Yelena is on a mission for revenge in Hawkeye (Picture: Marvel Studios/Backgrid)
When Black Widow came out earlier this year, Marvel aficionados were feeling all sorts of emotions as they bid farewell to Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff in a tale set just before the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
The blockbuster featured the introduction of Yelena, Natasha’s younger sister, who was also trained to become a Red Room assassin.
The post-credits scene saw Yelena make the acquaintance of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who told her that Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) was to blame for Natasha’s death, setting Yelena on a warpath for revenge.
Clint manages to take off her mask, seeing Yelena for the first time as he realises that she’s a Black Widow assassin, while seemingly unaware about her close connection to his late best friend.
When Kate points her arrow at Yelena, her new foe shakes her head, prompting the archer to lower her weapon before the adversary soars away.
While fans knew that Yelena’s entrance was coming, that didn’t make it any less thrilling to see her back in action.
Kate and Clint weren’t expecting to go up against a Black Widow on the battlefield (Picture: Disney+)
Florence shared two pictures from the episode on Instagram, alongside the caption: ‘She’s here.’
The first photo showed her turned away from the camera, her hair plaited into a braid, with the second image depicting the moment she faced Kate head on.
As can be expected, her Instagram followers were overjoyed with excitement over her arrival.
‘This gave me goosebumps,’ one person commented, while another wrote: ‘I was screaming the whole damn time cause I was so excited! Can’t wait to see more of Yelena!!!’
However, some who hadn’t managed to watch the episode yet expressed their upset over having Yelena’s reveal spoiled for them by Florence herself, with one person stating: ‘Bruh I haven’t watched the episode yet.’
‘You did not just spoil this for me I am WHEEZING,’ another said.
Hawkeye is available to watch on Disney Plus with new episodes released on Wednesdays.