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Black Widow Returns in Iron Man 3

A recent casting announcement for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 reveals the return of a certain character some folks weren’t sure would make it through this summer’s blockbuster The Avengers, The Daily Blam points out.

Rumors had been spreading that Black Widow wouldn’t survive the attack from the unnamed alien invaders but, if this casting announcement is to be believed, she will appear in the third Iron Man along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts.

More than a thousand extras have been called for in North Carolina for the film directed by Shane Black, who worked with Downey on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. This new film is set to start filming in North Carolina on May 21. Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013.


  • Statham

    It would likely earn way too much ire that I’m certain Whedon is aware of to kill off the ONLY female member of the Avengers. Why kill any of them at all, that’s a good question.

  • Demoncat4

    figured since like the rest of the avengers cast that  marvel would have signed the actress playing black widow to  a more then one film deal. though was hoping marvel would just spin off black widow in a solo film and thus free it so maybe the wasp and scarlet witch can join in avengers 2 

  • Statham

    Sam Jackson’s on a nine picture deal. Given he didn’t even appear in Hulk or Thor, it should be interesting to see what he comes out with. From what I recall, there’s been a lot of talk of giving Johansson her own movie, though; I’d imagine she’d hardly turn that opportunity down.

  • sephy

    He appeared in Thor post-credits.

  • Statham

    There’s still.. What, four films left for him post-Avengers? 

  • Savonti

     Well she’s not the only female Avenger, just the only one in this movie. Plenty of others to bring in down the road. Hell, that’s not even the only Black Widow.  As far as why kill any of them, you know Joss Whedon he’s never been afraid to pull that trigger. I’m not saying he necessarily should kill one of them off but he won’t shy away if he feels that it will help the story.

  • Coryjameson

    I hope they give her a much more substantial section of the plot than in Iron Man 2. Scarlett Johanson looks too good and Black Widow is too cool of a character to waste. 

  • Jacob

    There’s always the chance that this is pre-Avengers.

  • kalorama

    Or that she only appears in flashbacks after she dies in Avengers