Scarlett Johansson in talks to join Iron Man 2

February 17, 2009  |  10:16am
Iron Man 2 may have another cast announcement soon, as Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in talks to replace Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as the assassin Black Widow.

According to EW, Blunt may have a scheduling conflict with Gulliver's Travels and shooting for Iron Man 2. If Johansson lands the role, it will be her second action film of that year. Amazon, about a gladiatrix who exacts revenge on the army that destroyed her homeland, is also tentatively scheduled to star her in 2010.


Natasha Romanavo, a.k.a Black Widow, was a love interest for Tony Stark in the Iron Man comic books. As a K.G.B. operative, Black Widow was instructed to steal an anti-gravity device from Tony Stark. She did, and mayhem ensued.

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