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    Listen: “Black Widow” Is Worth The Wait — But It Should’ve Come Out Years Ago

    “I think this movie does a great job of giving fans of that character a place where they see the character they’ve always wanted to, and I’m just kind of sad it came at the end of Scarlett Johansson’s run in the MCU.”

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    1. Talks of a Black Widow film have been going on since 2004, but only now — after the character was killed off in the MCU — did she finally get her solo movie. Was it worth the wait? Would the film have been better off coming out 10, or even five, years ago?

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    (L-R): Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios' BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

    Marvel aficionado Nora Dominick joins us today to talk about whether the movie lives up to the hype, its title character’s emotional journey, and what expectations it sets up for future MCU films.

    2. The NCAA is finally letting college athletes take sponsorship deals and profit off their own likenesses.

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Chuck Harris #3 of the Butler Bulldogs dribbles the ball against the Creighton Bluejays in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)

    3. Zaila Avant-garde is now a basketball prodigy and the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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    Zaila Avant-garde competes in the first round of the the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals in Orlando, Florida on July 8, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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