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Jul 25, 2021

The Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lauren, Agent Michelle, and Producer of the show Director SP discuss the 2021 Marvel Studios film Black Widow and the weekly Marvel News. The Team debriefs you on National Mango Day, Our love of the Spy Family Found Family, why David Harbour was perfect for the Red Guardian role in the MCU, the pre COVID-19 Marvel Cinematic Universe content release timeline that was, the awesome action in the film, that Black Widow superhero pose, the righting of Black Widow’s red ledger and Dreykov’s daughter, the future of Black Widow in the MCU, the unique Black Widow box office numbers and what they might mean, and that Taskmaster surprise. Stay tuned after the credits for a few minutes of Legends Of S.H.I.E.L.D. bonus audio.




  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Weekly Marvel News




Black Widow


Produced By: Kevin Feige

80 Production Credits

Starting with X-Men in 2000

79 are Marvel Comics Based properties, One is an upcoming Star Wars Untitled Project

And is currently still THE man in charge of the Marvel Studios

Future Projects include:

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

What If...? TV Series (2021)

Eternals (2021)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Ms. Marvel TV Series (2021?)

Hawkeye TV Mini Series (2021?)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

The Marvels (2022)

She-Hulk TV Series (2022)

Moon Knight TV Series (2022)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

Armor Wars TV Series (???)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)

Ironheart TV Series (???)

I Am Groot TV Series (???)

Fantastic Four (???)

Blade (???)

Untitled Star Wars (???)

Untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe Television Show (???)

Echo TV Series (???)


Other Credited Black Widow Producers:


Zakaria Alaoui                           ...         line producer: Morocco

Victoria Alonso                           ...         executive producer

Mitchell Bell                               ...         co-producer (as Mitch Bell)

Per Henry Borch                         ...         line producer: Norway

Brian Chapek                             ...         co-producer

Jamie Christopher                      ...         associate producer

Louis D'Esposito                         ...         executive producer

Leifur B. Dagfinnsson                  ...         line producer: Norway

Howard Ellis                               ...         line producer: Hungary

Adam Goodman                         ...         line producer: Hungary

Nigel Gostelow                           ...         executive producer

Scarlett Johansson                     ...         executive producer

Brad Winderbaum                      ...         executive producer


Directed By: Cate Shortland

11 directing credits starting 1998

4x Bad Cop, Bad Cop

10x The Secret Life of Us


Berlin Syndrome

Black Widow


Screenplay by: Eric Pearson  

8 writing credits starting 2011

Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant

Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter

3x Agent Carter

Thor: Ragnarok

Godzilla vs. Kong

Black Widow


Story by: Jac Schaeffer   

6 writing credits starting 2009

WandaVision - Created; written - 2 episodes

Black Widow


Story by: Ned Benson  

7 writing credits starting 2003

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them


Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson         ...         Natasha Romanoff

Florence Pugh                ...         Yelena Belova (Father Of The Bride Part 3ish)

Rachel Weisz                 ...         Melina (The Mummy series with Brandan Fraiser)

David Harbour               ...         Alexei (Stranger Things, Hellboy)

Ray Winstone                 ...         Dreykov

O-T Fagbenle                 ...         Mason

William Hurt                   ...         Secretary Ross

Olga Kurylenko              ...         Antonia / Taskmaster



  • None seen on Disney+ Premium Video On Demand


NEWS [40:14]


MCU – Marvel Studios


‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’: Michaela Coel Joins Cast Of Marvel Sequel

  • Michaela Coel is set to join the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 
  • She joins Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett who will likely reprise their roles from the original film. 
  • Ryan Coogler returns as director. 
  • Production is currently underway in Atlanta.
  • Plot details as well as who Coel is playing are being kept under wraps. The film is set to bow on July 8, 2022.


