Scarlett Johansson’s solo adventure, Black Widow, is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. As with practically every Marvel Cinematic Universe film, there is a sequence at the end credits. The one exception to date is the studio’s all-time largest film, Avengers: Black Widow Post-credits Scene Endgame, in which Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff dies.
Black Widow’s post-credits scene does not feature Natasha in the flesh for this reason. Instead, it concentrates on a similar character and introduces one from another Disney+ series. Black Widow’s closing sequence is obviously connected to the future of the MCU.
Explanation Black Widow post-credits scene
Black Widow’s post-credits sequence follows up after Endgame, with Yelena returning to Ohio, where she grew up, as seen at the beginning of Black Widow. She is accompanied by her dog as she visits Natasha’s cemetery. It’s not the funeral that fans demanded after Endgame, but it seems like a response.
“Daughter, Sister, Avenger,” her epitaph reads. The bereaved Yelena kneels, grasps the tombstone, and whistles, just as they did as children. Someone rudely interrupts Yelena’s moment of peace by blowing her nose right then.
Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), the mystery woman we originally encountered in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has been revealed to be the culprit.
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(It was later reported that Louis-Dreyfus would be a part of Black Widow, thus fans who had been following the news attentively had been anticipating her appearance throughout the entire film.)
Valentina apologizes for her behavior, citing an allergy to the Midwestern United States. Ohio is located in the Midwest. Valentina continues, “I honestly cannot even fathom what this woman [Natasha] has done.”
Yelena responds, “You’re not meant to bother me on my vacation, Valentina,” confirming that the two are already acquainted. Valentina adds, “I’m simply paying my respects,” to appease her. Yelena disagrees and states, “You know, being here makes you appear desperate.
This statement implies that she has been working for Valentina. Similar to the manner in which she recruited US agents. Louis-Dreyfus chuckles before announcing her “next target.” Valentina hands Yelena an iPad and says, “Perhaps you’d like a shot at the man who killed your sister.”
Who has an iPad? It is Clint Barton and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). What happened? Sure, Clint was with Natasha when she died on Vormir in Endgame, but how is Valentina peddling this ridiculous fabrication? Clearly, fake news is also an issue in the MCU.
However, how long does Valentina anticipate this falsehood to last? I estimate that it will take Clint two minutes to mention something he wouldn’t know if he weren’t close with Natasha. He may even claim that he offered to sacrifice himself in place of Natasha, but I doubt Yelena would accept this argument. (“You should have performed better,” Yelena may respond.)
In any event, this establishes that Pugh will play a semi-antagonistic role on the new series Hawkeye, starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld and launching on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar in late November.
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We already knew about Pugh’s participation with Hawkeye, so there are no surprises there, but we now have a better idea of what it means. However, this is not the primary plot. Hawkeye is about Renner’s Clint handing the torch to Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop, much to how Black Widow was about Natasha passing the torch to Yelena.
Black Widow is now available to stream in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada on Disney+ Hotstar.