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 O-T Fagbenle had joined the Scarlet Johansson film and now a bit more has come in with word that Ray Winstone has joined in an unnamed role. Winstone has decades of roles to his name and is going to be seen this year in the film adaptation of Cats as Growltiger.
The film is set to star Scarlet Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz.
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 according to initial reports is supposed take place before the events of the first Avengers film back in 2012.