Actress Drops Out Of Iron Man Sequel

According to The Playlist, during a red carpet interview with E!, Iron Man 2 Movie director Jon Favreau confirmed that actress Emily Blunt will not play the Russian super-heroine Black Widow. Favreau cited that a conflicting schedule would prevent Blunt from being a part of the film. The actress is set to act in the film Gulliver’s Travels opposite actor Jack Black. The move prompted Fox Studios to exercise an option to drop Blunt from the Marvel Comics picture. Favreau told reporters that a replacement actress had yet to be cast for the Black Widow role. Favreau also spoke with E! concerning the status of Mickey Rourke. The director confirmed that while Rourke has yet to be cast as either the Crimson Dynamo or Whiplash, the veteran actor is still very interested. This information conflicts with an earlier report from Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., in which he told MTV that Rourke would not play the character of the Crimson Dynamo.