The Final Trailer for Black Widow Highlights the Mysterious Taskmaster

Fully conscious but no choices. This is the way Yelena (Florence Pugh) describes the minions of the Taskmaster, the main baddie—or so we think—in director Cate Shortland’s Black Widow. Although the identity of the Taskmaster has been kept a secret, this final trailer for Marvel’s upcoming stand-alone film about Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff reveals at least a little of what this faceless villain is all about. The Taskmaster controls the Red Room, where future Black Widows are trained to be the world’s most lethal assassins and drained of their free will in the process. The final trailer is yet further proof that Shortland, her cast and her crew have put together a seriously action-packed thrill ride.

What we know for certain about the film is that it’ll explore Natasha’s past, showing us her return to Russia before the events of Avengers: Endgame and introducing us to some of the people she previously loved and lost. Those include her sister, Pugh’s Yelena, as well as David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov and Rachel Weisz’s Melina Vostokoff.

Black Widow will shed more light on the program run by the KGB that turned women like Natasha into super assassins known as Black Widows. Natasha makes it clear that she’s done running from her past, and in order to face down all the enemies she’s made, she’ll need Yelena and the rest of her so-called family to help take care of some “unfinished business.” 

There are plenty of intriguing rumors about potential cameos here, too. Might Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye appear, especially considering Yelena’s bit about how she tells people her sister married a man who renovates houses? Or what about Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark? And finally, who is the Taskmaster? These are all interesting questions, yet Black Widow looks so good in these trailers that the chief joy of the film won’t be who will make the inevitable cameo, but rather its relentless action.

Check out the final trailer below. Joining Johansson, Pugh, Harbour, and Weisz are Ray Winstone, William Hurt, and O-T Fagbenle. Black Widow hits theaters on May 1, 2020.

Featured image: Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW..L to R: Yelena (Florence Pugh) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2020


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