The Irreplaceable Brilliance of Black Widow

In 2010, Scarlett Johansson brought Natasha Romanoff – the Russian assassin turned S.H.I.E.L.D. super spy turned Avenger, the Black Widow – to life in Iron Man 2.  Since then, she’s appeared in seven different Marvel movies, more than any other Avenger save Iron Man (nine) and Captain America (eight (and the only reason Cap beats her is because he has cameos in TWO films)).  In addition to screen time, I would also argue the Black Widow is more important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole, story-wise, than any other Avenger save Tony or Cap.  Despite that, we still have yet to see a Black Widow solo movie.  Yet, as one of the MCU’s richest creations, she’s worthy of serious acclaim.  This piece has been rolling around in my head for some time.  Given Avengers: Infinity War’s release this week has me looking back, getting nostalgic over, and celebrating the MCU, it seemed like the perfect time to finally write it.

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Scarlett Johansson at the 2017 Oscars / Photo Credit – Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

To discuss the brilliance of Black Widow we must begin with Scarlett Johansson.  I love Scarlett Johansson.  Do you know why I love her?  Sure, she’s undeniably one of the greatest actresses of her generation.  She has an enviable range, playing any role I’ve seen her in brilliantly (and I’ve seen just about all her films).  And yes, she kicks some serious ass.  But I love her most because she clearly loves all things in the nerdy, weird, sci-fi/fantasy world.  Let’s be honest, with her acting skills (so Oscar-worthy in so many films) and her looks (gorgeous), she could be in anything.  She could have made a career of serious, tear-inducing Oscar contenders or she could have easily made her money as a romcom queen.  But she prefers the weird, wild world of sci-fi and fantasy films – from the Avengers movies to Her to Ghost In The Shell (awkward cultural appropriation issues notwithstanding) to Lucy to Under The Skin to The Island.  Yes, of course she does (and is excellent in) other types of movies as well (this is where I tell you Rough Night was the single most underrated comedy of 2017 and it’s one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen and you should see it too and own it as well).  But she keeps coming back to the nerd-corner of cinema and I love her for that!

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Oh my gosh – how could you not fall in love with The Avengers from this scene?!?  What a great way to star the movie!  She’s the first of the team to be called in. / Photo Credit – The Avengers

When we look at the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s not hard to see the centrality and importance of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff either.  Tony Stark/Iron Man is the heart of the MCU, standing at its center and pumping blood through its veins since Iron Man exploded in 2008.  Steve Rogers/Captain America then is its conscience, the incorruptible moral center and being the ideal to strive for.  It’s no surprise Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are synonymous with the MCU.  Their characters deserve their time in the spotlight and their place in our cultural consciousness.  But if Tony’s the heart and Cap’s the conscience, then it’s Natasha who is the soul of the MCU.  She is the one who carries the weight of sin – both in her life and dealing with the messes they make (think Hydra’s corruption of S.H.I.E.L.D.) – and the one who works to pay the price to right these past wrongs.  She embodies the bridge between Tony’s litany of mistakes (which he wrestles with owning given his own hubris) and Steve’s moral perfection (which we all struggle to model).  She’s done some horrible things but she wants to be better; she is better.  Yet she still won’t excuse her past.  She sees “red in her ledger” and she’d “like to wipe it out.”

Black Widow’s character embodies the dual realities of transformation and redemption while reminding us the road to atonement is not easily navigated.  To walk it, we must offer our whole heart, our whole soul.  Natasha does just that.

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Steve challenges Natasha when he realizes she was running a very different mission than he was. / Photo Credit – Captain America: The Winter Solider

Her stories too, are more important to the MCU’s main storyline than any other Avengers – again, save Tony and Cap.  I mean, I love the Thor movies, don’t get me wrong.  But outside of introducing characters (most importantly Thor and Loki) and the Reality Stone into the mix, what else do the Thor movies give that is essential to where the MCU is heading?  The cosmic comings and goings of Asgard are fun…but they aren’t that important in the grand scheme of things.  You could go into Avengers: Infinity War having only met Thor in The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron and, while the haircut and one eye thing might be kind of surprising, you’d still get who he is and where he fits in.  Asgard is exciting but superfluous.

