The films of Marvel Studios continue to bring audiences out in droves to see the continuing adventures of some extremely enduring characters. From Iron Man, to Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, they have demonstrated their ability to captivate audiences by focusing on characters first. Some fans, though, think one character in particular has gotten a short end of the stick, and they want to send a clear message that people want more.
According to an official press release from multiple organizers, a massive, multi-city flash mob featuring Black Widow cosplayers in cities across America will be coming together today, June 6th, to try and send a message to Marvel Studios. From the press release:
We have coordinated a massive multi-city flash mob for June 6th 2015, where hundreds of cosplayers will be dressed as Black Widow to send a POSITIVE message that this is a character we WANT to see more of. We want to see her star in her own movie, we want to see her on apparel, and she totally deserves her own action figure!
Each city flash mob has a secret location where Natashas will appear, create buzz, get their images online, and trend our message #WEWANTWIDOW.
The press release also says that “hundreds” of online supporters will be changing their profile pictures on social media to one featuring Black Widow, in order to show solidarity with the aims of the campaign. While we know that Black Widow will be appearing in next year’s Captain America: Civil War — played once again by Scarlett Johansson — we don’t yet know the extent of her appearances after that film is released next May. Unlike Thor, the Hulk, and Iron Man, Widow was still a member of the Avengers at the end of Age of Ultron, so it seems likely that she could show up in Avengers: Infinity War, but that’s certainly not assured.
Instead of Black Widow leading Marvel’s first female-centric superhero film, that honor will go to Captain Marvel when it’s released as part of the studio’s “Phase Three” on November 2nd, 2018. That’s done nothing to stop fans from demanding to see her get her own film, though, as evidenced by this effort. Hopefully, the right people will be paying attention to social media today, because a Black Widow-centric Marvel film would likely go over pretty well with just about everyone.
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