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New Iron Man 2 TV spot has Black Widow speaking, Rhodey complaining and Nick Fury Sam Jacksoning!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Check this new TV spot out! I'm anxiously awaiting Iron Man 2, just like everybody else on the planet. Recently, I've been taking advantage of the Hollywood Video/Movie Gallery going out of business store closing sales and while struggling with armloads of DVDs I've heard, at every store, people talking about wanting to see Iron Man 2. Normal, video-store going, movie renting "oh, you're closing?" kind of people. So, yeah. Tons of people will go and hopefully Jon Favreau and company made something worthy of the audience. There's no reason to doubt them yet! Fans will take note of (and probably objection to) Scarlett Johannson's accent. (Hint: It's not Russian... it's Johannsonian). That doesn't bother me too much, but I'm not married to the character, so I'm not much of a stickler for it. Check it out:

What's interesting to me about the spot is that it's the first that doesn't seem focused on Robert Downey Jr. This one seems to be the flash a spectacle, focusing mostly on Iron Man and his allies. From this brief taste, I think Ima gonna like Cheadle in the War Machine armor. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • March 28, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Looks like fun

    by Amadeo Zeller

  • March 28, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Black Widow reminds me of the Batman & Robin movie

    by Orionsangels

    It's getting cheesy. The special effects look awful too.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    kinda cheesy!

    by antimcgyver

  • March 28, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Scarlett's Accent

    by Booster Gold Lives

    I'm going out on a limb and saying she probably wasn't hired for her accent.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    what I meant to write

    by antimcgyver

    was that the trailer seemed like fun, but it was still adult. THe whole, "exit the donut" thing seemed dumb and reminded me a lot of Fantastic Four. But I thought the effects looked good!

  • March 28, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    woah, looks shit!

    by awepittance

  • March 28, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    and johannsen

    by antimcgyver

    is always hot. But again, her posing? a little dumb. She really doesn't need to be in this movie. and are there no russian actresses?

  • March 28, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I'm on dial-up.

    by Umney

  • March 28, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    ~~~isn't Black Widow supposed to have a Russian accent?~~~

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    what gives?

  • March 28, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Frankly after Scarlett Johansson's turn in The Spirit.

    by Orionsangels

    I don't know how she ever got a role in a movie like this again. She oozes cheese. Will see though, but so far it's not looking good. She may enter Uma Thurman as Poison Eve territory.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    no accent????

    by brabon300


  • March 28, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST


    by CrunchyMilk

  • March 28, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by CrunchyMilk

    No shit, it played for the Kid's Choice Awards, they had to make it appeal to the same fucktards who watch Drake and Josh. God, I hate kids ruining my damn TV spots.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by CrunchyMilk

  • March 28, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by CrunchyMilk

  • March 28, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    more 90lb kung fu chicks... WHY!?!

    by HaterofCrap

    that shit never works in movies. the only hope is battle angel.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    nobody likes scarlett johannson

    by emeraldboy

    not hollywood.not the media people who would rather gauge out their eye balls then interview her. rhyss meyers referred to her as scarlett the starlet after working together on match point.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Planty sounding advocacy:

    by phool2056

    A spy with a thick accent really isn't very effective. Dah, tovarisch, I am on your side. Please to give plans for nuclear weapons. I don't recall her having an accent in the comics, which might mean it's downplayed or that I'm misremembering. I'm looking forward to it. No, wait, you know what? You guys are right. It's totally going to be terrible and you can absolutely tell that based on a 30 second spot. What could I have been thinking?

  • March 28, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    if they are going to cast a russian..

    by emeraldboy

    Tatiana Oulinakaka.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>QUOTE nobody likes scarlett johannson by emeraldboy Mar 28th, 2010 02:43:21 PM not hollywood.not the media people who would rather GAUGE out their eye balls then interview her.UNQUOTE</p> <p> *holds up micrometer*..."my right eyeball is 20mm and the left is....22mm? WTF? Well, it's better than interviewing that Scarlett Johannson chick."

  • March 28, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    ...literalism, in the Iron Man 2 thread...

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>QUOTE nobody likes scarlett johannson by emeraldboy Mar 28th, 2010 02:43:21 PM not hollywood.not the media people who would rather GAUGE out their eye balls then interview her.UNQUOTE</p> <p>*holds up micrometer*..."my right eyeball is 20mm and the left is....22mm? WTF? Well, it's better than interviewing that Scarlett Johannson chick."</p> Looks so good. I'm there for the movie AND the blu-ray.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I'll bitch . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . in every IM2 talk back about them losing Emily Blunt. They should have scrapped Black Widow altogether when she couldn't commit. FUCK . . .

  • March 28, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    People object, they don't objection.

    by Traumnovelle

    But yes, Iron Man 2!

