‘Riverdale’ Star Camila Mendes Being Eyed For A Role In ‘Black Widow’

Marvel’s Black Widow solo film is reportedly trying to get Riverdale star Camila Mendes for a “minor supporting role”.

Black Widow Solo Film Is On Its Way

Camilla Mendes in talks for a supporting role in Black Widow
Camilla Mendes in talks for a supporting role in Black Widow

As claimed by That Hashtag Show, Disney-owned Marvel is early in its process, as they are looking for an actress aged 15-25, and is now compiling a list of actresses for the unidentified role. As revealed, the role is said to have been added in a rewrite to Jac Schaffer written script by The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby writer Ned Benson.

As reported, other stars being looked by Marvel are Dora the Explorer’s Isabela Moner, A Wrinkle in Time’s Storm Reid and Skyscraper’s Hannah Quinlivan.

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Black Widow: Who Will Be The Villain?

It was recently reported by Hashtag that Cate Shortland’s Black Widow is looking to cast someone for the villain. Moonlight Star Andre Holland is said to be in the running. The role is so far described as “tough and dangerous” villain. A Black British or African actor is being looked between the ages of 30-45.

Andre Holland to play the villain in Black Widow?
Andre Holland to play the villain in Black Widow?

The site claims further that Harry Potter fame Emma Watson is also a front runner for an unidentified lead role who would be supporting Scarlett Johansson.

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Here’s the synopsis of the film that surfaced online in September:

Black Widow will see Scarlet Johansson returning
Black Widow will see Scarlet Johansson returning

“At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.”

As reported, Black Widow will be set in 2007, two years after MCU launched Iron Man and six years before she because an Avenger.

Source: Comicbook, That Hashtag Show

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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