A couple weeks back it was revealed that due to a scheduling conflict, Emily Blunt may have to step down from playing the Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Scarlett Johansson is in talks to replace Blunt as the Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow.
Marvel will not confirm, but sources around Hollywood say Johansson has indeed met with the filmmakers and is interested in taking the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow. Blunt’s reps are still trying to make both projects work, but Gulliver’s is further along, with a start date of April 15. Iron Man 2 still doesn’t have a shooting script and a start date has not yet been determined.