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Of course, this isn’t the original Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff died in Avengers: Endgame.
Rather, this is her successor Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh).
Pugh debuted as Belova in Black Widow.
In other words, Marvel Studios wastes no time in pushing Belova.
After all, Pugh is among their rising stars.
With Disney Plus, Marvel Studios doesn’t need to wait years between appearances.
Although Black Widow was originally meant for 2020, that’s still quicker than before.
Pugh won over fans in Black Widow.
Undoubtedly, Johansson is difficult to replace.
She owned the character.
But Pugh is carving her own identity.
Granted, Pugh’s participation in Hawkeye is no shock.
In Black Widow‘s post-credits scene, Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) told her Hawkeye killed Romanoff.
Therefore, Hawkeye is her target.
In a new Hawkeye promo, an unknown figure in a stealth outfit roams the city.
The person is masked; however, we know who that is.
For the general public who don’t read sites like ours, it could be a shock.
Then again, Marvel Studios has been cryptic lately.
For all we know, it could be Mephisto.
No, it’s not Mephisto.
In the comics, Hawkeye and Black Widow go way back.
As a Russian spy, she even lured Hawkeye to her side.
Also, Hawkeye sets up another MCU project. On one hand, the presence of Echo (Alaqua Cox) and the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) leads to Daredevil.
In addition, Hawkeye isn’t alone in that mission.
Black Widow To Appear In Next Hawkeye Episode
Indeed, Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox is rumored for She-Hulk.
Likewise, Hawkeye plants seeds for the Thunderbolts as well.
True, Marvel Studios hasn’t announced the villainous Thunderbolts yet.
Nonetheless, Fontaine recruited members in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
They are definitely coming. No doubt about it.
But Belova and U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell) aren’t baddies.
Therefore, it seems like they’ll be anti-heroes.
Dark Avengers, perhaps?
In any case, Black Widow’s inclusion in Hawkeye promises more explosive action.
The third installment, “Echoes,” lit the firecrackers.
The fourth could be dynamite.