First Look: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2
We finally got our hands on some new, clean versions of the two photos that were first revealed yesterday on Entertainment Tonight. EW.com has released the full cover shot from their latest issue ("second annual Comic-Con preview issue"), which features Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff, from Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2. "The men want it to be, like, 'Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,' but it's not as standard as that," explains Gwyneth Paltrow of the Pepper Pots vs Black Widow dynamic in this one. Scarlett looks much better on this cover!
More Iron Man 2 details from EW: On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko, who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take down Downey’s character, Tony Stark. Rourke, for his part, wanted to instill some lightness into the role of the heavy. "I told Favreau, 'I don't want to just play him as a one-dimensional pussy,'" he says. "He let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I’m making my suit."