Comedian-Con: Who’s Taskmaster, the villain of Marvel’s Black Widow prequel?
Marvel Studios lastly unveiled the primary particulars of Scarlett Johansson’s stand-alone Black Widow film on the studio’s Corridor H panel throughout 2019 San Diego Comedian-Con. And although the crew has solely been filming for 30 days, Marvel was nonetheless capable of reveal the movie’s villain in a teaser trailer filled with brutal struggle choreography.
Black Widow might be going through off in opposition to the Taskmaster.
Taskmaster was co-created by legendary artist George Pérez and David Michelinie (Michelinie additionally co-created Venom, Scot Lang, and James “Rhodey” Rhodes), and he first appeared within the pages of 1980’s The Avengers #196. The story was known as “The Horrible Toll of the Taskmaster.” That’s not necessary, it’s simply nice alliteration.
Within the Corridor H unique trailer, Taskmaster appeared on a bridge on the very finish, as Black Widow stepped out of her wrecked automotive to face him. His film design favors muted reds and blues, and a chromed masks that isn’t precisely skull-like, as his comics inspiration, however undoubtedly skull-evocative. He additionally carried his trademark sword and defend, and, within the closing shot of the footage, he mirrored Black Widow’s actions completely, showcasing his trademark superpower.
Within the comics, Taskmaster’s true identification has at all times been unknown, however his skills are properly documented. When he was a child, he found that he might grasp any bodily talent just by watching somebody carry out it, a phenomenon that docs known as “photographic reflexes.” As an grownup, he turned his expertise to the prison sphere, observing the methods of as many superheroes and villains as he might with a purpose to grasp their abilities. Then, to make issues worse, he used his ill-gotten positive factors to open coaching services for different criminals and henchmen.
This has usually made him a formidable enemy for low-powered and martial-based heroes like Captain America, Daredevil, and Iron Fist. Now, in his display debut, he’ll tackle the Black Widow, when Black Widow hits theaters on Might 1, 2020. We don’t but know who’s taking part in the function.