While Mickey Rourke held out and managed to get a better deal to play the villain Whiplash in “Iron Man 2”, it looks like Scarlett Johansson didn’t get as fare treatment when it comes to her involvement.
With Fox exercising its option on getting Emily Blunt for “Gulliver’s Travels”, Scarlett Johannson will take over the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff (aka. Black Widow) in the upcoming sequel according to Deadline Hollywood Daily.
“It’s as bad as any deal that I’ve heard. It’s lowball money. And it ties her to countless movies, including that ensemble The Avengers, which is what makes this brutal for a lot of actors” a source tells Nikki Finke about the arrangement that has gone down.
Johansson apparently had previously tested for the role but didn’t get it.