Emily Blunt Rumored as Black Widow in Iron Man 2!

January 14, 2009

Emily Blunt as Black Widow

It looks like Jon Favreau has finally decided on the new additions to Iron Man 2. Last week we heard that both Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke would join as villains. Today, Variety reports that Emily Blunt is rumored to playing the character of Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff. We previously reported a rumor that both Black Widow and Hawkeye would have larger roles in the film and it looks like this is first confirmation that at least one of those characters will appear in the sequel. Like the Rockwell and Rourke news, this isn't confirmed by Marvel, and they probably won't be announcing it officially for a while.

Black Widow is a Soviet super spy that dons a skintight black costume that is enhanced by high-tech weaponry. She is an integral character in the Avengers universe (more than just Iron Man) because she betrays them in the comics even though she works for them and gains their trust. I'm guessing this is integral in the further development of The Avengers movie and the Tony Stark storyline that leads into that. Her character actually reminds me a lot of The Baroness from the upcoming G.I. Joe - right down to the black latex outfit. But I will admit that I think Blunt is a much better actress than Sienna Miller.

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  • Marcus
    Great lineup coming along but please, PLEASE FirstShowing, get rid of in-text links! Its really pissing me off!
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    Now that's what I am talking about! Agree Alex, Blunt is hands down has the acting chops vs. Miller in regards to eye candy alone.
  • She betrays them in the Ultimates which is the Ultimate Universe, while is a good guy in the canon Marvel Universe, while these movies seem to combine elements from both the canon Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Marvel Universe, so who knows if she will betray them or not.
  • Harvey Harvey Harvey Dent
    I don't know or care if she can or can't act. Just go with it.
  • Corey cries tears like diamonds.
    What?! Noooo!!! She's not even Russian! This is just like Cruise being German without any hint of German in his voice. Gayyyyyyy
  • IK
    They sure are announcing a lot of character for this movie. The last time anyone made that observation, Spider Man 3 happened. I reeeeally hope that won't happen here. I have faith in Favreau, but still.
  • KyB
    This is good casting...
  • I've never heard of her, but she looks the part. Favreau has been money so far on Iron Man, I'm willing to trust in it.
  • The Delightful Deviant
    aww man, there went any hope Natasha Henstridge may have gotten that role.
  • The Delightful Deviant
    sorry, i just always pictured Natasha in that role when speaking of old "dream casting". i don't know a lot about Emily Blunt so i can't say how i feel about this.
  • Corey cries tears like diamonds.
    #8, if he had been on money so far, he wouldn't have had to re-cast Rhodes.
  • cyn
    Emily Blunt! yay!
  • Please cast Rona Mitra! And give her some lines to speak for a change. Mmmm.... Rona Mitra in black leather, yummy.
  • dddfss
    how are in-text links pissing you off? i love having them. they make finding information, or going to that much easier. so please dont get rid of them!!!
  • SKD
    #11 and if Howard wasn't so greedy he would have been in IM2, 3 the Avengers with a possible solo franchise too which would have given him huge exposure and plenty of money in the long run.
  • Fisherr
    "But I will admit that I think Blunt is a much better actress than Sienna Miller." Agreed.
  • I doubt she'll betray them in the film. A plot line like that would take too much time to fit in a film and not come off as lame.
  • Well, that's not so bad. I thought I was about to read that she was replacing Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. The next step would surely have been replacing Robert Downy Jr. with Anton Yelchin.
  • adrian
    I love emily blunt, she's fantastic, recently I was thinking about who could play her in an avengers movie and I landed on Olga Kurylenko but this is much better casting.
  • zetsu
    emily blunt looks hot,black widow is hot.emily blunt i've heard her name before but can't think of anything she been in ?so their be something in the plot where she gives tony stark top secret info on the creation of the russian version of iron man the crimson dynamo.hawkeye would be another cool edition but neither where in the original avengers line up[iron man,hulk,thor,wasp & ant man and loki was the villain,captain america didn't join till avengers 4 .)so they could save him until the second avengers movie.i thought thor was meant to cameo in iron man 2 than that apperance would lead into the thor film.




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