The upcoming Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson continues to add to its cast. Sources told Variety that Florence Pugh, who will be seen next in the eerie Pagan horror movie Midsommar, is joining Scarlett Johansson in the Black Widow film.
Pugh will play the second lead in Black Widow alongside Johansson, though it’s unknown who she’s playing. According to Variety’s sources, Marvel considered “several candidates” for the role before deciding on Pugh after her won praise for her part in “Fighting With My Family.”
It’s still early days for the Black Widow film. It’s unknown currently if it’s an origin story for the character or how it’ll factor into whatever happens in Avengers: Endgame. That film is believed to be the final entry in MCU Phase 3, so Black Widow would take place in Phase 4 at the earliest.
Australian director Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore) is directing the Black Widow movie that’s based on a script by Jac Schaeffer (Timer, The Hustle). Johansson is reportedly being paid $15 million to star in the Black Widow film.
Despite all of the news about the Black Widow film, Marvel has yet to officially announce it.
Black Widow the character will be seen next in April’s Avengers: Endgame, with Johansson returning as one of the surviving members of the Avengers.