New “Black Widow” Sneak Peak Exposes Taskmaster
In a Disney parks tweet this morning, “Black Widow” fans got a surprise in-depth look at the latest villain to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Taskmaster.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 2, 2021
“As soon as Natasha starts to experience Taskmaster’s fighting style, she’s at a loss,” said award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson who plays the powerful MCU favorite heroine, Black Widow.
Taskmaster hides in shadows for most of the clips shown. WIth the power to morph and use any superhero fighting powers, this villain presents a new challenge to protagonists throughout the MCU timeline. Captain America, Black Panther and Hawkeye are specifically mentioned, though this is Taskmaster’s first appearance in the MCU.
“When you watch him, I think you feel like he is the ultimate secret weapon,” said Rachel Weisz who plays Melina Vostokoff, a former Black Widow herself.
The brief in-depth explores the incredible fight scenes long expected to be some of the best ever in a Marvel film. In fact, the film already has an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Anxious fans waited quite some time for this storyline, the first independent film for Black Widow.
“Different fights have different hearts to them,” said Cate Shortland, the director of the film in an interview with Slashfilm.com. “So say we are looking at a fight on the bridge with Taskmaster. She’s trying to use her skill set, but that character that she’s fighting can do what she can do, basically, so Scarlett can’t use those skills.”
“Black Widow” hits theatre next Friday in a highly anticipated release. The film can also be purchased with premiere access on Disney+. The I-MAX version also supposedly features an extra 22 minutes of footage. Tickets are now available.
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