The larger sized a movie’s scale and spending budget are, frequently the more characters it will convey into the fold, normally ensuing in a crowded, even overstuffed ensemble that the script have to attempt to accomodate.
Balancing the pursuits of potentially dozens of people is not easy, while films like Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame have tested how nimble writing can do justice to a massive roster.
Nonetheless individuals movies are perhaps outliers, and there are much a lot more illustrations of films that sadly just didn’t supply the products wherever at the very least a single character was worried.
Possibly the character was a supporter favorite from the source material, or the advertising positioned an around-keen emphasis on their job in the film, only for the conclude consequence to be surprisingly underwhelming.
Elsewhere, some of these figures were being returning fixtures who finished up nudged into glorified cameo territory, and in one particular circumstance a admirer favorite character was brought back again only to be brutally killed off in the opening moments of the new film.
All of these films definitely had a good deal to juggle, but that doesn’t solely excuse the disappointing remedy of these possible-filled characters…
By far one particular of the most captivating aspects of Black Widow’s advertising was the presence of iconic comic book baddie Taskmaster.
Owing to the film’s numerous delays, admirers had been still left speculating for practically a long time on the villain’s identity, with most believing Taskmaster would ultimately be discovered to be Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), Rick Mason (O-T Fagbenle), or much more outlandishly, a clone of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson).
Unfortunately the final result was decidedly less fascinating than any of those: Taskmaster is exposed late in the movie to be Antonia (Olga Kurylenko), the tortured, traumatised daughter of the film’s main villain, Dreykov (Ray Winstone).
The expose wasn’t inherently negative, but incredibly very little was essentially completed with it – Taskmaster was relegated to being a B-tier supporting villain when she definitely could’ve been the major antagonist on her own.
All in all, she was in essence a brain-controlled zombie who, predictably, will get redeemed at the stop and may perhaps never ever be seen yet again.
The motion sequences also didn’t do nearly enough with Taskmaster’s potential to mimic her combatants’ fighting types, making certain a admirer favorite character was translated to the big display with a mere shoulder shrug.