Of course, we already know that the actor’s character Mason (who is rumoured to be villain Taskmaster, by the way), is Black Widow’s old SHIELD colleague and a romantic interest has been talked about.
Elaborating a bit about what we can expect, Fagbenle admitted that the two characters “have a bit of a vibe going on”.
“Mason is a finder for people who aren’t so affiliated with armies, like people who are part of the underworld,” he said in Marvel’s Black Widow: The Official Movie Special Book (via ComicBook). “He can find anything you need as well.
“He’s had a relationship doing that work for the Black Widow, and they have a bit of a vibe going on. There’s a sense that there’s more to their relationship than it being purely work-related, so that’s always in the mix.”
Teasing their relationship further, he continued: “Mason’s story starts when Natasha is trying to escape, and she needs a place to hide out. So we hang out for a little bit. And then later on, when she gets in trouble, she calls me up again. I help her out with a Chinook.
“If you need a helicopter, I’m the guy to ask, and then again every time she’s in trouble, she calls me… Mason is the guy that you want on your side if you get into a hard corner.
“Natasha definitely takes advantage of the opportunities for him to provide certain things – she never really pays with cash and she doesn’t have credit either. She’s always like, ‘Yeah, put it on my tab.’ It’s a pretty long tab by now! I’m a giver.”
Black Widow has a May 7, 2021 release date.