Emma Watson On Short List For Lead In ‘Black Widow’

Marvel Studios is officially casting for it’s solo Black Widow movie staring Scarlet Johansson, with a scheduled June production date. According to That Hashtag Show, Emma Watson is on the shortlist for a lead role in the film.

Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, and also played Belle in Disney‘s 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast. Her name is said to be in the discussions between director Cate Shortland, Brad Winderbaum and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

Johansson made multiple appearances throughout her Marvel career, most recently Avengers: Infinity War and will return once again in April’s Avengers: Endgame. Little is known about Watson’s potential role in the movie or if she will even appear, so take this with a grain of salt.

However, the entertainment news outlet had this to say:

“Chief among those roles is a second female lead, which we originally described here as a “kick ass female Bond”, for which the studio is said to be seeking an actress capable of a physically demanding role who also “feels similar” to star Scarlet Johansson.”

We’ll have to wait and see if the popular actress joins this spy film!

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame reportedly stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson. Check out the synopsis below:

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.

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