Scarlett Johansson’s solo Black Widow movie will be the next Marvel Studios feature film to go into production and we have our first big addition to the cast. TheHollywoodReporter has learned that The Little Dummer Girl actress Florence Pugh is now in talks to play a fellow spy in the film, hinting a possible villainess.
Rising actress Florence Pugh is in talks to star opposite Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow, Marvel’s standalone feature on the Avengers heroine.
Pugh will play a spy on the same level as Romanoff, likely her moral opposite.
Florance was first mentioned to be in the mix via ThatHashtagShow, who said that Emma Watson was being eyed for this spy role.
Additionally, Florence Pugh, who will star alongside Watson in Little Women, is also still in the running.
Cate Shortland will be directing the film.
I’m very interested to see from solid plot details about the film and to see who these villains will be, I know a lot of people are dismissive of a Black Widow movie but I think a straight-up action film is something the MCU desperate needs.
Filming is said to begin this June at Pinewood Studios UK.
A release date for Black Widow hasn’t been announced but we suspect it will land a previously mapped-out spot on May 1st, 2020.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER