For those who are still not over the events of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, we have great news for you: we have updates on the villain in the upcoming Black Widow and it’s going to be Taskmaster.
In the comics, Taskmaster has mnemonic abilities, which means he can absorb knowledge in an instant. He was able to copy rope tricks after seeing a cowboy on TV, and he became a star athlete in high school after watching a football game. He continued gaining valuable skills, until he became a mercenary for hire by criminal organizations.
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His look was revealed on Instagram by concept artist Andy Park, who has also worked on Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers: Endgame. The photo shows Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in battle with the Taskmaster. The photo is captioned with “Check out this 1st reveal of the keyframe illustration I did for The Black Widow film… & TASKMASTER!!!”
Black Widow is said to be a prequel of the spy’s life. Rumors are swirling that it’s set in Budapest, Hungary, a location Romanoff has mentioned a few times in past MCU films. This was sort of confirmed by reports that a title card reading “Budapest” was revealed in a clip shown during the Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
Johansson will be joined by David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O. T. Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. There is no word who will play Taskmaster.
The film will premiere on May 1, 2020.
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