to be as edgy as he’s in the first two movies (not to mention, paying the superstar salary for a streaming service show or run the risk of recasting the character outright). This also comes from the same site that says Disney+ will never revive the Netflix Marvel shows because of their mature nature.

One of the other options, of including Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, seems even less likely because of one core reason: Disney will not see any of those profits. Sony distributes the Spider-Man movies and makes all of the money off of their massive success, but Marvel and Disney benefit from the increased exposure and subsequent merchandise sales. It is hard to believe that they would even consider introducing one of their most popular characters in such a movie they will not even make money off of at the box office.

At this point, all of these are just rumors, but rest assured that Marvel Studios does have plans for the character going forward. Maybe they will call the movie Deadpool: Annihilation…

So, what do you think? The last film of the Marvel’s Phase 3, Spider-Man: Far From Home, hits theaters on July 2.

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Sharon Carter and Baron Zemo Reportedly Returning for Falcon & Winter Soldier Series

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In the first big bit of casting news for Marvel Studios’ shows streaming on Disney+, Daniel Brühl and Emily VanCamp are reportedly set to reprise their roles from Captain America: Civil War in the upcoming Falcon & Winter Soldier. According to Deadline, the two stars are in talks to appear in the six-issue mini-series, apparently the first of Marvel’s offerings for the new Disney streaming form.

Daniel Brühl will be playing the antagonist Helmut Zemo, who is the live-action version of the Captain America comics archnemesis Baron Zemo. On the other hand, Emily VanCamp will reprise her role as Agent Sharon Carter/Agent 13, the SHIELD agent turned CIA agent that works under Everett Ross’ (Martin Freeman) Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Recently, during a convention appearance, Bucky Barnes star Sebastian Stan mentioned that he liked Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier comics, and he hoped to see some of that run adapted to live-action.

“I think my favorite is all the Ed Brubaker stuff,” said Stan. “That’s my favorite stuff. And it was really great to get to do some of that in the movies. You know, I’d love… I always say this all the time, but I think it’d be really interesting to see like the whole Winter Soldier that we have not seen yet. And if you think about it, he had a whole other life sort of as this ulterior ego so to speak. It’s like when you see the Winter Soldier now he is sort of like a machine in the movies. But before that, there was actually a real character there. And that was the character that had friendship with Black Widow. But you know, we will see what happens.”

Emily VanCamp made her debut in 2014’s The Winter Soldier but played a larger role in 2016’s Civil War, where it was revealed that she was the great-niece of SHIELD co-founder (and, somewhat cringe-ily, another Steve Rogers love interest), Peggy Carter. We have not seen her in the MCU since then.

Meanwhile, Daniel Brühl played Baron Zemo, a vengeful Sokovian solder who wanted to destroy the Avengers after his family was killed during the battle of Sokovia in Age of Ultron. Baron Zemo was then taken prisoner at the end of the film, but the potential certainly existed for him to escape.

Still, there is no word yet on how either Carter or Zemo will figure into the plot of the show, but Sam Wilson/Falcon accepting Captain America’s shield will factor into the story as well.

All six episodes of this miniseries, which will reportedly air in August 2020, will be likely directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland. Her credits also include episodes of The Walking Dead, Under the Dome, The Punisher, and many more.

Kari Skogland would be one of several women taking the reins behind Marvel cameras as the studio heads into its post-Endgame slate, joining a list that includes Black Widow standalone film director Cate Shortland and The Eternals‘ Chloe Zhao.

The Falcon and Winter Soldier will premiere exclusively on Disney+ streaming service in August 2020.

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Avengers Star Scarlett Johansson Gets Engaged to Colin Jost

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It looks like some congratulations are now in order for Scarlett Johansson. According to the latest report by the Associated Press, the actress has officially gotten engaged to her long-time boyfriend Colin Jost after quietly dating for two years. Still, there is no set date for their wedding at this time, says Marcel Pariseau, Johansson’s publicist.

