Black Widow director Cate Shortland revealed an unused element for the film’s post-credits scene.
SPOILER WARNING: The following article discusses the post-credits scene for Black Widow.
In the post-credits scene for Black Widow, we return to present-day MCU as Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) visits Natasha Romanoff’s gravesite. Yelena whistles in honor of her fallen sister, referring back to a call-and-response the two would have since childhood. Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) visits Yelena at the gravesite, giving her a new mission to take down Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), whom she deems responsible for Natasha’s death.
Cate Shortland revealed to Variety that the post-credits scene almost had a response to Yelena’s whistle, but the idea was ultimately scrapped:
“We never put it in. But we talked about it.”
If a response to Yelena’s whistle was implemented into the post-credits scene, it’s possible that it could’ve hinted to a return for Natasha. However, the Black Widow movie looks to be Scarlett Johansson’s official swan song from the MCU, as the Academy Award-nominated actress seems ready to move on.
What did you think of the post-credits scene of Black Widow? Do you agree that a response to Yelena’s whistle was best to be left off? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
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