According to someone who saw an interview with “Iron Man 2” director Jon Favreau during that whole Oscar shindig over the weekend, Emily Blunt may be officially out of “Iron Man 2”, where she was supposed to play The Black Widow, a role that has since been rumored to be going to Scarlett Johansson.
Here’s the news from The Playlist:
“On E!’s post show at the red carpet of some party, Jon Favreau said that Fox exercised its [“Gulliver’s Travellers”] option on Emily Blunt, and that she definitely won’t be in ‘Iron Man 2.’ The reporter was chatting with Favreau and asking about what he can tell them about ‘IM2.’ He said Mickey Rourke isn’t officially cast but that he is a fan. Then she asked about Emily and Favreau said that about Fox exercising their option, which I hadn’t heard before. I thought they were still trying to make it work. He said he was disappointed but didn’t say anything about Scarlett Johansson replacing her or anyone else taking the role.”
I have nothing against Scarlett Johansson, of course, but Emily Blunt as the Black Widow would have been killer. Oh well.
Below: She can sting me anytime. Especially in that costume.