First Look: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2

July 16, 2009

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

We finally got our hands on some new, clean versions of the two photos that were first revealed yesterday on Entertainment Tonight. 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!

Entertainment Weekly - Iron Man 2

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."

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  • Matt Suhu
    no...i didn't miss you.
  • darthwhitey
    i don't know, but i have this bad feeling that Mickey Rourke could ruin this movie
  • Greedo
    Ice-T called. He wants his hair back.
  • Oblong
    how would Rourke ruin it darthwhitey? Me I loving the way its coming together, Scarlet Johansson looks great as does Downey jr. and Rourke. Can't wait.
  • El Guapo
    I didnt know Iron Man was going up against The Predator? This is awesome news everyone!!!
  • TediusTed
  • Angry Chief
    Oh boy...I hate me some Scarlett Johansson. Her acting is the equivalent of a homeless person shaking a can of nuts and bolts at you. It's that entertaining. Also, she is going to cuk becasue all she will do for her role is put on the stock too-low Russian accent. FUCK FUCK FUCK. That or she will just plain suck.
  • eric
    still thik whiplash is a freaking retarded enemy to put up against iron man i mean for flip sake is he gonna whip him to death
  • eric
    also i dont think scarlett is hot enuff to be the black widow i mean SHE HAD NO BUTT OR BOOBS just doesnt go well for me
  • Blake
    Actually I think she looks pretty cool. Pretty excited to IM2.
  • Papichulo
    #9 are you blind or gay?
  • nelson
    eric last time i checked sj has big boobs lolol
  • Janny
    doesn't look old enough and the hair isn't red enough
  • iron man? meh
  • Sancho
    #11 i was thinking the same thing, i think eric is blind.
    #7 Action film no oscars for acting #9 Your blind go google Scarlet Johansson enough said I think she looks good .........
  • Aaron
    I hope there will be some good interaction between Sam Rockwell and Robert Downey Jr. And can't wait to see more SJ!
  • Said
    WAIT!..... is Hawkeye gonna be in the movie?...... he better be!
  • Said
    oh yeah and #9 you gotta be gay to say that..... Scarlet Johansson is so hot
  • zach
    No 9 is right man she has no tits Seriously though if we wanted looks we couldda got a better actor than her bleh
  • RPD
    I hope she does well. I'm not a fan of her work, but it could be alot worse...
  • vyperstryke
    #21 you got that could be a lot worse.
  • KenDoll
    LOL Why does it look like she has Cheetos as hair or dreads. And rourke looks like a southern rapper.
  • Oblong
    Angrey Chief, how can you hate her, she's actually a good actress. But nice homless man metaphor. I mean judging her before a trailer has even come out, is just...well just plain foolish. And those complaining about her tits, need to watch The Prestige, and what does her tits have to do with anything! Would you rather her have two big inflatable DD's? No her breast size that isn't the point. Zach that just makes you sound shallow as hell. She is one of the hottest actress's in the biz today.
  • Math
    #11 & #19 - I think SJ is hot and I'm gay so #9 must be blind.
  • Dave Lister, JMC
    Scarlett Johansson gives me wood.
  • miracle disease
    #9 you must be referring to a different SJ... sucks to be you dude....
  • Who's Scarlett Johansson?
  • S
    He mad a prison? Fuck, man. Russian prisons must be may more laid back than the one's here.
  • Jaf
    Can somebody say U P G R A D E T I M E Stark's suit looks a bit bulkier this time around
  • Angry Chief
    Oblong, I agree that she is attractive. As far as acting goes, I judge her by previous roles. The spirit? BARF!
  • Movie Fan
    Looks silly. Never understood the hype behind this one. Sorry.
  • Oblong
    Well yeah the Spirit was a fail on an epic scale, but don't judge her for one bad performance. I'm just saying give a chance. Hopefully Ironamn 2 will be able to bring her back!
  • zetsu
    fuck me black widow, that's mile's fucking better than whiplash can't fucking wait for this movie.
  • Sancho