Fans over the world are now sending their congrats to the actress and her fiancé. Recently, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost made a public outing together for the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Endgame. The couple was photographed looking as so happy as could be, and fans are sending their best wishes to the pair.

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson at the red carpet for the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

For Scarlett Johansson, this marriage will be her third. She was first married to Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds as before they separated. The MCU star was previously married to a French journalist Romain Dauriac in October 2014 shortly after having her first child, Rose. The couple then separated in 2016 before officially divorcing in September 2017. And later that year, Johansson began her relationship with Saturday Night Live co-writer and actor Colin Jost.

Obviously, this announcement is a joyful one for fans, and her supporters are glad to hear Johansson is livingly happily. Not too long ago, Scarlett Johansson did remind the world of the hardships which come with being a celebrity as she told ET about a harrowing experience she had with the paparazzi. After filming a talk show to promote Endgame earlier this spring, the actress revealed a set of men stalked her as she left the set and broke numerous traffic laws all in the sake of getting photos of her with her daughter.

“Yesterday, after leaving the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, I was followed by five cars full of men with blacked out windows. They were running red lights and putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk to follow me so they could find out where I was staying, and they subsequently stalk me with my young daughter for the duration of my stay,” the star shared her bad experience.

“The paparazzi even put people’s lives at risk, so they could wait for days in quiet neighborhoods in blacked-out cars. They try to follow me to the playground and photograph my child and also other people’s children in a safe place that should be off limits, but it is not. All of this is perfectly legal. After the incident, I felt that it was my duty as a concerned citizen who was being pursued dangerously and stalked to go to the local precinct and seek guidance there. I’d encourage others in a similar situation to go to the police.”

Back in 2017, Scarlett Johansson appeared on an episode of “Saturday Night Live [SNL],” where Colin Jost does “Weekend Update” as a head writer along with Michael Che. After that, the two were reportedly dating and began a relationship. And eventually, she is tying the knot with her fiancé Colin Jost.

We will see her return on the big screen as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff when her standalone movie arrives sometime years later.

Congratulations, Scarlett Johansson!

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“Avengers: Endgame” Officially Surpasses Avatar at All-Time Domestic Box Office

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Avengers: Endgame has officially passed Avatar, becoming the second-highest grossing film ever at the domestic box office. Its total now stands at a whopping $780 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains the highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office with $936.6 million.

Avengers: Endgame is also the second-highest grossing film of all time worldwide. It has earned $2.56 billion globally, passing James Cameron’s Titanic. At the worldwide box office, now Endgame still trails Avatar’s $2.78 billion total by $224 million.

Opening with $350 million domestically and $1.2 billion worldwide, Avengers: Endgame immediately became a threat for the all-time box office crowns. Crossing the $2 billion mark in just the blink of an eye, the movie remains on pace to surpass Avatar and top the $2.7 billion worldwide gross of the 2009 sci-fi epic. As Endgame inches closer to that milestone, it has just beaten James Cameron’s film in the U.S.

(Box Office Mojo chart – Updated: May 19, 2019)

During a press release issued when Avengers: Endgame had its first $1 billion global opening in box office history, Walt Disney Studios chairman, Alan Horn, said, “Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios team have continued to challenge notions of what is possible at the movie theatre both in terms of storytelling and at the box office.”

“Though Avengers: Endgame is far from an end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these first 22 movies constitute a sprawling achievement, and this weekend’s monumental success is a testament to the world they have envisioned, the talent involved, and their collective passion, matched by the irrepressible enthusiasm of fans around the world.”

So, what do you think about this record of Avengers: Endgame? Let us know in the comments!

Avengers: Endgame is still playing in theaters. Other upcoming MCU film is Spider-Man: Far From Home which swings into theaters on July 2.

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Captain Marvel Suit in “Avengers: Endgame” Was Entirely CG

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After the debut in her own film in the last few months, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), better known as Captain Marvel, certainly made an impression on the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Endgame. She brought the superpower she promised, with a sweet new haircut and an updated take on her classic suit as well. However, as it turns out, Carol did not always have that suit in Endgame. In fact, the whole thing was added in the post-production process.

