Who's getting sick of Iron Man 2 updates? Not us! Amid the recent rumors swirling through the trades about baddie casting (and, well, casting in general) for the superhero sequel, comes talk of actress Emily Blunt in negotiations for the part of the femme fatale Black Widow. Blunt, who may be best known for her part as lead assistant-to-Miranda-Priestly Emily in The Devil Wears Prada, would play the Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, a Soviet superspy beauty who dresses in a skintight black costume that's enhanced, much like Iron Man's costume, with high-tech weaponry. Yowza!
Having Blunt play the Russian Black Widow does give a bit more credence to one answer of the hotly contested question of just who Mickey Rourke would play, as reports have been made both that he'd play Whiplash (per The Hollywood Reporter) and The Crimson Dynamo (per Variety). Being that the Crimson Dynamo is Iron Man's Russian counterpart, one could logically assume Variety probably has the right call on the villain.
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