Piqued the curiosity of its fans on Sunday, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) released a special Black Widow teaser featuring their nemesis Taskmaster. Scarlett Johansson was seen in a one-on-one fight with Tony Masters aka The Super Villain Taskmaster in a one-minute teaser titled Fight. Apart from Taskmaster, the teaser also featured Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff’s sister Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh. Black Widow’s parents, Melina and Alexi aka the Red Guardian, played by Rachel Weisz and David Harbour, also appeared in the teaser.
The Black Widow teaser features Yelena describing Natasha’s supervisor, who says she controls the Widow’s army.
Directed by Kate Shortland, Black Widow is the first standalone film based on the character. The film will trace the life story of Natasha as she confronts her past and reunites with her family to fight the Taskmaster. The film will also show fans a side of the superhero that is more vulnerable as she uncovers a dangerous plot with ties to her past. Natasha will be seen dealing with her history as a detective and broken relationships long before she became the Avenger.
In the teaser, the Taskmaster specializes in fighting the opponents by imitating their every move, which is one of his specialties. With his photographic reflex, the covert operative for government agencies is seen mimicking Black Widow’s moves as she fights him.
In one scene, Natasha faces an adversary on a bridge as the taskmaster studies her fighting skills. In another scene, Natasha and Yelena are in a car as they are chased by a supervisor who shoots a hybrid arrow at the vehicle which blows it up. The antagonist is seen carrying a variety of weapons, including a concave, disc-shaped shield inspired by Captain America.
Black Widow is set to hit theaters on July 9.