Following news that Black Widow will be the first film to be released as a part of Marvel Studios' next phase, concept art has emerged online showcasing Scarlett Johansson's Avenger taking on the movie's villain, Taskmaster.
Revealed on social media by Andy Park -- Marvel Studios' Head of Visual Development -- the image depicts Widow and Taskmaster fighting on a bridge, giving fans a detailed look at the mercenary. Instead of his skull-face from the comics, it seems to be a metallic mask along the lines of Iron Man and Doctor Doom, with a visor. He has his signature hood and shield, as well as the silver, blue and orange color scheme shared by his comic book counterpart.
Black Widow is slated to hit theaters during the spring of 2020. Fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego were also privy to a reel that showed Widow taking on the villain, with his shield and sword, whetting the appetite of those who are eager to see what happened with Natasha Romanoff after she left Tony Stark's side in Captain America: Civil War.
Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. The film arrives in theaters on May 1, 2020.