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'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Joins Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie Cast

Widely known as Sheriff Jim Hopper in the Netflix Original series, Stranger Things, David Harbour looks to be joining the Marvel Universe, alongside Scarlett Johansson. 

With the Avengers: Endgame premiere just weeks away, fans can already look forward to Johansson's return as Black Widow in her own standalone film, slated to begin production in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel's Black Widow film could also include Academy-nominated actress Rachel Weisz. The Favourite star's role in the film is also tightly wrapped, but Variety reported Wednesday Weisz was in "early talks" to play a "key role." Rising actor Florence Pugh is also playing a part in the internationally-set film, directed by Lore filmmaker Cate Shortland. 

'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Joins Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie Cast David Harbour speaks onstage during the Hellboy panel during New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2018 in New York City. Getty

Harbour's role in the Black Widow film has not been released, but it is clear that the 43-year-old actor is moving into the spotlight. Following the insane response to Netflix's sci-fi drama series, Harbour is starring in his first film Lionsgate's Hellboy, set to release April 12. 

The Black Widow-centered flick will not be the first superhero movie Harbour has been involved in. The Stranger Things star appeared in Warner Bros.'s 2016 DC film Suicide Squad as Dexter Tolliver—the President's National Security Advisor, who supports Amanda Waller's idea of forming Task Force X. 

The 43-year-old also recently wrapped a film opposite to another Marvel star, Chris Hemsworth, in the action thriller Dhaka.  

"In an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers, a young boy becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords. Trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world's most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake (Hemsworth)," the movie's plot summary read. "But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harboring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible." 

No official premiere date for Dhaka has been released, but it looks like the film will hit theatres later this year. 

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