Official ‘Black Widow’ Concept Art Shows Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff Fighting Taskmaster

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.

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!

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Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.