First Pics of Scarlett Johansson as 'Black Widow' in 'Iron Man 2'

First Pics of Scarlett Johansson as ‘Black Widow’ in ‘Iron Man 2’

johansson-black-widow-iron-man-2Previously, we had the first picture of Mickey Rourke as “Whiplash” in Iron Man 2. And now, we’ve got a brand new picture of Scarlett Johansson suited up as Natasha Romanova’s alter ego Black Widow from the movie, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Not much really needs to be said about these pictures except the following: Scarlett Johansson, curly red hair, tight black catsuit, hot. I’ll let that sink in for a moment.

Along with the new pics, EW’s PopWatch has also posted excerpts from the interview that contained the pictures. The interview sheds some light on a few interesting elements of the project including Mickey Rourke’s character and the switch from Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle in the role of James “Rhodey” Rhodes. “Terrence and I couldn’t be more different,” said Cheadle. “We address it head-on in the movie in one exchange. We’re not trying to fool people.”

Also according to the report, Rourke’s character “creates his own battle-suit, which shoots devastating, whip-like beams” while incarcerated in a Russian prison. While this seems to confirm reports that Rourke’s “Vanko” character will be a mash-up of Crimson Dynamo and Whiplash, the report also touches on elements of a potential love triangle between Johansson, Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts in the film. Must be nice to have two women like that fighting over you.

Click through for slightly larger versions of the photos. Iron Man 2 hits theaters May 7, 2010.