Posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
While Iron Man director Jon Favreau was walking the red carpet at the Oscars, the director apparently revealed to E! that Emily Blunt is officially out as Black Widow in Iron Man 2. According the the Playlist, Favreau said that 20th Century Fox has decided to exercise their option on the actress, an option that was part of Blunt’s Devil Wears Prada contract, and that she will be starring in Gulliver’s Travels instead.
Also, professional wrestler turned American Gladiator Matt Morgan appeared on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK and revealed that he is in talks to play a villain role in the comic book sequel. He couldn’t reveal anymore, according to WrestleZone (found via: Comic Book Movie), but said that the casting directors discovered him on American Gladiators. The TNA wrestler is also supposedly going to have a part in the 9th season of Smallville.