BLACK WIDOW Star Rachel Weisz Says There Are "Multiple" Black Widows In The Movie

In a new interview, Black Widow star Rachel Weisz says that her character Melina is a "Black Widow," and confirms that there are multiple women who hold the title in the movie. Read on for details...

After Comic-Con, we know at least a little more about what to expect from Black Widow, and star Rachel Weisz has now revealed even more details in a post-Hall H interview. We don't know exactly who her character is aside from the fact that she's named Melina (which means it's possible she's playing Iron Maiden), but it's now been confirmed that she will be another Black Widow!

"Melina has been cycled through the Red Room programmed five times by the time the film starts," the actress explains. "She started being cycled through when she was a child. She's a highly accomplished spy and assassin but I can't tell you her relationship to anyone else."

Asked how many Black Widows we'll see in the movie, Weisz added: "There are quite a number. I'm a Black Widow and Scarlet and Florence. There are quite a lot of other characters you meet who are Black Widows." It definitely sounds like we're going to be taken to some unexpected places here and the Red Room will clearly factor into this adventure in a big way.

The question is, could Weisz or Florence Pugh end up inheriting the Widow mantle from Natasha?



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With the film set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Johansson promises we’ll see a different Natasha than the one in past MCU films. “When something huge explodes and all the pieces are landing, you have that moment of stillness where you don’t know what to do next — that’s the moment that she’s in. In that moment, you actually have to face yourself.”


"When something huge explodes and all the pieces are landing, you have that moment of stillness where you don’t know what to do next — that’s the moment that she’s in," Scarlett Johansson says. "In that moment, you actually have to face yourself."
 
Harbour’s character is also known as the Red Guardian, Russia’s answer to Captain America. “In a way, he’s a super-soldier, but he’s also a very complicated guy. He has a lot of flaws, a lot of idiosyncrasies. It’s a very rich character” Harbour told EW.


"In a way, he’s a super-soldier, but he’s also a very complicated guy," David Harbour says of Russia's answer to Captain America, Red Guardian. "He has a lot of flaws, a lot of idiosyncrasies. It’s a very rich character." That beard is pretty damn impressive, eh?
 
Comic-Con attendees were treated to a fight scene between Black Widow and Pugh’s character Yelena Belova, described as a sister figure to the superspy.


It hasn't been released online but those attending Comic-Con were treated to a fight scene between Black Widow and Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova. However, it sounds like these two have a sister-like relationship and will actually be allies in the movie. 
 
Fagbenle describes his character Mason as “a fixer,” who comes from Natasha’s past and is “kind of into her.” “It’s a bit of a complex relationship with Natasha because obviously, ostensibly we have this kind of business transaction, but I think there’s a little romantic frisson,” Fagbenle told EW.


O.T. Fagbenle describes his character Mason as "a fixer" who comes from Natasha's past and may have feelings for her. "It’s a bit of a complex relationship with Natasha because obviously, ostensibly we have this kind of business transaction, but I think there’s a little romantic frisson." The question is, could he be playing Taskmaster? That would certainly be a pretty interesting twist.
 
Weisz described her character Malena to EW as “quite a seasoned spy and assassin,” who has “been cycled through the Black Widow Red Room [program] five times at this point in her life.” She also plays a key part in a top-secret experiment within the film.


Rachel Weisz's is reportedly playing Malena in the movie, "a seasoned spy and assassin," who has "been cycled through the Black Widow Red Room [program] five times at this point in her life." She also plays a key role in some sort of experiement in the film.
 
O. T. Fagbenle, Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour took a break from shooting to give audiences more details about the long-awaited solo film for the original Avengers member.
                        After the Marvel Comic-Con 2019 panel, the Black Widow stars provided EW with some exclusive scoops about what we can expect from the prequel movie, due out May 1, 2020.


What are your thoughts on Black Widow's cast? Are you guys excited to check the movie out when it arrives in theaters next May? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts below. 
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