Marvel Studios executives were initially unaware of incorporating Yelena Belova into Disney +’s Hawkeye. Still, writer and director Jonathan Igla helped convince them.
As I told Variety, while the Black Widow post-credits scene that created Hawkeye’s ties to Yelena was Marvel’s work, “it emerged in response to [us] begging and authorized the reason why Yelena had a place in our history. The cross continued the former Mad Men writer, “I think what I can say with certainty now is that there is a clear connection between Clint’s guilt for losing his life. her best friend and each other. in a world that cared more. ”
Black Widow ended with Yelena (Florence Pugh) visiting Natasha Romanoff’s tomb after Avengers: Endgame, only touched by Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who made her Falcon debut a few months earlier. . The scene begins a professional life between Yelena and Valentina, who hired a former Red Room agent to kill Clint Barton and hold him responsible for Natasha’s death. Although Hawkeye fans have never before revealed any spoilers about Yelena, the latest trailer for the show, titled “Hit the Mark,” showed a glimpse of a masked man whose night glasses are reminiscent of Yelena’s comics.
Along with Yelena, Iga admitted to being behind the attempt to make Maya Lopez / Echo (Alaqua Cox) a central figure in Hawkeye. This decision was attributed not only to their divided past as Ronin but also to their respective disabilities. It seemed like a natural reason to bring back one of the deaf characters, if not the most important, from Marvel Comics. There was a connection between these characters that was worth exploring. ”
Unlike comics, where Lopez first became a ronin, Hawkeye’s third episode, “Echoes,” revealed that it saw Barton kill his father as a ronin, causing the mob to chase Kate Bishop afterward after he had taken clothes on her. The show also notes that Barton hid his alter ego from the world and instead told Lopez and Bishop that the Black Widow killed Ronin before he died. A genuine factor in “The Echoes,” however, is the identity of Lopez’s invisible “uncle,” who many thoughts were Wilson Fisk (i.e., the focal point) because of his joke.
Hawkeye is now streaming on Disney +, and a new episode is coming out every Wednesday.