The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a fascinating place right now. We’re currently in the interim period between phases, with a number of months passing before Phase Four is kicked off. The next MCU movie hitting theaters is Cate Shortland’s Black Widow, which will send of Scarlett Johansson’s title character for the last time. There are plenty of new characters in the highly anticipated blockbuster, chief among them being David Harbour’s Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian. And it turns out that he was basically the Captain America of Russia, despite his many flaws.