The last major studio movie to focus on just one female superhero was the disastrous and critically panned Catwoman. We deserve better than that.
It’s shocking that with all of the money that Marvel and Disney rake in with the separate Avengers movies that seem to run perennially, that the studio wouldn’t take the opportunity to release a Black Widow movie. She is the only of the main Avengers cast not to get the solo picture treatment as well as the only female hero in the cast.
Fans agree and have taken to social media and have hit the streets in costume to demand a Black Widow movie. Over the weekend fans gathered in 17 cities around the U.S. to dress in costume as the Russian assassin to let Marvel know that they want a dedicated movie and a greater toy presence for her. In their words #WEWANTWIDOW.
Audiences were treated to a tiny part of her back story in Avengers: Age of Ultron in a hallucinatory flashback that showed Natasha Romanoff’s early days training at an elite assassin academy and many found it to be one of the most interesting parts of the film.
In an interview with The Mary Sue, Kristen Rielly who organized the flashmob event hoped that the number of fans to show their support would prove that a female-centric super hero movie has the audience to be profitable.
“I hope that the companies making awesome movies and fantastic toys and clothes realize that they can do even more because they have a bigger demographic than they originally thought,” said Rielly. “And I hope this inspires more geek girls to stand up and continue to have a strong and positive voice for inclusion in our community.”
Do you want to see Black Widow in a movie, but don’t feel like dressing up in public? You can let your opinion be heard without leaving home by joining in on the #WeWantWidow tag on social media and hopefully we won’t get another Catwoman.