Florence Pugh angered indie film world with MCU casting

Florence Pugh's casting in the MCU has angered some indie filmmakers, who are concerned that her decision to join the superhero franchise will damage her career.

Florence Pugh angered indie film world with MCU casting

(Los Angeles, May 24, 2023) - Florence Pugh, one of the most acclaimed young actresses working today, has angered the indie film world with her casting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Pugh, who is best known for her roles in films like "Lady Macbeth" and "Midsommar," was cast as Yelena Belova in the 2021 film "Black Widow." Her performance was praised by critics, and she is now set to reprise the role in the upcoming Disney+ series "Hawkeye."

However, Pugh's casting in the MCU has not been met with universal praise. Some indie filmmakers have expressed concern that her decision to join the MCU will damage her career.

"I'm really disappointed that Florence has chosen to go down this route," said one indie filmmaker, who asked to remain anonymous. "She's such a talented actress, and I think she's going to get lost in the shuffle in the MCU."

Another filmmaker said that Pugh's casting is a "sign of the times."

"It's becoming increasingly difficult for indie filmmakers to compete with the big studios," the filmmaker said. "And when you have an actress like Florence Pugh who is in high demand, it's even harder."

Pugh has not commented on the criticism. However, she has said in the past that she is a fan of the MCU and that she is excited to be a part of it.

"I've always been a fan of Marvel," Pugh said in an interview with Variety. "And when I got the opportunity to join the MCU, I jumped at it."

It remains to be seen how Pugh's casting in the MCU will affect her career. However, it is clear that her decision has divided the indie film world.