Yo, anon, I’m sure you didn’t upset me intentionally, but this ask made me really angry.
Not because I don’t have answers. There are plenty of answers that I could throw at you, justifying why I want a Black Widow movie in particular, or arguing your specific points. No, this ask upset me because, for a second, my brain started whirring with all the answers you wanted to provoke me to give.
Well, you know what? No. You are not going to trap me into getting into a fight over which woman in Marvel is such a special snowflake that she somehow ~deserves~ to be the one woman to get a movie among all the men. I’m not going to get sucked in to arguing against Carol, who I adore, to justify my love of Natasha. It goes against everything I love about both Carol and Nat to place them in some kind of steel cage match for dominance to be the One True Token Lady.
Black Widow and Captain Marvel are both amazing, talented, competent characters who transcend their superhero archetypes, who are noteworthy for their personalities as well as their genders, and who are both currently headlining comic series that fans love. A Captain Marvel movie could not be a substitution for a Black Widow movie, any more than vice versa, because the characters are not interchangeable. They’re vehicles for telling dramatically different stories.
If you don’t want a Black Widow movie, that’s fine, although I’m not really sure why you’ve chosen to share this unsolicited opinion with a tumblr dedicated to literally nothing but that goal. But don’t you dare try to divide and conquer fans of female characters. We have women like Natasha and Carol to look up to. We are not buying into that petty divisive crap anymore.