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02.14.2009

Scarlett Johansson With Emily Blunt on the brink of dropping out as Natasha Romanoff aka The Black Widow in the upcoming IRON MAN 2, it seems Paramount is already moving on to the next smoking hot candidate and, according to "Hollywood Insider", they're looking to initiate talks with the gloriously chested Scarlett Johansson. Not the most obvious choice, sure, but if it's one thing director Jon Favreau and crew have excelled at with this franchise is brilliant "not the most obvious choice" casting. Actually, aside from THE ISLAND, we haven't really seen Johnasson stretch her action muscle so it'd be good to see her play an ass kicking superhero in ridiculously tight leather and latex. What do you guys think about it? And if not her, who else do you think could tango with Tony Stark as The Black Widow? Carrie-Anne Moss? Rebecca Romijn? Diane Kruger?

Extra Tidbit: Blunt was seriously perfect for The Black Widow. Why the hell did she have to sign a binding contract that would force her to do a silly fortieth GULLIVER'S TRAVELS adaptation?
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4:08AM on 02/17/2009
I'm gonna agree with JimymArrow, that although Olga's Russian that doesn't mean she's the best one for the part. First and foremost we need somebody who's a good actress for the part. I don't think Olga's proven anything in that department yet.

I also have to agree with anomaly7 that Eva Green would be perfect and would help boost the film's appeal to European audiences.
I'm gonna agree with JimymArrow, that although Olga's Russian that doesn't mean she's the best one for the part. First and foremost we need somebody who's a good actress for the part. I don't think Olga's proven anything in that department yet.

I also have to agree with anomaly7 that Eva Green would be perfect and would help boost the film's appeal to European audiences.
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1:14PM on 02/16/2009
Damn. I'm still going to hold onto whatever hope of Emily Blunt being able to take the role, but if not her I have to say I rather like the Eliza Dushku suggestion.
Damn. I'm still going to hold onto whatever hope of Emily Blunt being able to take the role, but if not her I have to say I rather like the Eliza Dushku suggestion.
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12:11AM on 02/16/2009
Fact: Scarlett Johansson can't act.
She will end up hurting Iron Man 2 if she's actually in it, much like she hurt The Prestige, which was otherwise perfectly cast. But if this keeps her away from playing Catwoman in Batman 3, then I'm down with it...
Fact: Scarlett Johansson can't act.
She will end up hurting Iron Man 2 if she's actually in it, much like she hurt The Prestige, which was otherwise perfectly cast. But if this keeps her away from playing Catwoman in Batman 3, then I'm down with it...
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2:48PM on 02/15/2009
Blunt was definitely my first choice, can't really see Scarlett pulling ot off. I actually think Eva Green would be a good fit.
Blunt was definitely my first choice, can't really see Scarlett pulling ot off. I actually think Eva Green would be a good fit.
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1:48PM on 02/15/2009
She's not a bad actress and she'll look hot in the outfit. That said, I agree with razgriz21. Eliza Dushku is my first choice and she is actually lobbying for the role. I think she'd be a great Natasha Romanov.
She's not a bad actress and she'll look hot in the outfit. That said, I agree with razgriz21. Eliza Dushku is my first choice and she is actually lobbying for the role. I think she'd be a great Natasha Romanov.
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11:50AM on 02/15/2009
Scarlett is so over rated.

I want Eliza Dushku.
Scarlett is so over rated.

I want Eliza Dushku.
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11:16AM on 02/15/2009
I don't hate ScarJo at all but her name seems like a let down after the VERY inspired pick of Emily Blunt. Olga Kurylenko has yet to prove that she's more than Maxim magazine material, IMHO. She may be but she hasn't shown it yet.

I wish for an established actress for that franchise. And I really hope Blunt will be able to do it.
I don't hate ScarJo at all but her name seems like a let down after the VERY inspired pick of Emily Blunt. Olga Kurylenko has yet to prove that she's more than Maxim magazine material, IMHO. She may be but she hasn't shown it yet.

I wish for an established actress for that franchise. And I really hope Blunt will be able to do it.
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11:15AM on 02/15/2009
get the girl from Quantom of Solace!... as much as i like Johansson as an actress... she isn't the one best suited towards this role... It's like casting Alba as the Invisible Woman all over again.......
get the girl from Quantom of Solace!... as much as i like Johansson as an actress... she isn't the one best suited towards this role... It's like casting Alba as the Invisible Woman all over again.......
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11:11AM on 02/15/2009
OLGA would be perfect!!!!
OLGA would be perfect!!!!
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4:04AM on 02/15/2009

Russian accent?

