Meet the New MCU Characters in Phase 4
With that in thoughts, we’re placing collectively a
staff checklist of all the main Phase 4 characters up to now, and we’ll be updating it usually. It’s our hope that this will fill in some blanks for anybody who has skipped a number of motion pictures or reveals however who nonetheless desires to maintain up with the sprawling MCU panorama. Now, discover we stated “major” characters again there? There have been loads of different characters in Phase 4 that aren’t listed right here but (and there are much more who haven’t made their debut) however these are those that it appears like we must always undoubtedly be maintaining a tally of when it comes to future appearances!
The first film of MCU Phase 4 was Black Widow, a swansong for Natasha Romanoff who sacrificed her life in Avengers: Endgame. The undertaking was a prequel, which meant we received to see what Natasha was as much as between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. This journey marked the tip of Natasha’s quest to wipe out the purple in her ledger from years of disagreeable missions that often ended with harmless blood being shed. Here, she was searching for to place an finish to the Red Room – a top-secret Russian coaching program for younger ladies – as soon as and for all.
Along the way in which, we met Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), who as soon as posed as Natasha’s sister after they had been working undercover in America as youngsters. They had been each educated within the Red Room, however Yelena had continued working for the Russians after Natasha defected. Yelena’s thoughts was being managed by the chief of the Red Room programme, Dreykov, however she managed to lastly escape his grasp and met up with Natasha whereas she was on the run. Amidst the destruction of the Red Room, the 2 mended their bridges, so Yelena was upset and offended when she discovered that Natasha had died quickly after. When she was advised that Clint Barton aka Hawkeye was the one accountable for Natasha’s loss of life, Yelena picked up a suggestion to assassinate him in Marvel’s Hawkeye, however the reality ultimately emerged and he or she let him go.
Natasha thought she had unintentionally killed Dreykov’s daughter Antonia (Olga Kurylenko) in a bombing when she was a toddler, but it surely seems that Antonia had survived the blast. She was maimed, nonetheless, and a upset Dreykov had then raised Antonia to be a weapon in opposition to his enemies. Under the moniker “Taskmaster” Antonia can mimic opponents’ preventing types, and has been proven utilizing battle strategies copied from the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, the Winter Soldier, Spider-Man, and Black Panther.
We haven’t seen Taskmaster re-emerge for the reason that occasions of Black Widow, however we’d put good cash on seeing her once more – Taskmaster is usually an iconic villain (and generally an anti-hero) within the pages of Marvel Comics.
In a coup by Marvel Studios, Stranger Things star David Harbour joined the MCU as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian in Black Widow. Alexei is a brilliant soldier, and is thought to rattle on about his heyday as Russia’s model of Captain America. He even claims to have fought Captain America within the 80s, however this has been disputed by individuals who knew that Steve Rogers was nonetheless within the ice again then. He could also be telling the reality, although, and we go into that additional proper right here! Red Guardian was an ally to Natasha Romanoff, and will proceed to be an ally to Yelena Belova. He initially masqueraded because the pair’s pretend father after they had been despatched on an undercover mission to America within the 90s.