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Marvel's Black Widow Soundtrack Features This Amazing Cover of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

Black Widow - the next installment of the Marvel Universe has hit theaters  - and grunge fans get a bit of a treat when a cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” pops up in a major part of the film's story 


The cover - from 2015 - is performed by singer-songwriter Malia J, who told Consequence she was contacted by Marvel in February 2020

 “honestly thought it was a joke and didn’t immediately respond...A different version of this cover has been circulating in the TV/film industry since 2015, and I can only speculate that someone from their camp was a fan and wanted to put it in the movie!”

She was thrilled to have the track in the film ...

“I found out during the pandemic, and the news lifted my spirits up during such a dark time ... I had no idea this song would end up being in a Marvel film, let alone the opening credits. I am such a fan of Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh — to be a part of something they are involved with is a dream come true.”


We won't give away any spoilers - just the audio of the amazing cover: