The approach the Marvel Cinematic Universe works, one hand is continually feeding the opposite, however that doesn’t imply the artistic workforce engaged on two separate initiatives all the time know what their counterparts are doing.
Take Hawkeye, for example, with lead author Jonathan Igla admitting from the very starting that he’d all the time deliberate to incorporate Yelena Belova within the Disney Plus sequence. The solely drawback was that Black Widow‘s post-credits scene hadn’t even been written but, which noticed the studio ask the film’s scribe Eric Pearson so as to add a coda that hyperlinks the prequel to Clint Barton’s New York City journey, besides no one would inform him why.
Once the stinger was added into the screenplay, Igla was knowledgeable by Marvel that Black Widow had teed up Yelena’s return in Hawkeye, besides he revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he wasn’t allowed to talk about it to anybody, whilst he and his workforce feverishly labored on hammering his episodic streaming unique into form.
“There was a length of time where I wasn’t supposed to share it with the rest of the writing staff. There were a handful of things like that, which was challenging. I did my best. I like to think that I’m an honest broker and if somebody tells me not to share something, even if I think, ‘Well the writing staff really needs to know this,’ then I’m just going to trust their process …. I kept it under my hat for awhile. I had made the case to Kevin and Lou [D’Esposito] and Victoria [Alonso] that Yelena had a place in our story and this was the right place for her next chapter. So I think the scene was created to support that. Obviously, the rest of the writing staff knew we were building pitches around her as soon as I got the thumbs up.”
In the tip, all people obtained what they wished; the followers that fell in love with Yelena came upon she’d be again on their screens in a matter months, Black Widow ties instantly into Hawkeye, and Igla got his wish to use the assassin as a part of his narrative, so it was a job effectively carried out.