Avengers: Endgame Star Says Early McU Films Were A “Major Testosterone Festival”

There’s a scene in Iron Man 2, when Tony Stark is quite literally ogling the fresh-faced Black Widow (“I want one”), that hasn’t aged particularly well.

In fact, it already feels like a museum piece in the era of #MeToo. So it comes as no surprise that Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, looks back on McU Phase One as a “major testosterone festival,” in which competing heroes drown out most, if not all female representation.

Currently in the midst of Avengers: Endgame‘s global press tour, Johansson swung by Lorraine (h/t Digital Spy) and spoke to guest host Christine Lampard about the McU’s imminent showdown, and why she felt nothing but relief when Marvel Studios finally opened its doors to other female characters besides Black Widow – think Peggy Carter, Scarlet Witch, Okoye and the supercharged Captain Marvel.

Oh yeah, it’s a huge relief for me because,

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