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Marvel’s next movie is likely to be Black Widow and Variety has exclusive news that British actor Ray Winstone will be joining its cast. Here’s the details…
Stranger Things‘ David Harbour and Midsommar’s Florence Pugh are also on board to star alongside Scarlett Johansson. Cate Shortland has signed on to direct from Jac Schaeffer’s script, with Kevin Feige producing.
Marvel had no comment on the casting. The film is currently in production in London.
Plot details for the standalone Black Widow pic are unknown, though it’s expected to follow Marvel’s other films that focus on a single hero as an origin tale. Winstone’s role in the film is also unknown.
Since Johansson first appeared as Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2 and with the more recent increased attention on women-led films, there’s been a push from Marvel fans for Black Widow to get her own origin movie like every other Avenger. With the latest phase of the MCU coming to a close with Spider-Man: Far From Home, the studio felt the time was right to move forward on the project.
Best known for his roles in The Departed, Sexy Beast and Noah, Winstone can be seen next in Universal and Working Title’s Cats adaptation, which comes out on 20 Dec. 2019. He most recently appeared in the StudioCanal pic King of Thieves. Other credits include Snow White and the Huntsman and Hugo.