Scarlett Johansson is the Black Widow

Black Widow via Scarlett Johansson is going to play the role of Black Widow in the next Iron Man sequel.

Scarlett Johansson is joining the superhero set.  Her rep confirms that the actress has signed on to play Black Widow in the Iron Man sequel opposite Robert Downey Jr. The deal was signed this afternoon.

I can really see this she looks the part and has the capabilities to pull off the character.scarlett_johansson

Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff a Russian trained K.G.B. killer.  She had an on again off again relationship with Tony Stark as she was spying on him.  She latter did work with S.H.I.E.L.D. and eventually joined them.  For a full history of Black Widow read here.

I wonder which point in the Black Widow’s time line are they going to use in the movie.  I suspect they will use her earlier time when she was a spy for the K.G.B. sent to slay Anton Vanko yet ended up loosing favor with the K.G.B. after things go badly.

(via E online)