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Scarlett Johansson criticizes sexualization of Black Widow in Iron Man 2

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Scarlett Johansson could also be proud of most of her Marvel journey however on the subject of IRON MAN 2, she has some alternative phrases about how she was portrayed in the movie.

During an interview with “Collider“, Johansson started by mentioning that her character has advanced over time and half of that has been as a consequence of her personal progress as an individual and an actress. Once Johansson began talking on her begin in the MCU, the actress identified that the way in which Black Widow was portrayed in 2010’s Iron Man 2, was utterly oversexualized. Here is what she needed to say:

“All of that is related to that move away from the kind of hyper-sexualization of this character and, I mean, you look at Iron Man 2 and while it was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so sexualized, you know? Really talked about like she’s a piece of something, like a possession or a thing or whatever — like a piece of ass, really. And [Tony Stark] even refers to her as something like that at one point… ‘I want some’ [says Tony] … and at one point calls her a piece of meat and maybe at that time that actually felt like a compliment. You know what I mean? Because my thinking was different. Maybe I even would have, you know, my own self-worth was probably measured against that type of comment or, like a lot of young women, you come into your own and you understand your own self-worth. It’s changing now. Now people, young girls, are getting a much more positive message, but it’s been incredible to be a part of that shift and be able to come out the other side and be a part of that old story, but also progress.”

She is not completely unsuitable right here. The character is not given a lot depth to talk of in that movie as she and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury are shoehorned in to start organising in The Avengers. There are additionally moments when she is handled extra like an object relatively than a human being. The instance that Johansson is referencing in the quote entails an undercover Natasha sparing in a boxing ring with Tony’s assistant/bodyguard Happy (Jon Favreau) the place she rapidly takes him down. Afterward, she asks for Tony’s fingerprint on a doc. As Tony watches her stroll away, he tells Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) “I want one,” and Pepper replies, “No.” 

Even although Johansson is talking on the matter, it does not imply she’s calling out Marvel in a unfavorable method. She’s merely saying that there was important progress since her debut in Iron Man 2 and her personal evolution as an individual and an actress makes her view that point a lot in a different way. Johansson says “10 years have passed and things have happened and I have a much different, more evolved understanding of myself … as a woman, I’m in a different place in my life.” This is somebody reflecting and perhaps pondering how she would’ve dealt with sure issues in a different way.” 

The character has definitely advanced past her early beginnings and that is due to Johansson’s enter and totally different writers giving her extra layers. As she embarks on the discharge of her personal standalone movie, Natasha Romanoff is precisely the place Scarlett Johansson desires her and that evolution has been nice to look at throughout her varied movies in the MCU. 

What are YOUR ideas about how Black Widow is portrayed in Iron Man 2?

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