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Black Widow Files: Marvel's Just Trolling Us Now

By Kristy Puchko | Marvel Movies | May 12, 2015 |

By Kristy Puchko | Marvel Movies | May 12, 2015 |


Maybe you thought the public outcry for Black Widow toys—backed even by Avengers: Age of Ultron cast members—would have reached the lofty towers of Disney/Marvel merchandising by now. You’d be wrong. Actually, this shit is getting outright ridiculous with the release of the Cycle Blast Quinjet playset pictured here, courtesy of Polygon:

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First off, note that Black Wids is the only Avenger NOT pictured on the box.* Then notice what Captain America’s riding. It’s the badass motorcycle that Black Widow rode in the movie during that sprawling South Korea chase sequence. Remember? The one where she says, “I’m always picking up after you boys?” The one where she saves the day and risks her life to secure the cradle away from Ultron and his evil schemes? Well, it’s cool if you forgot because apparently Disney/Marvel did too and they made the damn movie.

But that’s not all! The Mary Sue shared a few more playsets that retcon Avengers: Age of Ultron to downplay Black Widow’s involvement:

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Excuse us for a moment.

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*Also that d-bag Hawkeye. But who cares about him?

Kristy Puchko can’t even sometimes.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.



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