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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no...i didn't miss you.

Matt Suhu on Jul 16, 2009


i don't know, but i have this bad feeling that Mickey Rourke could ruin this movie

darthwhitey on Jul 16, 2009


Ice-T called. He wants his hair back.

Greedo on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Oblong on Jul 16, 2009


I didnt know Iron Man was going up against The Predator? This is awesome news everyone!!!

El Guapo on Jul 16, 2009



TediusTed on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Angry Chief on Jul 16, 2009


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 on Jul 16, 2009


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

eric on Jul 16, 2009


Actually I think she looks pretty cool. Pretty excited to IM2.

Blake on Jul 16, 2009


#9 are you blind or gay?

Papichulo on Jul 16, 2009


eric last time i checked sj has big boobs lolol

nelson on Jul 16, 2009


doesn't look old enough and the hair isn't red enough

Janny on Jul 16, 2009


iron man? meh

fucku on Jul 16, 2009


#11 i was thinking the same thing, i think eric is blind.

Sancho on Jul 16, 2009


#7 Action film no oscars for acting #9 Your blind go google Scarlet Johansson enough said I think she looks good .........

SHANEDAV on Jul 16, 2009


I hope there will be some good interaction between Sam Rockwell and Robert Downey Jr. And can't wait to see more SJ!

Aaron on Jul 16, 2009


WAIT!..... is Hawkeye gonna be in the movie?...... he better be!

Said on Jul 16, 2009


oh yeah and #9 you gotta be gay to say that..... Scarlet Johansson is so hot

Said on Jul 16, 2009


No 9 is right man she has no tits Seriously though if we wanted looks we couldda got a better actor than her bleh

zach on Jul 16, 2009


I hope she does well. I'm not a fan of her work, but it could be alot worse...

RPD on Jul 16, 2009


#21 you got that could be a lot worse.

vyperstryke on Jul 16, 2009


LOL Why does it look like she has Cheetos as hair or dreads. And rourke looks like a southern rapper.

KenDoll on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Oblong on Jul 16, 2009


#11 & #19 - I think SJ is hot and I'm gay so #9 must be blind.

Math on Jul 16, 2009


Scarlett Johansson gives me wood.

Dave Lister, JMC on Jul 16, 2009


#9 you must be referring to a different SJ... sucks to be you dude....

miracle disease on Jul 16, 2009


Who's Scarlett Johansson?

JEFFREY on Jul 16, 2009


He mad a prison? Fuck, man. Russian prisons must be may more laid back than the one's here.

S on Jul 16, 2009


Can somebody say U P G R A D E T I M E Stark's suit looks a bit bulkier this time around

Jaf on Jul 16, 2009


Oblong, I agree that she is attractive. As far as acting goes, I judge her by previous roles. The spirit? BARF!

Angry Chief on Jul 16, 2009


Looks silly. Never understood the hype behind this one. Sorry.

Movie Fan on Jul 16, 2009


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!

Oblong on Jul 16, 2009


fuck me black widow, that's mile's fucking better than whiplash can't fucking wait for this movie.

zetsu on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Sancho on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Kevin on Jul 16, 2009


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

Brian Barajas on Jul 16, 2009


Why isn't Mickey Rourke in costume here?

L on Jul 16, 2009


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!?!

Tra la la la la di da on Jul 16, 2009


lol @ fanboy and hater comments

L1A on Jul 16, 2009


Her hair. It just looks terrible.

felix on Jul 16, 2009


im more worried rourke will ruin this than johansson, never been a fan and his character looks terrible, whats with the hair?

harrison on Jul 16, 2009


I really like Scalett J. Fell in love with her in Lost in Translation.

Mark on Jul 16, 2009


Uh, ScarJo still doesn't look right as Black Widdow. I have a bad feeling about this film...

Ajax on Jul 16, 2009


Can't wait for your return, Iron Man.

Fisherr on Jul 16, 2009


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!

Blue Silver on Jul 16, 2009


In Favreau I trust! Enough said!

Spider on Jul 16, 2009


Scarlett Johansson is sooooooooooooooo hot! <3 And yeah, I've missed you Iron Man <3

That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Voice of Reason on Jul 16, 2009


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.

SwolN PekR on Jul 16, 2009


The people in this thread saying Scarlett can't act obviously haven't seen Lost in Translation. She's a fantastic pick.

Devon Shaw on Jul 16, 2009


I thought The Black Widow's hair was short? in the comics

wez on Jul 16, 2009


i agree with number 7! they better crank out a fucking amazing trailer because im not to interested as of yet

DoomCanoe on Jul 16, 2009


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.

JohnDoe on Jul 16, 2009


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... 🙂

Millus on Jul 16, 2009


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.

zibo fricka on Jul 16, 2009


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.

Caleb on Jul 17, 2009


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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CK on Jul 17, 2009


@ #47: I agree with you on that one =)

Robbie on Jul 17, 2009


Doesn't Rourke looks like an older version of He-Man...

zth on Jul 17, 2009


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 on Jul 17, 2009


...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.

Mat on Jul 17, 2009


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...

Cody on Jul 17, 2009


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.

Birdistheword on Jul 17, 2009


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

donsolo on Jul 17, 2009


Lets give it some time to show its stuff before we cut the head off?

Gavin on Jul 17, 2009


LOL @ #9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow on Jul 17, 2009


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

quez on Jul 18, 2009


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.

SlashBeast on Jul 18, 2009


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

andries price on Jul 18, 2009


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

Robbie on Jul 24, 2009


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...!!!

Alex on Aug 21, 2009

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