Scarlett Johansson gives ‘The Skinny’ on being the Black Widow for Iron Man 2

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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8 Responses

  1. Russ Rogers says:

    I believe the "magic wand" for looking good in a latex catsuit is called "The Airbrush." But it's hard to airbrush an entire movie. But, now that I've thought of it, somebody is going to invent it!

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      It's not impossible to airbrush an entire movie, it's just expensive. But assume for about $1.2 million a minute, you can have anything you want on the screen.

  2. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    They did Russ… a point. Movie magic has allowed Patrick Stewart to be 20 years younger… allow aliens and complete "computer constructs" interact with human actors…. and hey, if you've ever seen a pauley shore movie, you've seen computer magic at it's best. You couldn't generate a performance that bad without some form of trickery.

  3. PJP says:

    Well, the technology is pretty much at the stage where if you have the cash and if you can describe it, they can put it on screen convincingly. Which bodes well for Ringworld and The Mote in God's Eye…Miss Johannson does sound remarkably sensibible in what she says.Cheers.

  4. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    Not the 1st actress I would think of to play Natasha but, I'll deal. Rourke as Whiplash? Whiplash? No Mandarin, no Crimson Dynamo, no Titanium Man-Whiplash?

    • PJP says:

      My understanding was that they were merging elements of the Crimson Dynamo in with the Whiplash character… Certainly doing that and having the Widow in there let's them tighten the focus to a Russian plotline rather than drag in too many elements a la Spidey 3. Plus they can do some more slow background build up with 'the ten rings' to draw Mandy in for IM 3. Overall, I'm still very much looking forward to this one!Cheers.

      • Sean D. Martin says:

        I still surprised at how slow I was to pick up on the 10 Rings element. Granted it wasn't really blatant in the first movie, but as a fanboy I usually figure I pick up on these things.Really glad they seem to be going for the slow build on it. The villain behind the villain behind the villain whose presence isn't even suspected for a while.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bravo Scarlett! Such a beautiful and intelligent girl, and a much better "hollywood" role model for young girls than some others who get so much (more deserved) tabloid attention.Did it ever occur to you MEN that perhaps the "drawing" comment literally refers to drawing … as in drawing the actual COMICS? Not "airbrushing," as if she needed it. Then again … wasn't Rebecca Romijn's Mystique costume body paint? At any rate, loved the first one, and can't wait for the next!