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Black Widow post-credits scene defined: How it units up MCU’s new team-up

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Black Widow has introduced curtains down on the timeline of Natasha Romanoff, giving an ideal send-off to actor Scarlett Johansson within the MCU, an OG Avenger. The newest Marvel providing has additionally opened up a number of prospects for the way forward for Nat’s sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) within the universe.

Black Widow’s post-credit scene provides us a sneak peek into what lies forward in Yelena’s story, with the shock look of a personality who was launched within the Marvel Cinematic Universe just lately.

SPOILERS AHEAD

Black Widow is ready between Captain America: Civil Warfare (2016) and Avengers: Infinity Warfare (2018), and ends with Natasha zooming off to affix her fellow Avengers to battle Thanos. Now, we’re effectively versed about what occurred in Endgame, with Nat sacrificing her life to save lots of her finest pal Clint Barton and acquire the Soul Stone.

Lower to Black Widow’s post-credits the place her sister Yelena Belova is standing by the grave of Natasha, presumably after the occasions of Endgame. She even whistles in the identical sample she did as a child along with her sister who would whistle again at her. And simply because the viewers skips a heartbeat, anticipating a potential reply from Nat, we solely hear silence.

At this second of mourning, Yelena is grabbed by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who we just lately noticed in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, providing a piece deal to John Walker (Wyatt Russell). Within the Black Widow scene, she palms over a photograph to Yelena and says, “I’ve got your next target — thought I’d hand deliver it. Maybe you’d like a shot at the man responsible for your sister’s death.” The image is of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who Yelena is satisfied is the rationale behind Natasha’s dying.

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh in a nonetheless from Black Widow. (Picture: Marvel Studios)

This post-credit scene hints at Yelena’s return in Marvel’s upcoming internet present Hawkeye, that’ll premiere on Disney Plus later this 12 months. It additionally tells us that each Yelena and John Walker have been recruited by Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine who as soon as had ties with HYDRA. This provides extra gasoline to the hypothesis that Val will likely be answerable for the MCU’s incarnation of the Darkish Avengers, on condition that she already has a Captain America and a Black Widow stand-in.

In an interview with Selection, Scarlett Johansson spoke on the top of street for her Natasha Romanoff. She stated, “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 revealed that the post-credits scene wasn’t part of the unique plot, and was shot throughout Black Widow reshoots in early 2020. The film’s authentic manufacturing schedule was Could to September 2019.

Florence Pugh added that the scene cements Yelena’s place and the truth that she is lastly in charge of her life for the primary time. The actor instructed Selection, “She’s going to continue what she’s good at, and despite her sister not being there, she’s back working. 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. But, of course, it sets up a whole different challenge — which is Natasha’s fighting partner.”

Black Widow arrived on July 9 in North America and a number of other different territories. Disney additionally launched the movie on its streaming service Disney Plus as effectively below its Premiere Entry part for $30 on the identical date.

Followers in India can have needed to wait to look at the superhero actioner as all of the Premiere Entry motion pictures are made out there to its subscribers by Disney after a number of months. And that’s the day Disney Plus Hotstar releases them in India.

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