Black Widow writer 'didn't understand' post-credits scene

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"I remember writing it and feeling super guilty."

Like most Marvel movies, Black Widow has an exciting post-credits scene that sets things up very nicely for the future MCU.

However, Black Widow writer Eric Pearson didn't have much knowledge at all about what was planned for upcoming movies and TV series when he was asked to write the scene, so not even the scriptwriters are in on where Marvel is taking its stories.

Here comes the spoiler-y bit, so if you'd rather read our spoiler-free review instead, there's your final warning.

Marvel told him that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye should be the target that Yelena should get, so he wasn't sure if he had written the scene in a way that the next writer could pick up and work with.

"I was like, 'Who am I screwing over? Something is going on! I don't have an answer for this,'" Pearson said. "They were like, 'You don't need to. We are going to figure that out.'

"I remember writing it and feeling super guilty. I hope whatever writer is working on this next chapter is going to be okay with what I've done to them.'"

Oscar nominee Pugh weighed in on the post-credits scene to Variety and said she was glad to see her character "surviving":

"To me, it was just really wonderful to kind of jump ahead and see she has been surviving. But, of course, it sets up a whole different challenge – which is Natasha's fighting partner."

Black Widow is out now in UK and US cinemas, and is also streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access.

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Black Widow writer had no idea what the end-credits scene was setting up: 'Who am I screwing over?'

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Black Widow screenwriter Eric Pearson is no stranger to crafting stories for the Marvel Universe. Having worked on Thor: Ragnarok and Agent Carter, Pearson brought years of experience to the writing table in Black Widow. But even that didn't convince Marvel to trust him with their deepest secrets.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Pearson admitted that when he wrote the end-credits scene of the movie — which features Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova having a cryptic conversation at Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)'s grave with Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (a.k.a. "Val"). When Pearson wrote the scene, Marvel told him that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye should be the target that Val presents to Yelena — but that was the only direction he was given.

"I was like, 'What does that mean?' They were like, 'Don't worry about it. You don't have to know that,'" Pearson told THR. "I was like, 'Who am I screwing over? Something is going on! I don't have an answer for this.' They were like, 'You don't need to. We are going to figure that out.' I remember writing it and feeling super guilty. I hope whatever writer is working on this next chapter is going to be okay with what I've done to them."

Pugh's involvement in the upcoming Disney+ Hawkeye series hasn't been a secret, as the actress had previously been confirmed to star alongside Renner's Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld's Kate Bishop. But until now, exactly how the character was fitting into the show was a mystery. Thanks to Black Widow's end credit scene, we now have an answer to that. And with Val describing Clint as "the man responsible for your sister's death" (in Avengers: Endgame), it's safe to say that Yelena and Clint's first meeting probably won't be a cordial one.

Even though he didn't know exactly what the scene was setting up, Pearson was psyched about having the chance to write for Louis-Dreyfus.

"I was told, and I couldn't get to my computer fast enough," he said. "Maybe they have the tag figured out really early, but in my experience, the tags you tend to get it toward the end of production or maybe it's an additional photography kind of thing. I wrote a few drafts of it. When they told me, 'We have a character named Valentina Allegra de Fontaine who is coming in and she's going to be played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus so we need her and Yelena,' I was so excited. Obviously, just a huge fan."

Black Widow is currently playing in theaters and streaming on Disney+ as a paid Premier Access release.

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Black Widow: Which Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

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In the case of a movie like Black Widow, however, not all of the characters are fully fleshed out. While certain personality traits are on full display, a lot can be left up to the interpretation of the audience. These particular characters might seem to fit these zodiac signs right now, but that could always change in future installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ross is someone who believes in one thing: justice. He sees the letter of the law as his way to provide it. That's why he's so determined to bring Natasha Romanoff in. While he might not be the stereotypical Aries, he does have the same passion. It just happens to be directed at bringing superheroes in.

While her tactics are reminiscent of a Gemini, Valentina is much more like a Taurus with her stubborn mindset. She's also clearly a creature of comfort. Between her appearance in The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and Black Widow, Valentina shows herself to have a specific style - and a love for the luxurious, not the outdoors.

