I’ll just let the picture tell the story here, since there’s hardly any tale to tell in the first place. Not the clearest of shots, just enough to show that Scarlett Johansson may not look all that much like herself in next year’s Iron Man 2, as “Black Widow.” It’s not a Daniel Day-Lewis/Christian Bale level of character immersion, but still somewhat fascinating. Try something here—-take a quick glimpse at Miss Scarlett in this image, and then ask yourself, “Would I instantly recognize that as Scarlett Johansson if I didn’t know otherwise?”
At the least, this should partially calm down the legions of comic book worshippers who’ve been sending SARS-filled letters to Stan Lee’s house from the second she was announced as Emily Blunt’s replacement. Or ready to bumrush any Iron-Man-2-worker unfortunate enough to be at next week’s Comic-Con, armed with Marvel-produced action figures and set to pounce. That is, until the movie comes out and her performance sucks, which is highly probable.
Picture from Entertainment Weekly, obviously: