San Diego Comic-Con had a lot of interesting stuff revealed and while a lot of could have been shown, some of it couldn’t which includes some early footage from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow movie which confirmed that Anthony Masters aka Taskmaster will be a villain in the solo flick.
HN Entertainment was on hand to watch the footage that wasn’t made public and you can read the description of the footage shown below.
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The footage began with a montage of Natasha throughout her appearances in the Avengers films and Civil War. It ends with the scene from CW where Tony tells her they’ll come for her.
We then cut to Natasha entering an apartment that Yelena is also in. They both draw handguns on each other and then fight before sharing a drink. We then see a quick montage of Natasha training (running up the mountain rocks, shooting alongside other Widows, etc).
Then there’s footage of Natasha and Yelena riding motorcycles through a European city and it ends with Natasha inside of a crashed truck with Taskmaster fighting her on a bridge at night. His costume looks better on-screen and has the hood/shield. She’s surprised when he mirrors her exact moves.
Cuts to the film’s title card.
While we now have confirmation that Taskmaster will be in the film, they didn’t announce who will be in the role. It’s possible that on-set it was simply a masked stuntman and they’ll eventually cast someone else down the line as Tony Masters.
Also, during the panel, we got the casting and character confirmations.
- David Harbour as Alexi Alanovich Shostakov aka Red Guardian
- O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason aka The Agent
- Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff aka Iron Maiden
- Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova
Black Widow is officially set to be released on May 1st, 2020.