Florence Pugh Basically Confirmed This Character Won’t Survive ‘Black Widow’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Florence Pugh attends the "Little Women" Premiere on December 12, 2019.

The trailer for the Marvel Universe’s new stand-alone Black Widow movie has dropped and it’s epic. In it we see Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, performed by Scarlett Johansson.

Black Widow is dealing with off towards who followers of the comics quickly acknowledge as Yelena Belova, performed by Florence Pugh. Right away you’ll be able to inform that the 2 have historical past and are fairly evenly matched.

The trailer additionally introduces us briefly to Red Guardian (David Harbour) and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), but it surely’s Yelena that’s actually grabbing the eye of followers as they speculate over what her function can be in future MCU movies.

Will Yelena Belova develop into the brand new Black Widow?

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Yelena and Natasha are so evenly matched as a result of they each have been skilled to be top-level assassins by the Red Room, an elite Soviet coaching middle. In the comics, Yelena takes over the title of Black Widow after the Russian authorities finds that Natasha is now not loyal to the trigger.

This, in fact, has followers of the cinematic universe questioning if the movies will observe swimsuit. It’s a good query for the reason that finish of Avengers: Endgame already gave us a number of “passing of the torch” moments. Many followers wish to see the identify of Black Widow carried on into future MCU films, regardless of Natasha’s tragic finish. 

In an interview with Uproxx nonetheless, Pugh denies theories that she would be the new Black Widow.

“It definitely didn’t really feel like a passing of the torch sort of movie once we have been making it,” Pugh says. “And I think the direction and the feeling and the vibe behind it was genuinely just trying to make this complicated and painful story.”

Will Yelena Belova make it out of the movie alive?

Florence Pugh attends the "Little Women" Premiere on December 12, 2019.
Florence Pugh | Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Pugh doesn’t solely point out the tragic storyline in her Uproxx interview, and says to Variety throughout an interview at Comicon.

“They’ve got history and they’ve got a bit of pain… They’re not strong leading superheroes,” she mentioned. “They’re actually quite broken and they’re hurt, and they’re equals.”

Pain, tragedy, damaged, these phrases appear to trace that Black Widow isn’t going to be the campy and enjoyable MCU movie that followers are starting to count on for the reason that likes of Thor: Ragnarok. In truth, this prequel might develop into extra similar to the hard-hitting Wolverine prequel, Logan, in nature.

We know Natasha doesn’t die on the finish of this film, so if anybody is to die, bets are on Yelena. This is, as nicely, the matter of this one explicit element that will additionally give us some clues.

What is the that means of the inexperienced vest?

Some followers noticed that in a single scene within the trailer, Yelena was sporting a inexperienced vest strikingly much like one worn by Natasha in Avengers: Infinity War. This Easter egg definitely makes you surprise what is going to occur by the tip of the movie. Will Yelena reward it to Natasha as a token of affection, or is a sign that she doesn’t make it out alive? 

Some followers have an attention-grabbing idea, primarily based on a storyline in regards to the two characters within the comics. In the comics, Natasha and Yelena endure a face swap which, if used within the Black Widow prequel, might imply it’s attainable for Yelena to have been the one which died on the finish of Avengers, and never Natasha herself. One fan tweeted: “#YelenaBelova is who really died in #Endgame. Watch, we’ll see her and Natasha make the switch at the end of the #blackwidow film. Yelena was posing undercover as natasha for years and continued to when natasha died from the original snap.” 

This might sound a bit of far-fetched, however you by no means know what can occur within the MCU. One factor is for positive, these two Russian spies are going to have followers entertained, and if we heed Pugh’s warning, a bit of heartbroken.

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