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‘Black Widow’ Director Confirms One Particular Avenger Cameo was on the Cards

'Black Widow' Director Confirms One Particular Avenger Cameo was on the Cards

Black Widow director reveals a cameo from Tony Stark/Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. was lined up before the idea was scrapped.

The helmer of Black Widow has revealed details regarding a heavily rumored cameo that did not appear in the film!

Director Cate Shortland acknowledged to GamesRadar that Marvel Studios debated introducing another character in the film, but eventually opted against it.

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Rumors that Robert Downey Jr. will resume his part as Iron Man in Black Widow emerged in 2019 following a Deadline article stating that it would be his last appearance as the superhero.

When inquired about a potential cameo role a year later during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Robert dismissed his involvement, saying:

Right. Great. I mean, it would be nice if they notified me. Forewarned is forearmed.

Cate said that she and the Marvel crew, as well as producer Kevin Feige, explored integrating Iron Man or another Avengers actor, but they eventually opted against it.

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Cate told the publication,

Initially, there were discussions about everything, about all of the different characters. What we decided was, and I think Kevin was really great, he said, ‘She doesn’t need the boys.’

She added,

We didn’t want it to feel like she needs the support. We want her to stand alone. And she does.

Scarlett Johansson recently talked about what it was like playing Natasha Romanov for the final time in an interview with Fatherly.

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The actress said,

I have no plans to return as Natasha. I feel really satisfied with this film. It feels like a great way to go out for this chapter of my Marvel identity.

Black Widow hit theatres on 9th July in North America and several other territories. Disney also released the movie on its streaming service Disney+.

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Last modified: July 11, 2021