Discover What Black Widow Was Doing During The Blip In Avengers: Endgame, And How The Revelation Of Her Selfless Actions Adds Depth To Her Character And Sacrifice In The MCU
Avengers: Endgame saw the end of Natasha Romanoff’s story arc as she sacrificed herself to let her friend Clint Barton retrieve the Soul Stone. However, a cut scene from the movie revealed what Black Widow was doing during the Blip, which makes her sacrifice more meaningful.
In a podcast interview with The Gist, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, shared the impact of Thanos’ snap on Earth. The brothers revealed that one-quarter of all children were left with no parents, leaving a multitude of orphans across the globe.
Anthony Russo also disclosed that Black Widow was leading an organization that took care of these orphans. Although this subplot did not make it to the final script, it adds depth to Black Widow’s character and her commitment to the Avengers’ mission.
Black Widow’s death in Endgame was a poignant moment, and the revelation that she was running an orphanage during the Blip would have given it a deeper meaning. Her sacrifice would not have only been for the Avengers but also for the parents of all the children under her care. This hidden detail solidifies Black Widow’s character as one of the most selfless in the MCU.
Although Phase 4’s Black Widow provided a retrospective story for Romanoff, the cut scene in Endgame gives a different perspective on the character. While upcoming Phase 5 projects, such as Secret Invasion, will explore the Blip further, this detail adds context to the tragedy of Thanos’ snap and emphasizes the emotional distress that Black Widow was going through.
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