See Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Iron Man 2!

source: ew.com

The latest Entertainment Weekly features an exclusive look at Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in next year’s highly anticipated blockbuster sequel Iron Man 2. And she looks fiiiiiine…

UPDATE 22/07/09: Any even newer, shinier picture has debuted. Check it!

OK, so that’s not exactly Pulitzer Prize winning journalism, but cut us a bit of slack. We’re talking about Scarlett in a superhero flick here!

Johansson stars as Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff (A.K.A Black Widow) who is hired as Tony Stark’s (A.K.A Iron Man, A.K.A Robert Downey Jr.) assistant after Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is promoted to CEO of Stark Industries.

As previously reported, Mickey Rourke will star as the villainous Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko, and the great Sam Rockwell will appear as Justin Hammer, who has been described as a young Tony Stark. Don Cheadle will step into Terrence Howard‘s shoes as Jim “War Machine” Rhodes.

Director Jon Favreau announced that principal photography wrapped on July 18th. It will hit Australian cinemas April 29, 2010.

Discuss: Alright, let’s discuss this as adults. Does Johansson have the chops to pull off a villainous Russian superspy? Terrifying images from The Spirit keep rushing back…

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