SPOILERS: Black Widow director and star explain post-credits scene
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The final scene of Black Widow runs after the very end of the end credits, without the usual mid-credits sting. And it’s pretty self-explanatory on the basic points. Yelena (Florence Pugh) goes to Natasha’s grave, where she also meets Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who now also works with US agent John Walker. The sinister agent then entrusts him with a new mission: to take revenge on Hawkeye for his role perceived in the death of Natasha. This should set up the Hawk Eye on Disney Plus, and led to a showdown with Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop. In an interview with Variety, star Florence Pugh and director Cate Shortland discussed the ramifications.
For Pugh, the immediate transition to a new project came as a surprise. “I never really imagined it would go on so quickly,” she says. But she adds that it’s no surprise that she stays in the dangerous life. “She’s going to continue what she’s good at, and although her sister isn’t here, she’s back to work… If you look at her costume and the way she dresses, it shows someone who is.” flourishes. “
Originally, the scene would have been Valentina’s MCU debut, which may have left more casual fans scratching their heads. Instead, her first appearance came The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which allowed viewers at home to go back and search his name on Google. (Long story short: In the comics, she’s a sleeper agent within SHIELD, ex of Nick Fury and once Madame Hydra.) Director Shortland revealed that Louis-Dreyfus didn’t need any direction to play. the mysterious character. “I think I told her I really love her,” she said. “I think sometimes I just asked very, very little things between them. But she has become a fully trained genius. I couldn’t have done much except spoil it.
She also revealed that the idea for Natasha’s final location came from Scarlet Johansson. “Scarlett told me about it: her character would have hated a public funeral,” Shortland said. “So I felt like the fact that she was buried in a really private place, somewhere in the boondocks, was perfect. “
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