  • March 28, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Def doesn't "look shit" just b/c scarlett is a moron.

    by dr sauch

    Come on, relax fatties. Do you really think this film is built around her? she's just a set piece. yes, she will suck. However: Paltrow, Downey Jr, Jackson, Cheadle, Rourke. We'll be fine.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Nobody likes Scarlett Johansson... with clothes on.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 28, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    well yeah..

    by emeraldboy

    that is true. How did scarlett get this role. simple. she campaigned to get it and through herself at the producers to get the role. from the moment the role was announced, she wanted it. and made sure she got it.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Russian spy + Russian accent = Crappy spy

    by Chewtoy

    I've been reading Avengers comics for years and never imagined her speaking English with a Russian accent. Hell, the very first thing they always ask an agent about to go undercover or behind enemy lines in any movie is "How's your accent?" No spy should ever have any fucking accent when speaking a foreign language.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by antimcgyver

    Black widow is black ops in the comic, which i consider different from a spy. and she does have an accent. a spy should be able to change accents anyway, which would be cool if that's what they're planning. But I doubt it.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    That actually got me more pumped

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Than any of the trailers

  • March 28, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    At least Rourke is doing an accent

    by ShabbyBlue

  • March 28, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    in other words what emeraldboy is trying to say

    by ominus

    She laid on fours,in order to get it.Being artsy and working in Woody Allen's movie might be good for your career as an actor/artist,but the real money come from roles like those in comic movies.Clever girl that Scarlet.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I have no idea what role Black Widow serves in the film...

    by Lone Fox

    However, if 50 years of Bond movies is anything to go by, a Russian accent is a dead giveaway for a spy. Especially with Russian nutjob Rourke running around. Or am I giving Favreau et al too much credit?

  • March 28, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by CreatureCantina

    Wouldn't a Russian SPY attempt to speak WITHOUT an accent? Otherwise everyone would think "Hey, she's Russian! What a coincidence!!" I think the lack of accent is genius.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    lame joke


    punctuated by loud musical climax in trailers. am i the only one that gets physically nauseous at the end of these trailers?

  • March 28, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    "Black Widow reminds me of the Batman & Robin movie"


    I agree. I'm starting to smell dairy product also... they didn't learn from Spidey 3?

  • March 28, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    A Love Haiku for Lord Xenu

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    should be her next film. Its about an intergalatic overlord who uses Pan Am jetliners to deposit his enemies into a volcano, and then gets the lung cancer. Early Oscar Buzz on this one.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    anyone else remember the Indy 4 talkbacks?

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    I do. I remember half of you people in this very thread going batshit insane because of the 'cartoon stereotypical Russian hot-spy-chick' vibe that film had going on.<p> Now you're all turning on dimes to complain that IM2 does NOT have a stereotypical cartoon Russian spy chick in it.<p> morons.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    QUESTION: What's up with the triangle chest-piece?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    A new Arc-Reactor or something? Is there a reason behind this?

  • March 28, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Emily Blunt would have been 10X hotter...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius the Black Widow.<P>FACT.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by alice133

    busy in centurion.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by kenobi ghost

    this does not look good.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Oh for fucks sake....

    by CloneRanger

    ...just be glad there is an IM 2, or an IM1 for that matter. I totally & utterly trust the Favs - best pair of hands that this franchise could be in, JF & RDJ totally get it, just stop whining bitches. I never even dreamt of day that I would see War Machine on the siver screen!

  • March 28, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    BTW, make that ....

    by CloneRanger

    'silver screen' - before everyone feels it necessary to pick up on a simple typo!

  • March 28, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    maybe no one is supposed to know shes Russian

    by Phategod2

    did anyone ever think of that.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Come on guys,the whole story of IM2 is pretty

