Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
Anthony Mackie photographed by Nicholas Maggio.
In the end, Captain America does not make the heroic sacrifice, thus further proving that Black Widow can handle the emotional weight of being a lead character. As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from here heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice.
"CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER" PROVES BLACK WIDOW’S READY TO GO SOLO
Happy Birthday Jennifer Marie Morrison! (April 12, 1979).
[+] “This is as deep a team as we’ve had in a few years,” Ellis said. “I think there’s a lot of good parts of this group. A lot of experience, but also an influx of youth, and I think that’s going to help us.”
[+] “It’s been a tough couple of days, but we persevered and showed that we can do anything,” Lloyd said.
❝I wanted to be Frank Sinatra and sing like him. He’s got a voice like gold bullion. His voice is like velvet cake. I loved all the Vegas stuff, but I liked the polka dot and moonbeams stuff best. Early Frank, when he was just “Frankie”, a whisper of what he would someday be. I was a ham as a kid. I loved musical theater, so from a young age, I admired how show-stopping Sinatra was.❞