Black Widow Movie Adds David Harbour, Rachel Weisz To Cast - Report
Although no more movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been announced beyond July's Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next phase of the MCU is taking shape behind-the-scenes. One film that we do know there are plans for is the long-awaited Black Widow movie. It's set to start shooting this year, and now two big names are reportedly being lined up to star alongside Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natalia Romanova, AKA Black Widow.
According to Variety, Rachel Weisz and Stranger Things star David Harbour are both in talks to play roles in Black Widow. The site states that deals have not been made for either actor yet, but that Weisz will play a "key role" and that there is "strong interest from both sides of negotiations."
Weisz is best known for movies such as this year's Oscar-nominated The Favourite, The Bourne Legacy, and the 1999 film version of The Mummy. Harbour will next be seen in the reboot of Hellboy, which releases this month, and returns for Stranger Things Season 3 in July.
Black Widow will be directed by Cate Shortland, who previously helmed the thriller The Berlin Syndrome. Last month it was reported that Fighting with My Family star Florence Pugh will play the second lead in the film. It doesn't currently have a release date. It would mark the second MCU movie to be led by a female character, following the recent release of Captain Marvel, which just surpassed $1 billion at the global box office.
Before we get to her standalone movie, Johansson will be seen as Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters on April 26. The latest promo video revealed loads of new footage--check out GameSpot's breakdown of this new video. In addition, tickets for Endgame are now available. The pre-sale has broken records and caused several ticketing sites--including Fandango and AMC--to crash.
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