    by ominus

    obvious from the trailers. <p>Rourke's Russian is a scientist and he knows how to make an arc reactor.Which means that he somehow is connected with Tony's father and the big reactor in the first movie.Tony's father somehow screwed Rourke,maybe Rourke was the head of the project,and when they were testing an accident happened which killed Rourke's wife who also was a scientist working in the project.Father Stark blames Rourke and the usa judge sentences him to prison.He escapes to Russia where he promises to take his revenge against Stark senior but he didnt get the chance,since after a while Stark senior dies.After years he learns about Tony and his IM armor and he decides that it is time to bring his revenge to the son (remember in the trailer,where Rourke talks about the whole Stark family not Tony personally) <p>Since he knows about arc technology,he uses his genius and makes his own arc reactor miniature.Ofc he does not have the means to make his own armor,so he compromises with a lighter armor and the electric whips.Then he goes to france to kill Stark in the Monte Carlo f1 racing. <P>He almost manages to kill him,but Tony uses his armor-briefcase,saves himself and captures Rourke.He is sent to prison,but Rockwell arranges his escape because he wants to use Rourke's technology for his own weapons,since he owns the Roxxon weapons manufacture company which is no2 to Stark Enterprises. <p>Meanwhile Russia sends Black Widow because they are also interested in Rourke's technology.Her mission is to find Rourke,capture him and bring him to russia.Ofc as a spy she will influence Stark to help her in order to achieve her goal. <p>Rourke meets Rockwell after his escape and agrees to help him.he creates all these robot armors,but he also creates the WM armor.Rockwell meets Phodney and gives the WM armor to him in order to test it and tell to his army superiors that there is an alternative solution for such technology since Tony refuses to give his own.And i think that if thsi is the case,its a good story writing because if your remember from the first movie Rhodney was upset with Tony for stopping making weapons and not giving his technology.In IM2 he doesnot listen to Tony's remarks that such technology is very dangerous and should be not controlled by anyone else except Tony himself.Ofc Rhodney does not listen to anything with this,he meets Rockwell and decides to use the WM armor. <p>Eventually the army and the decide to buy the Roxxons armor technology.That big celebration we see in the trailer,might be a weapon companies Expo.Tony is invited and ofc Rockwell is there to reveal the robot armor and the WM armor weared by Rhodney.BUT to no one''s knowledge,Rourke has programmed the bots to kill Tony.The bots start bringing havoc to the expo place while trying to kill Tony.Rhodney understands the danger of such technology and how wrong,so he decides to help Tony with his WM armor.they leave the place and we get that action sequence with the bots hunting Tony and WM. <p>Now i think we will get a big revelation in the movie,and that is that Rourke apart from the WM armor,he also has created an armor for himself. the Crimson Dynamo armor.I think thats the case because of some details in teh trailer: <p>it is obvious that Rourke is also a communist,nostalgic of the former glory of his it wont be strange,and since his whipsplash armor failed him against Stark,to make a new better RED armor as a symbolic instrument of destruction against the capitalistic USA.Another thing is that we only get to see Rourke in the trailer,as whiplash only in the Monte Carlo scene and nowhere else.I mean if his whiplash character is the bad villain of the film why not to give us more scenes with him? <p>But even if thats not the case,i am sure that at the end of the movie Black Widow will manage to steal Rourke's technology (rourke ofc will be dead)and at the end of the movie,we might see her in a scene in Russia where government scientists are working in an armor which resembles the comic Crimson Dynamo armor.and that will be the hint of what the villain might be in the next sequel. <p>well thats what i believe we will see in the trailer more or less.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    RE: Russian accent

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Hmm. I was gonna comment about that. Seems useless now, since the smart ones picked up on WHY a accent on a spy would be a dumb idea...But i'll add some useless comments...While i agree it would be dead sexy with an accent. (Yes Russian women, we love you.)It would also be kinda dumb for an undercover Russian Spy, no? Only liveaction precedence of an accent for Black Widow is in Marvel cartoon form. Which are dumbed down(still entertaining though)versions of most characters.</p> <p>Bah, and Randy's Donuts is a motherfucking L.A landmark...You kids never been there? Hell it's even included in GTA San andreas!(sorta)</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    i am the only one who thinks

    by ominus

    that in the video,she does sound like having an accent?

  • March 28, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by Darth_Kaos

    Tru dat! Emily Blunt would have nailed it! Scarlett grew out nice and all, but she's meh. Hope she doesn't bring the movie down too much.<br><br>Except for this latest trailer she(Scarlett) only had one shot in the previous trailers, which is a big clue.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Must be because she can't do the accent

    by kevred

    I mean, why not have the Russian accent? They don't have to include the whole backstory; this just strikes me as lazy. Remember when actors could do accents? And RDJ's facial hair is terrible--makes him look much older than last time.<p>Apart from that, though, it looks great.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    It looks good.

    by SigourneyWeaversBeaver

    That's all I have to say.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I still want Mandarin for IM3...

    by andrew coleman

    They set it up in IM1 with the ten rings terrorist group. I say have Whiplash become Crimson Dynamo for IM3 and have Mandarin in there are well. Then end IM and prepare for Avengers... Boo yeah!

  • March 28, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    nah she doesnt have an accent

    by ominus

    fuck this shit.I dont mind the sacrifice of realism,if it is to make a woman to sound a lot hotter. wtf was Favr thinking?

  • March 28, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    If Favr does not like the idea of Thor in his IM

    by ominus

    universe,because he thinks that it will destroy the whole realism,then you can bet yourselves that in no fucking way are we getting Mandarin as villain in an IM movie as long as Favr directs them.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by deelzbub

    I would watch that girl read the phonebook. You kids will understand why we love her one day when your balls drop.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    HERE, gentlemen, if you want accents:

    by BixbySnyder <p>Check out this Zuzana chick, that does free workout videos on Youtube . She's not russian, czech republic. Still hot accent though.</p> <p>(And get your chick on those workouts, trust me. They work.)</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Damn that Ryan Reynolds...

    by BixbySnyder

    Same age as me and he's Green Lantern+Deadpool and he snagged Scarlett. Nice catch man. Now get cracking on that 'Wisecrackers' movie.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Black Widow

    by JasonZumwalt

    Is an enigma. She has been described as having a Russian accent and not sounding at all Russian. She is also sort of a super power herself. Some may recall she was alive during World War 2 and has been working as a world class spy ever since. Kinda hard to do if you sound like Boris Yeltsin the second you open your mouth, wouldn't ya say? Looks AWESOME. Can't wait.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Mia Ivanova

    by ominus

    check her videos.she is the most orgasmic pornstar i have ever seen,and she is hilarious when she talks with her heavy russian accent.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    SHe's a spy for sheild!!!!

    by antimcgyver

    WHy would an american accent be any better than a russian one??? especially if she's an international spy. a russian accent? not so bad.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Geez ominus

    by BixbySnyder

    Let's scare ALL the ladies away, shall we?

