SPOILERS: Black Widows director and star explains the scene after credit
WARNING! This article discusses the scene after credit from Black Widow. If you do not want to know more, click away.
The last scene of Black widow runs after the end of the final credits without the usual mid-credit stick. And it’s pretty self explanatory on the basics. Yelena (Florence Pugh) visits Natasha’s grave, where she also meets Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who now also works with the American agent John Walker. The sinister operator then gives her a new mission: revenge on Hawkeye for his perceived role in Natasha̵
For Pugh, the immediate segment of a new project came as a surprise. “I never really imagined it would continue so fast,” she says. But she adds that it is no surprise that she would stay in the dangerous life. “She wants to continue what she’s good at, and despite her sister not being there, she’s back at work … If you look at her costume and you look at the way she dressed, shows it’s someone who’s flourishing. “
Originally, the scene would have been Valentina’s MCU debut, which might have left more casual fans scraping their heads. Instead, her first appearance came in Falk and winter soldier, which allowed viewers at home to rewind and Google her name. (Long story short: in comics, she is a sleeping agent within SHIELD, ex of Nick Fury and one-time Madame Hydra.) Director Shortland revealed that Louis-Dreyfus needed no direction to play the mysterious character. “I think I told her I really loved her,” she said. “I think at times I just asked for really, really small things between them. But she came on as a fully formed genius. There’s not much I could have done except destroy her. ”
She also revealed that the idea for Natasha’s final placement came from Scarlet Johansson. “Scarlett talked to me about it: Her character would have hated a public funeral,” Shortland said. “So I felt that the fact that she’s buried in a really private place, in the bays somewhere, is perfect.”
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