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Black Widow Movie Adds Handmaid's Tale Actor in Lead Role

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The upcoming Black Widow solo film has already signed on many talented cast members, including Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz. Earlier today, it was reported that O-T Fagbenle would be joining the cast.

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Known for his role as Luke Bankole on Hulu's hit TV show The Handmaid's Tale, Fagbenle has been cast in a leading role for the Black Widow movie. On The Handmaid's Tale, Fagbenle plays the husband of the main character, Offred. Fagbenle has had roles in HBO's Looking and BBC's The Interceptor. According to Deadline, Marvel Studios hasn't yet announced who Fagbenle will be playing in Black Widow, though some are speculating he may play one of the film's villains.

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Earlier this year, it was announced that David Harbour from Stranger Things and the upcoming Hellboy reboot would be joining the Black Widow cast, with Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. Not much has been said about the plot of the movie, but it will likely be an origin story. It is rumored to be set in the '90s, like Marvel's latest film, Captain Marvel.

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The film will be directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, who previously directed Lore. Production for the movie will start this June, with filming slated to take place in London. Black Widow is expected to release on May 1, 2020.

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