It’s Natasha vs. Taskmaster in New Black Widow TV Spots

With only less than two weeks left to go before its long-awaited debut, Marvel Studios has released a pair of new Black Widow TV spots for their forthcoming Scarlett Johansson-led MCU film. Directed by Cate Shortland, the film will arrive in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on Friday, July 9.

The videos, which you can check out below, features some new footage that highlights the movie’s main villain, the mysterious Taskmaster, who can mimic everyone he’s ever seen and is controlling an army of Widows. The TV spots also teased Taskmaster’s many showdowns with Natasha and David Harbour’s Red Guardian.

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In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow 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.

Joining MCU vet Scarlett Johansson is David Harbour as Alexei/Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, and O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason.

Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, the upcoming film will serve as the first feature in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4. Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff was last seen by fans during Avengers: Endgame, where she sacrificed her life in order for Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye to obtain the Soul stone in Vormir. She has been portraying the character since 2010 in Iron Man 2, followed by starring roles in six more MCU films.

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Cate Shortland (Lore) is directing Black Widow from a screenplay written by Jac Schaeffer, who is coming off from the recent success of Disney+’s WandaVision, where he served as a head writer. Schaeffer also recently signed an overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Television.