New Taskmaster Featurette Breaks Down Black Widow’s Mysterious Villain

The world is just one week away from learning Taskmaster’s true identity. But until then, Marvel has released a brand new featurette for Black Widow that underscores just how formidable the masked villain really is.

Just like his comic book counterpart, Taskmaster can mimic the fighting style of anyone he encounters. And in Black Widow, the character will have the entire Red Room facility at his disposal. It sounds like the villain’s unique abilities played a big role in convincing Cate Shortland to sign on to direct the film, especially because of the threat he poses to a seasoned superspy like Natasha and her “family.”

“As soon as Natasha starts to experience the Taskmaster’s fighting style, she’s at a loss,” said Johansson.

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Two of Johansson’s co-stars in the film also show up to explain how Taskmaster differs from other Marvel big bads. As David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian) notes, fans will watch as he copies the techniques of several Marvel heroes, including Captain America, Black Panther, and Hawkeye. Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff) even went so far as to call him “the ultimate secret weapon.”

Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 9.

Are you excited to watch Natasha and her family duke it out with Taskmaster? Let us know in the comment section below!

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