Robert Downey Jr. On BLACK WIDOW Movie: 'Doesn't Scarlett Johansson Deserve A Break?'

Robert Downey Jr. On BLACK WIDOW Movie: 'Doesn't Scarlett Johansson Deserve A Break?'

Revealing other solo movies he thinks should be spawned from his Avengers: Age of Ultron co-stars, Robert Downey Jr. weighs in on Scarlett Johansson's super spy getting her own spin-off! Check it out!



In response to recent discussions and the longtime demand for Scarlett Johansson to get her own Black Widow movie, USA Today recently asked the actress' Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. to weigh in on the possibility. “Doesn’t Scarlett deserve a break?” said the Iron Man star, laughing, while acknowledging that Johansson is about to become a mother. “Look, I think that the interesting thing particularly after [Guardians of the Galaxy] with Zoe [Saldana], 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 USA Today mentioned how Johansson's Lucy movie beat Hercules at the box office, Robert Downey Jr. 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 badass. 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.” What do you think?

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, with Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The film is set for release on May 1, 2015.
DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR & GAME OF THRONES Actor Peter Dinklage To Star In TOXIC AVENGER Reboot

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR & GAME OF THRONES Actor Peter Dinklage To Star In TOXIC AVENGER Reboot

It's been a while since we had any solid updates on this one, but it's now being reported that Legendary's planned reboot of Troma classic Toxic Avenger has enlisted Peter Dinklage to play Toxie...
CBM's Sunday Showdown: Which Is The Better Superteam - THE AVENGERS Or JUSTICE LEAGUE?

CBM's Sunday Showdown: Which Is The Better Superteam - THE AVENGERS Or JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Here's a tough one! This week, we're pitting two superteams against each other...The Avengers and the Justice League! They're both undeniably iconic, but which group stands out as the best of the best?
MARVEL'S AVENGERS Still Hasn't Recouped Its Development Costs After An Underwhelming Launch

MARVEL'S AVENGERS Still Hasn't Recouped Its Development Costs After An Underwhelming Launch

There's bad news for those of you hoping for a sequel to Marvel's Avengers, as the game still hasn't recouped its development costs and actually caused Square Enix to make a loss during its latest quarter.
Latest Headlines
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY And X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Star Elliot Page (Ellen Page) Comes Out As Trans

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY And X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Star Elliot Page (Ellen Page) Comes Out As Trans

Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy, The Last of Us) has taken to social media to announce that he's come out as trans, and you can find comments from the actor on his decision after the jump...
ARROW Star David Ramsey Returning To The CWVerse As John Diggle And A Mystery Character

ARROW Star David Ramsey Returning To The CWVerse As John Diggle And A "Mystery Character"

Arrow ended with some big teases about what might be in store for John Diggle in The CWVerse, and it's now been confirmed that actor David Ramsey will return to that world as an actor...and director!
ALIEN: Noah Hawley Shares An Update On His Long-Delayed Small Screen Reboot Of The Franchise

ALIEN: Noah Hawley Shares An Update On His Long-Delayed Small Screen Reboot Of The Franchise

Before the Disney/Fox merger, Legion and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley was working on a Doctor Doom movie and Alien TV series for Fox. Now, he's offered an update on where things stand with the latter...
WONDER WOMAN 1984 Star Pedro Pascal Says He Gets To Ham It Up As The Villainous Maxwell Lord

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Star Pedro Pascal Says He Gets To Ham It Up As The Villainous Maxwell Lord

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal has opened up on his role as the villainous Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984, saying he relished the opportunity to do some "schm-acting" as the character. Check it out!
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: 10 Confirmed And Rumored Villains Coming During Phase 4

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: 10 Confirmed And Rumored Villains Coming During Phase 4

The Phase 4 slate may have been delayed, but lots of great villains are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next few years, and we're taking a closer look at the confirmed (and rumoured) names.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: ADLER Exclusive: Writer Lavie Tidhar Talks Mixing Historical And Literary Characters

SHERLOCK HOLMES: ADLER Exclusive: Writer Lavie Tidhar Talks Mixing Historical And Literary Characters

We recently spoke with Lavie Tidhar and Paul McCaffrey about their recent Sherlock Holmes spin-off comic, Adler, which gathers some of the most popular female literary characters from throughout history!