(Update: Concept Art!) SDCC: Marvel Studios Delivers First Footage Of BLACK WIDOW!

UPDATE: Andy Park who is the the Marvel Studios Director Of Visual Development shared some concept art for Black Widow which gives us the first look at The Taskmaster who will be in the film. The art was being given away this weekend and we have it for you below!

I’m still weeding through all the goodies from this weekend’s SDCC and one awesome highlight that came out of the Marvel Studios Panel was the first footage of the Black Widow stand-alone prequel which sees Scarlet Johansson returning as Marvel’s Femme Fatale Avenger.

The fine folks over at ComingSoon.Net via io9 put out some descriptions of the footage that was screened for the fans and you can check out all the cool details below!

>A montage of Widow in all the other Marvel movies with the following voice-over. “I used to have nothing. Then I got this job. This family. I was better because of it. I’ve made mistakes. I can’t go back.”

>A massive establishing shot and BAM, the word “Budapest” on the screen.

>Widow is walking into an old apartment building with her gun drawn. She turns a corner, gun still drawn, still very cautious, and there’s Yelena Belova played by Florence Pugh with her gun drawn. They tell each other to put the guns down. Neither does. There’s a tense beat and, at the exact same time, using the exact same move, each woman takes the gun of the other out of their hand. Now they each have each other’s guns. Then another time they do the same thing. And then the fight begins.

>It feels like a fight from a Jason Bourne movie or Captain America: The Winter Soldier. At one point Yelena grabs a huge kitchen knife and comes at Widow. The fight continues. It ends with both of them, on the floor, each choking the other with what looks like a curtain. I think they both pass out. Cut to Widow pouring out some drinks. “Good to see you too, sis,” she says.

>From there the trailer cuts into a montage. Widow is running on a beautiful mountain range. There are other agents like her pointing guns off the roof of a building. A motorcycle chase a la Mission Impossible.

>Finally, Widow is in a car that gets smashed into on a bridge in the night. She’s hurt, the car is burning but she looks out and something is coming for her. She shoots but this shape pulls out a shield to stop the bullets. A fight begins and, again, they have a similar fight style. After a few moves, they both kneel and look up at each other in the same position, as if they are mirrored.

>This character had a mask on and a shield with a symbol that looked almost like two bowls attached at the bottom. Yes, it very much looked like The Taskmaster.

Starring along with Johansson are O-T Fagnenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, Golden Globe nominee David Harbour (Stranger ThingsHellboy) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh (Fighting with My Family) as Yelena, and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)  as Melina.
Cate Shortland (Lore) is helming the pic from a script penned by Jac Schaeffer who also did The Hustle.

There is word that comes from David Harbour who stars along with ScarJo that the prequel will take place after Captain America: Civil War And before Avengers: Infinity War. Harbour laud at the movie’s placement in the MCU timeline in an interview with IGN.

Here’s hoping that we get some solid fight action like we have seen in the past from the Widow. We do know from the SDCC Panel that this film will officially launch Phase IV Of The MCU.

Black Widow is currently filming for a release next year May 1st!

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