Robert Downey Jr Thinks Black Widow Should Get Her Own Film
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.03.2014
But he thinks all the Avengers deserve a franchise...
In an interview with USA Today, Robert Downey Jr gave his thoughts on if Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) should get her own movie.
He said: "Doesn't Scarlett deserve a break? 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. 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."
When told about the financial success of Lucy (which starred Johansson), he replied: "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–. And 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."