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After a packed rollercoaster of a year for Marvel fans, we can now enjoy a hiatus before Phase Four goes into high gear starting with next summer's Black Widow. The cast has been hard at work all summer of shooting in locations all over Europe such as Norway, Hungary and the U.K. Stranger Things’ David Harbour has now wrapped filming for Red Guardian. He celebrated with a high-pony and sweet goodbye to his hotel mannequin. You know... the usual! Take a look:
Anyone else suddenly want a collection of poems by David Harbour? The actor took to Instagram to bid farewell to his time filming Black Widow with some sweet words. Harbour shaved clean the long beard his Soviet character will don and took a moment to wrap his arms around a random hotel room mannequin one last time. It seems to have served as a quirky accessory in his room – and now he’s all nostalgic over it.
In the post, he also talks about parting with his Black Widow character. He called Alexei Shostakov (a.k.a. Red Guardian) “you big bold bright burly hope of russia, you complicated tortured soul, you guardian of the red”. Like I said: poetry. He has briefly described the character as the Soviet’s own Captain America experiment. In the comics, he was also husband to Black Widow, a test pilot and KGB agent.
David Harbour is coming off a box office bomb for his debut comic book adaptation, Hellboy. The April release was a failure money-wise, with $40 million in global earnings on a $50 million production budget. The summer thankfully washed the pain away when his iconic character Jim Hopper came back for Netflix’s Stranger Things 3 to booming subscribers for the streaming service and a much-talked-about arc for him.
David Harbour is among an incredible Black Widow cast. Scarlett Johansson will (finally) lead her own MCU film with Midsommar’s Florence Pugh as Yelenda Belova, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff and O-T Fagbenle as Mason. It’s also rumored that Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark will have a cameo in the movie as well.
Black Widow will follow Natasha after the events of Captain America: Civil War and the notorious comic villian Taskmaster will play a significant role in the movie. The solo movie is going for a gritty tone in the vein of The Fugitive, Logan and Terminator 2.
Scarlett Johansson will reprise her Black Widow role on May 1, 2020 and kick off Phase Four of the MCU. Other 2020 Marvel offerings include the Falcon & Winter Soldier Disney+ series in fall and Eternals starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani and Brian Tyree Henry, November 6, 2020.