Official concept art from the Black Widow movie has surfaced online, showing Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff fighting Taskmaster.
During yesterday’s Marvel Studios Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige presented the first footage from Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, revealng that Taskmaster is in the movie. Now, Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development and Concept Artist Andy Park has shared a keyframe illustration for the project that shows Scarlett Johansson’s titular heroine going-to-head with the iconic Marvel villain.
You can check out the Black Widow concept art featuring Taskmaster below.
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 21, 2019
Created by David Michelinie and George Pérez, Taskmaster is classic Marvel Comics villain with the ability to replicate the combat skills of anyone he observes. Taskmaster made his debut in The Avengers #195, which was published in May 1980.
Plot details are still under wraps but the film is set after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. In the comics, Natasha Romanoff was trained by the Winter Soldier himself, Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan in the MCU though there have been no rumors of him appearing in the film.
Cate Shortland is directing Black Widow from a script written by Ned Benson and Jac Schaeffer. The cast includes Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. Filming is currently underway.
Black Widow arrives in theaters on May 1, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!