Florence Pugh Joins Scarlett Johansson In The Black Widow Movie

Florence Pugh

by James White |
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While the majority of the Marvel cinematic focus is shifting to Avengers: Endgame, the studio continues to draw its plans for movies beyond the end of the current phase. A solo film for Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow has been in the works for a while, but there's casting news beyond the star at last as Florence Pugh is in talks to join the project.

With Cate Shortland in the director's chair and a script from Jac Shaeffer, the stand-alone film is being kept as much a mystery as the Widow would prefer her past, and we still don't know exactly when it will be set. Also a mystery for now is what role Pugh might take assuming she makes a deal, but we do know it's the second lead in the film.

Black Widow (or whatever it ends up being called) currently has no set release date, but this latest news means it's moving forward, so Marvel may announce that information once the MCU news swallowing behemoth Endgame has been and gone.

Pugh has been on a roll since her breakout in Lady Macbeth. She'll be on our screens in Midsommar (9 August) and is part of the starry cast of Greta Gerwig's Little Women, headed to screens in January next year.

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