Hulk is even worse.  When the MCU essentially jettisoned The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton, Hulk’s relevance dipped too.  His relationship with Betty (something so worthy of development) is gone and you don’t need that film at all to get General Ross is a dick in Captain America: Civil War.  Hulk is relevant for his time in the Avengers team films, which Natasha is in too, but nothing more.  And Hawkeye…c’mon.  I love Jeremy Renner but he’s ONLY in the Avengers movies.  He’s a fun part of the team, but that’s it.  Also, he’s always sort of felt like the junior member.  I mean, the poor guy doesn’t even get a Twitter emoji for Avengers: Infinity War when you hashtag his name!  Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Vision are all exciting characters, but they’re too new to have a major foothold in the universe.

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It’s Natasha’s job to infiltrate Stark Industries and evaluate whether or not Tony is a good fit for the Avengers. / Photo Credit – Iron Man 2

But Natasha showed up all the way back in Iron Man 2.  This film is criminally underrated but that’s the story for another post.  Here it’s enough to say it was the proto-Avengers, the first SUPERHERO TEAM-UP the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever executed.  And it was the Black Widow who was suiting up alongside Tony and Rhodey’s War Machine.  She’s the one who recruits Bruce Banner for the Avengers, getting them another big brain and an even bigger Hulk.  She helps Steve get reacclimated with the world in the 21st Century, fighting alongside him as a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative and, when it turns out S.H.I.E.L.D. is actually a front for Hydra, it’s Natasha who helps Steve burn it all to the ground.  Then when someone has to face Congress and the media to explain what happened with Hydra and justify the Avengers continued activity in light of the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D. it’s Natasha alone who goes before Congress.  There’s no Cap, no Tony.  There’s no one but Natasha there to face the public scrutiny, own it, and begin to chart their new path forward.  Then, when Tony decides to “retire” from the Avengers after Ultron, she’s the one who stays with Steve to lead the new version of the team.  And when the Civil War comes, she has the strength to try and work with the U.N. on the Accords and, when it’s clear Steve and Bucky are in the right, she has the courage to help them anyway, consequences be damned.  She’s even the very first character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to talk to T’Challa!!!!  Who greets the Black Panther, welcoming him into the MCU?  Why it’s Black freaking Widow, that’s who!

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Natasha and T’Challa discuss him joining ‘Team Iron Man.” / Photo Credit – Captain America: Civil War

Her story beats are more intimately connected to the central plotline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe than anyone who isn’t Tony Stark or Steve Rogers.  And, while we tend to think of Captain America and Iron Man as being the two leading forces in the Avengers, a closer inspection clearly shows it’s the Black Widow who deserves credit for being the second-in-command and that’s been the case since the beginning.  When Maria Hill calls Tony “boss” in Avengers: Age Of Ultron he responds with traditional Stark snark by saying (of Cap), “No, he’s the boss.  I just design everything and pay for everything and make everyone look cooler.”  This is true in the field too.  For all his bravado, Tony knows he isn’t the one who should be leading the Avengers.

During the Chitauri invasion, Cap’s clearly the one calling the shots.  (And rightly so!  He’s CAPTAIN AMERICA after all.)  Tony does his part, securing the perimeter and playing (surprisingly well) as part of the team.  But it’s Natasha who tells Cap they need to shut down the Tesseract if they’re going to have a hope of winning.  Then, she’s the one who figures out how to shut it down!  She’s strategizing and calling the shots, right alongside Cap.  As I mentioned above, after the mess with Ultron, it’s a very different sort of Avengers.  Bruce is in the wind.  Tony and Clint retire to be with their loved ones.  Thor goes in search of answers about the Infinity Stones.  But Nat and Steve stay on with the new incarnation of the team including Wanda, Vision, Sam, and Rhodey.  “They’re good.  They’re not a team,” Steve tells her.  Natasha replies, “Let’s beat ‘em into shape.”

