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03.24.2009

Emily Blunt has spoken to MTV about her bowing out of IRON MAN 2. She had been cast as Black Widow, but unfortunately was forced to instead stand next to Jack Black while he is really wacky for two hours in GULLIVER'S TRAVELS.

“It was one of things that was conflicting... So it’s a shame the two of them couldn’t work together. It just got complicated, so I think I had to pull out for my own sanity more than anything.”

She also commented on Scarlett Johansson, who replaced her. Interestingly, it has been reported that Johansson had screen-tested for the role but didn't get it:

“She’ll do a great job,” Blunt said, choosing her words carefully. “She’ll get up on that high-wire and do a great job.”

I guess what we lose from Blunt is acting and what we gain from Johansson is an enormous, all-consuming, scene-stealing rack. I swear I only realized last year that Johansson had a head.
Extra Tidbit: Meryl Streep said that Emily Blunt might be the best young actress she has ever worked with.
Source: MTV

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1:33AM on 03/27/2009

ughhh

Scarlett Johanssen is always the worst part of all her movies.
Scarlett Johanssen is always the worst part of all her movies.
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12:04AM on 03/25/2009
Please not Johansson in Iron Man 2. I hope Olga Kurylenko get the part. Please.
Please not Johansson in Iron Man 2. I hope Olga Kurylenko get the part. Please.
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9:11PM on 03/24/2009

"Conflicting Projects"

Yeah, uh huh. Can't wait to see what turd she picked over the Iron Man sequel.
And the thing about Scarlett, other than Lost in Translation I can't think of a single movie of hers i've watched.
Yeah, uh huh. Can't wait to see what turd she picked over the Iron Man sequel.
And the thing about Scarlett, other than Lost in Translation I can't think of a single movie of hers i've watched.
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8:24PM on 03/24/2009
Scarlett has big boobs! Remember that gay guy that fondled them, lucky bastard! haha
Scarlett has big boobs! Remember that gay guy that fondled them, lucky bastard! haha
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8:14PM on 03/24/2009
I had to retract my Scarlett comment about her not being right for BW. Swing over to Movie Hotties and check out her on the cover with red hair...she looks like a good fit. Personally I was always for Blunt (or Olga, but she's not any sort of name apparently) but it could be alot worse. Given the right direction Scarlett performs incredibly well, she's got more chops then Berry imo. As a poster mentioned before, she did really solid in The Island (fuck me, I enjoyed it)
I had to retract my Scarlett comment about her not being right for BW. Swing over to Movie Hotties and check out her on the cover with red hair...she looks like a good fit. Personally I was always for Blunt (or Olga, but she's not any sort of name apparently) but it could be alot worse. Given the right direction Scarlett performs incredibly well, she's got more chops then Berry imo. As a poster mentioned before, she did really solid in The Island (fuck me, I enjoyed it)
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7:48PM on 03/24/2009

I don't know what the big deal is..

I think Johansson's breasts will do great!
I think Johansson's breasts will do great!
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7:04PM on 03/24/2009
Scarlett is just over-rated in my opinion.

She'll be the weakest link in Iron Man 2.
Scarlett is just over-rated in my opinion.

She'll be the weakest link in Iron Man 2.
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6:32PM on 03/24/2009
I've got nothing against Scarlett, but even besides Blunt I think they could have cast someone better. Will anyone be able to enjoy Gulliver now (if they were to begin with)?
I've got nothing against Scarlett, but even besides Blunt I think they could have cast someone better. Will anyone be able to enjoy Gulliver now (if they were to begin with)?
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5:51PM on 03/24/2009
It is to bad Blunt couldn't be Black Widow. Dont get me wrong i like Scarlett but i was hoping for her to be someone like Ms.Marvel down the line. a much better fit in my opinion. I don't think she is a fit for Black Widow but she just might surprise us all.
It is to bad Blunt couldn't be Black Widow. Dont get me wrong i like Scarlett but i was hoping for her to be someone like Ms.Marvel down the line. a much better fit in my opinion. I don't think she is a fit for Black Widow but she just might surprise us all.
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5:34PM on 03/24/2009

Seriously

What the hell is with this 'ScarJo' garbage? Are people just too damn lazy to spell out her name? Bah!

Quit your whining. Not everyone will like the Johansson casting or care for her acting in general. People are allowed to their opinion. I have no problem with her as an actress and enjoy some of her work; and yes, she's definitely ridamndiculous hot.

However, I may have to side with those who would have liked to see Blunt in this role. I personally think she would fit the part better.
What the hell is with this 'ScarJo' garbage? Are people just too damn lazy to spell out her name? Bah!

