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