Black Widow director Cate Shortland is hinting at Florence Pugh’s future within the MCU.
The fourth section of the MCU and past is all about beginning anew — a brand new period of superheroes that’s Tony Stark-less, Steve Rogers-less and Natasha Romanoff-less. Though, similar to within the comics, that doesn’t imply these hero monikers are going to be left at midnight.
One among them that may be the subsequent to be revived is Black Widow. No less than, that’s in line with some information from the Black Widow director herself, Cate Shortland. Talking to Empire, she hinted at what’s to come back post-Black Widow, and it could embody Florence Pugh staying within the image.
Within the interview, Shortland responded to the expectations of the Black Widow film, including how she and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige would subvert these expectations. She advised the journal:
[Kevin Feige] realized that the viewers would anticipate an origin story so, in fact, we went in the other way. And we didn’t understand how nice Florence Pugh could be. We knew she could be nice, however we didn’t know how nice. Scarlett is so gracious, like, “Oh, I’m handing her the baton.” So it’s going to propel one other feminine storyline.
Is Florence Pugh the brand new Black Widow?
This definitely seems to be like Florence Pugh may undoubtedly be in as a future Avenger. We’ve seen in Avengers: Infinity Conflict and (particularly) Endgame that anybody and everybody might be an ally and return to battle alongside the heroes. Wong, Valkyrie, Bucky, and numerous others who weren’t part of the unique six have all come collectively to do their half, and it’s seemingly Pugh’s character Yelena Belova will turn into a fan favourite, making her a certain match to proceed her position within the MCU.
The character may even have a particular half in future films of the MCU, given Natasha Romanoff died in Endgame. The “handing her the baton” may actually imply that Yelena could possibly be the brand new Black Widow. Since she and Natasha had been educated below the identical program, we’ll see that they’ve the identical preventing expertise and skills — which suggests no different hero would come as good to changing Natasha on the group than Yelena. (Although, in fact, Natasha may by no means get replaced in our hearts.)
Yelena turning into the brand new Black Widow would nearly be the identical as The Falcon being handed down the defend to be the brand new Captain America. Whereas his title/moniker change hasn’t been confirmed but, followers have extensively speculated that this would be the case finally, presumably with the change occurring in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ sequence. In a method, even Tony Stark’s legacy has been handed all the way down to Peter Parker as evident in Spider-Man: Far From House (although he’ll nonetheless be Spider-Man). And so, it solely appears pure that Natasha has her form of personal subsequent of kin as nicely.
Whether or not or not Yelena will really turn into the brand new Black Widow is up for Marvel Studios to resolve. Nevertheless it does sound like Florence Pugh gained’t be out of the MCU after one film. Given her recognition, it is smart to not drop the actress after one movie, so followers will hopefully be delighted to see Yelena stick round for a number of phases or films.
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