It’s certainly a possibility as Variety is reporting Jon Favreau is casting his eyes toward Emily Blunt to play the Black Widow in the upcoming Iron Man 2 film.

Emily Blunt has emerged as the frontrunner to play Natasha Romanoff in the “Iron Man” sequel. She’s a Soviet superspy who doubles as Black Widow, a beauty in a skintight black costume enhanced by high-tech weaponry.

She’s done some comedy and a few big dramas (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Jane Austen Book Club), and will appear in the upcoming Wolf Man movie from Universal.

Marvel has issued a firm “no comment” on this bit of casting news, so for now, we’ll have to file this under rumor.

via Variety

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  1. January 15, 2009 at 8:47 am — Reply

    Seems like a pretty good possibility if Twitter can be considered reliable:

    JoeQuesada Let me say this for the record, that Jon Favreau is one smart cat!
    15 minutes ago from web

  2. hermit
    January 15, 2009 at 9:19 am — Reply

    oh yeah, do it

  3. Mike Keller
    January 15, 2009 at 9:40 am — Reply

    OH jeeZ, another heroine…
    “…in a skintight black costume enhanced by high-tech weaponry.”

    Wait, I guess I’m really OK with that. :n)
    After all if sweet li’l Betty and Veronica can do it it must be a good thing.

  4. January 15, 2009 at 9:58 am — Reply


    I will ALWAYS prefer acting over looks, so I’m really not a shallow guy, but I really think that Black Widow should be a bit more… irresistible.

  5. hermit
    January 15, 2009 at 10:31 am — Reply

    please don’t say angelina jolie, i will kick you in the nads.

    i personnally think she is a perfect fit for the role, body-wise. for the acting part, i really don’t know, but she can’t be worse than liv tyler in the Hulk

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