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‘Black Widow’ brought a major twist to the identity of the Taskmaster, revealing him as the daughter of Dreykov, mastermind of the KGB’s murderous spy program.
However, the evil alter ego created by David Michelinie and George Perez in the comics is Tony Masters, a spy known for his photographic reflexes, which allow him to copy all of his opponents’ movements and fighting styles.
Because of this, some fans were extremely dissatisfied with the movie version of Taskmaster.
One of them even sent hateful messages to Eric Pearson, the screenwriter of the adaptation directed by Cate Shortland.
In an interview with Comic Book’s Phase Zero podcast, Pearson said the following:
“I made the mistake of looking at the fan messages in my email and someone wrote to me, ‘It’s not my intention to go too far, but I felt betrayed by the revealing Taskmaster’s identity, it was the greatest betrayal of my life and it’s your fault. ‘. “
“I was upset for a second and then I thought, ‘Well, you had a really good life then. If this is the worst thing that has ever happened to you then you must be excited because you were surprised by the movie.
Finally, he said he thought of other alternatives to the villain’s identity, including the original version, but picked the one that made the most sense for the MCU.
“Taskmaster would have other versions than Tony Masters himself. Believe me, I searched very, very hard for a way to connect Tony Masters to the Red Room, but what would be the reason? So I bent down to make the ideas more meaningful for the film and for the puzzle. [que é o MCU]. “
Listen to the interview:
Remember that “Black Widow” became the movie to break the $ 100 million US box office mark faster in the era of the pandemic.
It only took six days for the film to succeed. The previous record was “Fast and Furious 9”, which took eight days to collect. The other two films that managed to surpass $ 100 million in the United States in the era of the pandemic were “Godzilla vs Kong” and “A Quiet Place = 2”.
Globally, ‘Black Widow’ has already crossed the $ 200 million mark.
Are you going to watch Black Widow? Understand how Disney + Premier Access works
For the first time, Disney has published the performance of a production on the Disney + platform. According to data from the streaming service, “Black Widow” raised an additional $ 60 million through Premier Access in its first weekend.
With over 140 reviews posted, the film received its Fresh Seal of Certificate on Rotten Tomatoes.
When at least 60% of the reviews are positive, the film achieves Fresh status on Rotten Tomatoes and a red tomato icon is prominent on the title page.
According to the general consensus, “the deepest problems are drowned in the midst of so much action, but [o filme] continues as a solid and fun single-player adventure that is guided by a stellar supporting cast.
The feature was 84% approved, with a rating of 7.20 / 10.
Check out the main comments below:
Revision | Black Widow is an electrifying spectacle of action scenes, with very complex subjects
“A satisfying mix of muscle and emotion” – Time Out.
“Even eleven years later, Natasha Romanoff won a film that does justice to her status as a legendary spy” – Cinemanía.
“’Black Widow’ gives Nat a legacy that can extend deep into the MCU and change it for the better” – Den of Geek.
“[O filme] appears to be a missed opportunity – an energetic addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that calms audiences down until bigger, richer adventures arrive. – Screen International.
“Although I am not sure why the film had to exist, I believe that [a diretora] Cate Shortland has produced a truly fascinating and entertaining piece of work ”- Le Noir Author.
In the spy thriller, Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker aspects of her rationality when a dangerous plot linked to her past emerges. Pursued by a force that will not stop until it destroys it, Natasha must come to terms with her spy story and the broken relationships left after becoming an Avenger.
In addition to Johansson in the lead role, the cast includes David Harbor, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and OT Fagbenle.
The production is directed by Cate Shortland, from a screenplay by Jac Schaeffer.
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