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Watch Scarlett Johansson Satirize Marvel’s Lack of Female Superheroes

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Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson took on Marvel’s lack of female-led franchises during her fourth hosting gig of Saturday Night Live.

The sketch features a fake trailer starring Johansson as her Avengers character, Black Widow, as proof that Marvel is indeed capable of creating a female-centered superhero film. “Chill. Marvel gets women,” says the narrator, before Natasha Romanova is seen trading her secret agent duties for an internship at Fashion Weekly and relationship problems with her boyfriend, Ultron.

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The episode, with musical guest Wiz Khalifa, also poked fun in the cold open at the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match—which happened to air at the same time as SNL—with Aidy Bryant stepping into the ring as Pacquiao and Jay Pharoah as the still-undefeated Mayweather.

SNL waded into a more risky topic with its parody coverage of the Baltimore riots, namely, the zero attendance at last week’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox game, which was closed to the public due to the city’s unrest Monday.

See All the Avengers: Age of Ultron Character Posters

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron ManMarvel/Disney
Chris Evans as Captain AmericaMarvel/Disney
Mark Ruffalo as the HulkMarvel/Disney
Scarlett Johansson as Black WidowMarvel/Disney
Chris Hemsworth as ThorMarvel/Disney
Jeremy Renner as HawkeyeMarvel/Disney
Paul Bettany as VisionMarvel/Disney
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick FuryMarvel/Disney
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet WitchMarvel/Disney
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as QuicksilverMarvel/Disney
James Spader as the voice of UltronMarvel/Disney

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