‘Black Widow’ Special Look Showcases Taskmaster In Action
While the ending of Black Widow’s story has been told with Avengers: Endgame, a new movie serving as a belated epilogue to give her story throughout the MCU more context. The film, which is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and features flashbacks to earlier points in time, will be the first one released after The Infinity Saga and will mark the beginning of Phase 4. On the run after helping Captain America and the Winter Soldier escape from the Avengers, Black Widow finds herself returning to Budapest, Hungary to resolve some unfinished business, encountering a mysterious operative known as Taskmaster. In the new special look, as well as the initial trailer, we see that Taskmaster has been shown imitating the abilities of Hawkeye, Captain America, Red Guardian, and Black Widow herself.
Check it out below:
The film, directed by Cate Shortland and written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, stars Scarlett Johannson as Natasha Romanoff, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. Also returning to the fold is William Hurt as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (who appears by means of a deleted scene from Captain America: Civil War that was repurposed early into this film’s narrative). The initial trailer hinted that Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye may have cameo appearances. Who Taskmaster is has not been revealed, but it is likely that it is a member of the cast that’s already been released, with some fans speculating that Fagbenle’s character is behind the mask. In addition, Ray Winstone and Olivier Richters have undisclosed roles in the film.
Black Widow will be released on May 1, 2020.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.