Comic-Con: Black Widow Concept Art Reveals Taskmaster!
Last night Marvel Studios officially confirmed that Black Widow will be the first movie in Marvel’s Phase Four, revealing the first footage from the movie which confirmed that one of the villains in the film will be none other than Taskmaster! With the footage not officially released online, the best look anyone had at the character in the film has come from blurry set photos, until now!
Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development and concept artist Andy Park revealed a piece of concept art he put together for the film which was being given away at San Diego Comic-Con which offers a first look at Taskmaster in the upcoming movie. Check it out below!
Created by David Michelinie and George Pérez in the pages of The Avengers, Taskmaster is a supervillain with the unique ability of photographic reflexes, meaning he can watch how someone fights, shoots, etc, and then perfectly mimic it. This will no doubt make him an even match for Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff, a spy and assassin who grew up being trained by the KGB before breaking from their grasp and becoming an agent of SHIELD and an Avenger. Other cast members include O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, Golden Globe nominee David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) as Yelena, and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina. The person behind the mask of Taskmaster as not revealed.
Directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) from a script by Jac Schaeffer (The Hustle), Black Widow will debut in theaters on May 1, 2020.