Were Fans Dead Wrong About This Popular ‘Black Widow’ Fan Theory?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kevin Feige speaks onstage

The trailer for upcoming Black Widow has been creating loads of hypothesis since final summer season when an preliminary preview leaked from the D23 Expo. While that preliminary leak was simply audio, numerous speak was already growing about who was going to play Taskmaster within the movie.

As one of many mysterious figures in Black Widow comedian e-book lore, many followers have been starting to imagine somebody near Natasha Romanoff was behind Taskmaster’s masks.

There was assumption one of many Black Widows, Melina, (performed by Rachel Weisz) can be Taskmaster. Now new footage appears to indicate in any other case, main followers to marvel who’s actually the mysterious particular person behind this determine and in the event that they know Natasha.

Is it actually a person below the masks in any case?

Kevin Feige speaks onstage
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It would have been an amazing twist to have Taskmaster be a girl

Based on Marvel comics, Taskmaster is a villain educated to completely mimic the abilities of any superhero. Because he/she has a superior reminiscence, it’s attainable for Taskmaster to duplicate any bodily capability by merely being a fast examine.

In the unique comics, he’s an American determine born in Brooklyn. Whether that may nonetheless keep the identical in Black Widow is anybody’s guess. Some hypothesis suggests Taskmaster is operating the Russian Red Room the place the Black Widows have been initially educated.

Since Taskmaster all the time leaves his skull-like masks on (type of a Mandalorian factor), it’s attainable the id of this character may very well be anybody out of the blue. Most followers have been hoping there can be a twist of the character being a girl, notably Melina.

Then once more, having a twist like that was too apparent, therefore Kevin Feige and screenwriter Eric Pearson possible desirous to deliver some surprising plot turns.

According to 1 media supply, the speculation of Melina being Taskmaster has been dominated out primarily based on a extra cautious examine of latest footage obtainable of the movie.

Does a ‘Special Look’ characteristic actually show Melina isn’t Taskmaster?

Unless there was some intelligent enhancing, a current preview piece displaying behind-the-scenes footage for Black Widow signifies Weisz’s Melina couldn’t probably be doing double obligation as another person. During a battle sequence between Red Guardian (David Harbour) and Taskmaster, Melina, Yelena, and Natasha are seen in the identical room.

According to Screen Rant, that is compelling sufficient proof to disprove Melina being Taskmaster in any conceivable manner. The subsequent greatest principle is one simpler to guess: Taskmaster is Rick Mason (performed by O.T. Fagbenle).

Anyone who is aware of the historical past of Black Widow comics is aware of Rick Mason is a former love curiosity of Natasha, not together with being an ally in SHIELD. Having him being revealed as Taskmaster can be simply as a lot of a shock twist, even when it simply appears too handy.

Maybe the most important shock of all on who Taskmaster is will likely be he isn’t anybody of be aware in any case.

The stunning reveal could also be dying out in huge franchise movies

Kevin Feige is just too astute to all of the film tendencies to need to follow overly apparent formulation. It appears each huge franchise movie has to have a significant reveal of a personality being another person, particularly if a masks is concerned.

Star Wars made this an artwork type, even when it type of sputtered with the ultimate twist of Rey being Palpatine’s granddaughter in The Rise of Skywalker.

Having Black Widow do the identical factor with Taskmaster looks like a cop-out, one thing Feige possible gained’t adhere to. While Taskmaster ending up being Rick Mason might result in some wild romantic battle between former and Natasha, making this masked determine keep mysterious could also be within the playing cards.

No doubt Marvel is hoping to do extra Black Widow films. Revealing who Taskmaster is on this movie would wreck any potential of him/her staying attention-grabbing sooner or later. Perhaps followers ought to understand the worth of masked villains staying nameless for so long as attainable.

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