Black Widow is set in the two year gap between Captain American: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Natasha is on the run and returns to her family to finish some personal business.
We see our first look at Rachel Weiss’s Melina Vostokoff, Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, and David Harbour’s Red Guardian aka Alexei. Black Widow is sporting two brand new costumes and we see several moments with our villain, Taskmaster.
Black Widow Teaser Trailer Breakdown
The Black Widow teaser opens with a voiceover of Natasha saying one of her infamous lines from Avengers Endgame: “I used to have nothing, but then I got this job, this family. But nothing lasts forever.” Along with it, we see several clips of Natasha throughout her tenure in the MCU. Including Age of Ultron’s Red Room scene.
Then it jumps to the “present day” of the film and we see Thunderbolt Thaddeus Ross. He says “heard you had to leave in a hurry.” This could be from a flashback or something else entirely because as of right now she is on the run from Ross. The military presence in this scene shows that he could be on his way to hunt her down.
Yelena Belova is waiting for Natasha when she enters an apartment. They call each other sis after their brutal fight that ends in a stalemate.
Black Widow’s new suit is shown briefly when she is standing in the foreground while the wreckage of what looks to be a Quinjet smokes behind her.
Black Widow fans will immediately recognize the Red Room, aka the secret Soviet training program that produced Black Widow agents, like Natasha. We have seen glimpses of it in Age of Ultron and the flashback that plays at the start of the trailer.
In one shot someone who looks like Natasha is standing in a control type room. The red dots could mean incidents happening in the present or this is another flashback to a mission of hers in the past. We also see a room full of fierce Black Widows in training. Her sister Yelena seems less than thrilled they have ended up back where it all started.
Black Widow’s second new suite is white, and seeing the snowy landscape makes sense. You wouldn’t want to wear black with almost everything around you is white.
Taskmaster is the villain in Black Widow. In the comics, Taskmaster is a super-soldier with photographic reflexes. That means he can instantly learn new fighting abilities just by seeing them.
Next we see Melina Vostokoff. In Marvel Comics, Melina is a villain called the Iron Maiden. In this trailer she seems to be on the side of Natasha and Yelena. However, this could be pre-Iron Maiden days or she could be acting as a double agent. Keep an eye on her, she is the most likely to betray Natasha.
The Red Guardian is coming out of retirement now that the family is all back together. Alexei is happy it still fits but the rest smirk that he has gotten fat. Well as longs as he is still a highly skilled athlete (maybe not) and a master in hand to hand combatant we should be good.
Then we come to a fight between Taskmaster and Red Guardian. Where are the Widows? And why are they fighting one-on-one? We don’t know yet but it could have big implications for Natasha.
Black Widow jumps out of a plane, chased by Taskmaster’s Soldiers. Their helmets have a skull-like appearance just like Taskmaster. Eagle eyed fans might also find that these are similar to Crossbones‘ look in Civil War. Which could point to a connection between him, Taskmaster, and the group that took over to fill Hydra’s void.
Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020
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Growing Up With Heroes
I’ve always been a geek. Shocking right? Growing up, I lived for reading and writing. If it was a fantasy novel or comic book I read it. But my fandom love didn’t stop at reading, oh no, I also wrote my own stories based around my favorite characters. Who knew fan fiction would be such a hit in the future? Whether I was losing myself within the pages of a book or creating new worlds, a lot of it always centered around my love of MARVEL.
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My relationship with MARVEL began when I picked up my first comic book. I was attracted to it because it showed a strong female with red hair. I could see myself in her and needed to know more. Needless to say I was hooked. I couldn’t wait for each new adventure with Black Widow, Captain America, and The X-Men. Their stories inspired me to be a good person, to stand up for what I believe in no matter what, and that girls can kick some serious butt, too.
MARVEL has always been a leader in that way, showcasing the many talents, brains, and power women have. This meant a lot to me growing up, because I always felt like I didn’t fit in. This kid wasn’t content with being just a girl. I wanted to show everyone that girls were just as strong and tough as boys. Inside the comic book panels and during those Saturday morning cartoons, I found the girls who didn’t allow anyone to tell them who they could or could not be. I found my heroes.
It’s exciting to me that young girls all over the world can see themselves represented in the MARVEL universe. And that there are women like me, who because of that influence grew up to be strong, confident, courageous people. We are here to show our children and the world just what it means to be a hero on and off the comic book page.
Celebrating MARVEL‘s 80th Anniversary
It’s hard to believe MARVEL has been around for 80 years. We should all be thankful to Stan Lee as well as all the writers, illustrators, and team who brought these worlds to life. It’s funny to think how you can’t go anywhere without seeing something MARVEL. From Captain America’s shield on a t-shirt to a kid running around yelling “Hulk Smash” you can find MARVEL’s influence just about everywhere.
