Emily Blunt has revealed her disappointment of losing the role of The Black Widow in Iron Man 2. She was originally first choice for the role, however her contract with 20th Century Fox from when she did The Devil Wears Prada meant that she had one more film to do with them, and they decided to use the option for Gulliver’s Travels alongside Jack Black. The filming schedules clashed, so she had to pull out of Iron Man 2.
From The Orlando Sentinel:
“I’m okay,” Blunt says with a sigh. “Because I just have to do this Fox movie, and it’s fine and I’m gonna have fun. The whole beginning of the year has been rather dramatic, so I’d just rather go in with fresh eyes and know that I’ve made the right decision. You just don’t know until it’s all finished and done with, do you?”
And telling her “Well, the sequel’s almost never as good as the original” doesn’t help. “I’m glad you said that, not me. It’s a little disappointing is all I can say.”
I am disappointed also. She would have been great. Anyhow, Blunt will seen in The Wolfman later this year which will probably kick major ass.