‘Black Widow’ actor for Taskmaster role already revealed?

Black Widow has been very secretive of the identity of Taskmaster. But one name of an actor has been constantly rumored to play the role. 

According to reports, the Black Widow primary villain may be played by The Handmaid’s Tale actor OT Fagbenle.

Fagbenle has been linked to the role for quite some time already. And now fans are almost convinced that the speculations are right. 

The Instagram Live stream

Things started to make some sense after Fagbenle talked about his rumored role in an Instagram Live conversation with his friend Bresha Webb.

Fagbenle mentioned in the live stream that he is aware of how people think that he is the man behind the masked Taskmaster. He said that it was actually a conspiracy theory. 

 “There’s a whole conspiracy theory that I’m Taskmaster,” Fagbenle said. His friend was quick to reply “You probably are.” 

Fagbenle did not deny the remark. Instead, he replied, “You’re trying to get it out as well? I thought we spoke about this, I thought we were going to keep some s**t on the DL.”

The two were not being serious on the matter though after bursting into laughter. However, Marvel fanatics are still convinced that they may have been just given a hint. 

Fagbenle is said to be just trying to make some noise for the upcoming movie because the production is still very tight-lipped about the identity.  

He was first speculated to play the role after he posted a picture of Taskmaster on his Instagram account a couple of months ago.

He also used a hashtag that seemed to give away that he was playing the antagonist in the spy-thriller film. The post was quickly deleted but fans were still able to get hold of it.

Fagbenle isn’t the only one in the rumor mill though. Many also believe that Rachel Weisz could be under the mask.

The confirmed role

Fagbenle is actually really part of Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming standalone hero film. He got the role of a character named Rick Mason. 

However, details about the fictional character are also very scarce at the moment. The British actor only talked about how he got the role as Mason and nothing else.

Fans will just have to stay tuned to find out whether Fagbenle really is the Taskmaster. Black Widow is set to premiere on Nov. 6, 2020, starring Johansson, Florence Pugh and David Harbour.

Featured image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment/YouTube screenshot

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