Meet Natalie Rushman. She’s fluent in French, Italian, Russian and Latin, she’s held modeling gigs in Tokyo and she’s also quite capable in the boxing ring.
Oh, and one more thing — she’s a top secret super spy better known as the Black Widow.
Moviefone has posted a new clip from director Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2” showcasing the unassuming Natalie, played in the film by Scarlett Johansson. In the clip, Johannson’s Natalie — also known as Natasha Romanoff — is brought before Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) for the first time, fueling some transparent jealousy on the part of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
“She is from legal,” Pepper describes Natalie to Tony, “and she is potentially a very expensive sexual harassment lawsuit if you keep ogling her like that.”
Apparently, Tony is in need of a new assistant now that Pepper is the new CEO of Stark Industries, and Natalie seems to fit the bill — and, of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s drop dead gorgeous. Too bad for Tony that Pepper doesn’t approve of his choice, but when did her approval ever stop the arrogant multi-billionaire?
As the two debate over Natalie’s qualifications, the redhead herself steps into the boxing ring with Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Tony’s driver, bodyguard and good friend. Happy is clearly skeptical of Natalie’s skills as a fighter, but given the character’s comic book history, it’s a safe bet that Tony’s would be assistant has more than a few deadly moves up her sleeve.
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