Here are the Interesting Facts of Alexei Shostakov “Red Guardian”, the Soviet Version of Captain America

The Black Widow film is planned to be the first film in phase four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU. Even so, this film actually takes the background of the events between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers Invinity War.

As already known, Black Widow aka Natasha Romanov himself died in the film Avengers Endgames because he made a sacrifice so that Clint Barton aka Hawkeye could get the Soul Stone, whose main requirement is to sacrifice someone important to the Soul Stone seeker.

The Black Widow film itself has received several teaser trailers showing several important characters such as Yelena Belova, Melina Vostokoff, Alexei Shostakov and one of the well-known Super Villains, namely TaskMaster.

In the teaser trailer itself, it looks like Task Master will be the main villain of this film. In addition, this film will retell the past of Natasha Romanov, who was previously mentioned in the film Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

And in this film we will also tell how the meeting between Natasha and her “fake” family who was her partner when she was still the eye of the Soviet Union or Russia. Within the “family” mentioned above are Yelena Belova, Melina Vostokoff, and Alexei Shostakov.

Alexei Shostakov himself is a superhero from Soviet origin with the name Red Guardian. This hero was intended as a Soviet step in competing the emblematic superhero from America, namely Captain America.

Unlike Steve Rogers, Alexei himself in the comics is just an ordinary soldier trained by the KGB (the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency) even though Red Guardian has been shown several times to be able to defeat Captain America.

But it looks like in this MCU Alexei will be made a super soldier. Alexei himself first appeared in the 1967 Avengers # 43 comic as Red Guardian.

In the comic Alexei Alanovich Shostakov (Russian:) is one of the most famous test pilots in the USSR. Due to his extraordinary skills, Shostakov was selected for the most covert and dangerous flight test for the USSR.

However, the news media controlled by the Soviet state heavily published his other missions, and Shostakov was decorated as a Hero of the Soviet Union.

In the teaser trailer itself, it looks like Task Master will be the main villain of this film. In addition, this film will retell the past of Natasha Romanov, who was previously mentioned in the film Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

And in this film we will also tell how the meeting between Natasha and her “fake” family who was her partner when she was still the eye of the Soviet Union or Russia. Within the “family” mentioned above are Yelena Belova, Melina Vostokoff, and Alexei Shostakov.

Alexei Shostakov himself is a superhero from Soviet origin with the name Red Guardian. This hero was intended as a Soviet step in competing the emblematic superhero from America, namely Captain America.

Unlike Steve Rogers, Alexei himself in the comics is just an ordinary soldier trained by the KGB (the Soviet Union’s intelligence agency) even though Red Guardian has been shown several times to be able to defeat Captain America.

But it looks like in this MCU Alexei will be made a super soldier. Alexei himself first appeared in the 1967 Avengers # 43 comic as Red Guardian.

In the comic Alexei Alanovich Shostakov (Russian:) is one of the most famous test pilots in the USSR. Due to his extraordinary skills, Shostakov was selected for the most covert and dangerous flight test for the USSR.

However, the news media controlled by the Soviet state heavily published his other missions, and Shostakov was decorated as a Hero of the Soviet Union.

Natasha herself didn’t know that the Red Guardian was Alexei, she found out after Alexei’s death because she made sacrifices to save Natasha and the Avengers.

But in the MCU itself Alexei is shown as a father figure to Natasha as shown in the trailer, Alexei has met Natasha when Natasha was a child.

2. is not the only Red Guardian

Like Steve Roger who gave Sam Wilson’s Captain America coat. Red Guardian is also not a mantle alone. Even though Alexei was the first to use this name, in the Marvel comics there are seven people who have used this name.

3. Been a Ronin

Apart from using the name Red Guardian, Alexei has also used a Ronin coat. Ronin itself is also not only used by one person, one of the users of the name Ronin is Clint Barton aka Hawkeye.

At the beginning of the film Avengers Endgames, Clint became a Ronin before finally being recruited by Natasha again. However, it is different from Ronin, Clint Barton, who uses the identity of Ronin to destroy the mafia and other evil groups. Alexei’s own Ronin is known as the evil Ronin.

4. is a rival to Captain America

As already mentioned, the Red Guardian itself was an attempt by the Soviet Union to compete with Captain America. Alexei was not given a serum injection like Captain America to become a hero.

Basically Alexei himself is already a figure who has strength above the average human being. Apart from being a former pilot he was also trained hard in an effort to make him a Red Guardian.

In addition, he is also armed with a shield similar to that of Captain America. In addition, Alexei has also mastered various martial arts so that he can beat Captain America in various marvel comic stories.

5. Have a flashy costume

If Captain America uses blue, red, and white as the colors for his costume which is based on the flag of the United States of America, Red Guardian also bases the color of his costume in line with the flag of the Soviet Union, namely red with a star on his chest.

In the film Black Widow, Red Guardian will wear a costume that is quite similar to the comic, but with a more partical and white accent.

Those are some interesting facts that Red Guardian aka Alexei Shostakov has. In the Black Widow trailer, we are shown a scene where Alexei is fighting against the Task Master, a villain who has the ability to imitate all his enemy’s movements.

The Black Widow film itself will air on Disney + with Premier Access and in theaters on June 9, 2021.

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