Scarlett Johansson Says Black Widow Will Not Appear in 'Iron Man 3'
Despite recent reports circulating online, it appears at least one expected cast member from Iron Man 2 will not be appearing in Iron Man 3. Though she apparently is at her best in The Avengers, Scarlett Johnasson says that Black Widow will not be appearing in the franchise sequel. I suppose with the recent casting of Jessica Chastain as a "sexy scientist" there's only room for one titillating redhead in the cast, but more practically, given that the character isn't really needed to continue Iron Man's story and was one of the weaker parts in Iron Man 2, as it set up for The Avengers more than anything, this is good news
Screen Rant got Johnasson to deliver the news in a recent interview she shared with Mark Ruffalo. However, apparently the actress is pretty keen on seeing some sort of Jason Bourne-esque flick following Black Widow. The source also points out that considering how well Black Widow and Hawkeye work out in The Avengers, it would be great to see the duo get their own film. Perhaps that's something that will come together if a S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off, an idea that has been rumored since Samuel L. Jackson signed a nine-picture deal to play Nick Fury for Marvel Studios. That sounds just fine to us. How about you?