Iron Man 2 Update: Sam Rockwell’s Evil Accountant Strikes, ScarJo on the Avengers

If by “strike” you mean stand in front of a skinny mic articulating, no doubt, some evil scheme that will bring the world to its knees. Muahahahahahha!! Or just plain talking. Look, he’s white and skinny and he has nerdy glasses and pretty ordinary hair. Plus, he’s played by Sam Rockwell, so you know the guy is a bad apple. He’s like a younger version of Gary Oldman, minus the Brit accent. In the comic book sequel, Rockwell plays industrialist Justin Hammer, who is a rival to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who as you’ll recall, came out as being Iron Man at the end of the first movie. Jon Favreau directs again.

Over in the skin-tight and physically fit land of the Black Widow, aka Scarlett Johansson, the actress talked to the Daily Record about returning for “The Avengers”.

“I hope it will happen. I don’t know if that’s where it’s going go but she’s definitely a big part of the Avengers. I think that Marvel is very much invested in these characters just as much as the fans are, just as much as I am. You want the fans to like the character, you want them to believe in the character, root for them, and want to see them again. So I’m hoping that if the fans support the character, that we’ll see her again.”

Oh, you’ll get plenty of support, Scarlett, especially in that outfit.