Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Hawkeye episode 4! Turn back now if you haven't seen the latest episode!
Hawkeye episode 4 has arrived, and it brought with it the MCU return of a fan favorite character: Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova.
The showdown between Yelena and Clint Barton was set up way back in Black Widow's post-credits scene, which teased a major confrontation on the horizon for the former Widow and the archer Avenger. Naturally the internet is exploding with excitement at Yelena's return.
"KATE AND YELENA NATION WE WON," said another fan (opens in new tab), and another noticed a similarity between the Widow and Natasha Romanoff:
#hawkeye spoilers---can we please mention the fact that yelena did natasha’s pose😭 pic.twitter.com/RX0pwMlcRfDecember 8, 2021
Meanwhile, another fan (opens in new tab) predicts a friendship forming in the future: "Yelena and Kate gonna be besties for sure, they're too alike to be anything less"
Interestingly enough, Clint didn’t seem to recognize Yelena, so we can assume Natasha didn't share the details of her family at any point between Civil War and Endgame. That also means Hawkeye has no idea why a Black Widow is after him – and since Yelena ended up leaving the fight, it looks like there's a round two on the way.