Marvel Studios is still cagey about any information about releases coming after Avengers: Endgame but things have been moving forward for the Black Widow standalone film for some time. We recently learned that Florence Pugh had joined the Scarlet Johansson film and now some additional casting has surfaced with David Harbour joining it. He’s been moving into some good positions since Stranger Things as he has Hellboy coming up shortly. No role was revealed alongside the news and there’s still nothing regarding the story.
And on the unconfirmed side, there’s interest in trying to bring Rachel Weisz on board as well and that’s certainly perking up a few ears.
We learned previously that Cate Shortland has signed on for the project after working on the Nazi drama film Lore previously. The Australian director doesn’t have a huge slate of films in her list but it factors into how Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have worked previously when exploring projects like this, often to great success.
The screenplay has Jac Shaeffer turning in the most recent script for it and is supposed takes place before the events of the first Avengers film back in 2012.