Scarlett Johansson is hoping that if you loved The Avengers (which you already did because you saw it last night at midnight), you’d also love to see her super spy character Black Widow kicking malevolent butt in a spin-off of her very own. “I love her origin story. I think it’s just such a riveting one. It’s just steeped in history and the richness to shoot in Russia, perhaps,” ScarJo told HuffPo. I hope that the fans’ voice is loud enough and they want to see a Widow origin story, I know Marvel would be happy to entertain that. We’ve spoken a lot about it.”
Seeing as how ScarJo is currently the only Avenger not to get her own movie, we think a Black Widow film should be made on the basis of justice alone. On the other hand, we also love seeing her beat people up with a chair. The only problem? Some of the most recent female superhero movies have been, well, big, gigantic flops. In case you’re wondering what ScarJo might have to fight through to take her Earth-saving skills to the big screen:
- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Rocking a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, Angelina Jolie channeled the sexy British video game archeologist for two films. It helped make Angie a superstar, but it would be awesome if we could get a female superhero who wasn’t obligated to pad her bra while fighting the forces of evil.
- Catwoman (2004): Halle Berry accepted the 2005 Worst Actress Razzie for her take on the feline superwoman in person, four years after snagging an Oscar for Monster’s Ball. While we appreciate Halle’s killer sense of humor, this is why we need a brave A-lister to go back in and wrestle the genre to the ground!
- Elektra (2005): Jennifer Garner starred in this movie, which you probably don’t even remember happening. Sadly, it was a box-office bust and currently has a 10% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was also a spin-off of Daredevil…starring Ben Affleck. You need to wash all these bad memories out of our mouths with some sweet karate-chops, Scarlett! Do it now!
So what do you think? Would you get in line for a Black Widow flick? At least so you’re totally up to speed for The Avengers 2?
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