Given the film’s recent release date delay, it’s unclear at the moment quite when we’ll get to see him, but Stranger Things and Hellboy star David Harbour will soon make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as he takes on the role of Alexei Shostakov, a.k.a. Red Guardian, in Marvel’s Black Widow.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly recently, Harbour has been chatting about his role as the Red Guardian, and why he thinks he’s the best character of the MCU so far:
“I think I’m biased, but I think it’s the best character in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I mean, he is a narcissist, so it’s very appropriate that I’m playing him and that I think that [He’s] just got so many layers. On one level, he’s your classic superhero badass character, but then when you meet him, he has this need to be liked, and he wants to be thought of as funny and a big shot — which he isn’t.”
Hopefully we won’t have too long to wait before we get to see Harbour’s Red Guardian in action. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments or on our social channels @FlickeringMyth…
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Black Widow is being directed by Cate Shortland (Lore) and sees Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff alongside Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mason, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) as Melina Vostokoff/Iron Maiden, and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Olivier Richters (The King’s Man) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 1st 2020.