Did ScarJo Say She’s Not in Iron Man 3?

Despite casting notices stating otherwise, Scarlett Johansson is rumored to have confirmed that she’s not actually in Shane Black’s “Iron Man 3″. And if ScarJo isn’t in the movie, then obviously her character, The Black Widow is also not in the movie. So what exactly is going on here?

In an interview with Screen Rant to promote a little indie film she has coming up called “The Avengers” (I think it’s about high school friends who get together after a long time apart to reminisce about the past or something), Johansson apparently confirms that she is not in “Iron Man 3″:

Though the cast of the next addition to the Tony Stark saga is filling up rather quickly with a bevy of notable and formidably talented actors, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will not be joining the adventures on this one. The actress told us she would not be appearing in Iron Man 3 at the start of our interview with her and The Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, at The Avengers Los Angeles press event last week. Johansson did, however, pitch the idea of a Jason Bourne-esque super hero movie featuring the Black Widow character.

Now that’s Screen Rant’s report, but the odd thing is, they don’t have that on camera. Instead, all you see from the sit-down junket interview below is them talking about a would-be Black Widow movie and Mark Ruffalo talking about playing the Hulk.

So what to make of this? Who knows.




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  • Juggernaut

    A Black Widow solo film would kick ass! There could be some cool prospective characters and stories that could be told in that environment as well. Hopefully it hits Marvel’ slate for an upcoming project. I’d also love a second Hulk movie. I know that there is the whole Del Toro produced TV series planned although I haven’t heard much about it recently. Even if that does go into production we still have no idea where it will take the character and if it will even tie into The Incredible Hulk or The Avengers at all??? I’d personally hate to have yet another actor taking on the role. As for ScarJo not returning for Ironman 3 I can live with that. With the recent casting of Jessica Chastain If she did return that would be three redheaded love interests for Tony! I hope they pull off a Nolanesque two-for-one with some of the characters in IM3. While I’ve read that Guy Pearce has been cast as Dr. Killian it just doesn’t make much sense to me. Out of he and Ben Kingsley Pearce suits the role of Mallen, the bio terrorist that is infused with the extremis formula in the story arc much better.
    If they could do a cross between Mallen and Titanium Man that would be awesome! Ben Kingsley as an amalgam of both Dr. Aldrich Killian and Count Nefaria, Chastain as a Madamme Masque/Maya Hensen hybrid and Andy Lau as Tony’s old collge colleague Khan Tong Tem, a brilliant engineer in the field of bio technology and ultimately revealed to be The Mandarin, leader of the notorious Ten Rings terrorist cell!!!

  • Juggernaut

    =v )