Emily Blunt Officially Out Of Iron Man 2

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:23 am,

emily blunt black widow2 Emily Blunt Officially Out Of Iron Man 2According to The Playlist, Director Jon Favreau confirmed suspicions that Emily Blunt will no longer be playing the Black Widow in the Iron Man 2 due to scheduling conflicts during an interview with E! on the red carpet at the Oscars.

Blunt was pegged to play Natasha Romanov (aka “The Black Widow”), until 20th Century Fox decided to exercise their option  and have Blunt star alongside Jack Black in Gulliver’s Travels.  This lead to a scheduling conflict that ultimately lost Blunt the role in Iron Man 2.

The last we heard, Fox and Marvel were trying to work out their timelines so that Blunt could appear in both films, and denying the fact that Blunt was, of course, no longer the Black Widow.  Scarlett Johansson is still rumored to be in talks to replace Blunt and Dollhouse actress, Eliza Dushku made pleas to the public to help support her in her quest to take over as the Black Widow last week.

Favreau neither confirmed nor denied these reports, but let’s hope Marvel doesn’t make either one of these casting mistakes.

Speaking of villain casting questions, professional wrestler and American Gladiator Matt Morgan announced on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK that he’s in talks to play a bad guy in the up and coming Iron Man sequel.  Who knows what this means exactly, as Morgan did not elaborate on the role in question. Let’s hope he’s not the choice to replace the character Mickey Rourke was in talks to play.

In regards to Favreau commenting on Mickey Rourke joining the cast, Superherohype reported:

The only thing he said about Mickey Rourke is that he “isn’t officially cast but that he is a fan.”

Basically, the current casting for Iron Man 2 is up in the air, but rest assured that Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark, Iron Man himself.  Other than that, I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Marvel goes ahead and ruins the film with poor casting choices like Scarlett Johansson.

Source: The Playlist

TAGS: iron man, iron man 2

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  1. Shame, that Prada pic of her makes her looks like Natasha.
    Damn, Emily is smokin’!

  2. @SK47

    That’s why I put in that pic. :-)

    Vic

  3. I was all for Blunt in that part once I heard about it. Very sorry to see that fell through.

  4. I still think Eliza Dushku is a perfect choice. Johannsen would make a better Black Canary if that character ever makes it to the big screen.

  5. Good Grief! is this film EVER gonna get made?

    “..decided to exercise their option..”
    -Figures

  6. I understand that Marvel Studios has to try and curb the budgets of these movies but NO WRESTLERS (only an actor that played a wrestler would be ok :) ).. I can’t begin to imagine what an Avengers or Justice League movie will cost..I mean X-Men 3 cost 210 million without P+A budget included and that basically had Berry and Jackman and McKelland as the pseudo A-listers..cripers these movies are really expensive to make..

  7. I would actually prefer if the Black Widow was not in the Avengers and saved for a down-the-road reboot of Daredevil instead.
    She is, after all, one of Matt Murdock’s bia-chas.

  8. I think Rachel Nichols would be a good choice for Black Widow..Scarlett Johansson is highly overrated IMO..

    AND WTH is up with this guy Serge G

    I have seen this exact same post at Comic Book Movie, Super-Hero Hype, Rotten Tomatoes, and other sites…is he just trying to get a reaction or has he lost his marbles….

    Vic?

  9. pretty sure he has lost his marbles. I also agree that scarlet is severely overrated but I at least give her props for full-figured women (stupid stick people). I think Eliza would be the perfect bad-ass chick for the movie especially with all the focus that’s on her right now because of Dollhouse.

  10. I want Scarlett Johansson,
    I love Scarlett Johansson,
    I love my Scarlett Johansson wallpapers,
    But,

    I can’t imagine her doing anything more physical than lighting up a cigarette.

  11. again FOX hushes Marvels Gig.
    fist with X-men now there stabb’in at iron man.
    sum ones Nervious.

  12. I love marvel comic book movies. the truth is im only 10 years old and if some actress messes up my beloved iron man movie i will stop watching marvel comic book movies!!

  13. Scarlett johansson needs to mess up some of DC comic book moives!!!!!!!!

  14. i hate scarlett johansson for messing up iron man!!!!

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