‘Black Widow’: Rachel Weisz and David Harbour Joining Marvel Film

It comes as no real surprise to learn that Marvel is continuing to line up strong casts for their projects. Black Widow’s first solo outing is already attracting quite the talent.

Around 11 years since the MCU’s kick-off, Scarlett Johansson will finally be leading her own film in the universe as Natasha Romanoff, with Aussie filmmaker Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault) on board to direct.

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz has entered talks to join the cast, reports Variety. The actress has not officially signed on that dotted line, although the outlet reports that there is “strong interest from both sides of negotiations.”

THR is reporting that Stranger Things and upcoming Hellboy actor David Harbour has signed up. As with Weisz’s news, there’s no word as yet on what character he’ll be playing. Don’t expect it to be too long until more is revealed, seeing as production on the Marvel film is expected to begin in London in June.

Harbour and Weisz (assuming she does end up officially on board) join a cast that also includes actress Florence Pugh, who has been on the up and up recently with roles in Outlaw King and Fighting with My Family.

Shortland is directing Black Widow from a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer (TiMER), who’s also behind the upcoming Disney+ series The Vision and Scarlet Witch.

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