Here's What The "Black Widow" Post-Credits Scene Means For The MCU

    I'll explain it through my tears. 🥺

    Black Widow dropped on Disney+ with Premier Access and in theaters today, July 9. Like the majority of Marvel movies, it has a secret extra scene after the credits roll.


    The post-credits scene is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, during which Natasha Romanoff sacrificed her own life by jumping off the cliff at Vormir in exchange for the Soul Stone.

    Clint begging her not to jump

    Now, Natasha's little sister Yelena is visiting her grave in Ohio.

    Yelena leaning over Natasha's grave

    She does the little whistle that was their secret signal, and she hears footsteps — it's Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, who previously appeared in Episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

    Contessa standing next to Yelena in Black Widow and Contessa speaking to John Walker in Falcon & The Winter Soldier

    This scene, however, was initially meant to be Val's MCU debut.

    Val blowing into a piece of tissue as Yelena looks on

    Now, she appears to be working with Yelena.

    Yelena tells her she shouldn't be bothering her on her holiday

    Val offers Yelena a "shot at the man who's responsible for" Natasha's death on Vormir — Clint Barton.

    Val holding up her phone to show a picture of Clint Barton

    This could potentially set up a plotline in Hawkeye, one of the upcoming Marvel series on Disney+.

    So far, there's no confirmed release date, but Florence Pugh is set to return as Yelena Belova.

    Yelena knows about Clint and Natasha's friendship, but she probably also knows about the killing spree he went on after the Blip.

    Clint standing in the pouring rain

    So, what role do you think Yelena will play in Hawkeye? And what about Val? Let me know in the comments!