THR and Variety both had their breaking news breaks on Wednesday announcing Stranger Things series co-star David Harbour and actress Rachel Weisz as circling roles in 2012 Nazi drama Lore helmer Cate Shortland’s standalone Black Widow adaptation.
The two may join Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) who recently boarded the project to be led by recurring Avenger Scarlett Johansson who took on the Marvel role beginning in Iron Man 2 (2010). Jac Schaeffer is penning the script for which exact plot details are being kept under wraps, as well as character descriptions.
This week’s Black Widow developments come on the heels of Marvel’s latest success with Brie Larson’s title performance in Captain Marvel which just broke a billion dollars worldwide at the box office.
Casting continues on Black Widow as we venture into April with Harbour’s stint as Hellboy for director Neil Marshall on April 12. Two weeks after that will see Johansson back on the big screen with tickets already selling out for the Russos’ Avengers: Endgame.