Black Widow Will Not Appear in 'Iron Man 3'

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Posted by G-Man (32709 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers is almost here and it seems everyone has nothing but good things to say about it. In one of the various clips released, we got to see some pretty cool Black Widow action. The more we see of her, the more impressed we get.

Last month word came out that Black Widow would be appearing in Iron Man 3. It wasn't an official release but apparently the character and Scarlett Johansson were listed on a casting sheet along with Gwynth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine. We've been hearing rumblings about filming taking place in China along with some other scientist-type characters being cast. Adding in Black Widow could take the movie in a different direction. Now it seems that won't be the case.

In an interview for The Avengers at Screen Rant, Johansson mentioned she will not be the movie but is hoping to be in her own movie. She mentioned that the solo movie could have a Jason Bourne-esque feel to it. That would definitely bring the Marvel Movies to a different place. There has been talk of a solo Black Widow movie before. Perhaps we may end up seeing it after all.

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#1 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13011 posts) - - Show Bio

I thught she was getting her own movie?

#2 Posted by War Killer (20152 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad to her this, I was a little annoyed when it was first announce that she would star once again next to Iron Man as it felt like they were just pushing her into his movie where I really felt her presence isn't needed. If anything, I would actually want her to have her own movie and see Marvel flesh out her character and explore her past much more in-depth for those who aren't as familiar with her character or origins. But if not that, I could see her staring in the next Captain America sequel seeing as S.H.I.E.L.D. will most likely have a heavy presence in that movie but also because I would love for them to try and bring Bucky (whom I hope will return as Winter Soldier in the Cap sequel) and Natasha's romance that we see in the comics, a long shot yes, but I guy can hope. :P

#3 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Her own movie? Mkay.

#4 Posted by Don_Jay (61 posts) - - Show Bio

She should get her own movie. At least we would get to know more about her history with Hawkeye they kept referencing in the Avengers movie.

#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio

The hell? It better be because she's getting her own movie...

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#6 Posted by War Killer (20152 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mercy_ said:

The hell? It better be because she's getting her own movie...

I'm crossing my fingers for those, Marvel needs a good movie with a female in the lead role under their belt. Plus if a Black Widow movie works out, that would only open the doors for a Ms. Marvel (or would it be Captain Marvel by them...?). 

@Don_Jay said:

She should get her own movie. At least we would get to know more about her history with BUCKY

Fixed. :)
#7 Posted by Don_Jay (61 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer: Just because they were referencing her history with Hawkeye is doesn't mean she can't have one with Bucky... especially since she said in the movie that she started young... :)

#8 Posted by The Sadhu (853 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good... introduce new characters now!

Keep BW in Avengers.... which was AWESOME by the way!

#9 Posted by feargalr (1163 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Sadhu: The Avengers was awesome!! I'm just back from it, Black Widow was pretty damn cool in it, I would totally go watch a solo movie with her in it.

#10 Posted by ravisher (685 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

I thught she was getting her own movie?

i hope not

#11 Posted by crowncoke (206 posts) - - Show Bio

I really REALLY think that they could give her and Hawkeye a movie and still pull of the Bourne feel to it. I think it could be close to origins also where they are both on the 'other' side and get pulled into SHIELD.

#12 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9011 posts) - - Show Bio

Well at least we can still see Black Widow in the Avengers movies

#13 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2241 posts) - - Show Bio

She probably has it in her contract that she gets her own movie and be in the Avengers movies. But probably no more cameos were listed.

#14 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

if they do go with a Black Widow movie, i just hope they dump ScarJo...i still think she is so bland and bad for the role...

#15 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Awww

Black Widow movie, interesting ^_____^

#16 Posted by SpitfireINK (242 posts) - - Show Bio

They should do a Black Widow movie - and start taking Cap in a similar direction - the Brubaker runs on Cap have been superior. Would give them an opportunity to bring Bucky/Winter Soldier back into the fold too.

Certainly a good potential sign of things to come!

#17 Posted by Rhetoricfish (3 posts) - - Show Bio

She actually carried the whole movie with RDJ. IMO, they've got the best lines and scenes. I'm hoping she gets her own movie and maybe some cameos.

#18 Posted by The Mast (788 posts) - - Show Bio

She's not Natasha. She never will be.

You get paid millions per movie. Mickey Rourke managed an accent. She should have done so too. There's no excuse. She should've reverted back to Russian accent when she revealed her cover. Natalie Rushman should've been just an American cover.

I just saw The Avengers, by the way. It's out here in England.

#19 Posted by Draku28 (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so happy, and glad, I am hoping that it is true she not in Iron Man 3, But what I want to hear is that she will not be getting her only movie, if she does that will be one I will not be seeing or buying, and we all know that it will fail, Scarlett Johansson does not have the talent to be the main star in her only movie.

