Florence Pugh Says Black Widow is About 'Abuse of Women'

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By Bayani Miguel Acebedo | More Articles Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer.
September 16, 2020  12:23 PM


Though Natasha Romanoff may have died in Avengers: Endgame, she’s set to return for more adventures in the upcoming Black Widow film. While we only have a gist of what the whole story is about, Florence Pugh shares that the movie will be dealing with the real-world issue of women abuse.

Talking to Total Film (via Games Radar), Pugh explains:

“This film is about the abuse of women. It’s about how they get involuntary hysterectomies by the age of eight. It’s about girls who are stolen from around the world. It’s so painful, and it’s so important."

Thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron, we have a little backstory on Romanoff’s traumatic experience training in the Black Widow program. It’s going to be interesting to get an in-depth look at the issue and see people who share Natasha’s trauma.



While Captain Marvel is kind of feel-good when it comes to its superhero tone, it looks like Black Widow is going to be delving a little more deeply when it comes to abuse stories and the people who survive to tell them. Pugh continues:

“Part of the excitement for me is that women and girls from around the world are going to see this, and are going to see an abuse story that really was challenged by its own victims. For a Marvel film to be reaching all of those levels, it is so exciting. The best thing about that is, it’s not layered with this color of grey. You’ll see these women strive and be strong, and they’re assassins – and yet they still need to discuss how they were abused. It’s an incredibly powerful piece.”

Word has it that Disney is planning to delay Black Widow again, but as of now, the movie is still looking at a release date on Nov. 6.

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.