Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow

Right on the heels of announcing Mickey Rourke will be the Russian villain Whiplash (who is now apparently Russian) and not Crimson Dynamo, we get an update about who is apparently cast as Black Widow after Emily Blunt left the role. Scarlett Johannson!

In the article that is mostly about Rourke, we get this tidbit from Latino Review

Now I’m told that Emily Blunt won’t be in the sequel and Black Widow will now be played by Scarlett Johannson. Interesting because Scarlett actually screen-tested for the role and didn’t get it.

I am unsure about Scarlett in the role of Widow. Maybe its because Blunt was just SO perfect for the visual representation of Widow.

Scarlett can be sexy with very little effort and looks great with red hair, but she just doesn’t fall into my imagination as widow.

Rumours also say that she is getting a really piddly paycheque for this and is tied to any sequels or Avengers films, but then as I have speculated before, she might only have one or two scenes to just to give her a presence to pre-introduce her to the Avengers.

At least this casting would be better than that Olga girl everyone keeps trying to name for ANY role with a girl in it.