The Avengers hasn't even opened and we're already hearing details on what's coming next. Iron Man 3 has already begun pre-production and according to Feature Film Casting, several of the key players from the previous film are making a return.
After what looks to be an action-packed story in The Avengers, the big question is what's next for Iron Man? There was mention that other Avengers members such as Captain America or Thor would not be appearing but Robert Downey Jr. won't have to worry about acting out scenes on his own.
The casting sheet mentions that Scarlett Johansson will return as Black Widow. It makes sense in some ways as the previous film is where the character made her cinematic debut but you have to wonder how she would fit into the possible story. Joining Johansson, Gwynth Paltrow is set to return as Pepper Potts as is Don Cheadle as Rhodey (aka War Machine).
No big surprises here except, again, we have to wonder what director Shane Black has planned for the franchise.
Should we bother to begin speculating what the story might contain? At least we know Black Widow survives the alien attack in The Avengers.== TEASER ==
Here's the promo for the Black Widow and the Avengers movie. Funny how she gets the main focus even though this is for The Avengers.