Florence Pugh seems to have got her hands on another MCU project following Thunderbolts. According to some recent reports, Yelena Belova is going to be spotted in upcoming two major Marvel projects. The last time we saw her she was in the Disney+ Hawkeye series and was searching for answers related to her sister Natasha Romanoff’s death. After fighting with Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, Yelena spared him at last after realizing his true friendship with Natasha.
Florence Pugh was also a prime hot topic for the past few months due to her infamous Don’t Worry Darling fiasco involving Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde. Now it will be interesting to find out about the MCU journey of the Oscar-nominated actress.
Florence Pugh’s Marvel appearance isn’t limited to Thunderbolts
According to a recent report published by The Hollywood Reporter, the Midsommar actress is going to receive eight-figure paychecks for her upcoming two MCU appearances. While the ensemble cast Suicide Squad-styled Thunderbolts movie had already been confirmed a long ago, this mysterious project is heard for the first time.
Florence Pugh will continue donning the Yelena Belova avatar in the next Thunderbolts movie where she will lead a team of anti-heroes or villains who have now decided to walk on the path of humanity. This team includes names such as Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier, David Harbour’s Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent, and many more.
Following this, the Little Women star is also slated to have a pivotal role in an upcoming feature that is still unknown. But from the rumors of her eight-figure paycheck, the importance of the project can be understood to a large extent. Even in Avengers: Infinity War, only three stars got the colossal eight figures namely Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannson, and Chris Hemsworth.
What can be this mysterious MCU project?
The Marvel Studios is currently very active building their ambitious Multiversal Saga and besides the usual list, there are a number of ventures that are still shrouded in mysteries. Many fans believe that Florence Pugh can appear in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order thereby setting up her role in Thunderbolts. Chances are also there for it to be a project exploring the mysteries of the infamous Black Widow project thereby becoming a successor to the 2021 movie.
According to some sources, the movie can also serve as the mysterious project which the original Black Widow legend Scarlett Johansson promised to produce long back in 2021. Out of all the possibilities, Captain America: New World Order makes much sense. It is because the Captain America movies always dwell upon the classic ground-level politics and thrillers which go well with the character of Yelena Belova.
Moreover, the upcoming movie starring Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is also reported to introduce Harrison Ford’s Thunderbolt Ross in the MCU and will also make the return of the Leader. The Leader is the iconic Hulk villain from the comics and the character is played by none other than Tim Blake Nelson who starred in the same role in The Incredible Hulk movie.
Now with so many possibilities, we can’t know about the absolute answer till any official updates come from the studio. But it is bound to take time now as Florence Pugh also has Dune 2 to work upon.
Captain America: New World Order will be released on May 3, 2024, while Thunderbolts will be released on July 26, 2024
Source: The Hollywood Reporter