  • March 28, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Zuzana = Good lord!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yeah, I've heard about her. That chick's abs are unbelievable.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by BixbySnyder

    I give up. Guess yous guys will have to settle for Rourke's voice. Or hey, maybe they explain this in the movie.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    BixbySnyder: Thank you...

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    for making me laugh out loud today.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I'm tired of thes mutha frigin' Iron Men on these

    by dihay

    mutha frigin' donuts!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by deelzbub

    Zurana? Dank you very much!

  • March 28, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Robert can...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...exit my donut anytime...

  • March 28, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    @Paul Bucciarelli No prob

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Also for Mr. Nice Gaius, "Abs":</p> <p>Also:</p> <p>'Somewhere on Earth, or beyond, James Cameron was drooling.'</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Thank you Gentlemen for your thanks

    by BixbySnyder

    But i thank Zuzana. (And Youtube, greatest invention since Internet.)

  • March 28, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Um, Hijacked the thread there...

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>We gotta keep on topic...Oh yeah, here's a short IM 2 clip i found on Youtube. Everyone has probably seen it somewhere else. But, hey:</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    The Accent Issue...

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    No one with any common sense thinks Scarlet would be speaking with an accent the entire movie. If she's posing as an American, of course she won't have an accent, but if she's speaking as herself, as Natasha Romanov, like say, after it's revealed who and what she is and she's talking to Tony & Rhodey as The Black Widow, then why wouldn't she have an accent when she doesn't have to front like she's American at that moment? The "no accent roolz D00d" people aren't making sense. We know she won't sound that way the whole movie guys, geez. Shit, look at all the foreign actors and actresses who sound American when they're playing American or non-whatever-they-actually are roles. Hugh Jackman, yeah he really had Wolverine sounding like an Aussie. Mel Gibson, yup Martin Riggs and the main guy from The Patriot sound like they fell out of a Crocodile Dundee flick. If they can hide their accents why wouldn't someone who deals with life-and-death espoinage situations like a spy not be able to? Don't spying and acting have a bit in common? Yeah sure, I realize a major reason the accent's not in the movie may be because Scarlet sucked at it, similar to Hallie Berry's ridiculous play at an African accent in the X-Men movies. If this is the case, they shouldn't have hired her ass. Like these films really need Scarlet Johannsen of all people. I could see Angelina Jolie getting handed this role regardless of how well she did the accent, but Scarlet? Who the hell is this chick? Is she even considered A-list anymore? If Scarlet couldn't learn the accent, she shouldn't have gotten the role. They could've given it to someone like Mila Kunis. Someone who's proven they can do US and Russian accents.

  • March 28, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    fury scene...last in movie.....after credits...the impossible ma

    by theDannerDaliel

  • March 28, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    good points grim

    by ominus

    besides is it definite that she is posing as American in the film?

  • March 28, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Wolverine is Canadian not australian

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>That was from the watered down 90s Spidey cartoon.</p> <p>Also, as someone who have met several REAL russians. Yes, some have NO accent at all. It's called a speech coach. To eliminate any trace of an accent. Depends on how much training you put in with your coach. I'd say a spy would get a LOT of training with minor things like that.</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    besides in the scene in this video

    by ominus

    she talks to Tony wearing her suit,which means she has already exposed to him her true indeed,why she is not using her native accent? <p>and another point is since Black Widow is a fan favourite and Scarlet is hot,why we dont get a lot more of her in the trailers? advertisement logic would indicate that she and the WM armor should be the highlights of the promotion campaign.but thats not the case.strange is it not?

  • March 28, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    again why would an international spy

    by antimcgyver

    WANT to sound american? anyone? If she's spying on stark, a hot russian accent might get her even further in his graces

  • March 28, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Yes, I realize Wolverine's not Australian. But the guy who portrayed him in the live-action movies is. And he has an Australian accent in his normal speech, you know, when he's not portraying non-Australian people. Also the aussie sounding Wolverine you're talking about wasn't from the 90s Spidey show, he was from the 80s show "Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends". Get it right son. You're doing a lot of going on about how speech coaches can train you to eliminate any trace of an accent. Well that's nice and all but who says BW would want to get rid of her accent completely? Why would she need to get rid of her native accent when she not undercover? Which is a point I brought up in my earlier post btw. Is it common for Russians to totally get rid of their accents the minute they get off the plane in the US? Or is it just some you've met? Regardless your argument for the lack of accent doesn't hold water. Like I said we realize she wouldn't be speaking with an accent the whole movie. We realize she'd have accent-suppression training beforehand. But that doesn't explain the total lack of accent the trailer is pointing to. Period.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Good grief

    by ME_M

    She had three words of dialogue. The film makers might even ADR her before the movie opens. Not that they need to. The former USSR is a big place, pretty dumb to think that one stereotypical accent (that is used in TV and movies so the audience can say "aha, Russian!") is the only way someone should sound.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Pardon, eight words of dialogue over three seconds

    by ME_M

  • March 28, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    coach training is not sufficient

    by ominus

    there is also the factor of how your mouth and vocal are shaped.thats why its easier for some actors to change their accent but harder for others.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Son? Im over 30 for f sake...

