The newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Florence Pugh, has been discussing her upcoming role in the solo Black Widow movie, and has now given us some insight into what we can expect from the upcoming action flick.
"I think we've made something very raw and very painful and very beautiful and I think people are going to be really surprised by the outcome of a big action film having that much heart. And I know lots of people will be emotional about her because her character had such a hard ending, but it was special learning from her, and she's been doing this for like 10 years in those films. For this to be her film was special. And I got to be there and see how she does stunts and lives it, and it's so her."
Describing the film as 'raw' and 'painful', Florence Pugh suggests that the film won't be shying away from the gritty nature of Black Widow's past, but that the film is still 'very beautiful' and will hit us with emotions as well as the expected explosions. The actress also addresses the significance of Scarlett Johannson finally getting her own film after a decade of playing the character, saying that it is something 'special' and implying that this film is hers, and hers alone.
She then goes on to describe the Black Widow production itself, and gives us a hint at the globe-trotting adventure that Black Widow is set to be.
"It was one of the most bizarre, nuts, extravaganza experiences. I just finished on it about three weeks ago. Landed the role in March, April, started prepping in May, and then we shot throughout the whole of summer. We shot in London, Budapest, Morocco, and then they went to Atlanta for a bit."
Finally, Pugh spoke about the unique experience of working with both a lead actress and a female director, emphasizing how such a significant occurrence was never far from her mind on this Marvel standalone franchise.
"The fact that I got to do one of those films with a lead actress and the most beautiful and warm director, Kate Shortland, was a very, very unique and special experience. I don't know what the other films are like and working on them, but I remember being on set many times and thinking, 'I know this isn't like this, I know this is unique and I have to take it all in.'"
Heads up, spoilers for Avengers: Endgame are incoming. As most are now aware, one of the original Avengers, Black Widow, makes the ultimate sacrifice about halfway through, exchanging her own life for the much-coveted Soul Stone. Due to her being, well, a corpse, Black Widow will in fact be a prequel where she fights Taskmaster, following on from the events of Captain America: Civil War, as Natasha finds herself alone and forced to confront her chequered past.
The film of course brings back Scarlett Johansson as the title character, with Florence Pugh playing Yelena Belova, a fellow spy and sister-figure to Johansson's Natasha Romanoff. Alongside them are David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz.
Black Widow is set for release on May 1, 2020. This news comes from Variety.