After the release of Endgame, during an interview with Weta Digital’s Matt Aitken, a VFX supervisor on the film, when the topic of working Captain Marvel into the story came up, Aitken explained there were actually some changes made after they shot her initial scenes.

Remember, most of Avengers: Endgame was shot before Captain Marvel, and Brie Larson filmed all of her scenes for the film in the same suit she wore for her solo outing. And when everything came together, the creative team thought it was strange if the character had the same suit for 25 years, so they ended up making a suit on their computers and added it to Carol in post.

“She was filmed with here physical costume with a great costume from the costume department, but after her sequences were filmed, it was decided by the filmmakers that her costume needed to be more different from the costume that she was wearing in the 25 years ago, whatever the era of Captain Marvel, the Captain Marvel movie,” explained Aitken. “So we ended up replacing her costume with a CG suit for all her shots.”

So when we see all of those gold shoulder pads as well as updated logos, they were all created by computers. These kind of CG effects are all around films like Endgame, but they are just much harder to notice with the naked eyes. All of the Quantum Realm suits were made with VFX as well.

What do you think of Captain Marvel’s suit in Avengers: Endgame? The film is now in theaters.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy:” What Zac Efron Would Look Like as Adam Warlock

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As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is getting closer to its pre-production stage with Marvel Studios rolling into Phase 4, casting rumors and speculation are going to be aplenty. As James Gun has promised after his return as director, one new character coming to the franchise for this third installment will be Adam Warlock. The character was also teased in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but an actor has not yet been cast for the role.

Recently, graphic designer BossLogic has shared an idea of his own: Zac Efron as Adam Warlock.

This artwork does not stop at simply being a suggestion. BossLogic went ahead and imagined what Efron would look like as Marvel’s next big cosmic character. You can check out his rendition of Efron as Adam Warlock below.

“We had a lot of pre-established characters and sometimes characters from books, again, being a comic book fan. But I don’t want to see a literal interpretation of a comic book I have read a hundred times because I don’t want to go to a theater and know exactly what is going on to happen,” Avengers co-director Joe Russo shared when asked why Adam Warlock as omitted from the movies.

“As for me, it kind of ruins the experience of going to a movie. Sometimes we will take the arcs that have been assigned to different characters in the books and reassign them to other characters. Or we are just taking inspiration from the books and really deviating from the storyline, in which case, the characters are not applicable to what we are trying to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Meanwhile, Adam Warlock casting might still be a year or more away as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 likely will not go into production until sometime in 2020, at the earliest. The film doesn’t yet have an official release date, but it will likely arrive in May of 2021 or 2022. Stay tuned!

Who do you think should play Adam Warlock? Share with us in the comments!

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New “Dark Phoenix” Trailer Features the X-Men’s own “Avengers: Endgame” as An Epic Finale

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A brand new IMAX exclusive trailer for Dark Phoenix goes back to the beginning of the franchise, showing off the full X-Men saga from the first X-Men movie in 2000. As we can see in the video above, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Ian McKellen, along with all the other mutants who have graced the big screen in the last 20 years, stuffed into preamble for this latest installment.

Aside from The New Mutants – which has been pushed back a couple of times with a current release date of April 2020 – now Dark Phoenix is rumored to be the last film in the X-Men saga.

That concept is similar to one of the TV spots for Avengers: Endgame, which featured the ten years of Marvel Cinematic Universe culminating in one last showdown. However, the key difference is that instead of avenging those lost and defeating the Mad Titan (Thanos), the X-Men go against one of their own: Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey (who they also went against in The Last Stand, but this is a different kind of Jean Grey).

Can Jean Grey be the new Thanos?

So, does a look back into the past of this franchise have as much emotional weight for Dark Phoenix as it did for Endgame? Word is still out on just how the last X-Men film delivers its final emotional punches, but Endgame did raise the bar.

Dark Phoenix is expected to bring the past 20 years of X-Men films to a close.