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Hehe, and sorry, i wasn't really checking out Cartoons in the 90s. Which is when they would have been on over here, if they were. We got most shit 10 years later. (Things had to pass through the censors first.)</p> <p>I've been catching up on some Marvel cartoons on Youtube lately, and...geez, some are pretty watered down. But, still pretty entertaining though.</p> <p>Also, a REAL spy is ALWAYS undercover. They eliminate every trace of their history. This includes an accent. My theory here is that Natasha is appointed to be Starks bodyguard. W Tony not knowing, natch. We'll see.</p> <p>And btw, im not American. Im Swedish. In a line of work that entails meeting people from all over the world. Some, with NO accent. Due to their voice coach.</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Black Widow had an accent in the animated Marvel

    by HucksterFinn

    films, but I'll let it pass. I'm more disappointed they went with a different Rhodes. Kind of ruins the continuity and illusion.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    What does "no accent" even mean?

    by antimcgyver

    I really want to know! Is there a youtube vid of an example or something?

  • March 28, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    People obviously mean No Foreign Accent

    by HucksterFinn

  • March 28, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Probably, Look for it. Youtube has it all

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>Seriously, it could mean that Shield are smart enough to not use a woman speaking in broken english. Cuz Tony might begin to wonder if there is a connection between Natasha and the Russian guy trying to kill him. Seems that Tony could put 2+2 together then. He's a pretty crafty guy that Stark. But we'll see. Movie is not out yet.</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    on reality tv music contest..

    by emeraldboy

    judges esecially in the are at painss to rub out accents. they want the contestanst to sing in thier own voices. and not copy thier own idols.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Two russian people in one movie!!!!

    by antimcgyver

    One "just so happens" to be an immigrant, working in one of the most populated cities??? No way!!!! Must be a spy in 21st century America!!!! Lets just be honest and drop all this "it makes sense for the story" nonsense. She doesn't do an accent because she cant. Or maybe she can, and we just haven't heard it. We'll see. I'll see the movie regardless

  • March 28, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    How could two people get it wrong?

    by Larry Sellers

    The Aussie Wolverine was in Pryde of the X-Men 8137/ <p> Fuck the accent, people. Everyone jizzed on Downey's shoes after the first one and now you're going to jump down their collective throat for not including an accent that isn't even audible because Black Widow is a FANCY DRAWING? I just hope she doesn't seem crammed in. This movie has a fuckload of characters and a fuckload of subplots (Stark vs Senator/Gov't, Stark vs Hammer, Stark/Natasha/Pepper love triangle, Stark & Rhodey, Whiplash...oh and Iron Man is in there too somewhere). I think it's more important to worry about the balance than an accent.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    And Bixby still doesn't get that a spy on BW's level could easily hide their accent undercover and use it in the civilian identity. "Spies are always undercover", tell that to James Bond.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Also, I'm not deeeming the movie a failure or saying I don't want to see it. This is just a stupid detail for Marvel to leave out is all. It's obvoiusly going to annoy fans of the character and it all could have easily been avoided.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by brabon300

    cuz there aint a thread yet

  • March 28, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    There's a big difference

    by funkylovemonkey

    Someone like Mel Gibson or Hugh Jackman grew up speaking English. Which is why, when they speak English, they use their native accent. It's easier for them, it's natural. Someone who is not a native English speaker generally has a much harder time with the subtleties of different dialects and accents but instead stay with the accent they've learned. Speaking English with a Russian accent wouldn't be any easier for a her then speaking without an accent, so why would she drop it? The point of being a spy is to not be known as a spy. I know James Bond generally doesn't care, but in the real world, when someone knows your a spy your ability to act as a spy is significantly decreased.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    I can speak English with a flawless Russian accent.

