Hellboy's David Harbour Addresses Black Widow Casting Report

Following news that David Harbour will join Marvel Studios' Black Widow solo film, the Hellboy star has weighed in on the report -- and it sure seems like will will indeed appear in the movie.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Harbour was asked if there was anything he could divulge about the upcoming superhero film. "Yeah man, like I want to do the movie," he replied with a laugh.

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"[Marvel would] kick me out so fast…[if I reveal anything]," he continued. "Look here's what I will say. It's being directed by this woman Kate Shortland who is a phenomenal director. She directed a movie called Lore. She's a phenomenal director, so what's really exciting to me about it is it's gonna be like a real deep, interesting film. And so yeah, I'm just excited for it as a film as well as a superhero movie."

After talk turned to the actor's training regimen for his starring role in Hellboy, the interviewer remarked that star Scarlett Johanssen would certainly be in top shape to play super-spy Natasha Romanoff. "Yeah, she'll be in far better shape than me, but that's fine," he joked.

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With so much secrecy surrounding Marvel's upcoming release Avengers: Endgame, very little is actually known about the story of Black Widow. Rumors indicate the film will be a flashback story, but there is also the possibility that it will take place in the present of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The official cast has yet to be announced, but stars like Emma Watson and André Holland are rumored to be involved.

David Harbour will next be seen in Hellboy, which hits theaters April 12, and in Season 3 of Stranger Things, which will drop on Netflix July 4.

Directed by Cate Shortland with a script by Ned Benson, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, and is rumored to be released on May 1, 2020. The film is expected to be a prequel like Captain Marvel and may explore the character's background before she joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. Filming is expected to kickoff this summer in the UK.

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