‘Black Widow’ Concept Art: Black Widow Takes a Flying Leap at Taskmaster

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Throughout final night time’s Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comedian-Con, followers in attendance got a glimpse on the first footage from the long-awaited Black Widow film. However this afternoon, Marvel Studios artist Andy Park shared a chunk of Black Widow idea artwork which provides audiences who weren’t in Corridor H our first have a look at Taskmaster, the film’s villain. Learn on for every thing we all know in regards to the character thus far.

Black Widow Idea Artwork

I’m not a martial artist, so I’ve all the time questioned in regards to the effectiveness of those sort of flying leap punch strikes we so commonly see in motion films. Is that this one thing a skilled fighter would truly strive, or is that this simply the equal of throwing haymaker after haymaker within the Rocky films as a result of it’s extra cinematic than following by-the-book boxing ways?

Anyway, feast your eyes on Taskmaster, a mercenary from Marvel Comics who has photographic reflexes, giving him the power to imitate the bodily actions of anybody he witnesses. He learns on the fly, and that skillset has made him an particularly powerful opponent for any superheroes who cross his path. He’s an outstanding martial artist (mimicking characters like Elektra, Iron Fist, and Shang-Chi), a talented swordsman (taking suggestions from Silver Samurai), a lethal correct marksman (Captain America with a protect, Hawkeye with a bow and arrow, Punisher with firearms, and Bullseye with numerous projectiles), and an agile athlete (taking cues from folks like Black Panther and Daredevil). Within the comics, Taskmaster shifts backwards and forwards between being a villain and an anti-hero, working for the very best bidder and incessantly coaching folks to imitate the preventing kinds of well-known heroes.

Within the clip that was proven at Comedian-Con, Taskmaster assaults Black Widow on a bridge, so this idea artwork could also be from that very same sequence. (You possibly can learn all about what else was in that footage proper right here.) Apparently, although, the identification of Taskmaster has been stored near the vest thus far – we’re unsure which actor is enjoying that character within the film, however we’ve speculated that it may be Rachel Weisz. It wouldn’t be the primary time Marvel Studios has gender-swapped the function of a masked antagonist: the corporate beforehand did that with the function of Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp. (Hannah John-Kamen performed that half in Peyton Reed’s sequel.)

Black Widow arrives in theaters on Could 1, 2020.

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