    by CreasyBear

    I watched Eastern Promises, like, three times. And thanks to Harry Potter and Snatch, I could enter any English pub and be completely undercover. My French accent is a little rusty, however, as I haven't seen the old Pink Panther movies in a long time.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    all these people talking about an accent

    by Bouncy X

    wow...its like a stereotype come to life. :P

  • March 28, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Guys guys guys

    by ominus

    we have missed something important: <p> in the movie does she work for the SHIELD or for the Russians? <p>If she works for SHIELD then why she should poss to Stark as American? She could easily introduce herself to him as a Russian-American immigrant and not give a fuck for her accent. In fact if she was introduced like that,she wouldnt cause any suspicion to Stark that she works for SHIELD. <p>she works for SHIELD,SHILED knows her origin,Tony doesnt,then why the whole fuss to conceal her russian origin? Its not that Tony suddenly became xenophobic,in fact since he loves women,he would easily fall to the charms of a beatiful,russian lady. <p>now if she works for Russia yes she does have to hide her accent,and maybe she has told lies to Tony that she works for Shield thats why she keeps hiding her accent even after he revealed to Tony that she is a spy.That might explain why she is not using her accent in the video.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Occasionnally having a Russian accent would be moronic

    by Chewtoy

    Australian or British actors gaining or losing an American accent for a role are all English speaking actors to begin with... they're putting on various regional dialects. It's a preference on how we each pronounce words we've used all our lives. It's not at all the same as the accent on a second language... the accent there comes from a lifetime of using different sounds to create other words in your native language... as a result, you're improperly pronouncing the new words you learn. The better you become at pronouncing the new words, the less of an accent you have. Once you learn to pronounce a word correctly, you don't go around mispronouncing it any more than you'd go around speaking babytalk. It's not as if Chinese who speak flawless English sit around speaking in Charlie Chan style when they're relaxing. They speak either flawless English, or they speak their native language. You can learn a second language with a regional accent, hence Upham in "Saving Private Ryan" speaks flawless German "with a touch of Bavarian". He still wouldn't speak German with a heavy American accent as a less formal version of the German he learned.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    ominus: Why wouldn't she learn proper English either way?

    by Chewtoy

    Either way, she's a spy for Christ's sake. Learning to properly pronounce words in a second language isn't insanely difficult... it just takes the dedication to get it right. One would think that SHIELD would want agents trained decently to go undercover in the US, rather than having Natasha be the one they can use only when it doesn't *hurt* if she's noticeably Russian.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    WHO CARES?!??!?!?!?!?!!?

    by Weapon M

    Mostly all of you wouldn't care if Black Widow was EVEN in the movie to begin with! Why are we harping about Black Widow?! And Scarlett Johanson is friggin hot! The same people poppin shit about whether she has or doesn't have an accent would screw her in a minute! Please! Get off it! It's like so many of you are sheep! Once someone starts harping about it, then all of you start bitching! It takes a certain person and then it becomes vogue to start complaining about something so insignificant! Lets talk about the MOVIE itself! Black Widow is an inconsequential character! The role she plays is more important then her character. I think if you are complaining about that, shouldnt you be complaining then that Nick Fury is black? He's suppose to be white aint he? Or are fickle nit picky punks scared of being called racist if you mention that? Are some of you douches thinking I'm racist for mentioning it or noticing that they put a MUCH more important character as a black person when in the comics he's white? Whats the difference? NONE! Get off the @%$!@$ accent! Douche bags!

  • March 28, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Black Widow won't speak with a russian accent..

    by Thanos0145

    in IM2. I read an interview with ScarJo and she stated it herself. Emily Blunt would've been a way better Black Widow. Too bad she had to bow out due to a scheduling conlflict.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    @Weapon M

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>I like the cut of your jib! Im not gonna try to explain anything more to the accent trolls. Because that's what im filing it as. Trollery. Nobody can be this dumb.</p> <p>It's like this hilarious picture, about complainers, that someone posted on Superherohype:</p> <p>Bah, im off to Youtube to watch some more Zuzana.</p>

  • March 28, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Kick Ass + Scott Pilgrim > this

    by TheWaqman

  • March 28, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    TB'ers view of Russia informed by Rocky and Bullwinkel

    by TresEquis

    Apparently foreign female spies are all supposed to sound like Natasha (of Boris fame)

  • March 28, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, plug those bleeding vaginas ...

    by Crestfallen

    Scarlett may still have a Russian accent at some point in the film. Anya Monzikova, a Russian actress in a minor role said the following: "Yeah, I was booked on the job and after a couple of days of being on set, Jon Favreau was like, 'Oh my God, you speak Russian, don't you?' And I said, 'Yes,' and he asked if I could translate a few things for Scarlett Johansson's character. I did a little dialect coaching, a little pronunciation and translation for her. Afterwards, Jon came over and asked which takes I liked best for pronunciation. For me, who'd studied film, it was such a cool moment to have the director asking my opinion. It felt really rewarding -- that I am in the right place at the right time, and doing the right thing for my career; because as you work and try to break down walls and try to progress, with each project you go a little bit further ... I have to say she’s not that great in Russian. [Laughing] The Russian language is really tough. For someone that doesn’t speak it, the pronunciations can be hard. She did pretty good considering." (source:

  • March 28, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Weapon M's Rant...

