Marvel Cinematic Universe is the largest film franchise in the world, but not without its controversies. One of them was born in 2015 on the Avengers: Age of Ultron Press Tour.
Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner, who play Captain America and hockey characters, are in conversation with Digital Spy. They asked how fans were transporting Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, the then only female Avenger, with their characters, and the Age of Ultron Marketing also hinted at a romance between Black Widow and the Hulk.
Renner began to reply, “She’s a sl **” which made Evans laugh. Evans agrees with him and Natasha adds “full wh ** e”.
Shocking sexist, insulting comments. The video interview drew tremendous backlash from the media and fans and there were several appeals for the actors to apologize. A day later, Evans and Renner shared their fan-friendly statements with Entertainment Weekly.
Evans said, “Yesterday there were rumors that Black Widow wanted to be associated with both hockey and Captain America. We responded in a very childish and offensive manner, which angered some fans. I apologize and sincerely apologize.”
Renner’s apology is a bit ironic, suggesting that the “tasteless” joke was aimed at a fictional character, so it’s not so serious. “I’m sorry for bothering anyone with this tasteless joke about the fictional character. It’s not meant to be serious in any way. Have fun on a tiring and boring press tour,” it read.
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson The owner of Marvel Studios is in a legal dispute with Disney. She sued the studio for releasing the film simultaneously in theaters and on Disney +. Her lawsuit alleges that the film’s simultaneous release on Disney + damaged box office performance.