Date: 1st October 2013
After starring in 'Avengers Assemble' you'd think Scarlett Johansson would appreciate the rise of comic book movies. But it seems she's not exactly a fan…
She may feel right at home leaping around in a tight, leather cat suit, but it looks as though Marvel's Black Widow isn't fussed on all these comic book movies… and Scarlett Johansson reveals that she thinks most comic book movies aren't very good. Pretty harsh words there, Scarlett - especially from someone who's appeared in more than her fair share.
In an interview with Refinery 29, the Marvel superhero revealed that she's just not that into comic book movies… and thinks most of them are a bit rubbish.
"The majority of the superhero movies have not been very good," she said. "They were simply not made well."
But before you start threatening to boycott the next Avengers movie, it looks as though her problem might be more to do with how her fellow female heroes are represented.
"They were about spinning through the air and putting your hands on your hips," she explained… obviously referencing the Lynda Carter days of female superhero shenanigans. "With the Black Widow we do something more, although of course the physicality and her image is important. To me, this character has given me a great opportunity. Joss has jumped the fence with Avengers to celebrate a female character that is not a simple ornament inside the group. He's not interested in just selling her physical attractiveness."
And you have to admit, while Natasha Romanoff looks great in skin-tight leather, she's without a doubt the strongest female hero we've seen on screen in a very long time.
"I love it," Johansson explained. "I think it is a sensational character. It is a professional, highly skilled, dangerous, mysterious superhero. I love playing it. I think that it is rare to find a woman sexy and intelligent on the big screen, able to fight anyone (including men) and overcome them physically and emotionally, and my character does it."
Source: Press Release