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The leaders of the Avengers, front and center. / Photo Credit – The Avengers

As a character, she’s a good balance to Steve too.  Their demeanors and approaches contrast enough to be interesting yet they balance one another too, each having a bit of what the other lacks.  Like Steve, she never takes any downtime.  To the best of our knowledge from what we see in the MCU, Natasha and Steve are the only two Avengers who don’t take any time away from the team – always active, always fighting to protect the world – whether it’s with S.H.I.E.L.D. or the Avengers, regardless of the incarnation.

One of my favorite scenes between Natasha and Steve comes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  While they’re driving out to an old army base to try and learn what’s on the jump drive Fury gave Steve, they have a brilliant conversation.  We see Nat and Cap as real friends, as equals, with no romantic tension sizzling between them.  That’s rare, in Hollywood, to see a strong depiction of platonic friendship between a female and male character that isn’t laying the ground work for a love interest down the line.  I love their banter and I love how you can see they truly care for each other.  In her portrayal, Scarlett Johansson gives us an authentic friend to Steve while also hinting at the pain Natasha carries with her all the time.  All that moves in the subtleties of this scene is beautiful and painful all at once.

But I know when romantic love finally enters Natasha’s world in Avengers: Age Of Ultron in the form of her budding relationship with Bruce Banner people were divided.  Some claimed it undercut her as a female character, making the romantic relationship a cliché as opposed to letting her remain a strong, independent woman.  I also know people were upset with how much her forced sterilization at the hands of those who made her an assassin in the Red Room seemed to affect her.  I grant I’m not a woman so I’m responding to these critiques as a man.  But, when I watched Age Of Ultron for the first time, neither of these points registered as problematic to me, despite my feminism.

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Aww, look at those two!  Just a couple of crazy kids. / Photo Credit – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Tony, Cap, Thor, and Clint all have romantic relationships across their films and it wasn’t seen as something that diminished their characters.  Plus, romantic love is a defining part of the human experience.  To say Natasha should never experience it or that doing so somehow undercuts her character doesn’t make much sense to me.  In fact, it seems to deny part of her personhood as a fully fleshed out character.  As to her being “too upset” about forced sterilization…I’d be hard pressed to imagine anyone with any semblance of a healthy mental state not being bothered by someone forcing sterilization on them.  This isn’t to say a child and motherhood is the only way her character can find fulfillment.  But to have such a decision forcibly taken from you would naturally leave a scar.  And, relationship or not, when the time comes she does her duty – putting stopping Ultron ahead of her own personal happiness

When it comes to her in action, Black Widow’s unique too.  First, she has to get credit for being the toughest of the Avengers.  She faces everything right alongside the rest of the team but without any superpowers, flashy suits, or even weirdly elaborate bow and arrow set.  It’s her, her cunning, and her physicality.  Whether it’s Hammer drones, the Chitauri, Hydra, Ultron (soooo many Ultrons), or a team-divided, when she goes out there it’s only her against her foes.  No one else does that.  Also, from a cinematic standpoint, I think Black Widow’s the most visually engaging hero when it comes to the battle scenes.  She moves and fights with such grace and elegance.  Thor and Hulk bludgeon everything.  Iron Man blasts and blows everything up.  Hawkeye, to a lesser degree with his arrows, does too.  He’s also often stationary.  Cap comes the closest to her fighting style.  But her acrobatic balance between super spy and superhero is so unique.  She’s such a badass!

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The Black Widow gets ready to spring into action. / Photo Credit – Captain America: Civil War

Natasha is the first Avenger we see in action in The Avengers (which is so important! the movie was such a big deal! (and no, I’m not forgetting about Hawkeye…but I wouldn’t really call getting mind-controlled in the first few minutes and then shooting Nick Fury and driving a car “action”)) and SHE FACES THE FREAKING HULK ON HER OWN when Bruce Hulks out on the helicarrier.  Oh, let’s not forget SHE TOTALLY PLAYS LOKI TOO.  Nat is the first person we see who can trick the trickster…something that won’t happen again until Thor: Ragnarök.  Plus, the woman’s nigh unflappable.

