Florence Pugh Pumps the Brakes On Future Black Widow Films
In a recent interview with Total Film, Florence Pugh discussed her role in the upcoming Black Widow and also pumped the brakes on those rumors of her taking over the mantle from Scarlett Johansson.
“If you get asked to be in a Marvel film,” Pugh said. “And it was so thrilling and fun and exciting to be in, then of course, your head goes: ‘Oh my God. If this is what it’s like, then what else is next? If that happens and I am lucky enough that people appreciate my character, that’s an exciting road to go on. I would be silly to not be excited by it. I think that being part of the Marvel club is a great honour. But we’ll just see if people like Yelena first.”
Johansson, who was also on hand during the interview, took a different approach and relayed her hopes that Pugh would eventually take over the Black Widow title.
“I definitely felt that way from the very beginning,” Johansson said. “She stands completely on her own. She’s strong and different. She’s so different to Natasha.”
Scarlett Johansson is reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff in a story that takes place shortly after Captain America: Civil War. Florence Pugh will make her MCU debut as the second Black Widow, Yelena Belova. David Harbour also stars in the film as Red Guardian, with Rachel Weisz as the enigmatic Melina Vostokoff. Cate Shortland directed Black Widow from a script by Eric Pearson. Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson wrote the story for the film.
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