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SNL spoofs Marvel’s lack of female-led films with Black Widow: Age of Me

on May 03, 2015, 12:30pm

This weekend saw the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest entry in Marvel’s highly lucrative series of superhero films that also includes three Iron Man films, two Thor and Captain American movies, a Hulk feature, and a movie starring a raccoon and a walking tree. Despite Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow being featured prominently in four of those films, she’s never been allowed to carry a movie all her own. Until now.

Saturday Night Live brings you the female superhero blockbuster you’ve always wanted in Black Widow: Age of Me. Disproving the myth that Marvel Studios doesn’t know how to market towards women, the story is exactly what attracts a female audience: A romantic comedy. Widow is just a girl living in a New York City apartment with her flamboyant Asgardian roommate, working a new job at a fashion magazine and looking for love. But falling for a deranged robot with destructive emotional outburst isn’t always easy. Watch the trailer for the heartwarming tale below.

For those waiting for a real female-led Marvel film, Captain Marvel is due November 2nd, 2018.