Isn't Black Widow supposed to blend in perfectly as a spy? I don't see why she should speak with an accent, especially since the script supposedly makes her an undercover agent working for Stark. If the trades reports and my memories of "A Prayer for the Dying" are accurate we'll have enough of a lousy accent with Mickey Rourke as a "russian heavy named Ivan"^^

On a sidenote, Blunt was a much better choice as she was a lesser known actress. Johansson's higher profile could get in the way, if
Isn't Black Widow supposed to blend in perfectly as a spy? I don't see why she should speak with an accent, especially since the script supposedly makes her an undercover agent working for Stark. If the trades reports and my memories of "A Prayer for the Dying" are accurate we'll have enough of a lousy accent with Mickey Rourke as a "russian heavy named Ivan"^^

On a sidenote, Blunt was a much better choice as she was a lesser known actress. Johansson's higher profile could get in the way, if her limited acting abilities don't ruin it first. It takes someone like Woody Allen to make her sound interesting, and Favreau is leaning much more toward Michael Bay or Brett Ratner to be honest.
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3:18AM on 02/15/2009
I seriously doubt it was her fault that THE SPIRIT sucked, writer19. I like Scarlett as a hottie and usually as an actress too but the should go with someone who has yet to do a hero flick yet. They originally wanted Rachel McAdams for Pepper, why not Widow? Or what about Rachel Weisz? Or maybe someone out of left field like Kate Hudson?
I seriously doubt it was her fault that THE SPIRIT sucked, writer19. I like Scarlett as a hottie and usually as an actress too but the should go with someone who has yet to do a hero flick yet. They originally wanted Rachel McAdams for Pepper, why not Widow? Or what about Rachel Weisz? Or maybe someone out of left field like Kate Hudson?
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12:52AM on 02/15/2009
Hey, she fucked up Spirit. She can fuck up Iron Man
Hey, she fucked up Spirit. She can fuck up Iron Man
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9:59PM on 02/14/2009
Just gimme someone hot who doesn't sound ridiculous faking a Russian Accent. OLGA KURYLENKO definitely sounds right...sooooo hot!

And ScarJo would be better suited playing Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel if they were going to toss her into the Marvel Universe. IMO
Just gimme someone hot who doesn't sound ridiculous faking a Russian Accent. OLGA KURYLENKO definitely sounds right...sooooo hot!

And ScarJo would be better suited playing Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel if they were going to toss her into the Marvel Universe. IMO
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6:42PM on 02/14/2009

That sucks

Blunt seemed like an inspired choice. Johansson is hot as hell but is a pretty bland actress altogether.

Olga Kurylenko does seeem like the way to go.
Blunt seemed like an inspired choice. Johansson is hot as hell but is a pretty bland actress altogether.

Olga Kurylenko does seeem like the way to go.
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6:12PM on 02/14/2009
Russian assasin?
Beyonce of course
Russian assasin?
Beyonce of course
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6:04PM on 02/14/2009

Olga, Milla

Hell yeah Olga would be a sweet Black Widow, as would have Blunt. First russian actress that came to my mind was Milla Jovovich as far as actually being Russian. Scarlett Johansen doesn't immediately come to mind but I'm the sure her costume would change my opinion.
Hell yeah Olga would be a sweet Black Widow, as would have Blunt. First russian actress that came to my mind was Milla Jovovich as far as actually being Russian. Scarlett Johansen doesn't immediately come to mind but I'm the sure her costume would change my opinion.
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5:03PM on 02/14/2009

olga!!!!!!!!!!!!!

olga!!!!!!!!!!!!!
olga!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2:23PM on 02/14/2009

how about

you choose an actual Russian....how come OLGA KURYLENKO hasn't been mentioned?
you choose an actual Russian....how come OLGA KURYLENKO hasn't been mentioned?
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1:32PM on 02/14/2009

All the Iron Man Actors are Oscar Wiiners (or at least nominees)

Robert Downey Jr. (Oscar Nominee)
Gwynyth Paltrow (Oscar Winner)
Jeff Bridges (Oscar Nominee)
Terrence Howard (Oscar Nominee)
Don Cheadle (Oscar Nominee)
Tim Robbins (Oscar Winner)
Mickey Rourke (Oscar Nominee)

I mean really, it doesn't take much to figure out that there's a pattern here. So I don't see Johansson really fitting in with the rest of the class. I mean she's smoking and isn't a terrible actress, but I'd see them casting someone like Rachel Weisz or Jennifer Connelly (both
Robert Downey Jr. (Oscar Nominee)
Gwynyth Paltrow (Oscar Winner)
Jeff Bridges (Oscar Nominee)
Terrence Howard (Oscar Nominee)
Don Cheadle (Oscar Nominee)
Tim Robbins (Oscar Winner)
Mickey Rourke (Oscar Nominee)

I mean really, it doesn't take much to figure out that there's a pattern here. So I don't see Johansson really fitting in with the rest of the class. I mean she's smoking and isn't a terrible actress, but I'd see them casting someone like Rachel Weisz or Jennifer Connelly (both Oscar nominees) before someone like Johansson. You know, a slightly older, universally respected actress (I don't dislike Johansson but I know a lot of people that do). If they were to skew younger I'd say maybe Amy Adams or Natalie Portman.
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12:00PM on 02/14/2009

My nomination

OLGA KURYLENKO!!!
OLGA KURYLENKO!!!
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10:35AM on 02/14/2009

Neither are good choices...

I don't think Blunt or Johansson were good choices. Eliza Dushku would be the perfect
choice for that role in my opinion (she speaks fluent Russian first off) and when she went on the Howard Stern a few days ago, she professed how she'd give anything to get the Black Widow part. I vote Eliza!
I don't think Blunt or Johansson were good choices. Eliza Dushku would be the perfect
choice for that role in my opinion (she speaks fluent Russian first off) and when she went on the Howard Stern a few days ago, she professed how she'd give anything to get the Black Widow part. I vote Eliza!
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