After an amazing performance as WWE Superstar Paige, it now seems that Florence Pugh is heading from the squared circle to the MCU. Pugh has been cast as the lead opposite Scarlett Johnasson in the upcoming Black Widow film.
The details on her exact role are being kept under wraps for now but it is known that she will be playing a spy on the same skill level as Natasha Romanoff (Johansson), but won’t share her moral compass.
Pugh had been at the top of Marvel’s list since her audition in December, but they still decided to open up their casting search and had been meeting with several actresses which included Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Academy Award winner Emma Watson (Harry Potter). However, it appears Pugh beat out both for the part.
Florence Pugh is best known for her breakout role in Fighting with My Family earlier this year although she her past credits which include The Little Drummer Girl, The Outlaw King, Lady Macbeth, The Commuter, and The Falling. She can be seen next in Ari Aster’s Hereditary follow-up Midsommar and Greta Gerwig’s Little Woman, where she’ll actually star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Meryl Streep.
No release date has been set as of yet.