#20 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

If she gets her own movie, and Bucky/Winter Soldier is in it she would probably co-star in Captain America 2 and then get her own movie, as much as I think a Black Widow movie would be cool, I am not going to hold my breath.

If Bucky isn't in it it would probably co-star Hawkeye and be a SHEILD movie. This would be much less cool than if Bucky was in it...

#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio

@crowncoke said:

I really REALLY think that they could give her and Hawkeye a movie and still pull of the Bourne feel to it. I think it could be close to origins also where they are both on the 'other' side and get pulled into SHIELD.

I'd totally love to see that.

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#22 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm rooting for a Widow movie for sure, so its not a total loss if she isn't in Stark 3 for me.

#23 Posted by Namor1987 (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

Good she smucked her character up in Iron Man 2

#24 Posted by Dark Cell (447 posts) - - Show Bio

It would certainly be a different pace, she looked quite out of place in the Avengers (which is out in AUS)

#25 Posted by The Impersonator (5403 posts) - - Show Bio

Give Black Widow her own web.

#26 Posted by KidSupreme (829 posts) - - Show Bio

its cuz she wants more money!

#27 Posted by CurbsideProphet (1906 posts) - - Show Bio

I always wanted to see Black Widow in a movie with Hawkeye, but I don't want it to seem like I don't think she could carry a movie on her own.

#28 Posted by Loki2u (210 posts) - - Show Bio

Who cares?

Black Widow sucks.

#29 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

Who cares? It's Iron Man. Not Iron Man and Friends..

#30 Posted by Saren (25628 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh but meh.

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#31 Posted by The Dude. (902 posts) - - Show Bio

She was awesome in The Avengers, but I can see her solo movie being very different to The Avengers and the other marvel movies.

#32 Posted by TAneT62 (1060 posts) - - Show Bio

Gosh all these haters, Scarlett Jo was amazing as black widow in the avengers, she had some of the best scenes throughout the movie, and seriously theres no other person who can replace scarlett jo.

So i would so see her solo movie, it'll be mean az!

#33 Posted by SexualLobster (995 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Mast said:

She's not Natasha. She never will be.

You get paid millions per movie. Mickey Rourke managed an accent. She should have done so too. There's no excuse. She should've reverted back to Russian accent when she revealed her cover. Natalie Rushman should've been just an American cover.

I just saw The Avengers, by the way. It's out here in England.

Writers.

#34 Edited by THEBlaqueBasterd (384 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously some of u guys are startin to sound like a buncha "mewling quims" lol..soz.. jus HAD to.. -__-

Ok, it doesnt matter if BW shows up in IM3 or not it, it certainly wouldnt detract from the movie if she did even if its only in an Agent Coulson-esque capacity.

However after seein the Assemble.. I have to say she deserves if not her own movie, one where she gets significantly more (screen)time to flesh out her quite touching/intrigueing take on this character shes made her very own.. the sensible solution (u listening/lurking Marvel?) would be to make a SHIELD movie comprising the trinity of Fury/Barton/Romanov.. focusing on the latters background/recruitment into the organisation &with possible cameos from any number of Marvel big hitters..

&NO winter soldier (yet) we havent even had 2nd Cap movie..so everyone jus calm the frack down.

#35 Posted by jubilee042 (1353 posts) - - Show Bio

They'd better make a black widow movie.

#36 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1711 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope that she gets her own movie !!!! :D And I was hoping that it shows more of her espionage side like in Salt or bourne :D I already accepted Sarlett Johansson as Black Widow and I think she does a great job !

#37 Posted by captainpojoe (77 posts) - - Show Bio

she good but iron man 3 is about iron man not black widow :)

#38 Edited by Chris207 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm okay with this, for two reasons: 

 1) While the film character has had supporting roles up to this point, they've been significant supporting roles. Her presence had purpose. Putting her into IM3 "just because" would be stupid.

2) She needs her own goddamn film. Scarlett Johansson is a fantastic actress for this genre. She gets it. I never would have thought of her for either this genre or this role, but she's brought her A-game and owns it. 

The tragedy is that it will never happen.

Marvel Studios is too young in the business to say "screw it" and make a movie with a strong female lead, and this genre of movies is way too fickle to know for sure it would work. If you don't believe me, watch Elektra which starred Jennifer Garner - Johansson's predecessor in the realm of comic-book films that also "got it" and owned her respective character. 

 But comic-book movies aren't the only genre with this problem. Westerns' biggest box-office films with female leads - to my knowledge, and please correct me if I'm wrong - are The Quick and the Dead  (which also starred Leo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman and Lance Henrickson) and Bad Girls  (which had not one but four  female leads). 
 