    yes the spirit was bad really bad, but i don't think it was her fault. She has done some good acting look at the movie match point, that was a good movie and she was good in it. So are there any Olivia Munn picture from the movie yet? Yes i know she has a small part but I am curious it see what it is.
  • Kevin
    Are people saying SJ has no boobs just to be annoying? Her tits are what she's known for...that and her nice ass in the opening credits of Lost in Translation. I say give the girl a chance in the role. She was pretty good in Lost in Translation and I thought she was very good in Match Point.
  • Brian Barajas
    im ok with it, looks good to me, cant wait for a trailer! the line about "People are going to be more critical," says Downey. "That’s their prerogative….In a way, there's no way to win, except to win. Big." is very true
  • L
    Why isn't Mickey Rourke in costume here?
  • Tra la la la la di da
    While, she sucks. As bad as Natalie Portman. The last one was good, I have a feeling this won't be. SJ is going to ruin this and Rourke is awesome, but whiplash!?!
  • L1A
    lol @ fanboy and hater comments
  • felix
    Her hair. It just looks terrible.
  • harrison
    im more worried rourke will ruin this than johansson, never been a fan and his character looks terrible, whats with the hair?
  • Mark
    I really like Scalett J. Fell in love with her in Lost in Translation.
  • Ajax
    Uh, ScarJo still doesn't look right as Black Widdow. I have a bad feeling about this film...
  • Fisherr
    Can't wait for your return, Iron Man.
  • Blue Silver
    Now, this pic is a whole hell of a lot better. I wouldn't bitch about a thing...until I've seen the film. I remember the bitchin' and the hatin' before the 1st "Iron Man"....and then we were BLOWN AWAY! I have faith in Favreau and he will get a hell u va performance from everyone, especially Scarlett Johanson!
  • Spider
    In Favreau I trust! Enough said!
  • That Awesome Norwegian Guy
    Scarlett Johansson is sooooooooooooooo hot! <3 And yeah, I've missed you Iron Man <3
  • Voice of Reason
    I know you miss your Chihuahua to do blow and smack and whores with, but no bird will take his place, Rourke. Hopefully Favrau will be able to build character without a montage. THAT would be spectacular.
  • SwolN PekR
    Keep in mind, these are the same people who said Robert Downey Jr would suck as Iron Man. Second helping of crow'll be ready in a year, assholes.
  • Devon Shaw
    The people in this thread saying Scarlett can't act obviously haven't seen Lost in Translation. She's a fantastic pick.
  • wez
    I thought The Black Widow's hair was short? in the comics
  • DoomCanoe
    i agree with number 7! they better crank out a fucking amazing trailer because im not to interested as of yet
  • JohnDoe
    i have a bad feeling about this...i really hope i'm wrong. i just hope they make rourke's character interesting. so far, it doesn't work for me.
  • I agree with number 666. 😉 SJ is nice but I dont like her hair either in this photos. Maybe in the movie it looks different. And no I am not gay or blind... :)
  • zibo fricka
    You haters are crazy. SJ didn't ruin the spirit...that movie just plain sucked. SJ will be a fine black widow. She looks great. Mickey Rourke will be fine as whiplash. As far as Natalie Portman goes, well, she just sucks, she's a total bitch. A lot of actors would give an organ to be in a Star Wars movie, let alone a main character, and she pisses all over it? I will never watch any of her films again. This Iron Man is going to rock. I can just feel it.
  • Caleb
    wow...people seriously think rourke is going to ruin this movie? It's a shame you all don't realize he's one the better actors that hollywood has to offer and he's willing to put everything into the Character's that he plays.
  • CK
    EveryBody Seems To Forget That BW Is Not An Eye Candy (Not In 100%) And There's Some Actin' Involved In The Part , Not The Strong Side Of SJ . Emily Blunt Was A Perfect Choice B'Cause That Part Would Have Taken Her To The The Big League , She Is A Good Actress & She Wouldn't In The Lack Of Better Word FUCK iT uP . OBSERVATION - Is It Just Me Or FOX Really Really Really Enjoying Fucking Up EveryThing That Involving A Comic Book Movie ( Even With Out Being Involved ) DAMN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS - For Me SJ Is In The Same Scale Of Megan Fox , Eva Mendez , Jessica Alba Etc. SOME FINE ASS BITCHS WHO CAN'T ACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Robbie
