Though many fans came to Black Widow through the Marvel comic books, plenty of others discovered this kick-butt character through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Scarlett Johansson has brilliantly protrayed the character through several films now, and with a few more on the way. Here’s a look at our picks for her top 5 moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
#1 Widow Meets Tony Stark
Black Widow is undercover when she first meets Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), who invites her into the boxing ring to spar with his buddy Happy (Jon Favreau). The end result is a brilliant and hilarious scene:
#2 Black Widow in Action
Later in Iron Man 2, Natasha goes into full Black Widow mode and kicks some serious ass, with Happy tagging along against her wishes. It’s hilarious to watch Happy enthusiastically fighting off one single guy, while Natasha takes out several bad guys almost effortlessly.
#3 “I’m Working”
When we first see Black Widow in the first Avengers movie, she is clearly on a spy job of some kind — she’s undercover in a black cocktail dress and hose, tied to a chair, while Russian mobsters interrogate her. It’s another hilarious and butt-kicking scene to see Widow answer a phone call from Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. and then deal with the mobsters at the same time.
When Loki is aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, Black Widow goes to see Loki — who tries to emotionally manipulate her. He appears to succeed until — surprise — Widow actually had the upper hand. Clever girl. (Also, this is the scene in which she utters that wonderful line, “Love is for children.”)
#5 “We’re Getting Married”
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Widow and Cap go on the run when they discover Hydra has overtaken S.H.I.E.L.D. While dressed as civilians, they use an Apple Store computer to hack into some files. Later, while walking through the mall, they have a little lip-on-lip action to throw off Hydra agents … and thus all the Cap/Widow Shippers were born. (Myself included!)
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