Quit your whining. Not everyone will like the Johansson casting or care for her acting in general. People are allowed to their opinion. I have no problem with her as an actress and enjoy some of her work; and yes, she's definitely ridamndiculous hot.

However, I may have to side with those who would have liked to see Blunt in this role. I personally think she would fit the part better. However, there's nothing we can do about it and it's not gonna deter me from seeing it. We'll just have to find out when the film is released.
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3:57PM on 03/24/2009
i also do not get the hate on ScarJo..my guess is cuz people feel she sold out when she did the movie The Island (which in my opinion is very underrated yet Bay's only flop)..at the same time it proved she could do action..so i say give her a chnce on IM2..then again fanboys are always hard to please & always need something to bitch about.
i also do not get the hate on ScarJo..my guess is cuz people feel she sold out when she did the movie The Island (which in my opinion is very underrated yet Bay's only flop)..at the same time it proved she could do action..so i say give her a chnce on IM2..then again fanboys are always hard to please & always need something to bitch about.
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2:35PM on 03/24/2009
Blunt was such a better cast. I think Emily Blunt is a better actress, and fits the part better. Also, I kind of can't stand Scarlett Johansson.
Blunt was such a better cast. I think Emily Blunt is a better actress, and fits the part better. Also, I kind of can't stand Scarlett Johansson.
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2:33PM on 03/24/2009
the chick might be overrated, but the rack is not.
the chick might be overrated, but the rack is not.
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2:14PM on 03/24/2009

Blunt was a better cast

She just looked the part more and is a far greater actress. Its a waste to have her in a jack black movie about a character that no one cares about at all. You know a story sucks when Ted Danson can play the part on a made for tv movie. Gullivers Travels? Who wants to see this. The story is lame, its been done a billion times in every format known to man. Radio, tv, movies, cartoons, hell even the muppets! If I were her I would fire my management team for getting me screwed out of being a star
She just looked the part more and is a far greater actress. Its a waste to have her in a jack black movie about a character that no one cares about at all. You know a story sucks when Ted Danson can play the part on a made for tv movie. Gullivers Travels? Who wants to see this. The story is lame, its been done a billion times in every format known to man. Radio, tv, movies, cartoons, hell even the muppets! If I were her I would fire my management team for getting me screwed out of being a star in a major blockbuster and kick jack black in the nuts for making what can only be a piece of crap. I only hope that she isn’t one of the little people from Lilliput and they have some stupid half assed love story…
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1:35PM on 03/24/2009
You'll never find me among the ScarJo haters. I loved Ghost World and she wasn't hot AT ALL in that film.

Still, I maintain that Emily Blunt would have been more inspired casting for that particular part.

P.S.: Streep said pretty much the exact same thing about Lindsey Lohan so I wouldn't put too much stock on that quote...
You'll never find me among the ScarJo haters. I loved Ghost World and she wasn't hot AT ALL in that film.

Still, I maintain that Emily Blunt would have been more inspired casting for that particular part.

P.S.: Streep said pretty much the exact same thing about Lindsey Lohan so I wouldn't put too much stock on that quote...
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1:24PM on 03/24/2009

Leave Scarlett Alone!

Seriously, I'm tired of people shitting on her. She was a noted actress BEFORE she got insanely hot. This is like the Ben Affleck hate a few years ago. When someone gets too popular, people just turn on them and want them to fail only to embrace them later when they make a comeback. It's bullshit.
Seriously, I'm tired of people shitting on her. She was a noted actress BEFORE she got insanely hot. This is like the Ben Affleck hate a few years ago. When someone gets too popular, people just turn on them and want them to fail only to embrace them later when they make a comeback. It's bullshit.
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1:23PM on 03/24/2009

NOPE!

I said it before and I'll say it again, ScarJo is going to F*** this up! Should have pushed for Blunt. Sorry, I like a good rack like the next guy but not in Iron Man. For the sake of the movie I hope she proves me wrong.
I said it before and I'll say it again, ScarJo is going to F*** this up! Should have pushed for Blunt. Sorry, I like a good rack like the next guy but not in Iron Man. For the sake of the movie I hope she proves me wrong.
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1:22PM on 03/24/2009

Johansson? Blah...

I stand by what I said a while ago, I think the chick is way over-rated.
I stand by what I said a while ago, I think the chick is way over-rated.
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1:02PM on 03/24/2009

Johansson? YES!!!

This is nothing but a win in my book.

FIRST!
This is nothing but a win in my book.

FIRST!
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