The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems more diverse than ever. Phase four of the MCU begins with the release of Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson. According to Florence Pugh, Black Widow is going to be a very different origin movie.
Florence was asked about her experience of working in the MCU, especially opposite Scarlett Johansson. Pugh was full of praise and hailed Black Widow as a “very raw, very painful, and very beautiful” superhero flick that may well catch a few people off-guard.
It’s still a big action film at heart, of course. Pugh is confident that the actual backstory of Natasha Romanoff will engender a whole new level of appreciation for Scarlett Johansson’s deadly agent – particularly after her selfless act in this year’s Avengers: Endgame.
“I think we’ve made something very raw and very painful and beautiful, and I think people are going to be surprised by the outcome of a big action film having that much heart. And I know lots of people will be emotional about her because her character had such a hard ending, but it was exceptional learning from her, and she’s been doing this for like ten years in those films. For this to be, her movie was unique. And I got to be there and see how she does stunts and lives it, and it’s so her.”– Florence Pugh
Pugh herself is new to the already massive cast of the MCU and will play another Black Widow in the movie. Her character is Yelena Belova, and she will be a sister figure to Natasha Romanoff.
About the movie
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Every MCU fan wants to know about the hidden past of Natasha Romanoff. Black Widow’s origin was briefly explored in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Though 2020’s Black Widow will give us a detailed account of Natasha Romanoff’s actions during the fallout of Captain America: Civil War. Black Widow will also star David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and is directed by Cate Shortland.