Rumor: Hawkeye and Black Widow Will Be in Iron Man 2?!
That's it! If this rumor turns out to be completely true, then I'm proclaiming that The Avengers is probably going to be the most epic comic book movie in modern history. Our good friends at Latino Review have picked up two very interesting scoops related to Iron Man 2 tonight. First, they say that Tim Robbins has been cast in the role of Howard Stark, Tony's father, for a very important flashback scene that will setup The Avengers movie. Second, they add that apparently both Hawkeye and Black Widow will appear in the film - but not as cameos. Obviously the execs are Marvel are already planning for one hell of an Avengers movie, because now it seems both Hawkeye and Black Widow will eventually join the team as well.
The reason why this news is so exciting for Marvel fans is that ever since this Avengers movie was first announced, everyone has been speculating that the actual team we'd see wouldn't consist of more than just the basic superheroes - Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and potentially Hulk, Ant-Man, or a few others. But now that we know Hawkeye and Black Widow are going to appear in Iron Man 2, this means we might get to see a full fledged Avengers team that consists of more than just four members. While I usually trust Latino Review's scoops, especially from El Mayimbe, we need some actual confirmation on this before we pop open a bottle of champagne. Either way, there's one hell of an exciting Marvel future ahead!