First, we got confirmation that Mickey Rourke is on board to play the Russian villain in Iron Man 2, and now E! Online has confirmed with Scarlett Johansson’s representative that the actress has indeed signed to play the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow.
“Scarlett is thrilled to be a part of Iron Man,” her rep, Marcel Pariseau, tells me.
The Jon Favreau-directed sequel is scheduled for a May 7, 2010 release.
Source: E! Online