Taskmaster is a villain fans have been dying to see on screen and with next year’s Black Widow, fanboy dreams are about to be fulfilled. Lucky attendees of Marvel Studios’ now-legendary Hall H presentation got an early look at this iconic villain square off with Natasha in one of the film’s key action sequences. Eyewitnesses describe Taskmaster’s fighting abilities as faithful to the comics, with the villain mirroring Natasha’s moves on a whim. Black Widow screenwriter Jac Schaeffer spoke to Inverse and shared her thoughts on watching that scene come to life from her script.
It’s very rare to see something on screen how you pictured it in your head. To see that in motion with the actors was thrilling.
In addition to being the screenwriter of Natasha Romanoff’s solo film, Schaeffer is also in charge of bringing the Wandavision Disney+ series to life as its showrunner. When asked about the difference in writing action sequences for Black Widow and Wandavision, Schaeffer had this to say:
The fighting [in Black Widow] is a lot of close contact, hand-to-hand combat. It’s very visceral. There’s a lot of aggression and power in a very human way that I find really satisfying and really exciting to watch, but it’s the polar opposite to writing for super-powered characters.