Earlier today we got our first look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, however the accompanying article also gives us a few details about what we can expect in the sequel. Here are some snippets below:
Rourke, for his part, wanted to instill some lightness into the role of the heavy. “I told Favreau, ‘I don’t want to just play him as a one-dimensional p—-,'” he says. “He let me have a cockatoo, who I talk to and get drunk with while I’m making my suit.”
Scarlett Johansson joined the cast as Stark’s mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow. That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries. “The men want it to be, like, ‘Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,’ but it’s not as standard as that,” says Paltrow. “There’s a weird male catfight fantasy. Downey agrees. He believes what differentiates the franchise from other superhero series can be summarized as follows: “We’re horny. Not, like, can’t-bring-your-kids horny, but just…horny.”
Mickey Rourke getting drunk whilst talking to a cockatoo and lots of horny people. Iron Man 2 sounds like it’s going to be fun.
In other IM2 news director Jon Favreau has been updating his Twitter account, counting down the days until filming finishes. 1 day to go!