The writer who wrote the post-credits scene for Black Widow had no idea what it was intended to prepare.
WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for Black Widow, now in theaters and on Disney + Premier Access.
Eric Pearson, who wrote the script for Black Widow (based on a story by WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson), revealed that he had no idea what the post-credits scene he wrote was intended for.
The scene featured Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova meeting with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (referred to in this scene simply as “Val”) at Natasha Romanoff’s grave, where Val (in the which was supposed to be the first appearance of the new Louis-Dreyfus character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but due to Black Widow being delayed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Val made his debut instead in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier streaming series on Disney +) informs Yelena that her next target is Clint Barton, Hawkeye, the man nominally responsible for Natasha’s death (he and Natasha were tasked with acquiring the Soul Stone during Avengers : Endgame and it wasn’t until they were there that they discovered that one of them had to die to get the stone).
All they told Pearson was that the scene had to involve Val telling Yelena that her next target was Hawkeye, which we now all know is set up for the Hawkeye Disney + streaming series that will star Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld. like Kate Bishop, but at the time, Pearson knew nothing of the kind. He explained to The Hollywood Reporter, “I was like, ‘Who am I fucking? Something is happening! I don’t have an answer for this. ‘ They said, ‘It’s not necessary. Let’s figure that out. ‘ I remember writing it and feeling super guilty. ‘I hope any writer working on this next chapter is okay with what I’ve done to them.’
Pearson also gave more information on how he wrote the scene: “When I was told, ‘We have a character named Valentina Allegra de Fontaine who is coming in and will be played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, so we need her and Yelena.’ He was so excited. Obviously just a big fan. I think we knew there was going to be some kind of a grave scene. I like the emotional closure of that. Not openly talked about, but it is implied that a grave was erected for Him in Ohio, where they spent that time, which I think is touching and great and emotional. Then I loved taking that touching moment and flushing it down the toilet with Valentina blowing her nose, just meddling in this personal moment. That kind of thing is my favorite in the world “.
We’re likely to see Yelena’s attempt to fulfill her contract when Hawkeye debuts on Disney + later this year.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbor as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, OT Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. The film is now showing in theaters and on Disney + Premier Access.
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Fountain: The Hollywood Reporter
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