The way the Marvel Cinematic Universe works, one side is constantly feeding the other, but that doesn’t mean the creative teams working on two separate projects always know what their partners are up to.
Take Hawk Eye, for example, with lead screenwriter Jonathan Igla admitting from the start that he had always planned to include Yelena Belova in the Disney Plus series. The only problem is Black WidowThe film’s post-credits scene hasn’t even been written yet, which suggests that the studio asked the film’s scribe Eric Pearson to add a coda linking the prequel to Clint Barton’s New York City adventures. , except no one told him why.
When the nib was added to the script, Igla was informed by Marvel that Black Widow was looking for Yelena’s return in Hawk Eye, except that he revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he’s not allowed to talk about it to anyone, even as he and his team are poring over the streaming of his episodes into exclusive shape.
“There was a time when I wasn’t allowed to share it with the rest of the writing staff. There are some things like that, it’s a challenge. I did my best. I like to think I’m an honest broker, and if someone tells me not to share something, even if I think, ‘Wow, the letterhead really needs to know this,’ I just trust it. into their process…. I kept it under my hat for a while. I made the case with Kevin and Lou [D’Esposito] and Victoria [Alonso] that Yelena has a place in our story and this is the right place for her next chapter. So I think the scene was created to support that. Obviously, the rest of the letter-writing staff knew we were building pitches around her right when I didn’t like it.”
In the end, everyone gets what they want; Yelena-loving fans have found out she’ll be back on their screens in a few months, Black Widow direct relation to Hawk Eye, and Igla has a desire to use assassins as part of his story, so it was well done.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/hawkeye-writer-had-plans-for-yelena-before-black-widow-credits-scene-was-written/ ‘Hawkeye’ Writer Had Plans For Yelena Before ‘Black Widow’ Credit Scene Was Written