Today has been dubbed “X-Men Day” in celebration. A new featurette looking back on the film franchise’s legacy was also released.

On the nostalgia side, 20th Century Fox delivered a more hefty lookback – less Dark Phoenix trailer but more sentimentality – where the cast members of X-Men films talk about the impact of the franchise and how it changed comic book movies.

Along with the IMAX trailer, Marvel Studios also released a new throwback poster in the style of Steven Spielberg’s go-to artist, Drew Struzan.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7th.

 

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Why Captain America Gave the Shield to Sam Wilson/Falcon Instead of Bucky Barnes

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The end of Avengers: Endgame might surprise many fans, not because Captain America (starred by Chris Evans) did survive in the film, but because he decided to retire and pass his iconic shield down to the right-hand man Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie). It was an emotional scene in which might have raised more questions than answers. And one of biggest questions being, why Cap choose Falcon over his life-long friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan)?

According to Endgame screenwriters, there is a certain quality Falcon possesses that Bucky does not because in some ways he still has the risk of being mind-controlled again.

“It is pretty hard to give it to Bucky,” co-writer Christopher Markus told Variety. “As much as we love him, he’s on the dark path and is still recovering from that. And Sam is really a truly stand up guy. It was not a wildly difficult choice, certainly. I think Bucky has a lot more stories as Bucky and as someone headed on a path of atonement. And Sam has ascended into his new role.”

Also asked by Variety if Bucky’s nod of understanding was scripted, McFeely confirmed it was. “Yes,” he replied. “Our assumption is that he and Steve [Rogers] had a long conversation before Steve went back.” That means Bucky did already know about his best buddy’s decision.

McFeely went to agree with his writing partner, saying it was the story arc to dive into, especially with the series for Falcon & The Winter Soldier streaming soon on Disney+.

“The thing that gets me the most is that it is much better for both of their stories this way,” says McFeely. “Certainly, Bucky getting the shield would provide lots of stories. I do not know if it gives Sam much story. And again, there is a streaming show coming, right? I don’t know what they are doing but Sam having the mantle of Captain America, how he feels about that, and Bucky working or having some kind of relationship with HYDRA. I think that is pretty rich.”

“Again, particularly as Bucky has to confront the mind control past. Captain America has always represented the best of the idea of America, you know? And giving it to an African-America guy… it is great! Not patting ourselves on the back, I am just saying that is pointing toward a better America.”

The screenwriter also made sure to point out that he was unaware of what Marvel Studios has planned for the Disney+ show, even though he thinks Sam Wilson’s movement into the Captain America mantle should play a good part.

(Sam Wilson as new Captain America – a fan art from DevianArt)

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters. Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives on July 2.

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Why Gamora Returned But Black Widow Did Not

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As we saw in Avengers: Endgame, both Gamora (star Zoe Saldana) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (star Scarlett Johansson) died on Vormir to unlock the Soul Stone. However, the Gamora still alive by the close of Endgame is a past version displaced from 2014.

“It is not the Gamora that was killed by the Soul Stone. That’s the Gamora from the past,” Endgame co-writer Stephen Markus explained to Variety.

“When Gamora went off the cliff, the Gamora from that time period died. But this is the Gamora from prior to that. So she is still alive. And she traveled in the time machine to the present. You know, as you do.”

“As you do,” co-screenwriter Stephen McFeely quipped.

Meanwhile, the original Gamora, who starred in both Guardians of the Galaxy and the Vol. 2, perished in Infinity War when her adoptive father Thanos (star Josh Brolin) murdered her to win the Soul Stone.

In Avengers: Endgame, Nat prevents her long-term closest friend Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (star Jeremy Renner) from sacrificing himself. And the death of Black Widow gives the Avengers one of the six desperately needed Infinity Stones required to resurrect half of the universe that was vanished five years earlier.

“In our minds, her journeys had come to an end if she could get the Avengers back,” McFeely told the New York Times.

