The Black Widow movie has garnered a lot of hype as one of the most demanded movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, the Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, just put that in jeopardy. If you go back to the time of the year 2012 as Marvel Cinematic Universe was just reaching new heights with The Avengers, you might be able to hear the cry from thousands of fans demanding a Black Widow movie.
Especially the female fans, in particular, who were celebrating the only female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That energy was carried out pretty much all through the years, never fizzling, but amplified even more when the word finally got around that a Black Widow movie was finally going to happen.
More news is building by the day, and the movie has even signed on its director. But now, those years that were worth of longing, anticipation, and celebration are starting to feel ruined as the star of Black Widow is haphazardly destroying her career.
Scarlett Johansson: What Did She Do That Hurt Black Widow Fans?
She defended herself just last week, against a controversial decision to play a transsexual man in an upcoming movie, Rub & Tug, and it took her until Friday to drop out of the project. You may already be knowing how both Hollywood and Johansson have completely disregarded trans actors when it comes to playing trans roles. That is only just one strike against Scarlett in the out-of-touch missteps that she has taken in her career.
Previously, Scarlett Johansson came under fire for her role in the Ghost in the Shell, in which she played a character that was originally Japanese. The warning signs for the Ghost in the Shell at the box office should have been clear for Rub & Tug when the audiences did not show up as predicted due to the casting decision. And now, it has starting to feel like Black Widow might catch the slack from these two controversies as well.
It is certainly such a shame because the Black Widow movie has managed to amass so much hype over the years. Before we got characters like Gamora, Shuri, Hope van Dyne, and others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow was the only female superhero to look up to. She carried her own weight, she did not take anything from anyone, and you had to admit her fighting style was completely amazing.