Marvel Studios has just dropped a new trailer for Black Widow, giving us an even better look at Taskmaster, aka the film’s main villain…
The solo feature outing for Scarlett Johansson’s titular Avenger has been delayed quite a few times because of a certain pandemic, and it was originally intended as the kick-off point for Phase Four of the MCU.
Luckily, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have given fans some of their MCU appetites back in the meantime.
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The official synopsis for Black Widow reads, ‘Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Johansson) confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.’
Alongside Johansson will be Florence Pugh starring as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina – but we’re not sure who plays Taskmaster.
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Whoever is playing Taskmaster has a cool ability though, they can replicate other superhero abilities – like Black Widow’s fighting and other martial arts moves. Oh, and by the way, the events take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, MCU timeline-wise…
Black Widow is expected to hit cinemas and Disney+ on July 9th!