However, the Black Widow isn’t just a kick ass fighter.  She carries a lot.  Of all the Avengers, she has the darkest past.  She’s always haunted by who she was and what she’s done but she doesn’t let it control her.  In The Avengers Loki taunts Natasha, “Can you?  Can you wipe out that much red?  Drakov’s daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire?  Barton told me everything.  Your ledger is dripping, it’s gushing red and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything?!  This is the basest sentimentality.  This is a child’s prayer.  PATHETIC!  You lie and kill in the service of liars and killers.  You pretend to be separate, to have your own code, something that makes up for the horrors but they are a part of you, and they will never go away.”

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Nat ALONE deals with all of this fallout, without fear of the personal cost. / Photo Credit – Captain America: The Winter Solider

Yet, haunted by who she was and all she’s done or not, when the time comes she still dumps everything S.H.I.E.L.D. had on the internet to take down Hydra.  She willingly drops all the walls she’s worked so hard to build and maintain in the name of protecting the world.  This isn’t just the matter of a secret identity.  This is taking the worst face of yourself, your darkest and most private sins, and putting them on display for the world to see and then testifying before Congress about them as the media picks you apart too.  As a character, Natasha wears so many faces, in part, because she’s looking for her own.  Yet she lays it all bare when the time comes, without hesitation.

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Wanda messes with Natasha’s mind. / Photo Credit – Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Natasha Romanoff is nothing if not a picture of resiliency.  The Red Room made her a killer.  She worked for the KGB and when given a second chance, goes “straight” with S.H.I.E.L.D.  Then, when it turns out it’s really Hydra, she takes them down and moves on.  In Avengers: Age Of Ultron, after Wanda lets the most painful parts of her psyche play freely in her mind, she tells Bruce, “I had this dream.  The kind that seems normal but when you wake…  I dreamed I was an Avenger.  That I was anything more than the assassin they made me.”  She begs Bruce to run away with her and yet, when the decision comes, she refuses his offer and triggers his transformation so she and the Hulk could join the fight against Ultron.  And when the Hulk leaves with no way for her to find him, she picks herself up and goes right back to leading the new team with Cap.

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And when Thanos comes, it should be no surprise which two Avengers are on the front lines together, leading the way. / Photo Credit – Avengers: Infinity War

All this is to say Black Widow is important.  I’ll say it again, outside of Iron Man and Captain America, there’s no character more important to shaping the main story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Black Widow.  AND she carried the weight of being the only female superhero in the MCU from 2010 until Gamora showed up in 2014.

Sadly, despite her importance to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow still has yet to receive her own solo movie.  It’s completely unjustifiable and an embarrassing sign of how – for all its brilliance – Marvel Studios doesn’t see the importance of their female characters.  They’re starting to change…slowly.  We have Captain Marvel (FINALLY) coming next year.  But there’s no reason Scarlett Johansson shouldn’t have been headlining her own Black Widow series of films too for at least six years.  It’s something she’s always said she was game for too!  Yet here we are.

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She can handle ANYTHING. / Photo Credit – The Avengers

Marvel keeps Natasha Romanoff from the solo film she’s deserved for years.  Her merchandise is a fraction of what exists for her male counterparts (of the eighty-eight “official” Age Of Ultron products, she was on six (for real)).  She was infamously replaced from one of her most badass scenes in Age Of Ultron (riding her motorcycle through South Korea) in the Hasbro toy with Captain America.  The list of goes on an on.  Marvel’s getting better…but we still have to hold them accountable.  Personally, back around the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron I stopped buying any Avengers t-shirts that featured the team without her.  As sad as it is unsurprising, this greatly limits the Avengers t-shirts I can buy.

Buying options aside, as long as Marvel keeps minimizing/overlooking all Scarlett Johansson has brought to their Cinematic Universe as Black Widow, it’s up to us – as fans – to celebrate what an incredible part of the team she is.  She was Marvel’s first female cinematic superhero.  She’s more important to their story than anyone who isn’t Captain American or Iron Man.  And she’s a complex character, seeking atonement while owning her past, who also happens to be a badass fighter and second-in-command to Captain America himself.  So here’s to you Black Widow!  Even if patriarchal corporate marketing bullshit doesn’t understand how important you are or how much we love you, we, as fans, certainly do.

