By T. Mack
It’s been big news for weeks that Black Widow is missing from nearly all the Avengers merchandise. She was even replaced in toys representing one of her prominent scenes in the latest Age of Ultron film. I wasn’t the only one to be more than a little ticked off about it.This past Sunday, lady geeks and cosplayers took to the internet and created flash mobs in select cities to show support for Marvel’s Black Widow and protest her lack of representation.
In an exclusive interview with themarysue.com, the movement’s organizer, Kristin Rielly, explains that she had the idea about three weeks ago while sitting on her couch.
“I hope that this is the beginning of a more inclusive superhero universe for future movies and merchandise. I hope that the companies making awesome movies and fantastic toys and clothes realize that they can do even more because they have a bigger demographic than they originally thought. And I hope this inspires more geek girls to stand up and continue to have a strong and positive voice for inclusion in our community.” says Rielly.
Let’s hope this movement caught Marvel’s attention. It’s a good time to be a fangirl, after all. Social media gives fans some power. If we shout loud enough, we can sometimes get what we ask for (see the new Deadpool movie coming in 2016). I really hope this is one of those times because I would love to see a real Black Widow movie.