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Black Widow end-credits scene: Florence Pugh on what that post-credits scene means

WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Black Widow.

The final moments of Black Widow were a little emotional. Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) jetted off to find Captain America (Chris Evans) and save her fellow Avengers, bridging the gap between Civil War and the events of Avengers Infinity War – but that was the final adventure the hero ever went on. Fast-forward to the post-credits scene of Black Widow – which takes place long after Avengers Endgame – and Yelena (Pugh) was shown visiting Natasha’s grave.

The headstone – which read Daughter, Sister, Avenger – soon became a little crowded when Yelena was joined by her new employer, Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

Valentina started speaking about business and revealed that Yelena’s next target would be Hawkeye / Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). 

This bombshell essentially teases the plot of the Disney Plus TV show Hawkeye.

Yelena actor Pugh recently spoke out about this dramatic ending, first saying she “didn’t know” she was going to be involved in a post-credits scene.

She went on to confirm: “[Yelena] is going to continue what she’s good at, and despite her sister not being there, she’s back working.”

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Pugh continued: “If you look at her costume, and you look at the way that she’s dressed herself, it shows someone that’s flourishing.

“So to me, it was just really wonderful to kind of jump ahead and see she has been surviving.”

However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest addition added: “But, of course, it sets up a whole different challenge – which is Natasha’s fighting partner [Hawkeye].”

The upcoming Disney series will presumably pit Yelena up against Hawkeye over the death of Natasha.

What do you think?

Will Yelena fit in with the rest of the Avengers?

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Pugh also spoke about filming the post-credits scene – which came as quite a shock to her.

She recalled: “I was doing scenes again with Scarlett, and being strapped to her on various machines, and us giggling again

“And then the following week, I was at her grave! It was quite shocking to fast-forward that quickly.

“But wonderful to have only seen Scarlett the week previous. I think it would have been sadder if it had been many, many months later.”

Black Widow has already been deemed a huge success by Disney.

The Marvel film reportedly took home a staggering $ 158 million over the first weekend globally.

This is great news for Yelena, who will most likely continue her time on the big screen.

Black Widow is in cinemas now and available on Disney Plus with Premier Access.

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Black Widow Florence Pugh: ‘I have a lot to work up to within the MCU’

Black Widow hit cinemas today and concludes the story of Marvel Cinematic Universe hero Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett). The character was last seen during Avengers Endgame when she sacrificed herself to retrieve the Soul Stone on the distant planet of Vormir. The events of Black Widow take place between two previous films – Captain America: Civil War and Avengers Infinity War – filling in the gaps of Natasha’s story in the process. During the film, Yelena Bulova (Florence) is introduced, the next potential Black Widow in the MCU.

During Black Widow’s World Premiere Fan Event in London, Florence arrived on stage to thank the fans for welcoming her into the series.

She told the audience: “When I joined the MCU two years ago, obviously, it’s a no-brainer – of course you want to be a part of this world and this family! And of course, you want to play a character like Yelena.”

The newcomer to the series plays another Black Widow agent, just like Natasha, who battles alongside her “sister” to defeat a force of evil.

After all is said and done, viewers were given a great introduction to Yelena’s character while being reminded of Natasha’s mortality.

READ MORE: Black Widow timeline: When is Black Widow set in the MCU?

Black Widow’s death has sparked rumours Yelena will be taking over as the next spy for the Avengers – something Florence alluded to. 

She continued: “The moment I was on board I was like: Oh my god. Now I have a lot to work up to.

“And now I have a lot of work to do!”

She then touched upon the huge history of Yelena’s character, adding: “There are a lot of fans that this character means something to.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.”

What do you think?

Should Yelena Bulova take over as the next Black Widow?

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Last year director of Black Widow, Cate Shortland, also teased Yelena taking over from Natasha after the film’s credits had rolled.

Cate said: “[Marvel boss Kevin Feige] realised that the audience would expect an origin story so, of course, we went in the opposite direction.

“And we didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great.

“Scarlett is so gracious, like: ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.” (Via Empire)

Cate also touched upon the death of Natasha that occurred in 2019.

She said: “In Endgame, the fans were upset that Natasha did not have a funeral. Whereas Scarlett, when I spoke to her about it, said Natasha wouldn’t have wanted a funeral.

