Nate Moore, the producer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, reveals who came up with the idea for Valentina’s cameo and explains her dangerous resemblance to Nick Fury. In The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine made her MCU debut, rebranding John Walker as a U.S. Agent and recruiting him to a new team she is assembling. She reappeared in the post-credit scene of Black Widow, directing Yelena Belova, who has been working for her, toward Clint Barton. Valentina’s most recent appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reveals that she is the Director of the CIA and establishes her as a powerful figure with her own Thunderbolts team of highly trained and powered individuals.
Moore spoke with Screen Rant about Julia Louis-surprise Dreyfus’s appearance as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Moore revealed that Valentina’s connection to Everett Ross was the brainchild of Ryan Coogler. He also likened Valentina to Phase One Nick Fury, implying that this could be dangerous for the MCU.
“Certainly, this is not the last time you will see Valentina. I think now, clearly, she and Ross might find themselves at different tables at the same restaurant. The detail about their past relationship was something Ryan thought would be really fun and interesting to explore. Hopefully, we’ll get to build on that. But with Valentina, much like Nick Fury in Phase One, we’re slowly building the story of a woman who maybe has her finger in more pies than you think. And we’ll just see if that’s a good thing or a bad thing for the MCU.”
Is Val As The MCU’s Next Nick Fury A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?
Valentina’s connection to Ross is amusing, but it also sets up an intriguing dynamic. Valentina demonstrated why she is in charge of one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world. Her ability to strategize & deceive those close to her is impressive, and it enabled her to obtain valuable intelligence. Moore’s comparison of Valentina to Nick Fury is not a unique idea, but it raises the intriguing question of how this will affect the MCU.
While Valentina and Fury have similar abilities, contacts, and a desire to form a highly effective team, their motivations are vastly different. Fury was inspired by his work with Captain Marvel and the need for a group to protect planet Earth from cosmic threats. Valentina’s motivation is more selfish and centered on the United States. The UN was divided in Black Panther 2, with multiple parties attempting to take vibrainum from Wakanda. While Ross mulls over the dangers of countries other than Wakanda having access to vibranium, Valentina reveals that having access to vibranium in the United States is her ideal situation. While Valentina resembles Fury, she appears to represent how dangerous Nick Fury could have been.
After Avengers: Endgame, many of the original Avengers will be gone, and while the MCU is preparing for a new team, a darker version will be introduced first. The effects of Infinity War and Endgame have been felt throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this may be one of the more intriguing & potentially dangerous ramifications. Valentina may have pitched this team to protect American interests rather than as an Avengers replacement to protect the planet from global threats. The Thunderbolts are a morally ambiguous team comprised of former villains & anti-heroes. Valentina as well as the Thunderbolts are not villains, but they do foreshadow a darker and more complicated future. The sequel to Black Panther demonstrates how dangerous and connected Valentina is to Thunderbolts.
Source : ScreenRant