Robert Downey Jr. has weighed in on talks about whether or not Black Widow should get her own movie. Speaking to USA Today, the actor gave a diplomatic comment on the issue. "Doesn't Scarlett deserve a break?" he said with a laugh, noting that Scarlett Johansson would soon become a first-time mom.
The "Iron Man" actor, who is currently expecting his second child with wife Susan together, added that there are other female characters in Marvel universe that deserve the spotlight. "Look, I think that the interesting thing particularly after 'Guardians' with Zoe (Saldana), (or) even from the first 'Iron Man' where Pepper was kind of this really - to me the Iron Man franchise would never have taken off without (Gwyneth) Paltrow. There's something about her that grounded the story. She's not your typical lady in a superhero movie, and then by 'Iron Man 3' she's swallowing serums and putting on suits and kicking (butt) and all that stuff."
Still, he realized Black Widow and Johansson's selling points would make it reasonable to make a standalone film for the character. "It would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow (to lead a movie). It just seems like whatever Scarlett does people want to go see it," he explained.
Downey Jr. thought other Avengers deserved their own franchise. "The funny thing is honestly at this point everyone deserves a franchise. I think Jeremy Renner is - when folks see the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' he's just a rockstar, a bada**," he said of Hawkeye before adding, "And (Mark) Ruffalo is pumped. He does great (work). I'd like to hear them talk even more seriously about a Hulk franchise, because that's been one of the toughest ones to get right. But I'm sure that my parent company is feeling expansive and and bold after the summer they've had."
Fans have been itching for a Black Widow movie which some think have been too long to come. Stan Lee recently said, "She will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies."