Pugh was always on Marvel’s radar for a supporting lead role but didn’t want to commit leaving the door open to other potential actresses. That is until her star turn as WWE’s Paige in Stephen Merchant and Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fighting With My Family’ forcing Marvel to circle back around to focus on obtaining her talents.
The project, which will have Scarlett Johansson return in the titular role, see’s Cate Shortland at the helm. Marvel went through months of meetings with a plethora of directors. Shortland finally won the coveted slot which had been shortlisted to Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) and Maggie Betts (Novitiate), Melanie Laurent