'Black Widow' post-credit scene: Will Florence Pugh's Yelena return in 'Hawkeye' series?
Yelena's post-credit scene hints at what to expect from 'Hawkeye'
Spoilers for 'Black Widow' and 'Hawkeye'
Marvel Cinematic Universe's Scarlett Johansson-starrer 'Black Widow's release date was pushed around due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the production house was readying the film for public viewing, fans came up with multiple fake spoilers trends on social media. Let's hope the one we are about to reveal is not one of them.
A New Zealand-based Reddit user, who claims to have seen the film, shared details of the one post-credit scene the movie has. Before we deep-dive, here's a list of Marvel movies that you can binge on as prep for 'Black Widow'. 'The Avengers', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Avengers: Endgame'.
"Yelena has a dog and visits Nat’s grave she puts a stuffed bear down and cries. Val from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is there too. Yelena asks for a raise and Val says her next target is Hawkeye, she says he’s responsible for Nat’s death," he wrote on the site.
Let's set the context. Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) met her end in 'Avengers: Endgame' when she sacrificed her life to retrieve the Soul Stone. Before she fell to her death, Hawkeye aka Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) gave her a tough fight. In the 'Black Widow' post-credit scene, espionage agent Contessa Val (Julie Louis-Dreyfus), who made her debut in 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' wants Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) to avenge her sister's death. She hints Hawkeye is to be blamed for it.
What does this mean for MCU? In 2018, Marvel began developing mini-series on supporting characters. 'Hawkeye' is on the exhaustive list of mini-series the production house plans on releasing. With Val wanting Hawkeye gone for good, it could mean only one thing: Belova returning in 'Hawkeye'. At this point, we are only speculating on the said outcome as information surrounding the series continues to roll in.
Produced by Marvel Studios and written by Jonathan Igla, 'Hawkeye' is set after the events of the film 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019). The mini-series will see Jeremy Renner reprise his role as Barton with Hailee Steinfeld joining him as Kate Bishop. Supporting the lead cast will be Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d'Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox.
‘Black Widow’ releases Friday, July 9 on Disney+ Premier Access.