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    doesn't even make sense. That's why it makes sense Bixby is a fan of his :P.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I give you the money...

    by JTStarkiller

  • March 28, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I give you the money...

    by JTStarkiller

    you give me the donut. End of transaction.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Im a fan of reality

    by BixbySnyder

    Or the good illusion of it, that a proper spy can provide. And i like the BW character. Even though i hardly remember her from the comic, im pretty sure she spoke without an accent. 'That i liked the cut of Weapon M's jib', was his comment on the movie itself. Discuss something else ffs. Like something of consequence, her hotness instead.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Scarlett's looks overrated

    by SimonDunkle

    It's true. She's not unattractive, but not stunning. Kate Beckinsale is hot. Charlize Theron is hot. The chick who played Precious is hot. Sorry, brain fart.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    by pickle87

    she wouldn't be a very good spy if she couldn't put on an American accent would she? And as far as I remember she was never written with an accent - only the animated movies gave her one.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    as Chewtoy said :Russian spy + Russian accent = Crappy spy

    by pickle87

    she wouldn't be a very good spy if she couldn't put on an American accent would she? And as far as I remember she was never written with an accent - only the animated movies gave her one. plus this trailer was likely made to appeal to a younger audience - hence the cheese (which I like)

  • March 28, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST


    by Crestfallen

    See my above post or go here:

  • March 28, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Before shoving my meatsaber soo hard in her fucking dripping wet CUNT that Bobba Fett would fly out of her mouth!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    She should spend the duration of the movie having throbbing 12 inch cocks shoved not only into her mouth but also every other hole on her body!!! If she did a DVDADO (double vaginal, double anal, double oral) and all six guys shot their wad at the same time she'd explode like a Rodney King shaped piñata at the LAPD company picknick.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Scarlett's body is NOT overrated

    by SithMenace

    That girl has one of the most gorgeous bodies in all of Hollywood, although I have to admit I like my women curvy/plump.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by SithMenace


  • March 29, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    She'll be like Kevin Costner at the end of 'No Way Out'

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    And go from flawless American English to flawless Russian in a heartbeat. There SHOULDN'T be an accent, she is a SPY for christsakes.

  • March 29, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST

    The point is that she is not a Russian spy

    by ominus

    she is an american spy,she works for americans,but she was born and raised in why she has to fake her accent if she has to spy on an american businessman? Arent in USA american citizens with russian accents? <p>for me the problem is not about the realism of the film,its about how as a director you are making the right decisions when creating a movie with the goal to entertain your audience. <p>And Favr did not make the right decision to have Scarlet without her accent in the movie,or if she does have the accent at some point in the film,he should have showed her with her accent in this video. <p>And the reason of why he should do this,is not about satisfying the fans,telling to them that "look i am absolute faithful to the comic character,go watch the film now". <p>the reason is that with the russian accent he would have made her a lot sexier,thus making her more attractive,thus making the film a bit more interesting for the general male audience regardless if they even know who BW is in the comics. <p>Consider this: if we had seen her with the accent in this video (provided she does it well),would the talkback be about us whining why she has an accent since as a russian spy she shouldnt have,or we would be drooling on how fucking sexy she is with that accent? i think the latter would be the case.

  • March 29, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Dumb Fuckers

    by Akira Cowabunga

    Once again we have a bunch of dumb fuckers who see a few brief scenes and have to cry "Disaster" and soil their pants. I'm so fucking sick of you wheedling little fuckers. And you Goddamn idiots who don't like Scarlett J are a bunch of idiots. Have you seen the body on that bitch? Those lips? Jesus Christ, I'd chew off my left hand just to sniff her vagina. You freaks are pathetic. I'd like to insert a hundred yards of razor wire into your noses and pull it out through your asses with a fast car.

  • March 29, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    An Accent!?

    by MakNeil

    Are you serious? If she has an accent in the film, the first thing people would complain about is that she sounds like Natasha from the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

  • March 29, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Guys, Scarlett was a last minute emergency choice.

    by Ganymede3001

    There's a reason why she didn't initially win the part. She wasn't the best suited for the role. I would of went with Bryce Dallas Howard, now that's a sexy fire-crotch.

  • March 29, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    I've known a few russian girls

    by Bullet_time_Facehugger

    They're somewhat common where I live (Northeast PA), and they're quite adept at covering/losing their accent.

  • March 29, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST


    by dengreg31

    looks like a real winner!

  • March 29, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF IRON MAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Iron Man: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Yeah. Crazy, huh?" <P> Iron Man: *Heartlight fizzles and dims, then fades to black*

  • March 29, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He's gonna ruin this for sure.

  • March 29, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 29, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    A hotter Russian chick does not exist. My God what a rack she's got.

  • March 29, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    So wait...

    by HapaPapa72

    Her lack of accent? Really? Okay, so what did it sound like in the comic books? I'm more concerned about Sam Jackson's presence.

  • March 29, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    They speak English in "What?"

  • March 29, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Does Marvel hate accents?

    by Anna Valerious

    I noticed in "The Incredible Hulk" that they made Nikolai a Russian who was raised in the UK since it because he can't do a Russian accent? And why make Natalia "Natalie"? I'm surrounded by a lot of Eastern European immigrant customers at work, and you CAN understand them with an accent.

  • March 29, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Let alone a guy with schrapnel in his heart. What kind of message is Favreau sending? Fuckface.

  • March 29, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Supposedly there's a copy of this . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    already floating around the internets. Anyone have a gander yet?

