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Scarlett Johansson is hosting SNL tonight and if you thought there would be some sort of Marvel gags to anchor the show, you would be correct. During the opening monologue the Black Widow actress was talking to the Elf on the Shelf when the jolly character disappeared due to a snap from the Infinity Gauntlet. More and more cast members got dusted from a snap before Kenan Thompson comes into frame as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. It is maddening how quickly this entire segment spiraled. Near the end, it is revealed that Pete Davidson is the one with mystical gauntlet He’s been buying things on eBay and causing half the population to disappear just for sport. it is really hysterical that they managed to just grab the bull by the horns immediately and get right into the Marvel gags. There will likely be a lot more where that came from as the night continues.
The Black Widow actress is hosting for her sixth time and the first time she’s been tabbed as a host since 2017. Tonight’s musical guest is former One Direction-er Niall Horan. He’s been on the show before as a musical guest as one of the members of that group. Right now, Johansson has Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit in theaters and Black Widow’s trailer premiered earlier this month.
Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in spring 2021,Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In summer 2021, Hawkeye in fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 in May 2022. Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel series have also been announced.