First Look at Black Widow

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly is Iron Man 2 centric. Most notable is the glimpses of Scarlett Johannson as Natasha Romanov.

Adding more flesh and blood to the new movie, Scarlett Johansson joined the cast as Stark’s mysterious new assistant, Natasha, who has an alter ego of her own, Black Widow. That introduction inevitably sparks romantic tension between Stark and former assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), who’s been promoted to CEO of Stark Industries. “The men want it to be, like, ‘Ooh, the girls are fighting over Tony,’ but it’s not as standard as that,” says Paltrow. “There’s a weird male catfight fantasy. Downey agrees. He believes what differentiates the franchise from other superhero series can be summarized as follows: “We’re horny. Not, like, can’t-bring-your-kids horny, but just…horny.” 

Spot on. Right down to the famous gauntlets. While Hammer is dealing with the Russian division of The Ten Rings, he hires Natasha to steal Stark’s Iron Man tech for her boss and Whiplash to use against the public superhero.