The topic of a solo Black Widow film has been top of mind for a long time now. Scarlett Johansson has been crushing it as the character, especially in "Captain America: The Winter Solider", the last film she appeared as the character. Apparently Iron Man himself, played by Robert Downey Jr, has his own thoughts on the matter.
In a recent interview, when asked about a solo Black Widow film, Downey stated, "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."
He continued, "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...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."
The playboy, genius, entrepreneur has spoken. All of the Avengers certainly have rich origin stories and undoubtedly could make strong solo movies. Everything Marvel and Kevin Feige touch these days, has figuratively turned to gold. It feels about time to take a chance on a solo female superhero movie and with the kind of love Widow as well as Johansson have from the public, she may be the safest bet.
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