Florence Pugh To Join The Cast Of ‘Black Widow’ | Film News
Fresh off her well-received performance as Paige in Fighting With My Family, Florence Pugh is making the jump from wrestler to superhero. She is in advanced talks to join Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Black Widow movie.
Pugh was one of a handful of actors rumoured to be in line for a role over the past few weeks. Character details are being kept under wraps, but sources say the role will be physically demanding with several fight scenes. Having learnt a few moves from co-star Dwayne Johnson on Fighting With My Family, Pugh should be comfortable with that.
Plot details are also being kept under lock and key. It’s still unclear whether the film will explore Natasha’s origins or take place after Avengers: Endgame. MCU head Kevin Feige has yet to comment. Cate Shortland is set to direct from a script by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson.
Pugh’s career has steadily risen since her breakout performance in Lady Macbeth. She recently starred alongside Chris Pine in Outlaw King and in AMC’s limited series, The Little Drummer Girl. She’s got some exciting projects lined up, as she’ll star in Ari Aster‘s Hereditary follow-up, Midsommer, and also has a lead role in Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women adaptation.
Once Marvel breaks its silence on their post-Endgame movies, Pugh’s Black Widow role should be confirmed. Hopefully then we’ll learn more about her character and Black Widow‘s place in the MCU.