back with a bang when it finally premieres in . As all toward the end of the year know, bravely sacrifices herself in Avengers: , which has led us to wonder: will we see a in the upcoming ? is bringing the
In an interview with Empire, director Cate Shortland has seemingly confirmed that there will indeed be a as well as who it will be.
Director says will hand the baton to Yelena
Speaking to Empire, director Cate Shortland praised Scarlett Johansson, not only for her portrayal of , but also her gracious behavior in passing the torch to the : Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova.
“[Kevin ] realised that the audience would expect an origin story so, of course, we went in the opposite direction … And we didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great. Scarlett is so gracious, like, ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.”
Johansson has also confirmed that in the same manner as will became its own franchise , , and .
Romanoff‘s closure from the
Given that the audience is aware how the first female a meets her end in , Shortland wanted to ensure that she gave her a fitting sendoff in her own
as well as Robert Downey Jr’s ) will get an additional sendoff in the form of her own ! ./ will be sorely missed by many fans, though it’s great that she (
has a of November 6 in the US
, the first female A to lead her own . has been a long time coming, and many fans wondered when this original A would finally get her own solo following the runaway success of
Scarlett Johansson has become an integral part of the MCU and finally looks to give the the credit she deserves. Here’s a brief reminder of the plot:
Following the events of Romanoff / finds herself alone and forced to confront a with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an .: ,
Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz
The will take place sometime between and Avengers: and will see taking on the devious , a villain who can copy the abilities of others. is typically an Avengers or -Man villain, though he (or she?) fits in nicely as a counter for / .
From 2 and : The all the way up to and , it’s been a blast getting to know . However, we can’t wait to see how and have her pass the baton on to Florence Pugh’s Yelena, our .
and a week earlier on October 28th in the UK. The has taken the previous The which had to be pushed back due to the pandemic. of ‘ will premiere on November 6th in the US,
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