At 2019's Comic-Con International in San Diego, the first footage of 2021’s Black Widow was revealed to the world. It included a look at the film’s primary antagonist, Taskmaster, which left comic book fans thrilled and everyone else wondering “Who is Taskmaster?” The supervillain known as Taskmaster is one of Marvel Comics’ greatest fighters, but there are few who would put “Tasky” and The Avengers at the same level of prominence.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a habit of elevating lesser-known characters to new heights of popularity, and that seems inevitable for Tony Masters - an individual who was perhaps previously best recognized for the excellent Marvel Legends Taskmaster action figure currently on the market. Long-time readers of Marvel Comics, however, know that Taskmaster is far more than just a generic baddie with a sword and shield - he’s one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in all of comic books and has one of the most unique power sets to boot.
Taskmaster Was Born With Unique ‘Photographic Reflexes’ That Make Him The World’s Best Mimic
While Serving As An Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Masters Injects Himself With An Experimental Serum That Greatly Enhances His Powers
Masters Loses All Of His Memories After Injecting The Serum
Taskmaster’s Wife Manipulated Him Into Being An Unwitting S.H.I.E.L.D. Double-Agent For Years
Masters Opens ‘Taskmaster’s Academy’ And Starts Training Villains To Fight
When The Avengers Try To Shut Him Down, Taskmaster Takes Them All On