Marvel Kept Black Widow Post-Credits Scene Secret From Hawkeye Writers

Warning: This story contains spoilers for Marvel’s Hawkeye Episode 4. Black WidowActress Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) is on a top-secret mission–and it’s so secretive that hook The book room did not know this. After Jelena’s reunion with her sister Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) between them Captain America: Civil War And Avengers: Infinity WarThe scene after the credits expired Black Widow He jumps right past Natasha’s sacrifice Avengers: Endgame. The mysterious Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) reveals the man responsible for Natasha’s death, giving Jelena her target: Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner).

Coda is calling hook Episode 4, where the vengeful Jelena hits off just as Clint and fiancée Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) reveal the criminal plot that revolves around Maya Lopez (Alcoa Cox). after hook Pushing lead writer Jonathan Igla for Jelena’s return in the Disney+ series, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige secretly let him in: Black WidowStinger will lead directly to events hook.

“There was a period of time I wasn’t supposed to be involved with the rest of the writing staff,” Igla said. “There were a few things like that, which were difficult.” The Hollywood Reporter. “I did my best. I like to think I’m an honest broker and if someone tells me not to share something, even if I’m thinking, ‘Okay, the writing staff really need to know that,’ I’d just trust their process…. I kept it under my hat for a while. the time. “

Likewise, Marvel didn’t tell us Black Widow Screenwriter Eric Pearson what he was counting when writing the post-credits tag between Jelena and Val at Natasha’s grave.

“I brought the case to Kevin and Lu [D’Esposito] and Victoria [Alonso] To have a place in our story and this was the setting for her next chapter. So I think the scene was created to support that,” Igla explained. Apparently the rest of the writing staff knew we were building playgrounds around it with just a thumbs up. “

For his part, Pearson only knew he was turning to Jelena on retired Clint Barton, ex-Ronin, in the wake of game over. Val also appears briefly in the Disney + series The Hawk and the Winter Soldier, of recruiting the disgraced American agent (White Russell) for purposes not yet disclosed.

They told me, then in the end, that’s the point. And I said, “What does that mean?” They previously said, “Don’t worry about it. You don’t have to know that,” Pearson previously said THR. “I was like, ‘Who am I to screw up?’” Something going on! I don’t have an answer to this. They were like, ‘I don’t need that. We’ll find out.”

Pearson added at the time, “I remember writing it and feel super guilty.” I hope any writer working on the next chapter will be okay with what I did to them.”

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