"Iron Man 2" actress Scarlett Johansson was in Munich, Germany, yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 14) at an promotional event for the Mango clothing line, and reporters managed to wrangle a few comments out of her about the much-anticipated sequel to last year's Marvel blockbuster.
According to a report on JustJared, Johansson joked to Extra TV, "Hopefully, I won’t be crucified for saying this, but I think the second one is even better."
Well, given the reaction to images of Johansson in costume as Black Widow, early reviews seem to be pretty positive regarding her addition to the cast—though we have yet to see her alter ego, Russian super-spy Natasha Romanoff, in action.
Heck, we'll forgive Johansson the early praise for the film, seeing as how she gets to wear at least one piece (maybe more?) of the Iron Man armor. That would seal the deal for us, too.
Previously, Johansson hinted at having a "big part" in the eventual "Avengers" team-up film, but now it looks like that film will have to get made without her "Iron Man 2" director, Jon Favreau, behind the camera. Favreau had been rumored to be one of the front-runners to direct the film, which teams up Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in a big ol' superhero brawl.
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