The latest Marvel character to get their own stand-alone movie is Black Widow, portrayed by American actress Scarlett Johansson. With casting underway for the upcoming movie, Taiwanese multi-hyphenate Jay Chou’s recent Instagram update got fans all excited.
Jay had uploaded a number of screenshots of an English article, which shared that the movie studios were currently “in the early stages” of casting for a small supporting character roles. Actresses named in the article included 24-year-old Camilia Mendes, of Riverdale fame, as well as Storm Reid, who appeared in A Wrinkle in Time, as well as Jay’s wife, Hannah Quinlivan.
Hannah had made her Hollywood debut last year, playing an assassin alongside American actor Dwayne Johnson in the 2018 movie, Skyscraper.
According to the article, the producers are looking for a “woman of colour aged between 15 to 25 years old”. The role itself was added to the movie by writer Ned Benson in a rewrite of the movie’s original script. The script was originally written by Jac Schaeffer.
“Wow! You’ve been spotted,” Jay wrote in his caption, adding two thumbs-up emojis and hashtagging Marvel and Black Widow, showing his support for his wife’s blossoming Hollywood career.
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