Black Widow has added curtains down on the timeline of Natasha Romanoff, giving the best send-off to actor Scarlett Johansson in the MCU, and OG Avenger. The modern-day Marvel imparting has additionally opened up countless probabilities for the future of Nat’s sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) in the universe.
Black Widow’s post-credit scene offers us a sneak peek into what lies in advance in Yelena’s story, with the shocked look of a personality who was once brought in the Marvel Cinematic Universe recently. Black Widow is set between Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and ends with Natasha zooming off to be a part of her fellow Avengers to combat Thanos. Now, we are properly versed about what passed off in Endgame, with Nat sacrificing her lifestyle to keep her satisfactory pal Clint Barton and attain the Soul Stone.
Cut to Black Widow’s post-credits the place her sister Yelena Belova is standing via the grave of Natasha, possibly after the activities of Endgame. She even whistles in the identical sample she did as a youngster with her sister who would whistle lower back at her. And simply as the target market skips a heartbeat, awaiting a feasible reply from Nat, we solely hear silence.
At this second of mourning, Yelena is grabbed by means of Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who we currently noticed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, supplying a work deal to John Walker (Wyatt Russell). In the Black Widow scene, she palms over a photograph to Yelena and says, “I’ve acquired your subsequent goal — thinking I’d hand supply it. Maybe you’d like a shot at the man accountable for your sister’s death.” The image is of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who Yelena is satisfied is the motive in the back of Natasha’s death.
This post-credit scene tips at Yelena’s return in Marvel’s upcoming net show Hawkeye, which’ll premiere on Disney Plus later this year. It additionally tells us that each Yelena and John Walker have been recruited with the aid of Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine who as soon as had ties with HYDRA. This provides extra gas to the hypothesis that Val will be accountable for the MCU’s incarnation of the Dark Avengers, given that she already has a Captain America and a Black Widow stand-in.
In an interview with Variety, Scarlett Johansson spoke on the end of the road for her Natasha Romanoff. She said, “I really am happy with the work I accomplished in my last decade-plus at Marvel. I feel like I’m going out on a high note with a movie I’m incredibly proud of. I feel like my work with Natasha is complete, if that is such a thing.”
Director Cate Shortland additionally published that the post-credits scene wasn’t a section of the unique plot, and was once shot throughout Black Widow reshoots in early 2020. The movie’s authentic manufacturing timetable used to be from May to September 2019.
Florence Pugh delivered that the scene cements Yelena’s role and the reality that she is subsequently in manipulate of her lifestyle for the first time. The actor instructed Variety, “She’s going to proceed what she’s suitable at, and no matter her sister no longer being there, she’s again working. If you appear at her costume, and you appear at the way that she’s dressed, it suggests any individual that’s flourishing. So to me, it used to be simply in reality extraordinary to form of leap beforehand and see she has been surviving. But, of course, it units up an entire exclusive mission — which is Natasha’s combat partner.”
Black Widow arrived on July 9 in North America and countless different territories. Disney additionally launched the movie on its streaming carrier Disney Plus as nicely underneath its Premiere Access part for $30 on the equal date.
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