‘Iron Man 3’ casting updates: Scarlett Johansson not returning as Black Widow, and Jessica Chastain in talks to appear as a sexy scientist

Even though she only played a relatively small roll in Iron Man 2, there is no doubt Scarlett Johansson enhanced the enjoyment of the movie alot! This is why it is sad to hear today that her character will not be returning for Iron Man 3. All is not lost though, because as of tomorrow she will be up on the big screen in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, and from the clips and trailers, she looks hot!

In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Johansson confirms she won’t be back as Black Widow for Iron Man 3, but does hint at a possible Black Widow movie in the future:

“I think that you build this kind of character in the hope that the fans are like, ‘we want more,’” says Johansson. “I personally think there’s an awesome Black Widow movie in there. A kind of Bourne film that would take the whole comic-book genre in a completely different direction. It’d be awesome.”

“I’ve spoken to Marvel about it and Kevin Feige,” she continues, “and there’s so much story to draw from, I think it’d be totally awesome. But do I want to spend another three months shedding the manatee skin and squeezing back into that suit? Not necessarily, but it’s all worth it in the end!”

I’d watch it!!

In other Iron Man 3 news, according to Deadline, the very busy Jessica Chastain in in talks to appear in the new film. She was actually one of the top choices last year, but due to her impressive schedule, she couldn’t commit. Now that her schedule is a bit clearer, she is in talks to take on the role of “a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark”. Know what that means? Lots of flirting between her and Stark, and with Chastain appearing in so many films recently, she is fast becoming a bit of a sex symbol, and appearing in such a big film as Iron Man 3 will do nothing to harm her career. Chastain has recently been seen in a number of films including Take Shelter, The Tree of Life, The Help, Texas Killing Fields and Coriolanus.

Iron Man 3 is shaping up to be very impressive, with Robert Downey Jr naturally back as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow back as Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle also returning. As we also reported recently, Guy Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley will both also be appearing!

Directed by Shane Black, Iron Man 3 is due for release on 3rd May 2013.

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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