Black Widow Box Office

  • Black Widow Numbers
    • Black Widow earned the most in an opening weekend since before the pandemic
    • In December 2019 Star Wars Rise Of The Skywalker earned $177 million domestically and $373 million worldwide
    • This past weekend in July 2021 Black Widow earned $80 Million domestically and $78.8 million non domestically for a $158.8 million worldwide total
    • ADDITIONALLY, Black Widow reportedly earned at least $60M on Disney+ revenue
      • Disney+ customers had to pay an additional $30 per account to watch the film
      • The announcement was the first ever to include Premium Video On Demand or PVOD with the opening weekend numbers in the industry.
        • Several weeks after opening NBCUniversal stated that Trolls2 had earned a total of $100 million in PVO in the spring of 2020
      • Disney did not previous include the PVOD numbers with releases Mulan or Raya and the Last dragons
      • Further Disney has not stated whether they will continue to release the PVOD numbers on opening weekend.
      • Premium Notes:
        • Black Widow Will Be “Free” on Disney+ on October 6th, 2021
        • Black Widow will only be available to purchase on Disney Plus for 60 days (~September 8th or so)
        • Need to maintain your Disney+ subscription to keep Black Widow in your vault for the 3 months prior to “free” release
        • There will be ~one month which you cannot purchase Black Widow)
      • If you combine the Disney+ and Global Revenue Black Widow earned $218.8 million in its opening weekend
        • Online speculation has stated that the $200M barrier on opening weekend could have been the stimulus for Disney to release the numbers
      • Pandemic Release Comparisons
        • The Fast & Furious 9th installment, “F9: The Fast Saga” was only released in theaters opening weekend and earned $70 million domesticallyon June 25th, 2021
          • Since F9 was released globally on different dates from May 19th through June 25th it’s difficult to assemble a true Worldwide opening box office number but to day the film has grossed over $400 million internationally
        • A Quiet Place II opened on May 26th, 2021 with a domestic box office of $47.5 Million and up to $58.5 million when Memorial Day itself on Monday is included
          • With international opening dates from May 27th to June 24th A Quiet Place II also sufferred from the lack of an ability to estimate a worldwide opening weekend
          • Although to date A Quiet Place II has earned a total of $128.3 million internationally for a $279 million worldwide total
        • Godzilla versus Kong earned $31.6 million domestically in its opening weekend on March 24th, 2021
          • With international opening dates between March 25th and July 2nd the total international earning to date is $353.1 million with a Worldwide total of $463.6 million
        • Past Superhero Films Opening Weekend
          • Marvel
            • Iron Man (2008)
              • Domestic: $100.8 Million
              • International: 
              • WorldWide: $201 Million
            • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
              • Domestic: $54.4 Million
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Iron Man 2 (2010)
              • Domestic: $133.6 M
              • International: $194 M
              • WorldWide: $327 M
            • Thor (2011)
              • Domestic: $65.7 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
              • Domestic: $65.7 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • The Avengers (2012)
              • Domestic: $207.4 M (Biggest Domestic Opening Of All Time to date)
              • International: $447.4 (For a full week)
              • WorldWide: $617.7
            • Iron Man 3 (2013)
              • Domestic: $175,3 M
              • International: $504.8 M (to date)
              • WorldWide: $680.1 M
            • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
              • Domestic: $86.1M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
              • Domestic: $95M
              • International: $207.1 M to date
              • WorldWide:$370.5M to date
            • Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
              • Domestic: $94.3M
              • International: $67.4 M
              • WorldWide:$161.7 M
            • Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015)
              • Domestic: $191.3M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:$631.1M to date
            • Ant-Man (2015)
              • Domestic: $58 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
              • Domestic: $179.14 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Doctor Strange (2016)
              • Domestic: $85 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)
              • Domestic: $145
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:$427.6 M 
            • Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)
              • Domestic: $117M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
              • Domestic: $115 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Black Panther (2018)
              • Domestic: $241.9 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:$426.6 M to date
            • Avengers Infinity War (2018)
              • Domestic:$258 M Domestic (Highest ever to date)
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:$640M Worldwide (highest ever to date)
            • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)
              • Domestic: $76 M
              • International: 
              • WorldWide:
            • Captain Marvel (2019)
              • Domestic: $154 M
              • International: $320M
              • WorldWide: $456M
            • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
              • Domestic: $350 M Biggest Ever To Date
              • International: 
              • WorldWide: $1.2 Billion Biggest Ever To Date
            • Spider-Man: Dare From Home (2019)
              • Domestic: $185 M
              • International: $395 M
              • WorldWide: $580 M
            • Due to time, let’s not do DCEU if that;s ok -SJ
            • DCEU
              • Man Of Steel (2013)
                • Domestic: $116.6M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice (2016)
                • Domestic: $166M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Suicide Squad (2016)
                • Domestic: $133.6 M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Wonder Woman (2017)
                • Domestic: $103.2M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Justice League (2017)
                • Domestic: $93.8M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Aquaman (2018)
                • Domestic: $67.8M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Bird Of Prey (2020) - Feb 5th
                • Domestic: $33.0M 
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
                • Domestic: $16.7M
                • International: 
                • WorldWide:
              • Others
                • Deadpool (2016)
                  • Domestic: $113
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • Deadpool 2 (2018)
                  • Domestic: $125.5M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • Logan (2017)
                  • Domestic: $88.4M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men (2000)
                  • Domestic: $54.4M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X2 (2003)
                  • Domestic: $85.5M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men The Stand Stand (2006)
                  • Domestic: $102.7 M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
                  • Domestic: $85M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • The Wolverine (2013)
                  • Domestic: $53.1 M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men First Class (2011)
                  • Domestic: $55.1M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
                  • Domestic: $90.8 M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • X-Men Apocalypse (2016)
                  • Domestic: $65.7 M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:
                • Dark Phoenix (2019)
                  • Domestic: $32.8M
                  • International: 
                  • WorldWide:




Loki EP/Director Kate Herron Not Returning for Season 2

  • Executive producer and director Kate Herron, who helmed all six Season 1 episodes of Marvel’s latest standalone smash, tells Deadline that she is “not returning” for Season 2, adding, “I always planned to be just on for [Season 1]. And to be honest, Season 2 wasn’t in the… that’s something that just came out. And I’m so excited. I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season, but I just think I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all. I’m working on some other stuff yet to be announced.”


OUTRO [61:55]


Lauren, Michelle and SP love to hear back from you about how you would rate the episode we just discussed, your top 5 Marvel character lists, your science of Marvel questions, who would you pick in an all-female Avenger team, or which Marvel male you would like to see shirtless. Call the voicemail line at 1-844-THE-BUS1 or 844-843-2871.


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This podcast was recorded on Thursday July 22nd, 2021.


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