Scarlett Johansson denounces Iron Man 2 for sexualizing Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson reflected on her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Black Widow in Iron man 2, and it’s not just wine and roses. Johansson, who has been with the franchise for over a decade now, debuted in the 2010 sequel. His character has come a long way since then. Namely, the actress went beyond the sexualization of her character that took place in the film in question.

Black Widow is finally set to hit theaters next month, which will serve as Scarlett Johansson’s long-awaited solo debut in the MCU. In a recent interview in preparation for the film, she was asked about the sexualization of superheroes and how it affected the film. While reflecting on how that changed during her time in this universe, she criticized Natasha Romanoff’s treatment in Iron man 2. Here’s what she had to say about it.

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“You look back Iron man 2 and even though it was really fun and there were a lot of good times, the character is so sexualized, you know? We really talked about it like it was a piece of something, like a possession or a thing or whatever, like a piece of ass, really. And Tony even refers to her as something like that at one point. What is he saying? ‘I want some.’ Yeah and at one point calls it a piece of meat. “

In Iron man 2, Natasha Romanoff is a secret agent of SHIELD who is sent to spy on Tony Stark by Nick Fury. And, indeed, there are times when she is seen in a sexual light. It has become much less common over time The Avengers rolled in 2012. Speaking further, Scarlett johansson dove a little deeper into how his thinking has changed.

“Maybe at that point it actually sounded like a compliment. You know what I mean? Because my way of thinking was different. Maybe I would even have, you know, that my own worth was probably measured against that type of comment or like a lot of young women you thrive and understand your own worth. It’s changing now. Now people, young girls, get a lot more message. positive, but it’s amazing to be a part of that change and to be able to come out to the other side and be a part of this old story, but also to move forward. To evolve. I think that’s pretty cool. “

While in hindsight it may have been a rough start, Black Widow has grown into a huge and beloved part of the MCU. Scarlett Johannson has since appeared in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Sadly, Natasha encountered her disappearance in Endgame. Black Widow takes place between the events of Civil war and End of Game.

Iron man 2 It might not be the most beloved MCU movie, but Scarlett Johansson isn’t the only star criticizing it. Mickey Rourke, who played villainous Ivan Vanko, recently took aim, not only at this movie, but Marvel movies in general, calling them shit.Black Widow is scheduled to debut on July 9. This news comes to us via Collider.

Topics: Iron Man 2, Black Widow

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