It hasn’t officially been announced yet, although it is looking pretty likely that Scarlett Johansson will be playing The Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Emily Blunt (who would have bene taking on the role until she had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts) spoke to MTV about losing the role and her thoughts on Johansson taking over.
“It was one of things that was conflicting,” Blunt told MTV News. “So it’s a shame the two of them couldn’t work together. It just got complicated, so I think I had to pull out for my own sanity more than anything.”
Even though she’s left “Iron Man 2” behind, Blunt was reluctant to dish any info about the still-secretive plot—not even a hint if Black Widow will be Stark’s love interest or adversary.
“See, that’s the other thing, I can’t give anything away on that front,” she said. “I’m not going to say! I’m not going to say! I’m going to get someone in trouble. Look at me, I’m such a goody-two-shoes!”
Did that mean she wouldn’t take a shot at the actress assuming the Black Widow role, Scarlett Johansson? Even though Scar-Jo reportedly screen-tested for the gig and lost out to Blunt?
“She’ll do a great job,” Blunt said, choosing her words carefully. “She’ll get up on that high-wire and do a great job.”
I hope Scarlett Johansson is good in the role and makes it her own, because next year I don’t want to be thinking “why did Blunt decided to do a Jack Black comedy over Iron Man 2?!” (even though I am thinking that now).