Iron Man 2 co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson are reportedly experiencing on-set rivalry. According to UK tabloid The Sun, the pair can’t stand each other.Gwen apparently thinks Scarlett’s an attention-seeker diva.
It’s also being reported that Gwen was looking forward to Emily Blunt being her co-star, and was disappointed to find Scarlett got the role instead.
I start the question and I can hear the eyes rolling even over the phone.
“Ohhh boy,” says Emily Blunt, bracing for the Black Widow/Iron Man 2 question. She was director Jon Favreau’s pick to play Black Widow, Russian spy and sexy villainess, to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in the about-to-film sequel to last summer’s comic book film smash. But Favreau revealed on the Oscar red carpet that Fox was exercising its option to have her in the new Gulliver’s Travels that studio is backing (Jack Black has the title role, Rob Letterman is directing). So no Emily. Continue reading Emily Blunt on losing Black Widow…
After a flurry of recent speculation surrounding “Iron Man 2” and the involvement of actors Emily Blunt, Scarlett Johansson, Eliza Dushku and Mickey Rourke, director Jon Favreau might have cleared the air about the status of at least two of those actors last night.
“On E!’s post show at the red carpet of some party, Jon Favreau said that Fox exercised its option on Emily Blunt, and that she definitely won’t be in ‘Iron Man 2,’” reported a Playlist reader. The option mentioned refers to Blunt’s casting alongside Jack Black in “Gulliver’s Travels,” which is likely to endanger her “Iron Man 2? role. Continue reading Emily Blunt Officially Out Of ‘Iron Man 2’ But Mickey Rourke Still Possible, Says Jon Favreau
As impressed as we were by the cast of Iron Man – you’d normally expect Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard to be gracing a gritty and grim Sundance programmer – director Jon Favreau seems even more determined to raise the acting stakes for his forthcoming sequel, Iron Man 2: Extremis Boogaloo (ok, we made that last bit up).
It’s already been confirmed that Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are in talks to play the movie’s villains, Crimson Dynamo and Justin ‘MC’ Hammer, while Don Cheadle has replaced Howard as Jim Rhodes. And now it looks like Favreau may have found the perfect actress to fill the catsuit of the alluring Soviet superheroine, The Black Widow: our very own Emily Blunt. Continue reading Emily Blunt to Star in Iron Man 2?