Scarlett Johansson’s Secret Marvel Series Sounds Like Another Feminist #MeToo Project

Details are revealed which fits with the past five years of the M-She-U.

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It’s known that Scarlett Johansson is sticking around Marvel on some sort of secret project as Kevin Feige has confirmed it is happening.

Since Black Widow died in Avengers: Endgame and has been replaced by the “White Widow,” played by Florence Pugh, fans have been wondering how Scarlett Johansson is going to return to the MCU.

Johansson was recently asked about the rumors where the Multiverse was mentioned, but she remained coy.

Details have now come out that claim Scarlett Johansson is developing a new Marvel series as a producer.

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What are the details?

Via Giant Freakin Robot, who has gotten more than one scoop correct, their insiders offer Scarlett Johansson is producing The Blonde Phantom series for Marvel on Disney+.

The site adds it’s unknown if Scarlett Johansson will star as The Blonde Phantom, as again, she played Black Widow.

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Who is The Blonde Phantom?

The character is actually from the 1940s and, according to Wiki, was developed for young female readers as an answer to DC’s Wonder Woman.

It’s said The Blonde Phantom was initially really popular and was featured in various comics for two years, but she was so popular she apparently disappeared for 40 years before popping up as a sidekick in She-Hulk in ’89.

The gist of the character is that it’s the opposite take on the Superman and Lois Lane relationship.

So Louise Grant is a secretary and is in love with her boss, Mark Mason, who owns a detective agency. When Mason goes out investigating, Louise Grant becomes “the glamorous masked hero, rescuing him from danger in a floor-length evening gown.”

Well, Mason falls in love with The Blonde Phantom but is not in love with Louise Grant (like how Lois loves Superman and not Clark Kent), and Louise also is in love with Mark Mason.

Wiki also contains a quote from the writer of the book, “The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy and the History of Comic Book Heroines,” which says about the character:

“Once again, a capable woman hid behind a meek persona and only let her hair down, literally, to come to the aid of a man who completely ignored her unless she assumed a disguise. In a 1947 story entitled “I Hate Myself”, Louise even dreams that Mark finally confesses his love for her, only to have the Blonde Phantom persona appear and steal him away.”

The Blond Phantom also has no powers and is described as “an athletic woman, a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and a fine markswoman with the conventional handgun she carried. She also possesses excellent secretarial skills, as the secretary for the Mark Mason Detective Agency, and later as the secretary of New York City District Attorney Blake Tower.”

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Black Widow is a feminist #MeToo movie

Per the description above, you can see where Disney, Marvel, and Johansson are likely going with the project (how much you want to bet they drop the secretary bit and she won’t wear a “floor-length evening gown?”). You’d have to be a complete fool not to recognize what they did with the past five years of the “M-She-U.”

Scarlett Johansson even admitted her Black Widow movie that bombed so badly she had to sue Disney for money was a feminist #MeToo movie (Harvey Weinstein is the villain).

“I think this film in particular is very much reflective of what’s going on in regards to the Time’s Up movement and the #MeToo movement,” Johansson told Empire Magazine back in 2020. “It would be such a miss if we didn’t address that stuff, if this film didn’t take that head-on. I think, particularly for Cate, it was so important for her to make a movie about women who are helping other women, who lift other women up out of a very difficulty situation. Someone asked me if Natasha was a feminist. Of course she is, it’s obvious. It’s kinda an asinine question.”

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