For me, my love of MARVEL has only become more solidified over the years. I went from being a young kid begging to get the latest comic book and who watched every episode of all those 90s MARVEL cartoons to being an adult who has all the MARVEL things. It’s so nice not to hear “you don’t need another comic book Ashley.” Or “where are you going to put all those figurines?”
Where can you find the most MARVEL items in one place?
If you came to visit me right now, you would see something MARVEL in almost every room of our house minus the bathrooms. I proudly fly my geek flag and it’s no secret who my favorite characters are: Captain America and Black Widow, with a side of Loki because it’s Loki. So where do I find so much MARVEL goodness?
The answer is Amazon. It is your one-stop shop for all things MARVEL. From t-shirts and collectibles to Funko POP! Figures, they have something for every fangirl and boy. I could spend all day shopping www.amazon.com/marvel. I have quite the list going. Hopefully my husband reads this and takes several hints. Otherwise I might need Scarlet Witch or Professor X’s help to get all the things I need. Unless a radioactive spider comes along and gives me some super mind control powers sometime soon.
My awesome MARVEL Legends Series Captain America: The First Avenger collectible, MARVEL 80 Years of Comics Anniversary Black T-Shirt, and the Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th Anniversary are all available now. Amazon also has X-Men figurines, The Infinity Gauntlet, and so much more! Shop the entire MARVEL collection at www.amazon.com/marvel.
Mysterio’s Magic Tricks
We all know Mysterio is just a guy in a motion capture suit doing some fancy tricks. Well he’s not the only one who can have some fun and create illusions. Thanks to these awesome supplies from Sony, we embraced our inner magicians and made some movie magic of our own.
Get to know Mysterio: 6 Comics To Read Before Spider-Man Far From Home
Getting that good static electricity so they can practice levitating objects. Unlike Mysterio they aren’t going for buildings or drones but tinsel. Start small kids then work your way up to the big leagues.
We all know Mysterio created Hydro-Man to take attack Venice. We aren’t trying to do that here but bending light is way more fun than destroying a city. Just saying.
Don’t try this at home if you have cats around. Our kittens were trying to attack the light.
The kids and I had a lot of fun creating these illusions. They want to come up with their own to perform when we watch Spider-Man Far From Home on our next family movie night. I can’t wait to see their tricks and relive our favorite moments from the film over and over again. Plus we can watch all these bonus features!
Spider-Man Far From Home Bonus Features
New Original Short: “Peter’s To-Do List”: Peter has a few errands to run before he can leave on his class trip.
“Teacher’s Travel Tips” Featurette: Mr. Harrington & Mr. Dell present a few tips on how to traverse the European continent.
“Stepping Up” Featurette: Explore how Spider-Man was introduced in the MCU, the ways Tom Holland transformed the character of Peter Parker, and what the future holds for Spider-Man.
“Suit Up” Featurette: The suit doesn’t make the hero – but it does play a big role in who they are and who they can become. This piece examines all of Peter’s different suits in the movie, and with behind the scenes footage, we see why some suits are better than others.
“Far, Far, Far From Home” Featurette: The film’s illustrious locations serve story points and establish tone, but they’re also amazing to travel to! Hear from the cast on their experiences filming on-location.
“It Takes Two” Featurette: A special look at the chemistry between Jon Watts and Tom Holland.
“Fury & Hill” Featurette: MCU stalwarts Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson are back as Agent Maria Hill & Nick Fury!
“The Ginter-Riva Effect” Featurette: A look at the villain sub-plot and how William Ginter-Riva ties Spider-Man: Far From Home all the way back to the beginning of the MCU.
“Thank You, Mrs. Parker” Featurette: A look at Marisa Tomei’s reimagining of Aunt May, from Homecoming to Far From Home.
“The Brother’s Trust” Featurette: A quick look into some of the amazing work Tom Holland and his brothers have done through their charity, The Brothers Trust.
“The Jump-Off” Featurette: Interviews with the cast & crew take us through all of the amazing stunts of Far From Home.
“Now You See Me” Featurette: We examine the evolution of Mysterio and why Jake Gyllenhaal was the perfect fit for the role.
Stealthy Easter Eggs: Allow E.D.I.T.H. to reveal some of the hidden Easter Eggs you may have missed!
Select Scene Pre-Vis: A side-by-side comparison of the Pre-Vis with the film.
Gag Reel & Outtakes
Spider-Man Far From Home Giveaway
Marvel Phase 4 Timeline
Black Widow: May 1 2020
Black Widow will be the first movie released for Phase 4.
