David Harbour has fans thirsting over his Red Guardian role in the Black Widow trailer
4 December 2019, 15:38 | Updated: 4 December 2019, 19:48
David Harbour shirtless and covered in tattoos. Thank you, Marvel.
Following the summer of printed shirt, dad bod Chief Hopper in Stranger Things 3 and THAT SNL bicep moment in October, I am thrilled to confirm that the internet's thirst levels for David Harbour have spiked yet again, thanks to the new trailer for Marvel's Black Widow.
The long-awaited first look at the Black Widow standalone movie dropped yesterday (Dec 3) and gave us a glimpse at Scarlett Johansson back in Natasha Romanoff's wig. Marvel fans promptly lost it over the clip, with the majority of the internet pledging their unwavering allegiance to Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz almost immediately.
But amidst all the screaming and the theorising about whether or not Yelena is wearing the same green vest Nat wore in Infinity War, thirst levels were rising thanks to David Harbour's role as the Red Guardian.
Who is David Harbour playing in Black Widow?
Fresh off a season of Stranger Things that also involved Russians, David Harbour is playing the Red Guardian, who is basically the Russian version of Captain America – and his name is Alexei Shostakov (yes, Alexei... we know!)
In the comics, the Red Guardian and the Black Widow were actually in an arranged marriage but based on the trailer, it looks like Harbour's Alexei is more of a family figure to Nat (Johansson), Melina (Weisz) and Yelena (Pugh). After breaking out of the jail he was being held in and returning home, he says “family, back together again” to the ladies sitting around the table.
But then again, you never know. As always, Marvel is keeping details about the film under wraps and anything could happen.
The trailer shows clips of Harbour as the Red Guardian donning his suit for the first time in years, throwing hands with a soldier, and flexing his muscles in the mirror. Shirtless. Covered in tattoos. The internet has not been able to cope since.
David Harbour looks so sexy with all those tattoos and that accent but I already know they’re gonna use him for all their cringe comedy quips just let him be scary and hot FUCK— donnia (@fincherism) December 3, 2019
Beefy David Harbour is what the MCU desperately needed pic.twitter.com/CWkhU9dTDO— JamesMan (@TheOnlyJamesMan) December 3, 2019
Listen. I’m not going to see Black Widow in the theater. But when I do borrow it from the library, it will be so I can see David Harbour shirtless and tattooed. pic.twitter.com/BGVC3zZWVf— Dewey (@unfiltered_lib) December 3, 2019
DAVID HARBOUR SHIRTLESS, COVERED IN TATTOOS, WITH A RUSSIAN ACCENT IS A WHOLE WET DREAM I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD BUT MY GOD BE STILL MY BEATING VAGINA pic.twitter.com/BqnaZJPZE1— go away (@hopperfucker666) December 3, 2019
I want tattooed David Harbour to beat the shit out of me pic.twitter.com/Aru5aQJiBy— lauren (@sherlockstump) December 3, 2019
I understand it was a black widow trailer but can we talk about my husband David Harbour for a moment? pic.twitter.com/UZDhDOeeeT— 𝐟𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐮 📌 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑢𝑐𝑘𝑦 𝑎𝑢 (@sambuckytrash) December 3, 2019
David Harbour- several points where made Sir pic.twitter.com/pQrHKlxqH9— 𝐼𝓈𝒶𝒶𝒸 (@klinexsgrce) December 3, 2019
In and amongst all the thirst, fans were also generally hyped to see Harbour in the role. People are already predicting that Alexei is going to be the best part of the whole film.
See, now this is a good use of your David Harbour pic.twitter.com/IlbE7gjiLI— Randy Meeks (@randyfromtumblr) December 3, 2019
Red Guardian D+ series when? https://t.co/15CdPI2hWm— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) December 3, 2019