Here’s a little info about Taskmaster, for those who know next to nothing about the big bad in the upcoming Black Widow movie.
According to the comics, his primary ability is that he can mimic any physical movement, once he sees someone perform it – Photographic Reflexes- and can predict their next move with high-accuracy during a fight. For the character as seen in the movie trailer, this includes watching same stunts being performed on a screen.
The implication of this is that, Taskmaster might just be the greatest hand-to-hand combat ready guy in the MCU.
Already, he’s confirmed to have the skill-sets of Black Panther, Hawkeye, Spiderman, Black Widow, and Captain America (I hope I didn’t miss any one). It’s likely he got his hands on these guys’ stunts by watching acquired footage of the Avengers’ civil war showdown at the airport in Germany. The implication is, if he got theirs, he probably got others, too, we aren’t yet privy to, like that of The Winter Soldier. Gosh!
We’ll get the full gist once Black Widow hits cinemas May 1