Scarlett Johansson To Return As Black Widow In IRON MAN 3?

A new casting call for extras may reveal a few previously unconfirmed details about the movie, including the return of Johansson as Natasha Romanov and Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes...

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/26/2012
Looks like Scarlett Johansson is set to return as Black Widow in Iron Man 3, according to Feature Film Casting anyway.



The site is reporting on a new casting call for the Shane Black directed threequel. Along with the call for extras and a few (previously known) details on the movie, they reckon Johansson's return as Black Widow is a done deal. They also report that Don Cheadle will be back as Rhodey, and Gwyneth Paltrow will once again appear as Pepper Potts.

The casting call is definitely legit, but the site has been known to get ahead of themselves with other details in the past which is why - even though this is being reported as official confirmation by other sites - we'll keep a question mark over it. Although it's not exactly a stretch that those particular cast members would be returning anyway. We will of course see Miss Johansson as Black Widow before this, when Marvel's The Avengers hits theaters May 4th.

Here is what we know so far about Iron Man 3..

“The storyline is being described by writer-director Shane Black as being a Tom Clancy-thriller, with Iron Man fighting real world villains. Black stated, “the studio wasn’t happy with the result of Iron Man 2, as a result that pretty much came about due to a rushed production schedule in an attempt to hit a release date rather than simply make a good film, but I digress. Iron Man 3 will not be another, ‘two men in iron suits fighting each other’.”










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Knightrider - 3/26/2012, 2:13 AM
I wonder what the reasoning will be for War Machines absense in the Avengers, hope not just ignored, you'd think end of the World they'd at least ask War Machine to fight.
batfan175 - 3/26/2012, 2:41 AM
come on it's a big moneymaking machine of a film. of course she's going to be in it and they're not going to kill the only woman in the Avengers, since it's all just big colourful fun. Of course she's not going to turn it down because why else would these actors sign contracts with a big, faceless studio like marvel? For the money.
NeoBaggins - 3/26/2012, 2:48 AM
"Iron Man 3 will not be another, ‘two men in iron suits fighting each other’."

Thank goodness.

jimoakley666 - 3/26/2012, 2:49 AM
Knightrider - I suppose it could be a case of Rhodey NOT actually being War Machine. He demonstrated at the end of Iron-Man 2 that he couldn't really get used to the suit, Tony kicked his arse considering he was shit-faced drunk and Rhodey even said "you can have your suit back".

I'd assume Stark now has that stolen suit back, because it IS stolen property and he could sue the government for industrial theft, and Rhodey may only put the suit back on, if at all, reluctantly.
CloserPleasures - 3/26/2012, 2:56 AM
cant wait for the TDKR
Giraffehead - 3/26/2012, 3:12 AM
@knightrider

My limited experience in world politics would dictate that even if there was a world threatening event, there would be many different ideas of how to handle it.

Not every country or every service within a country would have the same idea.

War Machine is part of the Air Force, and perhaps they are not on the same page as SHIELD. They have their own commanding officers who would not allow Rhodes to just take off and get himself killed because another organization wants him.
CCB1984 - 3/26/2012, 3:45 AM
Black Widow being involved falls inline with Shane Black's Tom Clancy-thriller quote since I assume they're talking of the Jack Ryan films as being the influence...SHIELD taking the place of the CIA... curious to see if the villains end up A.I.M. or an amped up Ten Rings...
marvelstudios - 3/26/2012, 3:47 AM
widow might only make a cameo like fury did in iron man
FATMANGOBOOM - 3/26/2012, 4:26 AM
I sure hope not... I am sorry... I felt the Iron man 2 would have felt the same with her or with out her... She did not add to the movie at all except for T and A and honestly she has never really done that much for me as an actress...
marvel72 - 3/26/2012, 4:35 AM
i was hoping for the armour wars storyline & having war machine return.
TheBaroness89 - 3/26/2012, 4:56 AM
Didn't really think about why Rhodey/War Machine isn't in the Avengers-- I hope they mention him with a reason why not but it won't bother me if they don't. I'm hoping for A.I.M. and MODOK in IM3 but could be just wishful thinking.
Jobu - 3/26/2012, 5:24 AM
@FATMAN- I agee 100%. Shes hot but adds nothing but that rack and ass.
Ceejay - 3/26/2012, 5:40 AM
@FATMAN & Jobu - Speak for yourselves, Iron Man 3 was a movie mostly devoted to building up to the Avengers so Black Widow being in the movie definitely added to that and they seeded her well as first an employee then full disclosure as a SHIELD operative before she stole the best action scenes in the entire movie by kicking some ass in the best "give a a sniff of my vag while I break their necks" movies I've ever seen.

Take her out of the movie and you'd have to add another half hour to The Avengers to explain her from scratch while losing the added expectation for the movie from her not being introduced beforehand.
Starlight - 3/26/2012, 6:13 AM
She's definetely NOT needed to return AT ALL !!!! Oh... and Don sucks...
Fogs - 3/26/2012, 6:16 AM
Watched IM2 yesterday, I like it more and more as I watch it.