Despite their falling out, the MCU audience knows that Tony exemplifies the best and the worst of Geminis. He's a bit mercurial, changing his mind and his attitude with his circumstances. He's also, however, incredibly charming and loyal, not to mention incredibly creative.

That one line demonstrates just how much Antonia has been through in the years since Natasha thought she killed the young girl. Antonia isn't worried about herself or blaming Natasha for what happened to her. Instead, she's focused on making sure that the man who caused so much damage can't cause anymore. That's not just in line with her own trauma, but her empathy for what all of the Widows have suffered, which is why the only sign that fits, until the MCU explores her character further, is like that of the most empathetic, Cancer.

Just as Leos love the spotlight, Alexei can't resist hamming things up once he gets his uniform back. He also, however, has the loyalty of a Leo, still wanting to be his government's go-to even when they imprison him, and still thinking of his undercover spy team as a family 20 years later.

Despite insisting that she's not Yelena and Natasha's mother, she does give them advice that helps them make it through their Red Room days. She reminds them to never let the Red Room take their hearts, and to use their pain to make themselves stronger, and that certainly sounds like the most "mom" advice she could give.

Dreykov uses fear more than charm when the audience sees him around the Widows, but it's clear he's got a knack for his despicable job. The Libra in him manages to help him cozy up to government leaders all over the world as he turns on the charm and bargains with them, and it also clings to his family - his daughter - even if he does it by controlling her.

Scorpios play their cards close to the vest, taking a while to really warm up to people - not unlike Natasha's refusal to admit she thinks of Yelena as family for so long. They also tend to aggressively go after their goals. Natasha would have stopped at nothing to take the Red Room down.

The sign is also called the philosopher of the zodiac, always interested in learning about the world and figuring out where they stand in it. Mason approaches his relationship with Black Widow in a similar way, always pushing her to see how she'll react. Considering he travels through six time zones in three days to help her, he can't hate the jet-setting nature of his job.

His canon birthday makes him a Capricorn, and it's a great fit for him. Capricorns take their responsibilities seriously; their obligations and a hardworking attitude are paramount. Outside of her circle of spies, Clint is Natasha's closest thing to family. The only thing more important to him than making the world a safer place is his loved ones.

Oksana is someone who found a worthy cause and is willing to die for it. She fights Yelena, but never hard enough to kill the young woman. Instead, she accepts her fate, and with her dying breath, wakes Yelena up. She's the closest thing the Black Widow movie has to the rebellious Aquarius carving their own path for the things they believe in.

She makes up a story to tell people about the family of spies she thinks she's lost. Yelena is the one member of their family to embrace her own emotions and call the others out. She's also the one to come up with some creative solutions to problems, like using her car door as a weapon in a car chase. She's the most fitting Pisces in the movie.

Black Widow's Best Joke Was Improvised by Florence Pugh - IGN

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Black Widow actor Florence Pugh, who plays Natasha Romanoff's sister Yelena, has revealed that the best joke in the movie was improvised.

More specifically, it stemmed from a conversation Pugh had with stunt performers about what her character's superhero pose in Black Widow could be. After mentioning Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow pose, the stunt performers told Pugh that Johansson's pose would actually break every bone in her character's body if it was done in real life.

Pugh asked the stuntees what would be realistic and they told her that none of the superhero poses "are correct for landing," including Black Widow's. Realistically, her landing pose would leave her with "so many broken bones." Pugh, shocked to learn of this, asked if Johansson knew that and it was there that she began to "take the piss out of her."

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Black Widow writer Eric Pearson was one set and, after hearing this discussion, wrote the joke into the movie — the one that probably made you laugh a lot if you've seen it.

"He was like, 'I'm sorry...I've been listening to this and I love it,'" Johansson said. "And I was like, 'here we go, ten years of work, flush it down the toilet.'"

Johansson joked that when "these kids come in," alluding to Pugh's new placement in the MCU compared to her own 10-plus years in it, things like that joke in Black Widow happen.

"Ten seconds of me prodding you the wrong way and we get juicy material," Pugh said. "I mean, obviously I'd love to have a pose. I think that'd be a nice wink-wink, but I don't know. Honestly, I think I've been now so terrified of it being posey after I've made such a joke about Natasha being posey that now I'm like, 'oh maybe I should just walk into rooms.'"

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