‘Avengers: Endgame’ Writers On Why They Killed Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explained why they felt Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow had to sacrifice herself in Avengers: Endgame.

With Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame being touted as the conclusion to the first decade of MCU stories ahead of its release, fans spent months speculating on which of the long-time heroes could meet their demise. While Iron Man and Captain America were considered the most likely candidates to perish in Avengers: Endgame, most fans were stunned when Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow turned out to be one of the casualties, having sacrificed her life in exchange for the Soul Stone.

However, some fans were not pleased with the decision to kill Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow instead of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and many questioned why the former had to be the one to give up her life. Though the decision came as a surprise to most, Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed had the fate of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in mind for a while:

“Obviously, she as a character has a bit more — she hasn’t had a solo movie, there’s stories to be told there — but on her Avengers arc, that moment, we’d set up the math in the first movie. Somebody has to die to get the Soul Stone. It’s the only way you get it. You need two people who love each other to make the equation work. When we figured out where that five year gap had left all the people, it really had left her at this spot where all she was working for was holding the line, staying on the wall, holding the world together and this was what she would do. There was no question about it. I don’t know who told Scarlett [Johansson], it wasn’t me.”

So what do you think? Are you sad Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow died in Avengers: Endgame? Are you excited to see Scarlett Johansson finally get her very own standalone movie? Let us know in the comments below.

Scarlett Johansson will reprise her role in next year in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, due to be released in theaters on May 1, 2020. In the meantime, Avengers: Endgame will soon be available on all home media formats.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame will be available on Digital HD starting July 30 followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 13.

Source: ComicBook.com

‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

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pider-Man Far From Home Jake Gyllenhaal MysterioNew Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.

Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.

While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.

You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Marvel

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

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