Florence Pugh didn’t know Yelena would return in MCU so soon

Florence Pugh might have guessed that she would return to the MCU as Yelena Belova, but the speed at which it happened took her by surprise.

Warning: this post contains spoilers for Black widow

Florence Pugh was surprised to meet her Black widow The character Yelena Belova would return to the MCU so quickly after the release of the film. At long last, the first MCU Phase 4 movie has arrived, and it leaves a lot to discuss. Black widow serves as Natasha Romanoff’s farewell to Scarlett Johansson and her first solo project within the franchise. As Natasha sacrificed herself in Avengers Endgame, the new movie is set years earlier, when she is on the run following Captain America: Civil War.

Despite that distance from Endgame, the ending credits scene for Black widow takes place after that 2019 movie and continues with Natasha’s younger sister, Yelena. In case viewers have any questions about where the scene is located in the MCU timeline, Yelena visits Natasha’s grave and silently pays her respects. The moment of tranquility is later interrupted by the arrival of the Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who brings Yelena her new target: Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), the person responsible for Natasha’s death. And then, Black widow carefully sets out Yelena’s role in the next Hawkeye Serie.

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Fans have known since late last year that Pugh will have a role in Hawkeye, but it was quite a surprise for the actress. While talking to Variety about juicy Black widow In the ending credits scene, Pugh admitted that she was puzzled by how quickly Yelena returned in the MCU. It was always a given that the character would stick around, but the speed was surprising. “There are always conversations, but I never imagined that it would continue so fast.“Said Pugh.

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Even if Hawkeye It has not yet received an official release date, it is currently considering a premiere in late 2021. This means that Yelena’s next MCU appearance will be only a few months after the first, which is definitely a quick turnaround for the franchise. Interestingly, Pugh did not realize that he would be in Hawkeye even closer to filming the Black widow scene, but it also fits with the Marvel way of doing things. Actors have often talked about how they are kept in the dark about the studio’s future plans; It makes sense to keep this from Pugh for a while.

The Black widow The end credits scene sets up an exciting future for Yelena, so it’s actually a relief that audiences don’t have to wait too long to see what’s next for her. Although Hawkeye has always meant a lot to Natasha, Yelena does not have that shared history. To her, he’s just the one who seemingly caused Natasha’s death, and Yelena seeks blood. This means that fans shouldn’t expect a happy encounter between Natasha’s closest confidants. This is just the beginning of Yelena’s MCU journey, and if these first few steps are any indication, she has an excellent arc ahead of her.

More: Black Widow Ending Explained – How It Connects To The Wider MCU

Fountain: Variety

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