Clark Gregg is here to beg - and we are all begging alongside him. Please Marvel, give Black Widow her own movie!
In an article published by DigitalSpy last week, actor and fan-favorite Clark Gregg revealed that he has some strong opinions when it comes to a potential Black Widow feature film.
"Black Widow has been around from day one of this, and is portrayed with this kind of heavy-hearted ferocity by Scarlett Johansson - who I think is as good as any actor working today. It seems like it would be tragic, it would be a waste, if that character wasn't given the spotlight in the way that some of the other characters have been. If I know Marvel, they won't let that happen, because she's too valuable an asset."
I could not agree more! A Black Widow stand-alone movie is long overdue, and it's time the men take a step back and let the women of the MCU enjoy the spotlight for a change. After all, DC are releasing Wonder Woman in 2017, so Marvel definitely have some catching up to do in the gender-equality department.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star went on to explain why he thinks it's important to have a Black Widow movie, and his comment is heartwarming:
"Y'know, I have a 13-year-old daughter and one of the things I'm proudest about with our show is that there are very strong, very intelligent women who are just as responsible for SHIELD not being exterminated as Phil Coulson - and that's not lost on my daughter and her friends."
I truly hope Marvel will listen to this plea, especially since it's coming from Phil Coulson himself! (Okay, not really, but we can pretend, okay?)
Until we hear any news from them we can at least comfort ourselves by once more watching the trailer for Captain America: Civil War.