Taskmaster confirmed as antagonist for next year’s solo Black Widow Movie

Brenda Watkins
July 21, 2019

"Black Widow" is now in production in London. Scarlett Johansson will (naturally) reprise her role in the lead, with the likes of David Harbour (Stranger Things), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale), and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) also part of the cast. The confrontation ends with Pugh laying out two shot glasses and popping the top off a bottle of what we must presume to be Russian vodka.

For starters, it's been revealed that the movie will actually show us Black Widow's backstory from Budapest - something that's only been hinted at in films all the way back since 2012's The Avengers.

"That is such a powerful journey to see anybody take, but certainly to see a woman on screen represented in that way: a flawed superhero with a gray moral compass coming to terms with what's happened to her", Johansson told Entertainment Weekly this year.

Depicting events prior to the first Avengers film, Black Widow is a prequel highlighting Natasha Romanova's complicated past and how she becomes a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers. Now, she's finally headlining her own feature film. Black Widow will be her ninth time playing the character, and her first solo MCU movie.

Kevin Feige also revealed they didn't have time to discuss Blade, Black Panther 2, Guardians 3, Captain Marvel 2, Fantastic Four, or "mutants." .

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Scarlett Johansson attends the world premiere of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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Cate, 50, is looking forward to the project too, describing Natasha as a "great heroine".

While she can't divulge spoilers, she let out a big sigh of relief after the film was officially announced on Saturday during the Marvel Studios presentation at Comic-Con. "You just had to come to Budapest, didn't you?"

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