The film will focus on Black Widow’s past. Scarlett Johansson will be back as Black Widow with David Harbour as Alexi, Rachel Weisz, O-T Fagbenle, and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a sister figure to Natasha. Cate Shortland will direct.
Black Widow will take place after the events of Captain America Civil War. Taskmaster has been confirmed as the villain, footage at SDCC showed Natasha fighting him.
The Eternals: November 6 2020
Chloe Zhao will be the director of The Eternals. The Eternals will star Richard Madden as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Don Lee as Gilgamesh also known as The Forgotten One, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Lia McHugh as Sprite.
Kit Harrington and Gemma Chan will also star in the film. Gemma plays Minerva in Captain Marvel. There is a total of 11 Eternals in the MCU.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Fall 2020 on Disney+
The show will center on Falcon and the Winter Soldier teaming up after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Emily VanCamp will reprise her role as Sharon Carter. Wyatt Russell is joining the show playing John Walker aka U.S. Agent. Look for the show on Disney+ in 2020.
Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings: February 12 2021
Shang-Chi will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and star Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina, as well as Tony Leung who will be playing the Mandarin.
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WandaVision: Spring 2021 on Disney+
Wandavision is inspired by the classic Dick Van Dyke show, so think sitcom meets MCU adventure. Kat Dennings and Randall Park will also be joining the show reprising their roles from Thor and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Loki: Spring 2021 on Disney+
Loki answers the questions where did Loki go after he took the tesseract? Can he make a friend? and Will the sun shine on him again?
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness: May 7 2021
Although rated PG-13, Scott Derrickson teased that Multiverse of Madness will be the first “scary” MCU film. Scarlet Witch will be in Multiverse of Madness and it will tie into WandaVision.
Nightmare will be the villain featured in the film.
Marvel’s What If? Summer 2021 on Disney+
23 animated episodes exploring an alternate reality to each of the 23 MCU films.
Hawkeye: Fall 2021 on Disney+
Hawkeye will introduce Kate Bishop’s character and star Jeremy Renner.
Thor Love and Thunder: November 5 2021
Director Taika Waititi is back along with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Love and Thunder will be based on Jason Aaron’s The Mighty Thor run which features a female Thor played by Natalie Portman.
Black Panther 2 May 6 2022
We don’t know a lot about Black Panther 2 other than director Ryan Coogler says they want to get it right. Whatever happens Wakanda Forever.
Other Marvel Phase 4 or Phase 5 Announcements:
Fantastic Four in development.
X-Men in development.
Captain Marvel 2 in development.
Blade starring Mahershala Ali as Blade.
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Avengers Endgame Back-To-School Must Haves
It’s not a secret, we are big super hero fans. So when a massive box marked with the Avengers “A” showed up at the house, you could say the kids were
a little very excited. You can watch their unboxing here. From notebooks to pencils, a lunchbox and the coolest backpack out there, these kids are ready to face the new school year.
The Avengers Backpack is available on ShopDisney.com. I might have to get another one because I want the backpack. Just because I’m not going back to school doesn’t mean I don’t need one, right? Or maybe I can workout some sort of time sharing for it. Anyways, moving on. Also available from ShopDisney is the Avengers Endgame Water Bottle.
I’ll let them have this one, after all I have plenty of mugs. So many in fact they have their own dedicated cabinet but that’s a story for another day. Over on Amazon find some cool Avengers Pencils, Avengers Spiral Notebooks, and these great Avengers Pocket Notebooks. I call Captain America, sorry not sorry.
Unfortunately this lunchbox is currently not available on ShopDisney.com, but they are always restocking, so keep an eye out.
Free Avengers Lunchbox Notes
School days can be a little rough, especially at the start of the year. I always try to leave little notes for my kids so they know I am thinking about them during the day and that no matter what is going on they are loved. Wish your kids a super day with these Avengers inspired lunchbox notes. Download your free Avengers lunchbox notes here.
Avengers Endgame Blu-ray Release
Avengers Endgame is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K August 13th. For super fans, you are not going to want to miss out on all the amazing bonus features that highlight not only this film, but the MCU as a whole and the journey that brought us all this point.
- Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”
Blu-ray & Digital Bonus Features:
- Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos. I recommend tissues for this one.
- Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” and launched the MCU.
- A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
- Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow’s journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
- The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history … back-to-back!
- The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene and be part of such a historic ensemble.
- Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
- Six Deleted Scenes
- “Goji Berries”
- “Bombs on Board”
- “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy” **this one might be my favorite, I also feel Rocket is my actual spirit animal.**
- “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here”
- “Tony and Howard”
- “Avengers Take a Knee”
- Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
- Visionary Intro – Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
- Audio Commentary – Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.