Johansson, of course, plays Black Widow in the various Avengers movies, the latest of which hits theaters this weekend. The films have been box-office blockbusters, with Black Widow in particular stealing the show. This has led many to wonder why Johansson’s character has not yet been the subject of a standalone Marvel film. So far, there are no plans for a Black Widow movie, and leaked Sony emails imply that Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter doesn’t think a female-led film is worth making.
Now, thanks to Saturday Night Live, we have a hilarious (yet sadly accurate) idea of what such a film would look like. When Scarlet Johansson guest-hosted the series this weekend, she starred in a spoof trailer for a new movie called Black Widow: Age Of Me.
“You wanna know, why no Black Widow movie?” a narrator says at the start of this SNL trailer. “Does Marvel not know how to make a girl superhero movie? Chill! Marvel gets women.”
But instead of kicking butt and taking names, Black Widow spends much of this spoof acting like a typical rom-com lead. She thrives at her fashion internship, eats Chinese food with her fellow Avengers, and falls in love with Ultron.
“So, who’s the guy?” Thor (Taran Killam) asks Black Widow in the Age Of Me trailer on SNL.
Black Widow then responds: “Why do you always think there’s a guy, Thor?”
He fires back: “Honey, you’re putting ketchup on your cereal!”
Of course, when Ultron starts destroying the city, things quickly turn for Black Widow. So she runs away to Paris and starts a romance with the Hulk (Bobby Moynihan) instead. Check out the fake Saturday Night Live trailer for yourself below!