Like many Marvel fans, we were not very thrilled by the way Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) went out in Avengers: Endgame, sacrificing herself so that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the rest of her “found family” (and half of the entire universe) might live. What makes Widow’s death scene all the more tragic is that the version we got in the theatrical cut and home video release, versus the far superior, far more heroic, alternative death scene that debuted as “Vormir Battle” in the extras tab of the Disney+ release and is currently making the rounds on twitter.
Natasha's Alternate Death #BlackWidow
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Avengers: Endgame was directed by Anthony & Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War) from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The super cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Ronin/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Cobie Smulders as Mariah Hill, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Racoon and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
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