Thanks, SNL: Scarlett Johansson Finally Gets Her Black Widow Movie

Last night, Saturday Night Live and Scarlett Johansson took aim at two things we love to see taken down: sexist attitudes and awful romantic comedies that perpetuate sexist attitudes. The movie trailer spoof for "Black Widow: Age of Me" got so much right.

"Does Marvel not know how to make a girl superhero movie?" movie trailer voice-over guy asks, echoing the question we ask after every announcement of a comic book movie. "Chill. Marvel gets women."

And by getting women, they mean hiring the "writers of 27 Dresses," one of the universal stand-ins for the demise of the rom-com.

The spoof, which pairs the leather-clad heroine with supervillain robot Ultron, could be seen as kind of a bold move for the franchise star. (It was also one of the only funny skits that made use of Johansson's skills.) Then again, Marvel should really be apologizing to Johansson for never entertaining the idea of a Black Widow movie. She's a major reason Avengers: Age of Ultron is having the second-biggest opening weekends of all time, right after Avengers.   
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BTW, Taran Killam as stereotypical gay BFF Thor is our spirit animal for today.      
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