Florence Pugh discusses her future comeback to the MCU in Marvel’s Thunderbolts.
As one of Marvel Studios’ newest stars, Pugh makes her MCU debut in the 2021 film Black Widow.
Florence Pugh’s next major MCU role on the big screen will be in Thunderbolts in Phase 5 after she appeared in a cameo in Hawkeye on Disney+, according to Marvel Studios.
Florence Pugh finally had a few things to say about returning her role and Marvel Studios with the 2024 movie likely to start filming in June.
Florence Pugh on Thunderbolts & Marvel Studios
Florence Pugh revealed for the first time in an interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar) that she will be returning to Thunderbolts to reprise her role as Yelena Belova, saying, “I don’t know how much I’m supposed to say” but added that she is “grateful” to be “moving forward with the MCU”:
“I don’t know how much I’m supposed to say actually! But I just want to say on this topic: I’m incredibly grateful to be moving forward with the MCU. I’m incredibly grateful to have had the original experience and to be able to step back into that world again in my old character.”
According to the Black Widow actress, she’ll “act the hell out of” any Thunderbolts storyline that is provided to her:
“I don’t know much about what we’re shooting or what the storyline is, but I am very lucky to be in this position. That family is a very supportive one. Whatever they give me, I’ll act the hell out of it.”
David Harbour, who co-stars with Pugh in Thunderbolts, gave a preview of what to expect but Pugh remained silent about the project’s plans for Yelena, calling director Jake Schreier’s concepts “very interesting:”
“What [director Jake Schreier] wants to do with Florence’s character is very interesting and how I factor into how we develop our relationship is very interesting. And then when you see what Jake and Eric Pearson is trying to fashion, it’s really clever…So you have this movie that’s, you know, kind of ragtag.”
Moreover, Pugh has previously defended the MCU and big-budget movies.
There is beauty in the vast, epic plot like “Dune,” “Marvel,” or even “Oppenheimer,” Pugh said in response to the notion that her involvement in Marvel might spell the end of her career in indie films.
“Because I think there’s beauty in all types of those films. There’s beauty in the massive, epic storylines like ‘Dune,’ like Marvel, like even ‘Oppenheimer’ that I did. They’re amazing, mega movies. And then there’s also beauty in all these little ones that not everyone is going to see, but are going to affect the right person at the right time. I’ve never, ever only thought that I was going to just do one type of movie. I’ve always known that I want to dabble in all areas.”
Is Florence Pugh Marvel's Biggest Champion?
The MCU is better for having Florence Pugh there, in more ways than one.
Pugh recognizes that “beauty” and artistry are not restricted to certain genres and box office success, in contrast to other people in the industry.
She not only preaches it, but she also believes it and exhibits it in the caliber of her performances.
Pugh is assisting in changing public view prior to her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by thanking Marvel Studios for their support and vowing “Whatever they give me, I’ll act the hell out of it.”
Speaking of which, it is obvious that the actress is misrepresenting her knowledge of Thunderbolts.
Yelena Belova will join forces with David Harbour’s Red Guardian, Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier, Wyatt Russell’s U.S. Agent, and others in the new movie, which is expected to be the sequel to Captain America: New World Order.
More information will undoubtedly surface once filming gets underway, but for now, it’s fantastic to know that Pugh is just as thrilled as the fans are, and her passion portends great things for Thunderbolts.
The movie Thunderbolts premieres on July 26, 2024.