A Look at Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow
The upcoming Entertainment Weekly has a look at Marvel’s Iron Man sequel, and included is a peek of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow (plus other stuff like Iron Man and Whiplash). Fanboys have complained that Johansson doesn’t physically resemble Black Widow, and these first photos do make her look more like Anna Mercury (see below) than the Iron Man villainess. But they are pretty smoking hot (what else would you expect?), and the only remaining question is what kind of accent she will sport. Remember, Black Widow a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff is an Eastern bloc Russian based character. That has some potential for disaster. If you don’t like the curly hair, remember that it does distinguish her from Rachel Nichol’s Scarlett in the upcoming G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra. Although you can never have too many good looking women in tight black outfits.
The next question is what to name the movie. Some early suggestions: Iron Man 2: The Return of Iron Man, The Iron Man Cometh, Iron Man 2: Iron Harder, Iron Man 2: Electric Boogaloo, Iron Man 2: I Still Say He’s Naked Under There!, and in honor of Johansson, Iron Man 2: The Breasts of Destiny: