According to EW, Scarlett did make an appearance at Comic-Con.
“Nobody cared about Iron Man until we came here,” said director Jon Favreau, returning to Comic-Con to offer a packed and amped-up crowd in Hall H an advance taste of Iron Man 2. (The hall was so crowded, even Marvel executives had difficulty getting in.) Favreau was joined on the stage by stars Robert Downey Jr. (who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man), Sam Rockwell (who plays sleazy arms merchant Justin Hammer), Don Cheadle (taking over the role of Jim Rhodes from Terence Howard), and Scarlett Johansson (who plays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow — and who drew audible gasps from the audience.)
Favreau kicked things off with a deliberately cheesy-looking introduction that looked like a low-budget marketing clip. “What was that unadulterated garbage?!” Downey asked, feigning outrage. “This is bulls—, dude! You showed me better stuff in the edit room!”
Then, after a pause to acknowledge Favreau’s son’s 8th birthday with a mass sing-a-long of “Happy Birthday,” the real footage began. Fans saw about five minutes of clips, including Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury finding Iron Man eating donuts; Garry Shandling as a senator; Cheadle as Rhodey transformed into War Machine (a clip that the crowd went particularly wild for — and that was shown twice at Cheadle’s request); Johannson as Black Widow; and Mickey Rourke as new baddie Ivan Vanko/Whiplash, complete with deadly lightning whips.
Though Johannson (who replaced Emily Blunt) joked that her audition for the film consisted of “a couple of deep knee bends and lunges,” she drew praise from Favreau: “All the fighting and wire work is her own. She worked really hard and it shows on the screen.”
I’m checking my sources and will have pics up just as soon as they become available.
Entertainment Tonight posted a short interview they did with Scarlett on the red carpet of the LA Shorts Fest. Among other things, she mentions that she’s excited about Comic-Con and excited to see the Iron Man 2 footage. Does this mean she’ll be there tonight? I have no idea lol. I guess we’ll find out soon though. Low quality screencaptures of the interview have been added to the gallery and you can view the clip here.
– TV Shows & Interviews: News Segments > ET – July 23, 2009
Scarlett Johansson wants to direct her own major movie soon.
She proudly showed off her directorial debut – These Vagabond’s Shoes – at the LA Shorts Fest 09, and she gushed: “It was exciting to be on that side of the camera.
“I’m hoping it will lead to a feature.”
The actress also described her first experience of directing as an “amuse-bouche”.
“I really got to work with the best of the best but in a really short and sweet kind of way. It was the perfect first taste,” she said.
And despite rising to fame in front of cameras, Scarlett confessed she’s hankered after trying out directing since she was a child.
“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was probably 12 years old – it was very exciting for me to sample it,” she said.
I’ve added over 200 more photos of Scarlett at last night’s LA Shorts Fest including some from the Q&A session after the viewing. Since my posting last night, I have also learned that Scarlett’s dress was designed by Prada.
As previously announced, Scarlett is at tonight’s opening gala for the Los Angeles Shorts Fest. I’ve added the first very small batch of photos to the gallery and all I have to say is o…m…g. My jaw literally dropped. She looks amazing! She’s wearing a cream colored knee length dress and tan peep toes. She has obviously just gotten her hair cut and colored as it is much shorter and much lighter than what we saw in Madrid just last week. Very glamorous and very old Hollywood. Love it! This has my vote for best look in 2009 so far. How about you guys?
– Events: Events in 2009 > Los Angeles Shorts Fest: Red Carpet
Scans (in HQ) for this week’s issue of EW featuring Scarlett as The Black Widow in Iron Man 2 have been added to the gallery, hope you enjoy them! And remember, Scarlett will be presenting her shortfilm This Vagabond Shoes tonight at the LA Shorts Festival, so all the best for our girl! More pics and the first reviews of it will be up tomorrow!
– Scans from 2009 > Entertainment Weekly (US) - July 2009
A small gallery update but it’s filled with new treats for you all. First up, a new still from Iron Man 2 has been released featuring Scarlett as her Natasha Romanoff persona. Thank you Stephanie for the heads up on it. Another thank you to Risa for emailing me with the newest photo from Scarlett’s Dolce & Gabanna campaign. You will notice that it is very similar to the Spring campaign. And finally, I’ve screencapped a short video I found which features a lot of behind the scenes footage of Scarlett at the Mango photoshoot plus an interview with her at the photocall earlier this month.
edit: The Iron Man 2 production still has been replaced with a higher quality version. Thank you householdtowel
– Movies: Iron Man 2 > Production Stills
– Modeling: Dolce & Gabanna > Fall 2009 Campaign
– Modeling: Mango > Screencaptures – Behind the Scenes & Press Interview
The folks over at EW have given us a better glimpse of the upcoming cover and feature in the new issue which should be on newsstands Friday. So what do you all think of Scarlett as Black Widow? I’m loving the color of her hair but I’m not so impressed with how it’s styled. I’m hoping it will look more natural in the movie. Feel free to leave your comments below
– Movies: Iron Man 2 > Promotional Photoshoot
Pete Yorn, courtesy his official Twitter, sent out a link to a very brief clip from the ‘Relator’ video. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the file but I did make and add screencaptures to the gallery and you view the clip here. Scarlett is so adorable in this! I hope we get to see the full (and better quality) version soon.
– Singing: “Break Up” By Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson > ‘Relator’ Video Clip
The title says it all. Entertainment Tonight gave viewers a quick glimpse at the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly which features the cast of Iron Man 2 on the cover – and yes, we get the first look of Scarlett as Black Widow! You can check out some very poor quality teasers below. If anyone can provide us with high quality scans, please contact the staff.