Black Widow has become one of my favorite superheroes as I’ve followed her story throughout the several films she has appeared in and in every single movie she got cooler and cooler and cooler until now, where she is at her greatest rendition of herself so far. But what did it take to get the character where she is now? What personal obstacles did she have to face to get to Avengers: Infinity War? Well, that’s what I’m about to elaborate on and I’m so excited to share with you her journey from flattering sidekick to the strong leader that she now is. Enjoy!
Iron Man 2 (2010)
When Black Widow was introduced in Iron Man 2 I had no clue who she was (I’ve never read any of the comics.) To me she was just this sexy assistant/secret agent that was supposed to be so great but I just didn’t like her that much. She felt too pretty and young, I might add, for the role and I just felt that she was utilized into the movie as simply eye candy, nothing more. That idea that she was just eye candy dissipated real fast after her next few movies.
The Avengers (2012)
When I went to see The Avengers I still didn’t understand her character very much. She was this S.H.I.E.L.D agent who was an Avenger? Really? What made her so special to be an Avenger other than Marvel including her into the superhero group just so there would at least be one woman in the Avengers? Throughout the film she never excited me or made me say, “Yeah, Black Widow!” She was just, yet again, the pretty sidekick who had a bit of story development as I got an idea of the dark past that she had managed to escape with the kind assistance of Hawkeye. It was the next movie that she appeared in that made me start to actually really like Black Widow.