Black Widow Featurette Digs into the Character Who Debuted 10 Years Ago

We don't even know who's behind the mask yet (literally, there's no casting info yet), but now we've been formally introduced to Black Widow's new foe.

In Marvel Studios' action-packed spy thriller "Black Widow", Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a unsafe conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Check out the new Black Widow trailer featuring villain Taskmaster and a distinct La Femme Nikita/The Professional vibe in the player below! Fans could not help but go gaga over Scarlett and Taskmaster. "I was trying to do something good...you're more than just a trained killer", she replies, while stocking up on weapons. Then again, there have been talks about how this movie will set up the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so perhaps Natasha Romanoff's makeshit family (played by David Harbour, Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh) will have a larger role to play in all this.

However, Nat is not just back to play catch up with Yelena and the rest of her estranged "family"-Alexei Shostakov a.k.a".

On the heels of the special look at the film, Marvel Studios also released a behind the scenes featurette looking back at the beloved Marvel character.

A new promo of Starlett Johansson's Black Widow was dropped by Marvel.

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While the vast majority of this can be put down to the brainwashing of her former KGB trainers and captors, not all of Natasha's worst actions take place in her days as an enemy of the Avengers.

With her Academy Awards debut, Johansson is only the 12th actor to nab nods in both the lead and supporting categories in the same year, and the first to do so in more than a decade.

Meanwhile, Shortland expressed her excitement at seeing the "real" Natasha.

Black Widow also stars O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) as SHIELD agent Rick Mason.

Black Widow is in theaters on May 1.

  • Michelle Webb