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We love you Scarlett!  Thank you for all you’ve brought to the MCU!! / Photo Credit – The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

23 thoughts on “The Irreplaceable Brilliance of Black Widow

  1. Fascinating post! I’ve only seen a handful of the Marvel movies (there are just so many!), so this overview of how Black Window ties them all together is really interesting to me.

    I, as a woman, also didn’t have an issue with her falling in love or being upset about sterilization. Both of those things seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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    1. Thank you Briana. I’ve always seen her as this brilliant, layered, well-developed character so it was a fun post to write. I also felt it was one I needed to write. I wanted to take some time to celebrate her importance. I’m happy you enjoyed it :).

      I also appreciate your thoughts on her arc in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” I certainly wouldn’t ever presume to take anything away from someone who objects to it but I appreciate hearing you had no problems with it either. I’ve had conversations with the women in my life, people who’s opinions I value, and they all expressed similar sentiments to yours. That certainly wasn’t the majority opinion I read when the film came out so it’s nice to know others share my view on it.

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      1. I think there are issues when people assume feminism means a specific version of being a woman, instead of recognizing that women are individuals. I mean, I don’t think this is about the movie trying to promote some “message” about “women should want kids.” It’s about an individual female character admitting she wants the option at least. Or her recognition that this could be a relationship deal-breaker for a guy who really wanted biological kids. Or her recognition that even if she doesn’t equate her value as a woman with fertility, there are still people in the world who do, and it can be hard to deal with that kind of judgement.

        Tangentially, in some comments on an article about infants being allowed on the US senate floor, people were still saying things like “If this woman really loved her baby, she would quit her job and stay home with him/her.” You can legitimately feel judged and upset by opinions like that, even if you disagree with them.

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      2. Yes – I think you put it perfectly. In fact, that’s the best analysis I’ve read of Black Widow’s arc in this movie. And I think adding this to/exploring this with her character only gives a rich character even more dimensions.

        I agree with your take on feminism too. At the end of the day it’s about equality and, as you said, allowing women to be individuals. If we’re forcing women into different pre-programmed roles, it’s still a role we’re forcing women to adopt and is still problematic for the same reasons, even coming at it from the other angle. As to the Senate thing…yikes. It’s sad/mind-blowing we’re, at least in some circles and with some people, still espousing rhetoric like that in 2018.

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  2. YES! While I all for the Captain Marvel movie, why is the MCU going with a character we haven’t met (in a movie) yet and ignoring a fan-favorite?

    Plus, as a credit to Black Widow’s awesomeness, I often forget she doesn’t have any super powers. I often get hung up on this issue with Batman, but BW doesn’t even have the benefit of body armor, gadgets & riches like Batman has.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more about the Captain Marvel thing. I love her comics and I’m excited for her film…but it feels so, so wrong Black Widow wasn’t the first female-led Marvel movie too. She’s been playing this part for EIGHT YEARS. And we love her! Marvel’s been missing the boat here for years.

      I love your Batman comparison too! For Batman it always feels like *a thing* – “Look how tough I am with no powers.” For Black Widow, it’s just how she rolls. It’s never a gimmick or played out. She just shows up and does what she has to do, keeping pace with the big powers and big suits.

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  3. The lack of a Black Widow movie (or even a BW/Hawkeye movie) is really just insane. She’s never been one of my favorite Avengers or anything, but you are totally correct in her importance in the MCU.

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    1. Yep, it’s absolutely ridiculous. And, if we were to get a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie, it would be nice – given both her importance to the Avengers/MCU and how Marvel tends to underplay their female superheroes – if she got top billing. I’d like to see a Black Widow movie with Hawkeye where either she’s the only name in the title (like ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ with the Hulk) or she comes first (‘Black Widow and Hawkeye’ as opposed to ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’). I keep hearing rumors of her FINALLY getting a solo film but c’mon Marvel! Make this happen!

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  4. Batman and Black Widow are a great analogy. Black Widow, as a character, should have a movie. Loved her scenes in Infinity War too….the fact she brings just herself into the fight scenes is inspiring…..

