Emily Blunt may be a no go for Iron Man 2. It’s sad and it sucks, but thats the nature of the business. According to Superherohype, Blunt has been offered the role of the leather clad assassin Natasha “Black Widow” Romanoff, but is having some serious scheduling issues. The 25 year old actress is attached to star in the Jack Black vehicle Gulliver’s Travels, which coincidentally starts production around the same time as Iron Man.
While Blunt’s reps are still trying to work out scheduling so she can play both roles, it will be an uphill battle because of scheduling overlap. “Gulliver’s Travels” will shoot in the U.K. in late March; “Iron Man 2″ is expected to begin lensing in early April in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Emily Blunt became a popular fixture in American film when she appeared in 2006′s The Devil Wears Prada, alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. If Blunt does sign on to star in Iron Man 2 she will be joining newcomers Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, and Sam Rockwell who also make their debuts in the Marvel sequel.
I hope she takes this role. I know its a small window of opportunity, but you can do it Emily!