    @ #47: I agree with you on that one =)
  • zth
    Doesn't Rourke looks like an older version of He-Man...
  • Mat
    In the hands of a good director just about anyone can be a great actor- but in a piss-poor directors hands even the likes of Laurence Olivier can come across as a shitty actor. So stop getting all ya'll panties in a wad. Favreau did a great job on Iron Man and I'm sure this'll be just as good. Unless some dipshits on the studio system get their fingers in the pie...
  • Mat
    ...and those if you ignorant enough to comment that if some dude doesnt think some chick is hot he must be gay need to STFU. The gay guys I know appreciate a hot chick as much as the next guy- they just don't want to fuck her (well, I can't say that's true for all of them but mostly). You're probably the same guys who do a shitty job trying to convince everyone how straight you are and you go all "Straight Dave". You're not fooling anyone.
  • Cody
    They should have went with Amy Adams. She would look better in a tight leather suit and red hair. Of course, I think EVERY movie needs Amy Adams. Or maybe I just need Amy Adams...
  • Birdistheword
    People keep making references to The Spirit... but Jon Favreau is no Frank Miller (directing wise). Recently Johansson has been in some crap movies with wooden performances, because of those its actually easy to forget that years ago she was Golden Globe and Bafta nominated for four different movies in total. Another worrying point was obviously that The Island (crap movie, not because of her though) was the most action paced role she had done. Looking at recent pics (not these promo pics) physical side has been taken care of. How much stunt action for BW there is going to be? I think too Emily Blunt would have been better choice but now that the filming is (almost) done, it's kinda late to bitch about it. There were rumours that Johansson was initially screen tested too, but obviously did not get the role until Blunt was forced out.
  • donsolo
    Where's the real fanboys at ,SJ as Black Widow? come on! IM NOT GAY(like #9)but im not a ped-phile ether,BW is a sex russian WOMAN, SJ look like she's been playin in mommy's makeup again and her acting IS NOT all that great she's just there ta git all you horny,whiny EBERT n ROPER wanna-be's in the seats the chic they were gonna use was so much hotter
  • Gavin
    Lets give it some time to show its stuff before we cut the head off?
  • Wow
    LOL @ #9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • quez
    ooook i think sj is mad fine 4 starters and #9 im srry cuz i have read like 8 disses on u bout being gay or blind and it made me laugh now mickey rourke is a great actor but i think his suit is the fucked up thing sooo dnt blame him. and i liked the spirit i thought all the girls in that movie were hot as hell!!!!!!!!!!! and lastly i have 2 c a trailer or get plot details and then i will decide if i would c this movie
  • SlashBeast
    Odd, it just doesn't look like those characters belong together in the same photo. I'll wait and see how it turns out though.
  • i like iron man 2 i think mickey rourke as whiplash will do a good job mickey rourke is cool as whiplash my favorite iron man 2 character is robert downey jr. as iron man don cheadle as war machine so i like scarlett johassonas black window she's hot pretty sexy and cute so i like scarlett johasson as black window so i will see iron man 2 in theatres may 7th 2010
  • Robbie
    IRON MAN 2 looks like it's going to be brilliant, all of these actors are excellent, each one is a professional, although it's a giant Comic Marvel Film these actors bring a new look to Comic Films. cannot wait to see all of them! Bravo to John the Director. No I'm not using Tweeter
  • Alex
    hmmm.. no doubt that Miss Scarlett is a versitile one. but i truely prefer Miss Kate Beckinsale for the role as black widow. well judging from the performance of Kate, it was a stunning action packed. while Scarlett on the other hand did great to her movie "The Island". just comparing them from the previous action movies that they have. i can pretty say that Kate really fits for Black Widow. thanks PEACE...!!!




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