Florence Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova in Black Widow, praises her trick performer, Michaela McAllister, in an in the background photograph from the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the fatal occasions of Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson’s titular character has returned in her first (and last) solo excursion taking place between the occasions of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. The “midquel” sees Natasha Romanoff team up with Red Room affiliates Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), Red Guardian (David Harbor), and her sister figure/protégé, Yelena.
Pugh as of late shared an in the background video of her and her trick twofold, Michaela McAllister, on Instagram. The video sees the pair hopping in lethargic movement while the caption praises McAllister for aiding Pugh train to become a super assassin (among other things). Look at it underneath:
Marvel Studios has consistently created some of the best action arrangements in cinema and the work done in Black Widow is no special case. Both Johansson and Pugh’s characters take a genuine beating in one of the MCU’s grittiest blockbusters. Thanks to the assistance of McAllister, Yelena is more than capable of standing her ground against/with Natasha. The latter appeared longer than a decade ago in Iron Man 2, and Black Widow is a fitting sendoff that also sets up what’s to come.
Given the many reports rotating around a future adaptation of the Young Avengers, it’s nothing unexpected that Pugh has already endorsed on to repeat her MCU part in Disney+’s Hawkeye. That series will follow Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye as he trains another character, Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop, to take up his bow. That said, Black Widow’s post-credits scene—which takes place after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame—ties straightforwardly into that series, presumably setting Yelena up as the following Black Widow—something fans will certainly uphold given Pugh’s take on a clever, new, complex, and formidable Marvel superheroine.