Taskmaster uses a fighting style from Black Panther in the final Black Widow trailer, even taking cues from T’Challa’s suit to give him an edge.
The final Black Widow trailer saw Taskmaster go up against the dysfunctional family that Natasha Romanoff reconnects with in the time after Captain America: Civil War. Comic readers will know that the villain can perfectly copy his opponent’s moves mid-fight, but it seems like the live-action take on the mercenary will show that he’s mastered a number of different fighting styles. The footage even saw Taskmaster using some of Black Panther’s moves against David Harbour’s Red Guardian.
In a hallway fight scene with Red Guardian, Taskmaster is shown crossing his arms in the same way T’Challa does when shouting the iconic “Wakanda forever!” before unsheathing claws that are embedded into his gloves. It’s not clear whether they’re made of vibranium like T’Challa’s costume, but they still look like they’ll do some damage. Since the film takes place after Black Panther’s debut in Civil War, it makes sense that Taskmaster would learn how to copy him. Take a look at a shot of the villain using Black Panther’s style from the trailer below.
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Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ 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.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
Black Widow will be released in theaters on May 1, 2020.