Leslie Bibb Confirms Iron Man 2 Role

According to actress Leslie Bibb, who plays enterprising reporter Christine Everhart in the first “Iron Man” movie, she will definitely be back for the sequel. Bibb confirmed the news to the New York Post, who wanted to know if she had anything to do with the casting of Sam Rockwell as evil industrialist Justin Hammer in the comic book sequel. (They’re dating, you know.) She says no, that Rockwell and Favreau are friends, and in fact Rockwell was on the short list to play Tony Stark when the first movie came around.

Mind you, not that the return appearance by the chick who asked Tony Stark some questions then jumped in the sack with him is really all that important, but it does give me an excuse to post the pic of Leslie Bibb below. Too bad she couldn’t have snagged the Pepper Potts role and stuck around the movie longer. I would have so much preferred her over the plain Gwyneth Paltrow.

Below: “Yo, I totally tapped that, kids.”