“She comes from such an abusive, terrible, and mind-control background. So when she gets to Vormir and has a chance to get the family back, and that is a thing she would trade for. But the toughest thing for us was that we were always worried that people were not going to have time to be sad enough. When the stakes are still out there, and they have not solved the problem. We lost a big character – a female character – but how do we honor it? We have this male lens, and it is a lot of guys being sad that a woman died.”

Ultimately, Black Widow is the one who dies so the rest of the Avengers can obtain the Soul Stone, and her death has become a controversial topic about Endgame.

One of the biggest criticisms to follow Black Widow’s death was her lack of a funeral. During a Q&A with Endgame co-director Joe Russo posted on Chinese website TencentQQ (translated by Reddit), the lack of this scene was finally addressed. In typical Russo fashion though, he suggested many possible explanations for why it was not in the film.

“Did you forget when the heroes mourning for her after they returned from past? Maybe her funeral happened off screen. Maybe it’ll be shown in future installment because there’re still tons of stories in MCU that are waiting to be told.”

So the lake-set mourning footage was the closest Nat would get to a funeral just before the plot moved on towards its finale, in which the Avengers assemble superheroes from across the universe for one last stand against Thanos, who threatens to burn the Earth to cinders. Iron Man/Tony Stark dies stopping the Mad Titan. And Endgame finished with a funeral for the hero who launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Tony gets a funeral. Natasha does not,” said Markus.

“That is partly because Tony is the massive public figure and she has been a cipher the whole time. It was not necessarily honest to the character to give her a funeral. And the biggest question about it is what Thanos raises there on the dock. ‘We have the Infinity Stones. So why don’t we just bring her back?’”

“That is the everlasting exchange,” said McFeely. “You bring her back, you lose the stone.”

As for the screenwriters, retrieving a still-living Black Widow from an earlier timeline “would have been a weirdly selfish decision.”

“Like, effectively, we are going to kidnap a version of Black Widow who knows nothing about the current circumstances and bring her to the future just so we can have one. It is not really asking her whether she wants to go.”

So the deaths of the Gamora in 2018 and 2023’s Black Widow are irreversible, part of an everlasting exchange preventing their resurrection.

We will know where Gamora goes from here as soon as Guardians of the Galaxy franchise arrives. The Guardians Vol. 3 will be written and directed by the return of James Gunn.

Scarlett Johannson will reprise her role in the first Black Widow standalone film, previously reported to be a prequel set back in 2006, a handful of years before Natasha Romanoff joins Earth’s mightiest heroes. Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow is set to open sometime in 2020.

Avengers: Endgame is now in theaters.

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“Avengers: Endgame:” Deleted Hulk Scene Revealed

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Currently, Avengers: Endgame is still playing in theaters everywhere, which means the MCU cast and crew have been busy promoting what already became the second-highest grossing film of all time. The writers of Endgame, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, recently spoke with the LA Times about their writing process and discussed a scene that ended up not making the final cut.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

In Endgame, it was revealed that Bruce Banner (star Mark Ruffalo) figured out a way to combine himself with the Incredible Hulk, creating a perfect balance between the two characters that in the past they had always struggled to live together. Co-writers Markus and McFeely made it clear that Hulk was still out there doing the hero gig, a fact that we almost saw in the movie.

“You never know what is actually going to make it out into the world,” explained Markus. “We did have a scene illustrating more actively what Hulk had been up to in terms of being a superhero, as opposed to just starting it in the diner and explaining things. But it did not give you anything that you did not get from just sitting in the diner eating pancakes. So it came off more as noise than as content.”

“It takes us forever to learn those things. But if that scene isn’t doing more than one thing, it is probably not worthy of being in the movie,” McFeely added.

While it would have been fun to see the new version of Hulk saving the day, that diner scene was definitely enough to give fans a clear picture of what he has been up to. It is also an incredibly charming and funny footage, so it ultimately feels like they made the right call.

Avengers: Endgame is now showing. Other Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Captain Marvel, which is still playing in select theaters, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which hits theaters on July 2.

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