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post Gary! This was one of those ones that was in my mind for a while and, once I started writing, I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to do! It was one of those posts that I just felt I needed to write. It’s fun when those come together :).

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    1. Black Widow is an incredible character. The novels are written by Margaret Stohl who writes the ‘Captain Marvel’ comic and she is an INCREDIBLE author. As an added bonus, you get a strong female character written by a brilliant female author. Also…BLACK WIDOW IS AMAZING.

      Did that work? Because I haven’t read them myself but now I think I have to…like, for real. I’m going to the book store today. I’ve always been intrigued by them but the Margaret Stohl thing put me over the top.

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  5. Great Post!
    Natasha is the only reason I watched and rewatched Iron Man 2
    As I mentioned in my MCU Countdown Post, Iron Man 3 should have been the Black Widow movie we deserve (it would certainly have charted a lot higher than IM3!)

    To honour BW’s contribution to the MCU, it was imperative that she got a quote in my Post! Thanks for including the clip of Natasha and Steve (notice how Brad doesn’t type Steve and Natasha – hope somebody appreciates that! 😉 ) from Winter Soldier – not only one of my favourite scenes (co, yes, it so subtle) but the first I thot of when it came to acquiring an appropriate quote.

    Afraid so: countless are the stories (from both US & UK) of mothers dischuffed at not being able to get ANY merchandise featuring their daughter’s fave Avenger… 😦
    A major drag concerning Avengers: Infinity War: if Natasha hadn’t dyed her hair blonde, I would probably never have noticed her 😦 😦

    Heck, not like me to end a Comment on a sour note: you – and your impeccable writing – are still as cool as ever, bro! 🙂

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    1. Keeping with the positives, I would LOVE to see the MCU go the A-Force route, for at least one team-up film. In the comics they were the all-female version of the Avengers. I heard the women of Marvel, as it were, brought the idea of to Kevin Feige as they all worked on ‘Infinity War’/’Avengers 4.’ The thought of a movie with Black Widow, the Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Okoye, Shuri, Nebula, Mantis, the Wasp, Valkyrie, and Captain Marvel (or any combination of the above) would be INCREDIBLE. I think it would be a nice nod to both Black Widow’s importance (let her command a team on her own) as well as making up for some of the painfully guy-heavy arcs in the MCU. Plus, I can imagine it would be a whole lot of fun!

      I’m with you on Natasha in ‘Iron Man 2’ as well. I’m one who really does love the movie (I know that’s a minority opinion!) but a BIG part of what makes me love it so much is Natasha and Rhodey. This was the first TEAM-UP we ever saw in the MCU. And while it’s not perfect (and now we have them all the time) this showed it could work. And I’ll always love ‘Iron Man 2’ for that. Also, wow…seeing a Black Widow movie that early in Phase Two would have been beyond brilliant! We could have had two Black Widow solo films by now! I wish you were making those calls my friend.

      And I DID appreciate your wording of “Natasha and Steve” too :). There are several moments in ‘Winter Soldier’ where, much like Hermione in ‘Harry Potter,’ it’s Natasha’s brains that keep them alive. She’s more than earned her moments of top billing. And, of course, great minds think alike as far as the scene/quote choice goes :).

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      1. Yes, I read about Valkyrie pitching th idea of an all-female ensemble movie; the demographics of comic-reading has changed so much in the last 20 yrs – more female readers; more female cosplayers @ conventions etc.
        When I was at school, boys read comics -girls didn’t = it was as simple as that! Only this year have I learnt that a regular Follower read DC/Marvel when she was younger – just 1!
        Seeing a Black Widow movie that early in Phase 2 seems like a logical step – wanted to investigate that myself but afraid it would make for uncomfortable reading.
        Thanks for the appreciation
        And I really dig this lengthy reply!
        Thinks for thanking of me! 🙂

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    1. Wow – that was a great work of editing! There were so many of Scarlett Johansson’s films woven together over that song. I loved the intro piece from ‘Her’ too. That’s one of my all time favorite films.

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