Marvel may have found its villain for ‘Black Widow’ in André Holland. Though it is unknown who this character is, the previous casting description for the role was “either a Black British or African actor, 30-45, to portray a “tough, dangerous and mysterious” villain.” Holland, born in Alabama, is neither British nor African, but then again, half the actors in movies and TV aren’t American, but they successfully pull that off, so this shouldn’t be an issue. For the time being, however, Holland is just one of the name under consideration.
Even though there really aren’t any clues to this character’s identity, some fans are hoping that it turns out to be the Red Guardian or Taskmaster. I mean… sure. Okay. But then again, it could be Stilt-Man at this point. Who knows?
Yesterday, a rumor surfaced that Marvel was eyeing a few candidates to play a second female lead, with Emma Watson being the most high-profile.
Cate Shortland is set to direct, with a script by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson. Of course, Scarlett Johansson will star, as well as executive produce. The picture is expected to be a partial origin story, exploring the Avenger’s past, growing up in the Russian Red Room, where she was trained from an early age to be a lethal spy.
Holland received great acclaim for his role in the film ‘Moonlight’. He may also be recognized for the films ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, ‘Selma’, ‘Black or White’ and ’42’ or from the TV shows ‘Castle Rock’, ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’, and ‘The Knick’. His latest film, ‘High Flying Bird’, directed by Steven Soderbergh, co-starring Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quinto, and ‘Stranger Things” Caleb McLaughlin, is now available to stream on Netflix.
‘Black Widow’ is due to hit theaters on May 1, 2020, so it is expected to begin filming soon.
In the meantime, ‘Captain Marvel’ is in theaters now, while Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will be back in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ out on April 26.
Source: That Hashtag Show