What’s next for Florence Pugh’s character in the marvel movies? Whatever happens in Thunderbolts, it looks like Yelena Belova’s arc won’t come to an end.
The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) hinted at the existence of another, currently unnamed Marvel project set to feature Florence Pugh, revealing that the actress is expected to receive eight-figure sums for her appearances in Thunderbolts and another film.
“Florence Pugh, already an Oscar nominee when she appeared in Black Widow as Yelena Belova, will receive eight figures for her next two Marvel movies, including leading the roster of the villain-centric Thunderbolts.”
Florence Pugh is one of the most well-known Marvel movie stars of recent years, having risen to prominence in popular films such as Greta Gerwig’s Midsommar and Little Women. She’s also been at the center of the fierce online conversation surrounding this year’s Don’t Worry Darling, also starring Harry Styles and Chris Pine.
Pugh first appeared in the MCU in 2021’s Black Widow, and has been confirmed to star in 2024’s Thunderbolts, an upcoming superhero movie featuring multiple Marvel antiheroes (in the vein of DC’s Suicide Squad).
However, there has been no official announcement yet regarding Pugh’s involvement in another MCU project.
What could Yelena Belova’s next Marvel movie be?
Given the nature of the MCU, it’s very possible that Pugh will appear in a cameo in any of the upcoming Marvel movies – after all, this is a franchise known for introducing new characters after the credits.
It seems unlikely that she will appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, however; we hope she is in another MCU project later Thunderbolts, possibly a planned sequel, the Blade movie arriving in late 2024, or one of the few movies confirmed for ‘Phase 6’ such as Fantastic Four or Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, both slated to land in 2025. wouldn’t bet on Eternals 2, mind you, with his likely look like… Harry Styles.
Surely you would expect that by an eight-figure sum, she would be a very important figure in whatever movie. And we couldn’t be happier about it – Pugh is one of the best acting talents today and is capable of carrying an entire movie all by himself. Knowing that she’s in any Marvel immediately raises the emotion charts even higher, so we’re hoping Kevin Feige will continue to throw money at her.
We’ll no doubt get a better sense of the mysterious film in question once Thunderbolts hits theaters, and we may get an official announcement on Florence Pugh’s future filmography before then. In the meantime, you’re done watching She-Hulk still?
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