It’s no secret that audiences can count on to see Florence Pugh’s Yelena within the upcoming Hawkeye collection, however might Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine present up too? It could make full sense based mostly on the Black Widow post-credit scene and a current interview with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige appears to counsel we’ve but to see the final of the Contessa.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus made her debut to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier when she swept in out of nowhere to recruit the disgraced John Walker (Wyatt Russell), however in a current episode of the D23 Inside Disney podcast, Feige confirmed what all of us knew and mentioned that this was not meant to be her first introduction to audiences. “Initially Val was presupposed to be launched within the tag of Black Widow.”
Whereas issues had been shifted round because of the pandemic final 12 months, as Feige tells it:
“It really didn’t change something based mostly on the place you met her first. She was all the time going to be a mysterious determine, portrayed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, that stepped in out of nowhere. We simply initially deliberate for that to be in Black Widow as an alternative of [The] Falcon [and The Winter Soldier].”
The post-credit scene in Black Widow made it clear that Yelena already had a working relationship with Val, however what precisely is Val’s endgame? Whereas Feige stopped in need of revealing her precise plans he did tease the longer term:
She’s doing one thing. She’s in recruitment mode. Does Yelena already work for her? They appear to have a connection at that time.”
Followers weren’t the one ones excited in regards to the legendary Julia Louis-Dreyfus becoming a member of the MCU, as Feige mentioned simply how lengthy that they had been planning to convey her into the universe:
“The long run is vivid for the MCU as a result of Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in it. We’re gigantic followers of her at Marvel. […] The notion of bringing her into the world was all the time one thing, if we might discover the appropriate factor, we wished to do. When this function took place and the chance to have her in [Black] Widow, in [The] Falcon [and The Winter Soldier], and possibly in another issues arising…”
Whereas Feige didn’t explicitly say when followers might count on to see Valentina once more, he did appear to count on followers to be shocked by her subsequent cameo. Since she didn’t pop up on the finish of Loki this week and it appears unlikely that she would seem in The Eternals or Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, it’s extremely probably that she might play a component in Marvel’s subsequent main live-action collection — Hawkeye.
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