Keeping a low profile is nearly impossible for Avengers, let alone their families, even if they are fake.
Black Widow is the highly anticipated Avenger origin story starring Scarlett Johansson reprising her role for one last time as Natasha Romanoff, also known as the iconic Black Widow. The film also stars Florence Pugh as sassy fake-younger-sister Yelena Belova, David Harbour as glory-days obsessed fake-father Alexei A.K.A the Red Guardian (or the Crimson Dynamo if you prefer,) Rachel Weisz as the highly intelligent fake-mother Melina, O-T Fagbenle as Natasha’s “friend” and transportation plug Mason, and Ray Winstone as child-snatching madman Dreykov.
The story takes place after Captain America: Civil War. Natasha is on the run from the government after breaking the Sokovia Accords. While in hiding, she catches wind of some unfinished business with Dreykov, a man that she thought was dead – one that she had killed. She then reunites and recruits fellow Black Widow and play-sister Yelena to stop madman.
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The film opens to a young Romanoff (played by Ever Anderson) riding her bike through her neighborhood in 1995 Ohio. We then see her ride into the driveway of a seemingly average home. The home where Natasha and her fake-family spent and fabricated their lives is situated in a town east of Chamblee and north of Tucker called Embry Hills.
Even though the location of the house can technically be visited, thanks to MCUlocationscout, it is still a private residence. The community asks for fans to be considerate of the residents.
This is a behind the scenes photo taken from the unknown airplane hanger where Alexei had a shoot-out with Cincinnati law enforcement. Talk about a grand exit, especially since young Natasha had to fly the plane.
This scene is placed 21 years later. After breaking the Accords, S.W.A.T teams and U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (played by William Hurt) attempted to corner miss Romanoff… and failed miserably, considering she was bluffing where she really was.
The Macon Terminal Station features a continuous corridor of murals and get this, the same architect who designed the marvelous Grand Central Station in New York designed the Georgia terminal.
The world’s beloved Black Widow was laid to rest in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery after the end credits (as any Marvel movie would do to make fans wait in the theaters). While Yelena came to pay her respects, Marvel fans saw a familiar face (if you’ve been watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series.)
The overview shot fans saw after the Cincinnati shoot-out that was said to be Cuba was really the Bahamas. We have a whole destination section dedicated to all the fun things travelers can do and see in the Bahamas. Including swimming with the pigs on the Exumas.
As mentioned before, Natasha was bluffing about where she was. While the government thought they cornered her in the terminal, she was really on a boat in the middle of Norway.
Funny enough, seafood is one of Norway’s biggest exports. If fish isn’t your only pull to go to Norway, however, Oslo has a few attractions to reel you in. Whether it’s an exclusive experience at a boutique hotel or even a simple night of bar-hopping!
Where we first meet Yelena Belova, who was in the midst of a mission as a sniper. But if you are not into scaling walls when in Morocco, you’re an hour-and-20-minute train ride away from the capital of Morocco. Rabat makes for a fantastic day trip!
The majority of filming took place in Budapest, Hungary. The runtime going through all these scenes in Budapest lasts almost 15 minutes. May not seem like a lot, but we do see quite a bit of the city.
Natasha exits railway station in Budapest. This capital may be a beast to navigate if you are not an international super spy, but not to worry, we have tips to avoid the tourist traps.
Natasha and Yelena reunite for the first time in over two decades. But, it’s not a pleasant reunion at first. After all, when you have more than one super spy in the room, there’s bound to be some repercussions.
Natasha and Yelena make a run from other Black Widows trying to kill them, so they take to the roof of the Budapest Stock Exchange Palace in attempts to escape.
Whilst on the run, the two take to a motorcycle to get away from Dreykov’s relentless secret weapon. The amount of wreckage they created in the streets was astronomical, but also very entertaining.
Imagine you are on your way to work, when an SUV crashes through the entrance to the subway and two people climb out of the busted vehicle, making a run for the escalators. Probably a weird excuse to explain why you’re late to the boss.
After a very long day on the run in Budapest, the girls clean up and eat at a gas-station-slash-bar outside of Budapest. Too bad they didn’t have time to explore the illustrious vineyards with the most knowledgeable owners of the region.
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This is where they staged the high security prison and the Red Room scenes. The Pinewood Studios UK is home to Europe’s biggest underwater stage tank.
After retrieving Alexei from the now snow-seized prison, the three had an uncomfortable conversation about the female reproductive system. After the talk they had, all parties will be in need of a drink to loosen the tension.
After running out of fuel in the helicopter, the three crash land in a field and had to take the rest of the journey on foot. This fun behind the scenes photo has quite the beautiful view, doesn’t it?
There are enough activities to satisfy every member of the family in breathtaking Surrey. Whether you want to take a stroll through the vineyards and cap the night off with an illuminated dinner in a bubble. Or go glamping under the stars. Or find adventure climbing and ziplining through the trees. Or visit a local farm with the kiddos to meet pigs like the ones Melina cared for.
Here is Alexei’s attempt at a group hug with his “girls.” One happy family, right?