'Iron Man 2' Actress Scarlett Johansson Explains Why She's 'An Honorary Fanboy' Now

One has to wonder whether "Iron Man 2" actress Scarlett Johansson can ever get away from comic books these days. Along with playing Black Widow in Jon Favreau's much-anticipated sequel to 2008's "Iron Man" (and possibly again in "The Avengers"), she's also married to "Green Lantern" and "Deadpool" star Ryan Reynolds.

So, one would also imagine there are stacks of comics to rival any collector's horde piled around their house these days, right?


"There are a lot of comic books in the house," Johansson told MTV News. "More so than I've ever had in my life. If you came over, you'd probably think that we were total fanboys, but it's all for the purpose of research."

Even so, Johansson admitted that she feels like she's part of the club these days now that she's played a Marvel superhero.

"I'm sort of an honorary fanboy, I suppose, now that I've donned that suit and those bracelets and all of that stuff," she said. "You do get into the origin story and it's very complicated and really interesting."

"I actually love to read comics, I've just never been a reader of the Marvel universe, so this is a whole new bag of tricks for me," she added.

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