Scarlett needs break: Robert Downey Jr on 'Black Widow' film

PTI| Updated: Sep 04, 2014, 12:03 PM IST
Scarlett needs break: Robert Downey Jr on 'Black Widow' film

 

Los Angeles: The fans are itching for a movie on female superhero Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, but Robert Downey Jr feels the film can wait because the actress deserves a break as she is going to be a mother.

The 49-year-old actor, who has been a part of Marvel's 'The Avengers', and 'Iron Man 3', said though Johansson would attract audience if she reprises the role of Black Widow, there are many other female characters in Marvel films that deserve the limelight, reportedly.

"Doesn't Scarlett deserve a break?" he said with a laugh, noting that Johansson is pregnant with her first child.
"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 added.

"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 said.