[Update] First Look at Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow!

Published 6 years ago by , Updated July 16th, 2009 at 10:14 am,

A member of the Facebook group Marvel Movies! has provided the internet world with our very first look at Scarlett Johansson in costume as Black Widow in Iron Man 2.

Update: We now some quality images of Johansson and Entertainment Weekly‘s Iron Man 2 cover!

Check them out after the jump:


iron man 2 scarlett johansson black widow [Update] First Look at Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow!

Oh yeah, definitely liking her... performance.


iron man 2 ew cover [Update] First Look at Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow!


For a better look at the EW cover and Black Widow pic, go here.

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff is an intelligence operative and in the comics, she first meets Iron Man when she was ordered to take out the creator of the Soviet Crimson Dynamo armor. Perhaps that storyline is worked into the sequel with Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash suit. My guess is that Rourke will have the full armor later in the movie and maybe that’ll be called Crimson Dynamo.

When Scarlett was announced as Black Widow, there was some concern from fans about her selection. Some thought she wasn’t fit for the role, but those concerns started to vanish later when updates about her workout regiment came out online along with some photos of her sporting the red hair.

If these latest images of Johansson are any indication, I think fans will be happy.

The image of Mickey Rourke as Whiplash isn’t new though, as Screen Rant posted that up in early June. As for the ones of Robert Downey Jr., we’ve not seen before though and he’s looking good in costume as always.

With Iron Man 2 having a major presence at next weeks Comic-Con, we’ll no doubt get some much better official images of her sporting the red hair and black leather suit very soon. In my opinion, she actually looks pretty good.

What do you think of Black Widow from this little tease?

Iron Man 2 opens next summer, May 7, 2010.

Source: Alex Luchak

Update source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. If i didnt know it was actually her i would never of picked it. So blurry. Can’t wait for a more clear pic.

  2. Theres already a better pic up guys :)

  3. Yes, saw the better pics. Super hot! Widow will be very, very, sweet eye candy! Guys will be rising up for this one,lol. :)

  4. Only one tiny complaint,IMHO, her face doesn’t have that fearlessly tough look. She looks very tame/soft.

  5. truly, if she looks this good with a blurred pic. The hi res ones are going to rock. Can’t wait for more.

  6. I wonder if they are going the same route as with the Marvel Ultimate story line? In the end the Black Widow is a traitor and is killed, obviously not in this movie, but maybe in the Avengers.

    I wonder what other Marvel character is going to be mentioned or introduced at the end of the film.

  7. Looking Good,looking good can’t wait for next summer!

  8. She looks fine.

  9. Looks awesome.

  10. I would let that Black Widow devour me. :)

  11. Not so sure that I like having the black widow character in Iron Man, that chracater itself is pretty lame. Nevertheless Scarlett looks pretty good

  12. They could have done so much better

  13. I’m a big fan of Scarlett’s, but I don’t know if it’s the angle of the picture that’s just too different of a hairstyle than I’m used to but I barely recognize her in those pictures.

  14. Yummmmmy. :D

    With the red hair she looks like she should be playing MJ in Spider-Man instead of Kirsten Dunst! :P

  15. I never worried about Scarlett’s selection as Black Widow, as long as she dyed her hair red.

    I found it amusing so many people initially thought she was going to be terrible, though.

  16. @ANDY S

    You’re right! That is what Mary Jane SHOULD have looked like.

  17. @ Phil G.
    I agree, wondering were the out spoken nay sayers.

  18. To me this picture is awful..I am really disappointed with this..I think she may have been miscast but I am not a big fan of her anyway..I am clearly in the minority here…but the pic looks cheesy!!

  19. there you go adrian.
    IMO they all look great
    well roarke looks a lil crappy

  20. I haven’t seen much of Johannsen except in (barf) The Spirit, so I don’t have an opinion of her acting ability. I worry about the accent, though, and I’d have preferred a brighter red for her hair. It looks brown to me in this pic.

  21. Scarlette = HOT!

  22. This is the costume that left the crew speechless??? PULEEEZZZ…They should have waited for Emily Blunt!!

  23. love it!!!

  24. @ JJ, The accent is the big concern for me to.

    The Fox Marvel films always fail hard at doing accents or worse, dropping them completely but I think Marvel Studios will put more effort into theirs.

    After seeing how much work Rourke put into mastering his Russian, I’m sure Favs had Scarlet perfecting that too for her role.

  25. Looks alright in the first pic, but the second pic bugs me a bit. Black Widow was always quite the gaunt, strong Russian lady for me. Scarlett Johansson comes off as being hot first, then anything else. So I see Johannson, before I see Black Widow.

    In addition, I don’t like having to see Downey Jr’s face. Yeah, yeah, celebrity sells, but Iron Man comes first! I want to see Iron Man’s mask, not Tony Stark!

  26. @arrell, but they got Downey to the photo shoot, if he had the mask on, then they wouldn’t even need him… Full CG, lol.

  27. Sorry but in this shot Downey Jr looks like a complete goof. Kinda like when your lil bro puts on your clothes knowing that they are too big for him and he tries to look buff. Not saying the armor looks bad, but in that photo shot it looks overly big and his serious face aint cuttin it for me.

  28. @Sin

    Actually they intentionally made this suit bigger, apparently it’s a more heavily armored version of the armor, not the same as the one in IM1. Maybe he has a fight with Whiplash and gets close to being beat, then goes “back to the drawing board” and beefs up his design to go open up a can of whoop ass on whiplash? lol.