AceShowbiz - While Marvel Studios has been keeping details of "Black Widow" under wraps, the studio can't do much to prevent photos from the set leaking online. New pictures continue to surface online as filming is currently taking place, with the latest ones possibly revealing the movie's villain.
In the photos taken by onlookers and posted on social media, someone wearing an armor, complete with a helmet that covers the face, was spotted on the set. The costume resembles that of Falcon with what appears to be a hood and a backpack, but this one is in blue and metallic, with reportedly reddish-orange accents on the hood and backpack.
This leads to a speculation that the character is question is Taskmaster a.k.a. Anthony "Tony" Masters. In the comics, the character is described as a mercenary who has photographic reflexes, which allow him to mimic the fighting skills of various heroes and villains upon just one viewing.
After committing crimes for his own benefit, Taskmaster realized the danger of such activities, so he instead established a center for teaching aspiring criminals, training plenty of lower-tier villains, including Captain America foe Crossbones, to take on superheroes. He is sometimes also depicted as an antihero and a sleeper agent.
Taskmaster has never appeared in live-action form. There's no word on who is playing the character in the upcoming solo Black Widow movie, but there's David Harbour in the cast without official information about his role.
Meanwhile, previously-leaked set pictures revealed that Florence Pugh might be playing Yelena Belova. A dummy crate containing the actress' likeness was spotted on the set in Budapest, with the character's name Yelena being written on a label on the crate.
Yelena is a Russian spy, who was also trained in the same Red Room as Natasha. In the comic books, Yelena and Natasha became at odds over the years, largely due to Yelena believing that she was the true Black Widow. It's unclear if the movie will feature Yelena as Natasha's ally or enemy.
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Black Widow a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff, a Russian spy and assassin who later defects to the United States and becomes an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avenger. It's widely believed that the movie will serve as a prequel to "The Avengers" film series and is set in the 1990s.
Rachel Weisz and Ray have also been reported joining the cast. Cate Shortland is serving behind the lens, with the script provided by Jac Schaeffer ("The Hustle"). Disney reportedly eyes a 2020 release for the new superhero movie.