EXCLUSIVE: Ned Benson’s Rewrite Introduces a New Character to ‘BLACK WIDOW’

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Preproduction is in full swing on Marvel Studios Black Widow. We’ve previously reported that Emma Watson and Andre Holland are among the names being considered for lead roles in the film and now we have word about some names being considered for another role in the film.

Unlike the previous roles, this one did not appear in our original report on the film because at that time it simply did not exist. Originally written by Jac Schaeffer, Black Widow has been rewritten by Ned Benson and part of that rewrite has made room for a small, supporting role for a young actress of color.

The studio is currently compiling a list of actresses, 15-25 years old, to audition for the role. While we’d like to emphasize that it is very early in the process, we can share a handful of names in which the studio has expressed interest. Storm Reid (A Wrinkle In Time), Isabela Moner (Dora the Explorer, Transformers: The Last Knight), Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Hannah Quinlivan (Skyscraper) are among the young talent being sought for the part.

Though the role is small in nature, the studio’s pursuit of young, yet accomplished actresses could indicate that it might lead to larger role in future films. At the time of publishing, no offers had been made. Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more on this story as it develops.

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