- Buttigieg, Klobuchar come together to laugh at Bloomberg Wednesday 10:29 PM
- Bernie Sanders calls Bloomberg’s wealth ‘grotesque’ to his face Wednesday 9:53 PM
- Angry Bloomberg asks debate moderators if he’s ‘chicken liver’ Wednesday 9:29 PM
- Elizabeth Warren savages everyone else’s healthcare plan Wednesday 9:07 PM
- K-Pop stans help push ‘Pooping for Kaitlin’ hashtag mocking Kent State gun girl Wednesday 8:54 PM
- Fans speculate after learning Pop Smoke posted address prior to fatal home invasion Wednesday 8:11 PM
- Jar of human tongues found in Florida has people shook Wednesday 6:39 PM
- Video of Blueface teaching Obama lookalike to dance is turning heads Wednesday 5:58 PM
- ‘No one has the range’ for this meme Wednesday 5:21 PM
- Mom confronts man who followed daughter through grocery store in viral video Wednesday 5:05 PM
- Major study linking vaping to heart attacks gets retracted Wednesday 4:36 PM
- George Zimmerman is suing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren Wednesday 2:55 PM
- Netflix’s ‘Horse Girl’ accused of ripping off 2017 indie film Wednesday 2:52 PM
- The Genyus Network is a safe social space for stroke survivors Wednesday 2:20 PM
- MAGA hat-wearing dog finishes last in ‘Today Show’ fan vote—still named winner Wednesday 2:03 PM
SNL poked fun at Marvel‘s track record with female characters, giving us a trailer for a Black Widow movie casting the superhero as a stereotypical romcom heroine. Her love interest? Ultron, of course. With the tagline “Marvel gets women,” Black Widow navigates her new job at a fashion magazine with support from her pals the Avengers.
Since the 2004 Catwoman movie reimagined its hero as a graphic designer working at a cosmetics company and battling Sharon Stone’s evil skincare magnate, this Black Widow trailer brings back some horrible memories. Too real, SNL. Too real.
Over the past few years, the campaign for a solo Black Widow franchise has developed from a Marvel fandom daydream into an SNL punchline. But has all this publicity made the movie any more likely to happen? Judging by this leaked email from Marvel boss Ike Perlmutter rejecting “female movies,” probably not.
Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor