Even if you think you don’t know the superhero landing, you know the superhero landing.
The pose has become as ubiquitous as spandex in superhero movies. How it works is a character drops from a height and slams into the ground in a crouch with feet spread apart, knees bent — or on one knee, always with a fist pounding the earth.
The move, also called a three-point landing, has become so well-worn that it’s parodied in the new “Black Widow” film, out Friday.
Fellow spy Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh, makes fun of the Widow’s dramatic landings (as Scarlett Johansson did memorably in 2010’s “Iron Man 2” and other Marvel films).
“Why do you always do that thing?” Pugh snarks to Johansson. “It’s like a fighting pose. You’re a total poser.”
But where did the superhero landing come from? It’s difficult to pinpoint an…