After missing out on the summer movie season due to COVID-19, the much anticipated Black Widow solo films is scheduled to hit whatever theaters are open in November. With this being the case, the various miniseries set to star the film’s supporting cast have returned to Marvel’s November release schedule.
Widowmakers, from creative team Devin Grayson and Michele Bandini brings together two of Natasha’s most well known associates. The other Black Widow, Yelena Belova, whom Grayson co-created, alongside Russia’s own super-soldier the Red Guardian are thrust into Natasha’s ever expanding web of super spy espionage and intrigue.
“Yelena has spent years trying to figure out who she is. Once she thought the Black Widow mantle was her destiny, but fate had other plans,” reads Marvel’s solicitation. “Now the past is catching up with her — and with Alexi Shostakov, a.k.a. the Red Guardian!”
“Alexi has worn many titles, including husband to Natasha, but while the Widow played her avenging games, the Red Guardian waited in the shadows,” it continues. “Now a new day is dawning — and this time, no one will stand in his way.”
Joining the fray is Taskmaster, from writer Jed MacKay and artist Alessandro Vitti. In “a globe-spanning adventure that will send ripples through every corner of the Marvel Universe’s espionage community” the titular mercenary finds himself on the run after being accused of whacking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill. Marvel’s official solicit text leaves little doubt about the master assassin’s guilt, saying “Taskmaster has murdered Maria Hill!”. Check out the full solicit below:
“Taskmaster has murdered Maria Hill! Or at least that’s what the whole world thinks. Now the greatest spies in the business are hunting him down and won’t stop until Taskmaster is dead or clears his own name!”