Florence Pugh Says Black Widow Is About the ‘Abuse of Women’

It seems that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to deal with feminism and empowerment head-on. According to some of its protagonists, the upcoming Black Widow movie will be a backstory like never seen before in the MCU. While talking with Total Film, actress Florence Pugh said that the Marvel movie will dig deep into the controversies of the Black Widow program.

“This film is about the abuse of women,” she said (via Games Radar). “It’s about how they get involuntary hysterectomies by the age of eight. It’s about girls who are stolen from around the world.”

In the forthcoming movie, Pugh is portraying Yelena Belova, one of the Natasha Romanoff’s colleagues in the Black Widow program.

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The actress went on to add that the story is all about empowering women to take fate into their hands.

“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,” Pugh added. “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 colour 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.”

At the moment, Black Widow is still set to hit theaters on November 6. However several reports are indicating that the movie is being pushed back once again. While official news has yet to be announced, you can check some freshly-released photos from the movie below.

What do you expect from the upcoming Black Widow movie? Let us know in the comments section below.

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