“Stranger Things” star David Harbour has joined the cast of Marvel’s Scarlett Johansson-led superhero film “Black Widow,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Harbour also stars in Lionsgate’s upcoming film “Hellboy,” which is in theaters April 12. The actors role in “Black Widow” is being kept under wraps.
Cate Shortland is directing the film from Ned Benson’s rewrite of Jac Schaeffer’s previous script draft. Kevin Feige will produce the project, which is set to begin shooting in June.
The studio declined to comment.
Last month, “Fighting With My Family” star Florence Pugh was added to the film’s cast. The “Outlaw King” and “The Commuter” actress will next star in Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” and Greta Gerwig’s anticipated “Little Women.”
After “Hellboy,” Harbour will appear alongside Chris Hemsworth in Netflix’s “Dhaka,” which follows a young boy who, in an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers, becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords. Trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world’s most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake. But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harboring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible.
Johansson’s Black Widow is a spy and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. She debuted in Marvel’s “Iron Man 2” and has since appeared in all three “Avengers” films, as well as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War” as a core member of the superhero team. Interest in a standalone outing for the character has been consistently high, with a 2016 Fandango poll finding Black Widow as Avengers fans’ top pick for a solo film.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.