Florence Pugh Says New Black Widow Movie Isn’t Passing Of The Torch

The Black Widow movie will be the first film to debut for Marvel’s Phase 4. The initial release of the trailer got fans pumped to see Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) alive again and a comic book-accurate Taskmaster. 

However, fans mustn’t forget that this film is a prequel and takes part between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. So what happens after this movie of Black Widow then? Especially since Natasha dies in Avengers: Endgame.

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Well if we follow the comics, Yelena Belova assumes Natasha’s role as Black Widow – seeing how she received the same training as Natasha. In the trailer, we got a sneak peek of Yelena (Florence Pugh) and Natasha going head to head. Maybe Yelena becomes the next Black Widow? Right? No.

In a recent interview with UPROXX, Florence Pugh says the new Black Widow movie isn’t a passing of the torch. 

“No, I actually will say when we were making it, it wasn’t anything like that at all. And I am saying it very honestly, it certainly didn’t feel like a passing of the torch kind of film when we were making it. And I think the direction and the feeling and the vibe behind it was genuinely just trying to make this complicated and painful story. And do it justice because a lot of fans have been waiting for her film. And also a lot of people I think will appreciate this story.” 

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Pugh’s character Yelena has a rather love-hate relationship with Natasha. Whilst she’s revealed that she isn’t going to be the new Black Widow, we can possibly see more of the sister-like rivalry between the two Black Widows. 

Speaking about her experience filming, Pugh says: “my favourite thing about shooting that film was the involvement with the stunts — they were so open about how much you wanted to do.”

“I loved being a part of the physical stuff on set. So it was really exciting for me because the stunt guys were just so ready to teach me anything I wanted to learn. And being that physical, I mean, it’s pretty awesome actually. You get to learn how to fight, and that’s just like such a cool skill to learn on a job. And I got to do it with Scarlett Johansson, which is one of those bizarre things that you suddenly wake up in a scene and go, oh my God, I’m trying to strangle Scarlet Johansson against the kitchen sink. This is really weird, but it’s kind of amazing.”

We’re unsure what this means for the future of Black Widow (if any), but Pugh says fans are in for a raw and emotional ride and we are not ready.

Black Widow hits theatres May 1, 2020.