SNL brilliantly mocks Marvel's sexism with trailer for "Black Widow: Age of Me"

"For Black Widow, falling in love can be hard. But it can also be incredible"

Published May 3, 2015 12:44PM (EDT)


This week's "Saturday Night Live" called out Marvel's refusal to give one of its female superheroes a movie of her own. Host Scarlett Johansson starred in a trailer for Black Widow's first movie all to herself -- a RomCom about the heroine scoring a job at a fashion magazine in New York and striking up a fraught relationship with Ultron, a robot with a strobe light for a penis.

"You wanna know, why no Black Widow movie?" a narrator growls over the trailer. "Does Marvel not know  how to make a girl superhero movie? Chill! Marvel gets women.

Watch the full sketch below:

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