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March 12, 2009

Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow

— Posted by Rodney

Right on the heels of announcing Mickey Rourke will be the Russian villain Whiplash (who is now apparently Russian) and not Crimson Dynamo, we get an update about who is apparently cast as Black Widow after Emily Blunt left the role. Scarlett Johannson!

In the article that is mostly about Rourke, we get this tidbit from Latino Review

Now I’m told that Emily Blunt won’t be in the sequel and Black Widow will now be played by Scarlett Johannson. Interesting because Scarlett actually screen-tested for the role and didn’t get it.

I am unsure about Scarlett in the role of Widow. Maybe its because Blunt was just SO perfect for the visual representation of Widow.

Scarlett can be sexy with very little effort and looks great with red hair, but she just doesn’t fall into my imagination as widow.

Rumours also say that she is getting a really piddly paycheque for this and is tied to any sequels or Avengers films, but then as I have speculated before, she might only have one or two scenes to just to give her a presence to pre-introduce her to the Avengers.

At least this casting would be better than that Olga girl everyone keeps trying to name for ANY role with a girl in it.

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  • http://www.moviesmeter.com moviesmeter

    Maybe she will make a good widow, she doesnt look like one but lets give her a chance and see what will happen.

  • Ken

    wells here it goes AGAIN.i know i’m to be criticized for adding my comments on olga.but guys honestly een u rodney said that presence itslef and a great look is half the talent needed for a role.i personally believe olgas just under radar when it comes to a movie thats actually going to be a blockbuster.shes accepting many roles as the sexy seductress made to seduce the main actors character.but olg kurylenko(future wife)is great when it comes to presence,black widow a spy was known to have a sex appeal when it came to giving commands an holding a gun.Quantum of solace more than showed olga can portray a female vixen or spy.and black widow was russian with a heavy accent.olga ukrainian with a heavy accent,and scarlett has the regular everday chick voice.I must admit i was slightly hoping somehow olga would win the role with all the mention of her name on many sites about black widow.Also i am one of the many who name olga for any role thats fit for a female,mainly because I’m a huge fan(one with a schoolboy crush)and i’m just seeing olga slip into a cliche catagory of sexy female seductress.she like the hot chick we see in horror films that die in scene 2.i’m an upcoming director(hope to be as great as the great rodney someday,and by god if i do i will personally make my top priority to make a true fitting role for olga.*and yes im the fan who stalks celibrities~lol~…..but seriously.

    • http://www.thestub.ca Rodney

      That’s just it. Olga doesn’t have that presence and she’s not all that attractive. She’s very plain.

      I know she has a following and some people really dig her, and that’s your own tastes. That’s fine. But she just isn’t anything like Widow.

      I am hoping Scarlett surprises us and nails this, but I don’t really see it yet despite being a big fan of hers.

  • Trina

    I don’t like the idea of Scarlett as BW. I don’t think she can pull of the role. She doesn’t have the look, either. I mean, she’s sexy, no denying it, but can she pull off a good Russian accent?! And she doesn’t nearly have the tough, sexy female look that I think of when I think Black Widow.

  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL

    Perhaps you’re right. Our world of cinema is dying slowly, now I only watch movies that were released before 1995, that way I won’t feel the pain much longer…

    • MattK

      i agree w/ you on bringin back Weaver and Hamilton, but it would fuckin suck if try to make a movie just to make a “comeback” and it end up being shit like those you mentioned and i dont mind films that are made these days, but you know each to their own

  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL

    Yes I do realize that but who cares, they’re still groovy man, c’mon, if Rambo, John MClane and Rocky came back old as hell then they can come back too.

    • MattK

      yea but those films werent too good though

  • dax

    Emily Blunt is perfect for the role.

  • THE FOOL ON THE HILL

    Overrated and I don’t find her attractive anymore, somebody please resurrect SW and LH.

    • MattK

      you do realize they’re too old

  • Royal

    Oh gawd! My heart just sank. Kristina, I second your comment above. Ugh. At least the news will make Jake happy.

    • http://mymoviespot.blogspot.com Jake

      You just can’t get a clue, can you? I, unlike you, am completely indifferent. I already told you: I don’t even LIKE “ScarJo”, so lay off it! My point earlier had absolutely nothing to do with Johansson’s quality as an actress, but about principles.

      Figures, because as I saw the post title I thought, “SOMEBODY’S not going to be happy.” Just don’t lay it all on me.

  • HAZMAT

    scarlett johanson will not look sexy at all…shell in fact look ugly since shell be on the same movie as gwyneth paltrow….

    gwyn=<3

    • Iknewthiswouldhappen

      WoW, really. 0o —-> (0)(0) Vs . .
      to each their own. I just hope the tone stays the same.

  • HAZMAT

    aaghh

    i really want the acts of revenge to be in the avengers…

    so red skull can be introduced in the capt. america movie…magneeto can just sorta walk in…dr doom misteriously survived F4:2 have apocalipse and the kingpin come in and loki who will unfortunately be in the thor movie can also join

    the mandarin is also in it but…lets just have the mandarin NOT ever be on screen and replace him with the crimson dynamo

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