Many fans were disappointed that Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff did not get her own burial at the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, as did Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, despite sacrificing herself for the sake of half the universe. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has gradually moved to correct this perceived error by fans.
Not only did she star in her own film, Black Widow, but her death was also highlighted in Disney+’s Hawkeye. It was also claimed that the KGB assassin turned SHIELD agent turned superhero will be given more attention in Ms. Marvel.
A behind-the-scenes documentary for the concert, which was just published, showed how Black Widow will be honored.
Marvel is Honoring Fallen Heroes
New scenes from the series have been presented in A Fans’ Guide to Ms. Marvel, a newly released documentary on the character on Disney+, with the majority of them featuring Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan and Matt Lintz’s Bruno Carrelli enjoying their time at AvengerCon. At the convention, they are shown in one moment touring an exhibit commemorating Steve Rogers’ Captain America.
Behind-the-scenes film also shows Kamala and Bruno dressed up for the convention, with a look of one of the exhibits, The Realm of Asgard, behind them.
It’s odd that Black Widow is represented with her long and wavy hair from Iron Man 2, yet Tony Stark is drawn with a costume that seems to be a mix of Mark IV and Mark VI.
There are drawings, pictures, and notes from admirers thanking the two slain warriors all around their artwork. It’s nice to see Black Widow honored since Iron Man appeared to be the only one remembered in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The public seems to have learned of Black Widow’s sacrifice to rescue half of the universe.
Iron Man and Black Widow Remembered, but Vision Forgotten?
While it’s nice to see Black Widow get as much recognition as Iron Man for their sacrifice in saving half the universe, it looks that another deceased Avenger is still missing: Vision. Despite the fact that the synthezoid was prepared to die to prevent Thanos from obtaining the Mind Stone, which was ultimately an useless sacrifice, Vision does not seem to be recognized in the public eye for it.
Could it be that, as Wanda speculated in a deleted scene from WandaVision, the people didn’t feel Vision’s death was important since he wasn’t “flesh and blood” and only a synthezoid?
“I’m tired of everyone pretending as though Tony Stark was the only one we lost. As though he were the only Avenger ever. That’s really terrible if you’re Natasha, but at least she was human, right? But where are Vision’s memorials? No heartfelt homage to the synthezoid?”
Or is it possible that Vision’s resurrection became known to the public after his memories were restored and he soared away from Westview? Because Thanos’ use of the Time Stone made Vision’s sacrifice meaningless, the audience is unlikely to see him as one of the heroes who helped preserve half of the universe.
Fans will learn more when Ms. Marvel debuts on Disney+ on June 8.