Florence Pugh, Black Widow, delivers an update on the MCU’s future – “There’s a lot of work to be done”
BLACK WIDOW EXCLUSIVE: Florence Pugh, a newcomer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has spoken out about her first appearance in the series, implying that she will take over from Scarlett Johansson once Natasha Romanoff’s tale concludes in Avengers Endgame.
This week, the film Black Widow was released in theaters, bringing the saga of Marvel Cinematic Universe hero Natasha Romanoff to a close (Scarlett). She was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, where she sacrificed herself in order to recover the Soul Stone from the faraway world of Vormir. The events of Black Widow take place years before the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, filling in the gaps in Natasha’s tale along the way. Yelena Bulova (Florence) is introduced as the next potential Black Widow in the MCU during the events of the film.
Florence appeared on stage at the Black Widow World Premiere Fan Event in London to thank the fans for welcome her into the series.
“When I joined the MCU two years ago, it was a no-brainer – of course you want to be a part of this world and this family!” she said the crowd. You obviously want to play a character like Yelena.”
The newbie to the series, like Natasha, plays another Black Widow spy who fights alongside her “sister” to vanquish an evil power.
After all, fans were given a terrific introduction to Yelena’s character while also being reminded of Natasha’s mortality.
The loss of Black Widow has fueled speculation that Yelena may take over as the Avengers’ next spy, which Florence hinted to.
“The instant I got on board, I was like: Oh my god,” she continued. Now I have a lot of ground to cover.
“And now I have a lot of work to do!” says the narrator.
She went on to talk about Yelena’s long history, saying, “There are a lot of people that this character means something to.”
“I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time.”
Before stepping away from the spotlight, Florence couldn’t help but compliment her co-star, Scarlett Johansson.
“Working with Scarlett… every day was utter bliss,” she remarked.
“I couldn’t have asked for a more ideal coworker.
“She made my entire transition into the MCU, and being welcomed in, so much easier.”
Cate, the director of Black Widow last year, wrote a piece called “Brinkwire Summary News.”