“She’s too private, and anyway, people don’t really know who she is. So what we did in this film was allow the ending to be the grief the individuals felt, rather than a big public outpouring. I think that’s a fitting ending for her.”

Black Widow is in cinemas now and arrives on Disney Plus with Premier Access on Friday. 

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Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh team up for Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Widow’

Marvel fans are counting down the hours until they can see “Black Widow.” They’ve been waiting a long time to see Natasha Romanoff’s origin story and the blockbuster is finally hitting the big screen and Disney+ with Premier Access.

Scarlett Johansson returns to the titular role, with Florence Pugh playing her little sister, Yelena Belova. The duo takes sibling rivalry to a new level.

The film starts out on a highly emotional note: “The first 15 minutes are tough,” Johansson said. “I think you understand immediately how high the stakes are. It’s very in-your-face.”

In the standalone movie, audiences will get a glimpse at how the two young women were raised.

“That’s really what Scarlett wanted to bring — this sense of family, which Natasha Romanoff is always looking for. She looked for it at S.H.I.E.L.D., she looked for it with the Avengers and we learn in this movie sort of why that is,” Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, told On The Red Carpet during the Black Widow fan event in Hollywood.

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The sisters may fight in the movie, but Pugh feels protected by Johansson in real life. During the 2020 Oscars, the actresses did interviews together and talked about their friendship while on the red carpet.

“I was walking into something that was very nerve-wracking and I saw my good friend,” Pugh said. “I sometimes look at those pictures and I just see how instantly relaxed I am.”

“She’s someone that I’ve looked up to for a long time. So sharing moments like doing my first Marvel movie with her being there, or stepping onto my first Oscars’ carpet and her being there, are moments that I’m so grateful to have had her there for. And I hope that doesn’t end,” Pugh said.

“Black Widow” has a serious story to tell but, being a Marvel movie, special effects play a big part in the film.

“Our visual effects team is the best, the absolute best in the industry,” Johansson said. “We just spend most of the movie, the majority of the movie, filling in all the pieces of these huge action set pieces that have been in prep for months and months and months. And it’s tedious and fun and weird.”

“Black Widow” will be released in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access Friday, July 9.

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Black Widow star Florence Pugh films: What else has Florence Pugh been in?

Rave early reviews are calling Pugh an “instant Marvel icon” for her new role as Russian action hero Yelena Belova opposite Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow. The 25-year-old Brit has a relatively small filmography but has been repeatedly acclaimed across a series of high-profile TV and film roles since she made her debut with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams in The Falling.

By 2018, Pugh was sharing the screen with major Hollywood stars like Chris Pine in the Netflix film Outlaw King about Robert The Bruce, playing his wife Elizabeth de Burgh.

That same year she also played Cordelia in a superstar-packed adaptation of King Lear with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent. She followed that with the lead role in the BBC miniseries The Little Drummer Girl, based on the John Le Carre novel, opposite Alexander Skarsgard.

But it was 2019 that truly catapulted Pugh to international fame with three major projects and introduced her to her Hollywood boyfriend.

In 2019, the actress starred in three wildly different films starting with Fighting With My Family. In the autobiographical comedy-drama she played real-life WWE wrestler Paige, opposite Vince Vaughan and Lena Headley.

It was followed by rave reviews in the smash-hit horror Midsommar about a young couple embroiled with a Swedish cult.

The same year, she also starred in a short film, In the Time it Takes to Get There, directed by former Scrubbs star Zach Braff, who she started dating. The couple have vocally fought back against criticism of the 21-year age gap and live together in Los Angeles.

Pugh also starred in the critical and commercial smash hit Little Women, a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel.

In an all-star cast that included Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep, Pugh’s performance as the spoiled and selfish Amy March saw her nominated as Best Supporting Actress for every major award including a BAFTAs and Oscar.

Pugh’s latest scene-stealing role in Black Widow is expected to cement her position as a major Hollywood star. 

The film is set in 2016, and fans already know that Johansson’s character will die a few years later in the events of Avengers Endgame.

Pugh’s character, Yelena, has also gone through the same intensive Black Widow Russian secret agent training regime and the film’s director Cate Shortland has spoken of how the film represents a symbolic passing of the torch between the two women.

Yelena will next appear in the Marvel universe in the Disney Plus series Hawkeye, based around Jeremy Renner’s titular character.

BLACK WIDOW IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON JULY 7 AND THE US ON JULY 9

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