Rachel Weisz Says There Are Multiple Black Widow Characters in Marvel's BLACK WIDOW
According to Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff won’t be the only assassin named Black Widow in Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow solo film. While talking to IGN at Comic-Con, the actress revealed that her character is also a Black Widow as well as Florence Pugh's character and more.
"There are quite a number. I'm a Black Widow and there's Scarlett and Florence. There's quite a bit of other characters you'll also meet that are Black Widows."
All we know about Weisz's character at this point is her name is Melina, which has led some fans to speculating she's playing Iron Maiden. There is also speculation that she could also end up being Taskmaster and that her name is a way to throw fans off the scent. Weisz previously said that Taskmaster did have a significant role in the story and dodge questions on if she was playing the villain.
The story for the film is set in Budapest and it also stars O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Alexei, aka The Red Guardian. Pugh takes on the role of Yelena, and when talking about joining the project, she told Collider:
"I was excited to see how bold it was and to see how raw it was and to see how sad it was. It was a script that I didn't expect to be associated with this, and that's part of why I got so excited. And with Cate Shortland attached and telling the next part of Natasha's history was only thrilling to be a part of.
"Well, A, I think Cate Shortland's vision... Everything that I've seen her direct is just so sensitive and raw and honest, and that is exactly what I think she's doing with this script. It's about these two, well, these many women and these many men as well. But Natasha's story... people have been wanting to hear about it for a really long time, and it's been really amazing to show these women in a natural light and in an honest way."
Well, I can’t wait to see how this turns out! The film was directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) from a script by Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle), and Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1st, 2020.