Monday, February 16, 2009

Will Scarlett Johansson Join the Cast of Iron Man 2?

According to Entertainment Weekly’s Hollywood Insider blog, Scarlett Johansson is in talks to replace Emily Blunt as the sexy Russian spy Natasha Romanoff—also known as the Black Widow—in Marvel Studios’ anticipated Iron Man sequel. Reportedly, Blunt may not be able to participate in the film due to her commitment to Twentieth Century Fox’s Gulliver’s Travels, which begins shooting April 15. Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as the titular super hero, is still without a shooting script as it nears its May 7, 2010 release date.

Is this genuine casting news, or are we all just a bit too eager to see Ms. Johansson squeeze herself into a skin-tight leather costume?

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