The Black Widow standalone film is finally happening, but Scarlett Johansson won’t, of course, be totally alone. Casting is underway, and a new face is reportedly poised to join the MCU.
Fighting With My Family star Florence Pugh is in negotiations for a second lead role, according to Variety. The publication reports that she’s been one of the front-runners since last fall. Producers are said to have met with multiple actresses including Saorsie Ronan, with reported interest in Emma Watson as well.
There are currently no official details on Florence Pugh’s role, but thanks to our friends at That Hashtag Show, the role is described as a “kick-ass” female character described as a “female Bond”. So it sounds like Florence may team up with Johansson, or I could possibly a foe to her.
Cate Shortland is attached to direct with Ned Benson and Jac Schaeffer penning the script. Production is expected to start at Pinewood Studios UK in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England. The film will be under the working title Blue Bayou during production.
Production on the project is now expected to begin this June under the working title “Blue Bayou.” Scarlett Johansson will next be seen in Avengers: Endgame.
The film is expected to release May 1, 2020, but that is subject to change.