Three New “Black Widow” Videos Highlight Villain Taskmaster & More
Three new Black Widow videos dropped during the weekend, teasing the first Marvel Studios film to hit theaters since 2019. Director Cate Shortland’s action-adventure epic is also the first film in Marvel’s Phase 4 and will round out the story of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), the (spoiler alert!) former Avenger who sacrificed everything to save her friends—and a few billion strangers—in Avengers: Endgame.
The new looks include a bit more background on the film’s villain, Taskmaster. The events in Black Widow take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and find Natasha on a trip east, trying to mend old relationships and set things straight. This puts her on a collision course with Taskmaster, a villain who can mimic and match the fighting style of any adversary, and the Black Widow program from which Natasha emerged.
Joining Johansson are three newcomers to the MCU—Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz’s Melina Vostokoff, and David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov. If the trailers and teasers are to be believed, these three will try and help Natasha take down the Taskmaster.
Check out the new videos below. The first is a minute-long teaser that highlight’s the film’s action set-pieces and Natasha’s new (really, old) alliances.
In this video, Rachel Weisz dishes about herself and her co-stars, including who was the most likely to crack up during a scene.
And finally, we get a little more information on Taskmaster, including the fact he controls an army of Black Widows.
Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access on July 9.
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Featured image: (L-R): Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Taskmaster in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.