A brand new picture from Black Widow sees Natasha Romanoff go head-to-head with Taskmaster. Scarlett Johansson’s character has been a mainstay of the MCU since her debut in Iron Man 2, displaying up in numerous Marvel entries to assist out her allies and supply some a lot wanted back-up.
Now, after her dying in Avengers: Endgame, the high-powered murderer will lastly be getting her first solo characteristic that may see her confront the ghosts of her previous. Black Widow takes place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, with the MCU’s heroes scattered after being divided into factions.
Forced to go on the run, Natasha’s previous will start to catch up together with her and she or he’ll must group up together with her some people from her previous to tackle Taskmaster. These people from her previous characterize a type of chosen household, together with mom determine Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), father determine Alexei Shostakov AKA Red Guardian (David Harbour), and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), a sister-like ally. Even with all this back-up, although, Black Widow will nonetheless be a extremely personal journey for Natasha.
The isolation Natasha feels will doubtless bleed into a few of the motion within the movie and she or he’ll must confront Taskmaster on her personal to reckon together with her demons. A brand new picture from USA Today teases one of many confrontations between the pair. In the picture, Natasha and Taskmaster are meeting on a bridge at evening with a mountainous backdrop behind them. Both are in the identical stance, crouching on the bottom and seemingly making ready for a combat.
Taskmaster’s identification stays a secret, however some have speculated as to who might be behind the masks. It is somebody with apparent connections to the Red Room, the coaching middle for Black Widows. Yelena Belova factors out within the trailer that the villain is now accountable for the Red Room, however what which means stays a thriller.
Some have posited that Taskmaster might be Natasha’s mom determine, Melina, however it appears extra doubtless that it might be OT Fagbenle’s Rick Mason because of his caginess when requested about his position in Black Widow.
Either approach, Taskmaster will show to be a greater than formidable baddie. One of the villain’s skills contains with the ability to mimic any opponent’s preventing type and whereas Natasha has confirmed time and time once more that she will be able to maintain her personal, she’s by no means needed to combat herself earlier than.
When Black Widow lastly hits theaters and Disney+ in July, followers will get a much-needed glimpse into Natasha’s inner struggles and her mysterious previous earlier than fairly probably saying farewell to the beloved character.