In the Covid-19 era, Barrymore hopes to combine entertainment and news. For instance, in her opening week, she plans to talk with comedian Adam Sandler about essential workers.
Instead of a live audience, The Washington Post reports, a virtual crowd will be on a platform called Audience from Anywhere cheering her on. They’ll be a little green screen and hologram action as well.
Her promo features a young Drew appearing with present-day Drew, using footage from Barrymore’s appearance on the «Tonight» show with Johnny Carson.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Natasha Romanoff was introduced in 2010’s Iron Man 2. While the movie’s marketing gave away Scarlett Johansson’s role as the Black Widow, the character first appeared as Tony Stark’s new secretary, Natalie Rushman. It turns out the secret agent was sent undercover by Nick Fury to stay close to Tony. For most of the film, Natasha kept up the ruse, assuming the identity of Natalie, even becoming Pepper Potts’ assistant later in the film.
Of course, the character would eventually ditch this persona to reveal who she really was: Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s deadliest agent. It’s now been ten years since the super-spy made her MCU debut and now, in Black Widow #1, the Marvel comic book features a small nod to Iron Man 2.
In Black Widow #1, Natasha Romanoff is handed a mission by Captain America. Once it’s done, she returns home, only to find that someone has infiltrated her apartment. She sneaks outside to get in from the window, but before she can take whoever is waiting for her by surprise, she is hit by a tranquilizer, and she falls out the window down the side of her building.
Before Natasha can hit the pavement, the book flashes forward three whole months. Now, the action has moved from Manhattan to San Francisco, and Natasha is working on the construction site of a new building as an architect. For a brief moment, it appears that Natasha may have started a new undercover mission — but she makes it clear she isn’t deceiving anyone when she doesn’t bother to hide from cameras. What’s more, she doesn’t appear to remember anything from her time as Black Widow. She has a penchant for motorcycles but she doesn’t know why, and she has physical skills she can’t really explain. But for all intents and purposes, Natasha isn’t Natasha anymore. In fact, she now goes by the name Natalie.
Much mystery surrounds the villain of the upcoming Black Widow film. Even after fans first learned that the villain would be Taskmaster there has been rampant speculation regarding just who might be behind the skull-styled mask. The debut of the character in film is much-anticipated, but what if the face behind the mask isn’t human at all? In fact, what if it’s the Super Adaptoid?
The movie’s latest trailer seemingly debunked one of the leading theories about Taskmaster’s identity: that Rachel Weisz’s Melina Vostokoff, known in the comics as Iron Maiden, was in truth Taskmaster, despite appearing to be one of Black Widow’s allies. But a shot of the character alongside Taskmaster during an action sequence forced fans to go back to the drawing board to determine Taskmaster’s identity.