RDJ aka Iron Man comes back to the MCU in Black Widow 2020 after the agonizing death of the character in Avengers: Endgame. But what will be Robert Downey Jr’.’s role – As Scarlett Johansson’s lover, her bait in a honey trap or the godfather to her and Captain America’s son?
The sensual enchantress that’s invincible due to a super serum injection, Black Widow is finally getting her standalone film in the MCU. While this already had fans going berserk, the news of Robert Downey joining the cast for Black Widow 2020 has opened up all kinds of speculation on what his role will comprise.
Heads Up! What will be Robert Downey’s part in Black Widow 2020?
- Do Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey hook up?
- Will Scarlett Johansson honey traps Robert Downey?
- Does Robert Downey adopt Black Widows son?
- Put your money where your mouth is!
In comic books, there have been more than one instance when Iron Man aka Tony Stark and Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff (or Romanova) came face to face. The most prominent one was their alleged love affair that also became the talk of the town and was covered by big media houses like CNN and ABC. Other storylines include when Natasha honey traps Tony Stark and one where Stark raises her son with Steve Rogers aka Captain America.
So, let’s look at the most likely scenarios on how Robert Downey Jr. would fit into Scarlett Johansson-led standalone Black Widow film scheduled for May 2020.
If Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey hook up…
It creates a monumental storyline. In the MCU, Robert Downey’s romantic side has been restricted to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts. Scarlett Johansson has been more adventurous with glimpses of connection with Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
In comics, their affair is fiery, filled with a lot of ego and shared aggression. So much so that Tony and Natasha even have a sex tape where they recorded their escapade. This alone tells us that Iron Man and Black Widow are perhaps the two most secure superheroes in the Marvel stable.
In comic book lore, Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff even make a sex tape where they recorded their escapade.
In the comic storyline, the Tony Stark – Natasha Romanoff sex tape was leaked into media, covered by CNN and ABC and also recorded on DVDs. Going further in the particular storyline, Black Widow murdered Hawkeye’s son.
Hawkeye returned the favour by killing Natasha and thereby leaving Tony Stark alone, betrayed and hurt, looking at the sex tape with a glass of wine in his hand.
If Scarlett Johansson honey traps Robert Downey…
Another storyline goes that Natasha Romanoff tricked Tony Stark into falling in love with her before she went on to destroy Jarvis and hold her delusional lover hostage. Then Black Widow uses Tony Stark’s tech toys to mount an invasion on the island of Manhattan.
Once Tony was out of his illusion and confronted Natasha, her epic reply really trumped him. On being asked the reason Black Widow had betrayed Iron Man’s love, the fiery Russian replies, “Oh, please. The Russian spy? Yeah, I can see why you’d think I’d be the last person to betray America’s defence force.”
In another storyline Natasha Romanoff tricks Tony Stark into falling in love with her before she destroys Jarvis and steals the Iron Man’s tech.
The reply tops the list of epic burns. It would be a delight if Robert Downey and Scarlett Johansson have a romantic connection in Black Widow 2020. On which storyline would you place your bet if such a thing happens.
If Robert Downey adopts Scarlett Johansson’s son…
In another storyline where Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff are not involved in a romantic affair, Natasha indulges Steve Rogers aka Captain America. While the storyline is not given much worth by Marvel fans, it did become the theme of the animated film Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow.
As per the storyline, Natasha and Rogers conceive a child who is named James after Captain’s best friend and Natasha’s love of her life Bucky aka Winter Soldier. Unsurprisingly, James inherits the super serum enhancements from his mom and dad who both were mutated for similar superpowers.
In a third one, Black Widow conceives a son with Captain America, who is raised up by Iron Man.
In an alternate reality in comic books, James features in Avengers #1 (2010) as the ‘Kid Avenger’. Apart from the genetic super-soldier traits, Kid Avenger sports high-tech weapons which may have made their way from Stark labs. James was adopted and brought up by Tony Stark in the storyline.
Put your money where your mouth is
So which storyline will Marvel take up to place Iron Man aka Tony Stark in the Black Widow 2020 movie? That said, the prospects of a Robert Downey and Scarlett Johansson fiery love affair already has us on the edge of our seats.