We’ve got a brand new look at Taskmaster in Black Widow. As revealed by MCU Direct, Topps has some promo art that features the villain and it may offer out best look at the mysterious baddie yet. Specifically, this gives fans a more comic-accurate look, which is something that many people have wanted to see.
A clear look at Taskmaster's full costume has been revealed in this official new #BlackWidow promo art!
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) February 17, 2020
The first Black Widow trailer gave us a glimpse at Taskmaster, but it didn’t feature as much color or flare as the version of the character from the pages of Marvel Comics. The more recent trailer served as an improvement in that department, but this promo art is easily the most true-to-form version we’ve seen. One can only hope this version actually makes it in the final cut of the film.
One interesting thing about Taskmaster as that it’s still unclear who will be under the mask in the movie. It seems Marvel could be setting us up for a bit reveal in that department. Aside from Scarlett Johansson returning as Nathasha Romanoff, the cast includes Florence Pugh as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Cate Shortland is directing, working from a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson.
This will be the first time that Johannson will be given a solo movie in the MCU, despite her fate in Avengers: Endgame. This will serve as a prequel, taking place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but before Avengers: Infinity War.
“We had this thought of exploring a little bit of her past that we hadn’t seen before and how that impacts the adventure she had between Civil War and Infinity War,” Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige previously said about the movie. “And in fact, there are things that she does in Infinity War and Endgame that you’ll see in a new light once you see the Black Widow.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Widow.
“In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller ‘Black Widow,’ Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
Black Widow is set to hit theaters on May 1.
So what do you think? Are you excited to finally see Taskmaster brought to life in live-action? Do you like the look in this new art? Did you prefer the look in the trailer? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter!