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Joe Russo reveals why Black Widow didn’t get a funeral like Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame

Well, if this is a spoiler for you then be it, you are too late, if you haven’t watched Avengers: Endgame yet. In the last part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, we see Iron Man aka Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr, and Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) sacrificed their lives in their fight against Thanos so that the other Avengers could beat him. It came as most emotional parts of the movie, where the two original Avengers had to bid adieu to the storyline. While Iron Man’s death seemed like a farewell to his a decade long journey in the MCU, Black Widow’s death stirred certain controversy.

Several fans were highly disappointed by the makers’ decision to not give Black Widow a proper farewell. Unlike, Iron Man who got a vivid funeral, in the end, Black Widow did not even get a funeral. Recently, the movie’s co-director Joe Russo spoke on the debate. He cleared the air on the decision of skipping Natasha’s funeral. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Joe Russo explained that the decision to give Iron Man a sendoff and not Natasha was since the character will return in the Marvel Studios’ Black Widow standalone movie.

Talking about it he said, “When you’re dealing with storytelling real estate in a three-hour movie, there’s only so much of it, and someone else has another film coming, there’s always the opportunity to bring closure in that other movie. In this movie, we had to bring closure to Tony Stark.”

 

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For those who are not aware, at the Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the makers announced MCU’s Phase Four. The makers announced the new set of movies which will be a part of MCU’s Phase Four. One of the movies announced was Black Widow’s standalone movie. The movie will be Johansson’s seventh appearance as Natasha Romanoff on the big screen. At the Marvel’s SDCC 2019 presentation it was confirmed that Black Widow will release on May 1, 2020, kickstarting the Phase 4. After making the announcement, Johansson, told Variety, “I feel like a weight has been lifted.”

The movie is currently being filmed in London. Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and also stars Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and David Harbour.

 

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