So I came across this poll on Twitter…
People have been asking for a Black Widow movie for a long time. It had me thinking. Why would you watch a Black Widow solo movie?
Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the term ‘Black Widow’ is popularly known as the S.H.I.E.L.D spy and not the ravenous arachnid. Try it. Google ‘Black Widow’. Just that.
Why would you watch a Black Widow movie?
For the guys:
Let’s face it. ScarJo is hot. The comic Black Widow is hot. The movie will be hot.
We want action. Yeah, powers and thingamajics are awesome but who does not want physical combat with the occasional bang-bang-shoot-shoot?
For the girls:
ScarJo is hot. Want fitspiration? Check yourself in front of a full-length mirror. Then, look at ScarJo. There’s your fitspiration.
Have you seen her hair? The ultimate red! And it does not frizz no matter what she does! That is injustice.
This is girl power overload! Badass woman carrying badass guns saving the bad world from the bad guys. Drool.
One must understand. Black Widow is more than eye-candy.
The Black Widow is a strong and independent woman. She can take care of herself and she is quite smart. No damsel in distress here. (See Widow’s initial scene in Avengers)
Despite being a heartless and conniving spy, she is a person who prides in her loyalty and her dignity. (See Loki/Widow confrontation or the group argument pre-Helicarrier attack in the Avengers)
Despite being heartless, she actually has a heart. (See Green-Widow/Brutasha/Bannova/Romanner/urgh-I-suck-at-creating-OTP’s in Age of Ultron)
She has one hell of a backstory.
She is open-minded and knows when to back down and when to move forward. (See Civil War)
Black Widow is more than a pretty face. She has substance. Actually, if you remove the lying and killing bit, she would make an ideal role model for women of all ages. She would make an ideal girlfriend. She would make an ideal wife.
Just imagine it. All the action and all the crime-fighting as usual then she is making everything fine and all. Suddenly, there was a blast from the past and all her sins would come haunting back to get her. KGB+SHIELD+Romanova attachments+that gushing red ledger
Ain’t that something fun to see?
But then again, that would be too predictable of a plot. I am sure Marvel came cook up something better.
But then again, there is still a possibility that there would be no Widow movie.