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Florence Pugh is stepping out of the ring and into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Fighting with My Family star is reportedly in talks to join Scarlett Johannson in Black Widow.

The news is being reported in all of the trades, though Pugh’s name was initially connected to Black Widow by That Hashtag Show a couple of weeks ago.

There are no official details on Pugh’s role, but she could be a rival of Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. There is another Black Widow in Marvel Comics lore by the name of Yelena Belova, so that may be one possibility.

Pugh is a star on the rise and should do great things for Marvel Studios and director Cate Shortland in Black Widow. The film begins production in a couple of months for an unannounced May 1, 2020 release.

SOURCE: Variety