First 'Black Widow' On-Set Photos Tease Taskmaster
With Spider-Man: Far From Home releasing next week and the Infinity Saga barrelling to its epic conclusion, we haven’t been given much details on the forthcoming Black Widow film as of yet.
Even during the promotional run for Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson was able to deflect the onslaught of questions thrown at her regarding the standalone movie. Now the first photos from the set have surfaced, which will aid in new fan theories about the film and plot line.
Filming for the project has already begun and lucky fans spotted Johansson riding around in a 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring Wagon. From the make year of the vehicle, it wouldn’t fit into the previously-rumored timelines (either the ’90s, or around the time of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War). Other possibilities could mean a portion of the film’s storyline takes place during the five-year gap in Endgame.
Another photo that surfaced from set includes a look at, whom many believe to be, the villain Taskmaster (reportedly played by O-T Fagbenle of the The Handmaid’s Tale fame). Check out the photos below and let us know what you think in the comment section.
Although no official details surrounding the plot have surfaced, many believe the film will be some sort of origin story (given the events of Endgame) on how KGB spy assassin Natasha Romanoff becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and ultimately an Avenger. Perhaps we will even get to see her’s and Clint Barton’s (Renner) much-talked about Budapest adventure. According to sources, Renner will have a small role in the film.
Johansson first stepped into the character of the deadly assassin in 2010’s Iron Man 2 and has yet, (alongside Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye), to be tasked with carrying her own film.
Black Widow has a potential release date of May 1, 2020 and will also star David Harbour, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and O-T Fagbenle.
Marvel has yet to officially announce any upcoming projects following Far From Home.