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New Black Widow Set Pictures Seem To Reveal When In The MCU Timeline It Takes Place

And it's not what we expected.

Photos taken on the set of Black Widow might confirm where in the MCU timeline the movie takes place, and it’s not what we expected at all.

Marvel has been trying to keep things pretty secretive when it comes to anything post-Phase 3 until after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. However, with the Black Widow movie currently shooting in Budapest, it’s kind of difficult to keep it under wraps.

Photos taken on set seem to confirm one of the villains will be Taskmaster, who comic fans have been wanting to see on the big screen for a while now. And it also appears that Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow successor appears in the film.

It’s important to note that Bucky Barnes actor Sebastian Stan reportedly said in May that Black Widow takes place after Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War. However, it wasn’t an official statement so we couldn’t tell if it was true or not.

At the time of Stan’s comment, it was believed the film would be set in the early 2000s and would show Natasha’s origin story.

Now, the latest photos taken on set might confirm when the movie takes place in the MCU timeline and it seems Stan was correct.

In the photos, Natasha is being pursued by what looks like Taskmaster, but what’s important is the car she’s driving is a 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Wagon.

This is important because when has an MCU movie ever used anything other than a new or not-yet-released car? That makes it more likely that Black Widow is set between Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

So, in this story, Natasha is already an Avenger and seemingly has no backup from her super friends for whatever mission she’s on.

This timing would explain where Natasha was before her entrance in the middle of Infinity War when she appears with Captain America’s ‘Secret Avengers’.

With Yelena Belova being involved, it will probably see Natasha discovering the Red Room program is still active and that she has someone who wants to prove they’re her superior. She may even be outmatched by this new Black Widow.

Marvel will likely make any announcements about the Black Widow film and future films at their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

The Avengers: Endgame Re-Release Isn't Expected To Beat Avatar At The Box Office, Here's Why

They still have a long way to go.

When it was announced that Avengers: Endgame would be getting a re-release with some new footage included, most people saw it for what it really was – an attempt to beat Avatar’s huge box office success.

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Endgame may have earned $1.2 billion worldwide in the opening weekend alone, however, it seems unlikely it’ll reach the highs of Avatar’s $2.788 billion total. This is despite the fact the numbers have been steadily climbing in the weeks since its release.

To win at the box office, Endgame would need to make $38 million with its re-release, however, Deadline reports that the movie will struggle to hit this mark because it’s come “far short of Avatar in lucrative countries outside the U.S. and China”.

Endgame made 53% of its global gross in U.S./Canada and China, whereas those two territories only repped 34% of Avatar’s lifetime worldwide market sales.”

So, James Cameron’s film managed to cover more ground offshore, also, the publication reports, “China also has a 30-day play period policy on U.S. pics, and Endgame didn’t receive an extension.”

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Avatar had crazy records in numerous countries, so the amount Endgame would need to out-earn in those countries is enormous.

In countries like France, Japan, Germany, Russia, Spain and Italy the film has already finished its run “with screens promised to the next round of local and Hollywood fare”.

Something else that Avatar had in its favour was that, at the time, people were seriously excited about the idea of 3D movies and how it would change the movie’s experience.

Even if Disney doesn’t win at the box office with Endgame, it’s still a huge achievement to have earned as much money as it has. They also have a lot of highly anticipated films coming out this year including The Lion King, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that will no doubt add plenty of dollars to their pockets.

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Here's Everything That Was Added To The Avengers Re-Release In Case You Can't Be Bothered To Go Yourself

Spoilers below... obviously.

When news broke about Marvel re-releasing Avengers: Endgame with new footage included, many of us saw it for what it really was – a way to surpass Avatar at the box office.

However, we have very little doubt that diehard Marvel fans would get themselves back to the cinema to watch the bonus scenes, which actually only equates to about six extra minutes of footage.

To be honest, I’m not so sure I can’t put myself through the emotional rollercoaster of watching the movie so soon after my first watch – also, it’s really long! So if you, like me, just want to know what was in the re-release, I’ve got you covered.

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So, the first thing we get is a new tribute to Stan Lee, which is added after the credits according to CNBC. While Lee already appears in the film, the tribute features behind-the-scenes footage of him shooting his cameos.

During the tribute Lee says in a voiceover, “Not only did I not think I would be doing a cameo in such a big movie, I hadn’t dreamt there’d be such a big movie.”

“In those days, I was writing those books, I was hoping they’d sell so I wouldn’t lose my job and that I could keep paying the rent.”

He also added, “I’ve remembered every cameo I’ve done since the first one. I think I’m a very lucky guy.”

Next up, we get an unfinished Hulk scene. Anthony Russo, one of the directors of the movie, introduces the scene and says:

“Thanks for sticking around. As you may have noticed, we packed a lot into this movie. There are a lot of characters, a lot of action, a lot of emotion, and I think a lot of fun. But, believe it or not, we shot some scenes that we needed to cut out. I know, the movie could have been even longer!”

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The scene features the Hulk at a burning building. He jumps down to the street holding a satellite dish which he’s using to carry people out of the fire.

After he’s finished with that we see him getting a phone call and he says, “Steve who?” Which indicates it’s right before the scene where he meets up with Steve Rogers, Natasha Rominoff and Scott Lang at the diner and takes photos with his fans.

The next scene is one from Spider-Man: Far From Home as the re-release is also trying to promote the follow-up movie.

So, what you see is the opening scene to the film which is set in a Mexican town that’s been devastated by a cyclone, except the cyclone apparently had a face.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) arrive on the scene and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio also shows up.

The cyclone monster thing appears and Mysterio tells the other two, “You don’t want any part of this,” and starts fighting with the monster.

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And that’s all of the extra content, I’m not entirely sure it would be enough to get me back to the cinema, but that’s just me.

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