The Black Widow Movie Will Actually Feature Way More Widows Than We Thought

A lot more.

The highly anticipated Black Widow movie will introduce many new characters from Natasha Romanoff’s past, including a bunch of other Black Widows.

The film is current shooting and stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weiz and Florence Pugh.

In an interview with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con Weiz revealed there are more Black Widows than we originally thought.

“There are quite a number. I’m a Black Widow and there’s Scarlett and Florence. There’s quite a bit of other characters you’ll also meet that are Black Widows.”

It turns out that mantle has been shared by multiple women before Natasha even joined The Avengers.

We previously reported that Pugh’s role of Yelena Belova is the second person in the comics to take on the mantle of Black Widow, but it’s very interesting to know there will be a lot more of them.

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Introducing Belova into the mix makes a lot of sense, because it means that although Nat died in Endgame, Marvel can continue to have Black Widow as a key character.

Since she first appeared in the MCU in Iron Man 2, Natasha has been a very mysterious character. We don’t know very much about her past, other than Hawkeye found her and recruited her for S.H.I.E.L.D and the flashback we saw in Age Of Ultron.

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Now we know that the name Black Widow was actually shared by many different women, it’ll be interesting to see how they interact and how badass they are.

With the mantle of Captain America being handed to Sam Wilson and Thor naming Valkyrie as King of Asgard it’ll also be interesting to see the change in Widows.

Black Widow will be Marvel’s second female-focused movie after Captain Marvel and we are so pumped to see it when it hits theatres in May 2020.

We'll Be Waiting A While For New X-Men Movies, Thankfully

This is actually really good news.

When Disney and Fox merged there were many questions about how the X-Men would be integrated into the MCU following Dark Phoenix’s release earlier this year.

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While many thought the franchise would be rebooted in Phase 4 of the MCU, it looks like we may have to wait until Phase 6.

Kevin Feige confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that the X-Men are indeed coming to the MCU, but didn’t specify when this would happen. Prior to making the announcement, he unveiled the Phase 4 movies and teased two projects that would be part of Phase 5.

Feige confirmed that the movies announced as part of Phase 4 were not just a first wave but the entire Phase. While previous Phases have lasted three to four years, this next one will go from 2020 to 2021, so it would make sense to assume Phase 5 will begin in 2022 and Phase 6 will begin in 2024.

Phase 5 is believed to feature Blade, Fantastic Four, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, so it doesn’t seem likely they’ll make an X-Men movie during this time.

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Given how poorly Dark Phoenix was received by fans, it’s probably a good thing Marvel is going to take their time in making a new X-Men series.

The X-Men are some of the most beloved characters and fans have been waiting a while to see them in the same universe as their favourite Avengers characters so we genuinely hope they take their time to make it good – especially when it comes to casting.

Marvel has done a pretty great job when it comes to casting in the past, so we have no doubts they’ll find the perfect people for the roles, but by waiting until Phase 6 they’ll also have the opportunity to get the story right. After Dark Phoenix we’re very keen to see a good X-Men movie…

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Josh Boone’s The New Mutants will be out in 2020 after a few setbacks (the trailer was released in 2017 and we still haven’t seen the film), but the movie is more of a low-budget haunted house-style horror movie than a traditional X-Men film.

Avengers: Endgame Writer Confirms 'Old Steve' Theory That'll Make You Cry

You'll probably want to re-watch Captain America: Civil War immediately.

The writers of Avengers: Endgame brought Captain America’s (Chris Evans) story to a close in the best possible way – Steve Rogers got to marry Peggy Carter and live happily ever after thanks to some time travel.

But one of the writers has revealed not only did Cap get his happy ending, but there might be an old Steve cameo in the MCU already. Well, it’s at least what he’d like to believe.

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According to ScreenRant, Christopher Markus confirmed a fan theory during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel that will have you wanting to re-watch Captain America: Civil War.

Markus revealed that not only are there two versions of Steve in the MCU, but it wasn’t the first time we saw Old Steve and the pair actually crossed paths in Civil War.

Obviously, there’s a lot of complicated time travel logic in the film, but Markus and his co-writer Stephen McFeely chose to “close one eye” to the rules of science fiction to give Steve his happy ending.

“We’ll get to Captain America at the end of the movie, and whether that breaks our own rules… I mean we actually have a public disagreement with our directors. Again, it’s a playful one, but Stephen and I are just so taken with the idea that Steve went back and got to live his life.”

So, where could both Steves have crossed paths? One fan theory suggests both versions were at Peggy’s funeral which is seen in Civil War.

Old Steve lived through the events of the movies and means he is Peggy’s mystery husband. This also makes sense because Peggy’s mind and memory were failing her when young Steve visits her The Winter Soldier.

The fan theory is that old Steve was carrying Peggy’s casket alongside his younger self. In the video below you can see a white-haired pallbearer opposite Steve:

The theory had gone unaddressed until the SDCC panel with Markus, who said, “I would like to believe that through some sort of bulls**t time loop paradox –throw in the words you use when you’re bulls**ing science in a movie: ‘some sort of quantum paradox’ – that there are indeed two Captain Americas in the MCU timeline.

“That Steve Rogers who looped back into time has therefore always been there, and that he is living somewhere else in the movies you’re watching.

“And what I really like to believe is that there’s an old man sitting in back at Peggy’s funeral in Civil War, and that’s old Steve Rogers, watching young Steve Rogers, carry old Steve Rogers’s wife up to the front of the church. Can I explain it scientifically? Not really, no.”

If the cameo is approved by the writers – and it’s the version they want to believe – then we’ll happily believe it too!

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