I can see the purpose of the story, which can be resumed on having Stark becoming a better person facing his problems with the father, his condition and dealing with Shield accepting him (or in this case, not acceptance).

And Black Widow was a very nice character. Silent, mysterious and ass-kicking when needed. She was there to SPY on Stark because Shield was interested on him.

She'll be there on IM3, deal with it.
RunDTC - 3/26/2012, 6:25 AM
I thought we already knew this? oh well..........
Wildaniel - 3/26/2012, 6:32 AM
GREAT, She should be in every movie Marvel movie now, lol.

If anyone has read Furys big week Avengers Prelude she was at Culver University spying on Banner.
xXkryptoniteXx - 3/26/2012, 6:42 AM
She's one hot woman
vxMaverickxv - 3/26/2012, 6:54 AM
i do hope war machine in avengers
ROBBEATZZZ - 3/26/2012, 7:04 AM
@Pux ...dude i disagree..her roll had a meaning bigger than you know..she played her part..Fury always has her do undercover type work..you havent read the avengers comic tie in "FURYS BIG WEEK" have you?...it explains alot
ROBBEATZZZ - 3/26/2012, 7:09 AM
@Wildaniel..MAN!..its a pretty cool read huh?...

*SPOILER*


did you see how Black widow found Dr sterns in the lab after Abomination destryoed it hes becoming the LEADER?

He trys to recruit her n looked into her past..

she shoots him in the knee n calls in SHIELD TO PICK HIM UP..LOL
Wildaniel - 3/26/2012, 7:26 AM
@ROBBEATZZZ Yeah I like how Hawkeye stopped at the same gas station Coulson was at in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thors Hammer.
LAXtremest - 3/26/2012, 7:29 AM
Mandarin has to be the villain. Not even a question.
ROBBEATZZZ - 3/26/2012, 7:50 AM
@Wildaniel..yea i like they linked that together

hawkeye to clerk "let me guess some mysterious guys in black suits broke up the heist?"

the gas station was ROXXON..

ppl need to read FURYS BIG WEEK..im waiting on the last chapter to download
fadersdream - 3/26/2012, 7:50 AM
They need to go the Opposite of Metal Man vs. Metal Man.
MrReese - 3/26/2012, 7:50 AM
I called this yesterday guess I heard right XD
Sanderman - 3/26/2012, 7:58 AM
At most war machine only needs a cameo but he does not need to be a part of the avengers. There are already enough actors trying to share screen time, the last thing they need is one more who basically has the same exact power as ironman
hoodedjester - 3/26/2012, 8:21 AM
pretty sure she is a staple of the Marvel film universe much like Coulson
JackBauer - 3/26/2012, 8:25 AM
I have no problem with it as long as it makes sense for her to be there.

Rhodey should be in it as well. They can open the movie with War Machine getting his ass kicked by an unseen foe and possibly even dying or ending up in the hospital. Iron Man then has to kick some ass to get vengeance for his friend.

I hope War Machine has a cameo in The Avengers. They can show him fighting the aliens at another location.
StrangerX - 3/26/2012, 8:45 AM
It's the 3rd film and still no Mandarin.
Minghagz - 3/26/2012, 9:43 AM
Terrible news. I can't [frick]ing stand Scarjo as BW. She's not that hot and she sucks as BW.

Plus I prefer an IM movie with just IM and War Machine. No extra unnecessary heroes (or heroines in her case).
Seven23 - 3/26/2012, 9:50 AM
Will be glad see her on the iron man 3 shes so [frick]in hot !!!!
GreyChaos13Zero - 3/26/2012, 11:47 AM
War Machine should get his own movie, also nice to hear he's back?)
skullboy - 3/26/2012, 12:47 PM


HASN'T SHE RUINED EVERYTHING ENOUGH???
LFANCH - 3/26/2012, 1:35 PM
I like the idea of rhodey getting his ass kicked in the beginning of iron man 3, especially if said ass-kicking actually takes place during the invasion in avengers to explain why he isn't there. If mandarin was the villian it would work out perfect, they could just have war machine show up to help fight fin fang foom and let iron man finish off mandarin.
Shadow101 - 3/26/2012, 2:03 PM
IM2 was a good movie to me. Idk why people who are not fans criticize it smh
mgeoff88 - 3/26/2012, 3:19 PM
I think both War Machine and Black Widow were under utilized in IM2. You can certainly tell the film was rushed.

I think IM3 will use the characters to their full potential.
PeterParker1991 - 3/26/2012, 4:38 PM
War Machine isn't needed in The Avengers. In this case, Iron Man is enough, because there are already four/five other heroes, including Thor. War Machine had a nice introduction, but atop Loki and a mysterious army, he'd just get in the way. Save him for Iron Man 3, or not, either way I watch Iron Man 2, mainly for War Machine.
AUSSYACE - 3/26/2012, 8:35 PM
@spanglish

I AGREE...
ROBBEATZZZ - 3/27/2012, 6:41 AM
PPL READ FURY'S BIG WEEK! ITS A MARVEL MOVIE U TIE IN, SHE'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN U THINK!

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