Black Widow has been delayed over a year at this point, but we’re finally almost there. The film is just a couple of months away and we can’t wait! Ahead of the film’s debut one of the stars is talking about their new character. Red Guardian is insane, according to David Harbour!
Red Guardian is a new character being introduced to the MCU. He has comic book origins of course, but this is his debut into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s gangster-like and seeking redemption.
Alexei Shostakov is Russia’s equivalent to Captain America, except he kind of ends up a loser. Natasha will be reuniting with him, as well as other assassins from The Red Room. This is a Natasha who isn’t quite at peace with what she’s done.
“This is the coolest thing with this entire group of people. They’ve all had parts of their past where they are regretful,” Pugh said in the latest print issue of Total Film magazine. “They are older. They have had more life experience. They know more things about the system, about this world that they’re all living in.”
Shostakov himself, sounds pretty cool if we’re to believe Harbour this gangster quality to him,” Harbour said. “He’s covered in tattoos. He’s got this beard and these gold teeth. He’s insane.” The once famed Red Guardian is now “in a bad place,” Harbour added, “and he needs redemption.”
Harbour has discussed Red Guardian before, too.
He told TheWrap that his character “blew it in certain ways and he’s trying to start up again. I really like that angle on a superhero. All the talk with superheroes can be focused on their invincibility, so where do you find the cracks in that?” Harbour said last year. “And Red Guardian has tons of cracks all over him. And he’s not the heroic, noble man that you want him to be. He both comically and tragically has a lot of flaws. And I love that about it. And also, he has a lot of strengths.”
So, Red Guardian is insane and we can’t wait to see him in action!
Catch Black Widow on Disney+ Premier Access and movie theatres on July 9!
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