As for sci-fi, let's talk about Alien  for a minute. Yes - Sigourney Weaver did a fantastic job and became a star because of it and rightly so. Yes - Ripley was a fantastic character that brought women a few steps closer to equality in terms of strong female roles to portray. Yes - the argument can be made that Weaver carried the movie, and that Alien  became the huge hit it was because of her... 
 

...but she was part of an ensemble cast for over half of the film. Plus, the alien itself was a big part of the audience draw. And every sequel since has had her as part of yet another group of humans tracking down/surviving against alien(s).

Can anyone think of a successful sci-fi film with a single female lead? Because I can't.

And for the record - this sucks.

So back to Johansson's Black Widow...

Should she have a solo Black Widow film? Absolutely. 

 Will it happen? Not in a million years.

However, I see no reason why she can't be in a film where...

1) she teams up with another character like Hawkeye or Cap.

2) she teams up with a new character like Carol Danvers or Jessica Drew.

3) she gets her own movie with a plot similar to La Femme Nikita, where she's taken from her home and trained by someone as part of a team and then captured and re-trained by S.H.I.E.L.D..

4) she teams up with Coulson - 'cause that would be awesome.

So the bottom line here is that with such a great actress in such a great role in their possession, Marvel Studios would be stupid not to do something more with Black Widow. I'm sure they know it and will come up with a solution because...

In Marvel Studios I Trust

 
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#39 Posted by Danial79 (2347 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought she was great in Avengers, though she really should have put on a Russian accent. She even mentioned being Russian in the film, and yet speaks with a perfect American accent? :/

Anyway, her and Hawkeye worked perfectly together, and I'd love to see more of them in the future :)

#40 Posted by SpidermanWins (3982 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

@crowncoke said:

I really REALLY think that they could give her and Hawkeye a movie and still pull of the Bourne feel to it. I think it could be close to origins also where they are both on the 'other' side and get pulled into SHIELD.

I'd totally love to see that.

yes please

#41 Posted by Billy Batson (57971 posts) - - Show Bio

and no _____ were given that day
BB

#42 Posted by MarvelMan1985 (152 posts) - - Show Bio
@Danial79: Well, in all honesty, she started out as a Soviet SPY...what kind of spy would she be if she had a Russian accent :)
#43 Posted by leejunfan83 (123 posts) - - Show Bio

Great she's a sub par actress

#44 Posted by Inverno (13202 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79 said:

I thought she was great in Avengers, though she really should have put on a Russian accent. She even mentioned being Russian in the film, and yet speaks with a perfect American accent? :/

Anyway, her and Hawkeye worked perfectly together, and I'd love to see more of them in the future :)

I don't think as international spy she should have accent to identify her nationality. Besides, I don't think she speaks with a russian accent in the comics either.

#45 Posted by LordRequiem (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike the Bourne franchise, I do not think of their intellectual property, Black Widow should be shoved to the front. Of all the uninteresting characters. Oh well. Ms. Marvel will never get her moment on the screen dammit.

#46 Posted by Casshern (142 posts) - - Show Bio

WHAT THE F***!!!!!

I'm Going to be GLAD she doesn't get her own movie...THAT WOULD BE COMPLETE BULL S***!

WHY?!! Halley Berry was to get her James Bond Character spin off and that didn't happen! I guess no one wants to see a lead spy girl on film. No not Charlie's Angels...thats a team and VERY CAMPY. doesn't count!

HAYWIRE, NO...That's a double cross thriller, those are easy. Its like being in a survivor slasher film.

With Alias (Awesome), Covert Affairs (Great), but then the failed couples spy tv series from the man behind Lost & The Star Trek Reboot. One might think to call the R word into this...but I'll hold my breath just a little more.

Everyone in all these spy stories is HOT/Capable and Great on screen...But I seem to see a failing somewhere. True we have a new Nikita (Also Great). But still the comfort zone seems (AND I MAY BE WAY OFF) to not favor a Lead Female African American super spy.

NO Austin Powers is VERY CAMPY...it doesn't count. And I mean Lead, not sharing the spotlight, a lead. Iike James Bond. Examples: Alias, Covert Affairs and New Nikita.

so..am I off...? or onto something?

#47 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

hope she gets a solo or a movie with Hawkeye/SHIELD , she was just great in the Avengers. They all were

#48 Posted by magnuskhan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Good two movies are good enough.

#49 Posted by Mercy_ (92686 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@Danial79 said:

I thought she was great in Avengers, though she really should have put on a Russian accent. She even mentioned being Russian in the film, and yet speaks with a perfect American accent? :/

Anyway, her and Hawkeye worked perfectly together, and I'd love to see more of them in the future :)

I don't think as international spy she should have accent to identify her nationality. Besides, I don't think she speaks with a russian accent in the comics either.

This is what I've been saying since people flipped their lids when she didn't have an accent in Iron Man 2.

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#50 Posted by B'Town (2336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

The hell? It better be because she's getting her own movie...

Yep. Better be.

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