Monday, January 19, 2009

Is this the 'Black Widow' in Iron Man 2?

Rumor has it this actress (Emily Blunt) has landed the role of Russian super-spy, Natasha Romanov, aka "The Black Widow," in Iron Man 2. I wonder if Mr. Downey Jr. had anything to do with the casting ...

This is what we do know: the character of Rhodey will now be played by Don Cheadle, after Terrence Howard was fired by Marvel - who is in heated negotiations with Sam Jackson to reprise his role as Nick Fury. Also, I hear that Mickey Rourke is in the mix to play the villain in Iron Man 2. Sweetness.

If all of this comes to fruition, I dare to say that Iron Man 2 will follow in the tradition of The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II, Spider-Man 2, X-Men 2, The Dark Knight and a select handful of other sequels that were better than their predecors.