TASKMASTER News: LIKE MANY THINGS IN THE MCU, BLACK WIDOW’S TASKMASTER IS INSPIRED BY THE COMICS, BUT HAS AN UNEXPECTED TWIST FOR OTHERS
This July 9, the movie Black Widow, the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was released in theaters, where this heroine will face the challenge of a powerful enemy, the Taskmaster.
This character is a classic enemy from the comics, and several superheroes have faced him, such as Spider-Man. This version of the MCU was decided to take a ‘different’ turn, but talking about it involves the well-known …
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If you haven’t seen the movie, we want to tell you to stop reading, because what’s coming is relevant to the history of the MCU. If not, go ahead. Turns out Taskmaster is an “old acquaintance” of Natasha Romanoff.
That’s right, he is not a man, but actually a woman. She would be related to Operation Budapest, in which she participated alongside Clint Barton, better known as Hawkeye. It’s something that was mentioned in previous movies.
That operation involved General Dreykov … and his daughter, Antonia. The fact is that forced by circumstances, Black Widow had to activate a bomb, and she thought that it had finished with them.
This action left him with deep regret, since she could not overcome sacrificing an innocent to destroy her evil father. But coincidentally they both survived, only to plot her revenge against her throughout this film.
TASKMASTER BECAME A WOMAN IN BLACK WIDOW
At Marvel Studios they handled Antonia’s name as a reference to Anthony “Tony” Masters, Taskmaster’s real name. Little she became a formidable rival, trained in the use of all kinds of weapons, and capable of imitating the attack style of any character.
She may not be able to replicate her super powers, but the way they attack her. All thanks to the ruthless experiments of her father for several years.
In Black Widow, Taskmaster is transformed into a veritable killing machine. That is why Romanoff has before him a ‘very tough nut to crack’, which would give any superhero trouble.
According to the film’s director, Cate Shortland, she was very excited to characterize her as a “formidable opponent” in the film. Scarlett Johansson, on her side, highlighted when Natasha confronts her fighting style “she feels lost.” That was the desired effect!