Rumor Police: Are Black Widow and Nick Fury in Iron Man 2?

black_widowLast week we learned that Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell were “in talks” to play “key villains” in the upcoming Iron Man 2. The article mentioned a “Natasha” character, though, but didn’t elaborate on that — but sharp fanboys speculated that it was Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. The Black Widow.

Well, Rourke and Rockwell are still in negotiations and we still don’t know for sure if Rourke is playing Whiplash or Crimson Dynamo, but the new rumor Variety is seems to confirm the Black Widow speculation by naming Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Sunshine Cleaning) as the “frontrunner” for the role. That much (Blunt’s casting) is just a rumor, and even Variety calls it that, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Yet Variety isn’t often so far off-base that they run rumors about characters that aren’t in the movie — so I think it’s a safe bet the Black Widow (or at least Natasha Romanov) will be in the Iron Man sequel.

Then there’s the matter of Nick Fury. Fact: Sam Jackson has yet to be signed to the sequel. The actor recently told the LA Times that negotations “broke down. I don’t know. Maybe I won’t be Nick Fury. Maybe somebody else will be Nick Fury or maybe Nick Fury won’t be in it.”

Marvel, for its part, told the Times that negotations were still “active,” so — again — let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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Posted on January 15, 2009 at 01:20 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Jacob Moore
    on 2009-01-16 at 10:07
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    Personally, I was a bit dissapointed that they went with Ultimate Nick Fury in Iron Man, so this potential re-casting doesn’t bother me a whole lot. Here’s hoping for a more gruff and traditional Col. Fury. Gary Sinise, maybe?

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