Way back in October 2009, we called out a scene in a French-language "Iron Man 2" featurette that included a shot of Scarlett Johansson wearing one of Iron Man's gloves while Robert Downey Jr. helps her aim the gauntlet's repulsor. A few months later, we got a peek at the finished version of the scene in the "Iron Man 2" trailer, which featured "Natalie Rushman" (a.k.a. Black Widow) firing off a shot while Tony Stark looks on.
Cut to the arrival of "Iron Man 2" in theaters and, well... the scene is nowhere to be found in the film.
During the "Iron Man 2" press junket, MTV News made sure to ask Johansson about the conspicuously omitted scene.
"It's not in the film?" asked Johansson, who hadn't seen the film at that point. (The interview was conducted a week before the U.S. premiere of "Iron Man 2.")
"There is a scene where Natalie is sort of cozying up to Tony, and I do have that glove on — that repulsor as you call it," explained Johansson.
Johansson went on to give MTV Movies Editor Joshua Horowitz a little ribbing about his Iron Man savvy (and hardcore comic fans in general), but she did acknowledge the scene's existence — and seemed as perplexed as anyone else about why it was left out.
"There was a moment where there was a jolt of some kind," she said. "Maybe it didn't make it into the movie — I don't know."
Well, it looks like this is a mystery left for the "Iron Man 2" DVD (and possibly the "Iron Man 2" deleted scenes feature) to solve. And just in case you want to see the aforementioned scene for yourself, check out the 2:14 mark in the trailer below:
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