The "Blade" star was asked about the roles he chooses for himself in an interview earlier this month (July 2021), and he explained he'd never sign on for a bad Marvel movie.
He told The Independent, "I still hunt out the good s**t because I don't want to be in 'Black Widow'. It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I'm embarrassed for those people. I'm embarrassed for Scarlett!"
But it appears he has changed his tune, telling TMZ on Monday, July 27, "I love Scarlett; I think that was taken a little bit out of context, but she's a great actress."
He reiterated he is not a fan of Marvel Comics blockbusters - even though "Blade" was one - and added, "I love Scarlett, though. I heard she's gonna be a mom, so I wish her the best, and she's an old friend of mine so I felt bad about that comment."
"I think that guy [reporter] in England got me in a moment where I was just s**t talking a little bit and I felt a little bad by it... I sent her [Johansson] a little note. I'm sure she's been in a situation similar."
During the chat, Stephen admitted he has not seen "Black Widow" as he explained, "I don't really go to those movies." Still, he added, "I liked 'Iron Man', I like when they go a little darker. I love the Joker. I'm looking forward to the new Batman."