Rachel Weisz is in talks to join Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's Black Widow solo movie.
Variety reports Weisz is in negotiations with Marvel Studios, with both sides showing a strong interest in getting a deal done. Marvel Studios declined to give a comment when the site reached out regarding the talks, and representatives for Weisz could not be reached. This comes on the heels of Stranger Things and Hellboy star David Harbour also joining the Marvel flick.
No information was given on what role Weisz is in talks to play in Black Widow, but Daniel Richtman speculated on Twitter that Harbour could be playing the "Untitled Male" or "Villain," with Weisz as the "Secondary Antagonist."
So I'm guessing Harbour is "Untitled Male" or "Villain" and Rachel Weisz is the "Secondary Antagonist". pic.twitter.com/67KPEab9xt— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) April 3, 2019
Black Widow is set to be directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) from a script by Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) and rewrites by Ned Benson. The film will see Scarlett Johansson reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, and is expected to be a prequel much like Captain Marvel. While an official release date has not yet been announced, Black Widow is rumored to hit the big screen on May 1, 2020.