Marvel fans are counting down the hours until they can see “Black Widow.” They’ve been waiting a long time to see Natasha Romanoff’s origin story and the blockbuster is finally hitting the big screen and Disney+ with Premier Access.
Scarlett Johansson returns to the titular role, with Florence Pugh playing her little sister, Yelena Belova. The duo takes sibling rivalry to a new level.
Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh’s chemistry in Black Widowis so striking that you’d be forgiven if you thought the Marvel Studios action-spy thriller was the latest of several collaborations together.
Black Widow marks Johansson’s ninth appearance in the MCU, and introduces viewers to Pugh’s character, Yelena Belova, who shares a tragic past with Natasha Romanoff.
Since Natasha sacrificed her life in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, Johansson has indicated that Widow — which takes place seven years before Endgame — is probably her swan song as the character she’s inhabited since 2010’s Iron Man 2.
Black Widow now passing on the same words of wisdom to Pugh that Samuel L. Jackson once gave to her.
Black Widow also contains a running gag involving Yelena’s aversion to Natasha’s tendency to pose during fights. As it turned out, this detail was added to the script at the last minute after Pugh commented on how impractical this behavior is.
In a recent conversation, Johansson and Pugh also discuss their kitchen fight scene and how it helped them get to know each other rather quickly. They also look ahead to their own individual projects with filmmaker Sebastian.