Why Scarlett Johansson Didn’t Need Black Widow to Obtain This Sendoff in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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Scarlett Johansson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

When Avengers: Endgame made its debut in April 2019, Marvel Cinematic Universe followers had been shocked when Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)aka Black Widow — didn’t obtain a funeral after her dying. The character sacrificed herself to save lots of the world from Thanos. Then when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) — aka Iron Man — exchanged his life, the field workplace hit gave him a correct sendoff. However lately, Black Widow director Cate Shortland revealed why Johansson didn’t need Nat to have a funeral in Endgame. And no, it isn’t as a result of the character continues to be alive.

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In Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow died on Vormir to amass the Soul Stone. As followers realized in Avengers: Infinity Struggle, anybody who needed to take the Soul Stone would wish to make a sacrifice — a soul for a soul. So Nat fell to her dying. This allowed her greatest buddy, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) — aka Hawkeye — to stay and acquire the stone to defeat Thanos.

Following the Avengers: Endgame launch, followers didn’t perceive why Nat wasn’t given the identical remedy as Tony after each characters sacrificed themselves. Then throughout ComicBook.com’s  #QuarantineWatchParty in April 2020, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely confirmed they thought-about placing Black Widow’s funeral within the movie. However they didn’t need to take away from what was occurring on-screen.

“We tried a few things,” McFeely wrote on Twitter. “We could never land on one that felt good enough (and that didn’t take you out of the moment in front of you).”

In the meantime, Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo hinted the upcoming Black Widow movie will function the character’s remaining goodbye.   

“People have asked why Natasha didn’t get the same amount of screen time post-death as Tony did,” Russo stated within the Endgame DVD commentary. “Well, Tony does not have another movie, Tony is done. Natasha has another film. Marvel Universe obviously does not have to move forward linearly anymore. But that character still has more screen time coming.”

‘Black Widow’ director Cate Shortland says Scarlett Johansson didn’t assume Natasha Romanoff wanted a funeral

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Now, it’s been over a 12 months since Avengers: Endgame premiered, and followers are patiently ready for Black Widow to be launched. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie was set to debut earlier this 12 months. Nevertheless, the primary Part 4 film has been postponed as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Even so, Shortland opened up about Nat’s journey shifting ahead.

In an interview with Empire revealed on July 6, the director hinted Black Widow will probably be Johansson’s swan tune and Florence Pugh’s starting as Yelena Belova. Shortland additionally teased Nat will lastly obtain a correct ending. Besides, Shortland revealed Johansson didn’t really feel like her character wanted a funeral within the 2016 hit.

“In Endgame, the fans were upset that Natasha did not have a funeral,” Shortland stated. “Whereas Scarlett — when I spoke to her about it — said Natasha wouldn’t have wanted a funeral.”

The Black Widow director added, “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.”

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When Black Widow died in Avengers: Endgame, many followers questioned whether or not Nat was nonetheless alive as a result of she didn’t obtain a funeral. After all, after Shortland’s current remarks, it appears unlikely the forthcoming movie will probably be something however a remaining farewell to Johansson’s character. However followers will simply have to attend and see what occurs when Black Widow is formally launched. 

Nonetheless, Johansson confirmed Nat is lifeless when she stopped by The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon again in October 2019. 

“There are very few certain things. But death’s pretty certain,” Johansson stated “But people definitely don’t believe it and have tried to convince me that my character did not actually die … But, no. I think death is a final thing.”

However regardless, Johansson is able to share Black Widow with followers. She additionally reassured everybody the brand new movie will give them the closure they wanted after Endgame

“We just finished [Black Widow] a couple of weeks ago,” Johansson stated. “I can’t wait to share it with everybody. It was fantastic … Honestly, it brought closure to me that I needed because I was kind of wiped out of that last one. I mean, emotionally and literally.”

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