Avengers Infinity War easter egg: Scarlett Johansson details hidden Black Widow reference
Next month Black Widow will hit cinemas, marking the first Disney Marvel movie to be released since Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. The film is set before the events of Avengers Endgame, however, and details some of the unseen backstory of Johansson’s character. The star herself has now spoken out about a reference to Avengers Infinity War which was spotted in the movie’s trailer.
In the Black Widow trailer newcomer Yelena (Florence Pugh) was spotted wearing a green vest jacket.
This is the same jacket Natasha Romanoff wore during the battle for Wakanda in Infinity War.
The vest’s presence has prompted speculation that Yelena is already doomed in the as-of-yet released film.
Speaking out about the garment, Johansson said: “Well it actually is an important thing. It seems very superficial, but it actually is very unique, it’s a very meaningful thing.”
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Speaking to reporters at the Black Widow UK film set, Johansson continued: “That’s totally a Kevin Feige thing. He loves all of that backstory stuff and things that connect characters to one another.
“When we designed [the vest] then, it was really just a different look for the character, but it’s fun how Kevin’s mind works in this – he’s like an imagineer in that way, where he thinks of all the little hidden things that people will give, things that are seemingly innocuous, some heart.”
Going on to tease the meaning behind the vest, the 35-year-old added: “It’s an heirloom, it becomes an heirloom in this unexpected, funny way.”
Yelena star Pugh gave some further backstory to the connection between the two characters.
Considering Natasha is wearing the vest in Infinity War, Yelena’s chances don’t look great at the moment.
On the other hand, considering the pair act like “bratty” sisters, perhaps Natasha simply took the vest from her?
Either way, it sounds like fans of the MCU will be seeing a lot more of Yelena after Black Widow, according to director Cate Shortland.
Last year she teased: “We didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great.” (Via Empire)
Shortland added: “Scarlett is so gracious, like: ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.”
With Johansson passing the torch, as it were, chances are she will be replaced by Pugh going forward, following her character’s death in Endgame.
Black Widow hits cinemas and Disney Plus with Premier Access on July 9.
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