Emma Watson reportedly the front runner to join Johansson in Black Widow

Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Watson

From the days of her exploring the hallowed halls of Hogwarts to starring alongside Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet in Greta Gerwig's upcoming adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN, Emma Thompson has always been a star to chart. With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter behind her, and still so much to offer the Wild West that is Tinseltown, it strikes me as no surprise that a new rumor suggests that Watson is now the front runner to co-star alongside Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's BLACK WIDOW.

Now, before we continue, I would suggest that you dine on the following tidbit with a generous sprinkling of salt. I say this because Marvel, nor any of their associates, have corroborated the following "news." According to ThatHashtagShow.com, Watson is leading the pack against Alice Englert (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), Dar Zuzovsky (NEIGHBORHOOD) and Florence Pugh (FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY) to star alongside Marvel's combat-savvy super spy for her first solo venture. All four actors have auditioned for the part, with each having "made a strong impression" on BLACK WIDOW director Cate Shortland, Brad Winderbaum and Kevin Feige.

While we don't know the exact nature of the role, we have learned that Marvel is searching for a "kick ass female Bond" type, so perhaps we can expect some inspiring training clips if Watson lands the part? Either way, with CAPTAIN MARVEL set to fly higher, further and faster at the box office this weekend, I wouldn't be surprised if BLACK WIDOW-related news starts to really ramp up in the coming weeks. Hold on to your butts, True Believers, because female heroes are set to take the MCU by storm in the times to come.

What do you think about the potential of Emma Watson joining the cast of BLACK WIDOW? Are you excited to see Natasha's long-overdue solo adventure on the silver screen? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: ThatHashtagShow



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