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Robert Downey Jr. Thinks It’s Time For A Black Widow Movie, Remains The Best Human

Captain Marvel is also acceptable.


Another day, another no news of a Black Widow movie in the works. We are not the only ones constantly disgruntled by this; Iron Man himself wants the world to know that it’s about time ScarJo got some solo-film action. In related news, Robert Downey Jr. is still amazing.

Chatting with USA Today, RDJ spoke for all of us when he said, “Doesn’t Scarlett deserve a break?” He continued:

“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.”

But RDJ added that, even though all the women in the Marvel universe are pretty rad, a stand-alone film “would be kind of more appropriate for a character that already was like a Black Widow. It just seems like whatever Scarlett does people want to go see it.” You know, like the time Lucy beat Hercules at the box office.

I guess a Black Widow movie would probably take a while, though, given that Marvel would have to find someone to write the script, and… Oh, wait. What’s that? The woman who wrote Guardians of the Galaxy already has a Black Widow script ready to go?

Oh. Well then.

(via ComicBookMovie, photos via Justin Brown, marvelousRoland)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.