There has been a lot of discussion recently about female superhero movies, and how Black Widow should get her own spin off film. During an interview with USA Today Robert Downey Jr. was asked about what he thought of the possibility of a Black Widow movie. He starts off by joking, "Doesn’t Scarlett deserve a break?" He went on to say:
"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."
Downey Jr. also thinks that everyone in the Avengers world deserves a franchise saying:
“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] bold after the summer they’ve had."
Did Joss Whedon actually turn Hawkeye into a badass in Age of Ultron?! I hope so, because he was the weakest part about the first Avengers movie. I would love to eventually see a Black Widow film. I'm sure one day it will happen, but I don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.