Iron Man 2 Black Widow Poster

Published 5 years ago by , Updated January 24th, 2013 at 8:02 am,

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With the release of some Iron Man 2 posters over the last few weeks (and a new one yesterday) which focused on our favorite armored heroes, we finally have a new one sheet coming from WonderCon which focuses on the sequel’s new leading lady, Black Widow.

When Scarlett Johansson was cast as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, there was a lot of concern coming from fans who thought she didn’t look the part or match the character from the books. When photos hit the net of her sporting red hair, those concerns dropped quite a bit, dropping even more when we got our first look at her in costume as Black Widow.

So, she’s nailed the look, but while the poster below of Scarlett Johansson certainly looks enticing, it doesn’t mean too much to me unless her character speaks Russian in the film. From a brief clip of her speaking in her normal (non-Russian) voice in the latest TV Spot, many are concerned over how the character will be treated. I have a feeling she speaks both American and in a Russian accent in Iron Man 2 depending on when she’s undercover as a spy or not.

Check out Black Widow in her own one-sheet [Click to Enlarge]:

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If you happen to be attending San Francisco’s WonderCon, head to Booth #242 for your free Black Widow mini-poster. Get one for me too.

In the books, Natasha Romanoff is initially an enemy of Iron Man (her first mission in the US involved her assassinating him) but defects to the United States from the Soviet Union. She starts with freelance work for S.H.I.E.L.D., the organization introduced in the first Iron Man movie and led by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character. Eventually, she becomes a full-fledged agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and works alongside The Avengers, meaning Scarlett’s multi-picture contract will definitely see her have at least a part in Marvel Studios’ team-up film.

Whether Black Widow’s recruitment into S.H.I.E.L.D. would occur in Iron Man 2 or not was a question possibly answered in the trailers as one of the quick shots seemed to hint at her sporting the group’s logo on her left arm. There were no scenes of her talking at all in the trailers which caused fans to question how the character would be treated in the film, especially since Mickey Rourke went all out to learn and speak Russian for his character, Whiplash.

Again, I’m still holding out hope that Scarlett does have at least the accent in the film(s). We already suffered through something like that with how the character of Colossus was (mis)treated in the X-Men movies.

What do you think of the poster and character?

If you’re excited about Scarlett Johansson’s character in Marvel Studios’ new big franchise, check out our post on the future of Black Widow.

Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn. It is directed by Jon Favreau and opens in theaters on May 7, 2010.

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Sources: WonderCon

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  1. i hope you're right about the whole swapping accent thing, it would be ashame if she spoke flat english rather than with an accent.
    apart from the language issue she seems to look almost identical to the comics

  2. I wonder if this ever happened.

    Scarlett gets a flight to Louisiana after doing a reshoot for Iron Man 2. She didn't have time to change and meets up with her hubby Ryan during his shoot. and

    Green Lantern has a nooner with Black Widow! It'd be like seeing Batman fight Spidey, Marvel vs. DC.

    I know I'm horrible… but bored.

  3. I don't mind the lack of an accent; as I've been hearing, what kind of spy would she be? Little Nikita–the parents didn't have accents. Let's hope she speaks in Russian a little bit.


  4. I'd watch that movie. ;)

  5. If you look at the just-released theatrical poster you'll see what I think is a SHIELD emblem on her sleeve. So I'm guessing this, as was the case with the first movie and which they seem to be loosely adhering to in general, is sticking with the “Ultimates” version of Marvel Universe where the Widow is a SHIELD agent at the start.

    And let's be honest, do we really want to hear Johansson try a Russian accent?

  6. Actually, to comic book fans, she is a fairly well known character.
    I do agree with you about the accent. If she isn't capable of disguising it, then she wouldn't be much of a believable super spy.
    I'm a fanboy but there are things that people get worked up over that make no sense to me. When Scarlett Johansson was first cast, people were up in arms over her not looking the part because of the color of her hair. I mean, really, have that many people never heard of hair dye? And because she hasn't spoken in Russian in the preview. The movie is called Iron Man 2. Not The Black Widow. She's not going to be featured in the trailer.

  7. She is an unknown character in the mainstream public eyes…
    My point being,she (even in the comics) not as big as Cap, Hulk, Ironman, Spidey…etc

  8. Ummmm why is she in this movie???? oh and she wants her own black widow movie as well… Guys enjoy this comicbook movie stuff while you can. Cuz the bubble is gonna burst and people arent going to care about it anymore.

  9. Killjoy.

  10. The accent will not be there PLUS she will be speaking multiple languages! She IS a spy and she IS Russian. You hear here speak at least French and Russian in this movie.

  11. Black Widow will be speaking at least three different languages or more in Iron Man 2. The old school mysterious Russian spy characters in movies is dated, spies train to learn multiple languages with perfect inflection,enunciation and pronunciation without they're own native or other accent bleeding onto the other languages they speak. So her not having a Russian accent is the right way to go. She will be speaking Russian in this movie.

  12. gotta say it, but i'm most of the way through the novelization, and her character seems pretty forced and pointless to me… “Natalie Rushman” really?
    only problem with the whole thing though.

  13. “and not even a well known character…”

    Reminds me of the title character of the film, circa 2 years ago.

  14. Doubtful, there's still so many comics to adapt, let alone sequels, spinoffs, etc.

    THEN, we get the Reboots!

    The next big genre is video game movies once they start making good ones in 2-3 years. Comic book movies will still be around for a LONG time though.

  15. Ya, that's what I'd like to see, her speak *some* Russian.