UPDATED – First (Sort-Of) Look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow – IRON MAN 2

     July 16, 2009

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Update: EW has released a better photo of Scarlett as Black Widow and it’s after the jump

Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con preview features Iron Man 2 on the cover and it has our first (sort-of) look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. While we do get to see her hair and part of the outfit, the way Robert Downey Jr. is standing, we don’t get a full look. It’s the perfect preview for what’s coming next week at Comic-Con.

But while we didn’t get a full image of Scarlett, they did get some info about the plot and quotes from the cast. They’re after the jump.

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Iron Man 2 will feature two very different foes for Stark. On one side is Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a fast-talking weapons manufacturer who fancies himself the next Tony Stark; on the other, Vanko, who, while incarcerated in a Russian prison, creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams. Hammer and Whiplash join forces to take down Downey’s character, Tony Stark.

Scarlett Johansson is 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.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con preview will also have more new images from a lot of upcoming films and TV shows. As they get released, we’ll post updates.

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