  • March 29, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by garybuseys_incisors

    I can't believe how much everyone is complaining over an accent. Sure it will be disappointing if she doesn't have an accent, but jesus h. christ don't let it ruin the movie for you. I hope the movie will be better than the first one, and from what the previews have shown so far I think it will.

  • March 29, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Donuts vs. Booze

    by Magnus Greel

    In the PC world of the 21st century, overeating is worse than drinking too much.

  • March 29, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    More donuts

    by Magnus Greel

    Does this follow the plot from the comic book where Tony battles his inner demons with a Bavarian cream filled, chocolate covered donut orgy?

  • March 29, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    @Anna Valerious:

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Because Scarlett is nothing more than eye candy and can't pull off a Russian accent?

  • March 29, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Exit the donut

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Will "exited the donut" be the new "nuke the fridge."<p> Hope not. I'm lookin' forward to IM2

  • March 29, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Crestfallen: NO ACCENT!!!

    by Thanos0145

    Clarifying that she didn’t have a Russian accent, she added: “No, I think that would be a little bit of a dead giveaway, I don’t know how covert you would be [if you had a Russian accent] but I would have [had one] if I had to.”<p>

  • March 29, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    looks fun

    by smudgewhat

    and that's what i want. scarlett's acting is on the border, but it'll be ok. her eye candy power is high. like cheadle's one liner. i think he'll be good. actually slightly worried that rourke will be the over actor distraction. if it's fun then i'll be happy with some flaws.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Mickey does the accent...

    by marineboy

    Scarlett does sexy ;)

  • March 29, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by Froduss

    Oh, we're so angry, aren't we? I hate to tell you, but in the very end, it's still a kid's movie. Sure I've read the comics, I started reading them when I was 10. You know, when I was a kid.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    After The Avengers, Marvel Studios presents:

    by Magnus Greel

    Samuel L. Jackson IS Nick Fury in S.H.I.E.L.D vs. Dunkin Donuts. Written Zak Penn and Ehren Krueger. Directed by Dominic Sena

  • March 29, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I just want to know...

    by toxicopoulus

    where's Daredevil? C'mon older fanboys; admit it, that was some awesome shit back in the day peace

  • March 29, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Tom: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Da. Crazy, nyet?"

  • March 29, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Always Love When Magic Fixes Everything . . .

    by Sluggolicious

    and makes the seams suddenly vanish away when the pieces of armor/metal clamp together (especially with the briefcase suit - I mean, come ON).

  • March 29, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by toxicopoulus

    Nanotech peace

  • March 29, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with reading comics?

    by BixbySnyder

    Hell, at least people are reading. Truth be told i don't read many comics anymore, kinda went to movies. Then games. As long as it's good storytelling, it's all good.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    When it comes to technology

    by BixbySnyder

    Tony Stark is the closest thing to a wizard.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    What a bunch...

    by angranoid

    ...of whiny fucking cunts.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The paper ones are too expensive.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Learning languages and accents

    by spiritual28

    Wow. How many people here has learned a second language? Speaking from experience, once you've managed to drop the accent, you've dropped the accent. It's over. It's not like it gets easier to speak with the accent back on! Actually, for me to speak with "my" French Canadian accent requires a lot of more concentration than speaking without. Now doing accents in a second language other than the one from your native language, (such as Scottish or Texan), now that's freakin' difficult!

  • March 29, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Final word on BW accent:

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>From the lovely lips of Scarlett herself:</p> <p>And from the Marvel funnybooks:</p> <p>This evidence was blatantly borrowed from the forums at</p> Case closed. Enjoy the movie geeks.</p>

  • March 29, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    POUND THAT ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 29, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Im sure Ryan does

    by BixbySnyder

    To the break of dawn. To the break of dawn, baby!

  • March 29, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But ScarJo's will do.

  • March 29, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST


    by Magnus Greel

    I'm sure this has been ranted/commented on in other spaces to death, but what a stupid name. Will the be co-sponsored by Kotex? The maxi-iPad? Mini-iPad? Super Absorbent iPad? The iPad with wings? iPad with dry weave?

  • March 29, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I wonder if Rourke says...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "I must break you" or "If he dies, he dies."

  • March 29, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Bad editing

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Hey. In that commercial when Iron Man and WM crash through that window,it's clear that both of them will land on their backs, yet in the next frame we see Shellhead on his feet, using his hand repulsors to stabilize himself. Play it back, you'll see. Hope the real deal aint that choppy, shamoan.

  • March 29, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    @Magnus Greel

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>MadTV already went there, before the iPad. Uh...came out? Hm, that sounded wrong.</p>

  • March 29, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    There's a thing called an iPad?<p> That's iGay.

  • March 29, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    It Just Dawned On Me

    by LaserPants

    How much this movie is going to suck.

  • March 29, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I Bet Nolan's "Godfathered" Superman Flick Is Gonna Be Great

    by LaserPants

    I bet Iron Man 2 will be about as okay as the first one was. Dead, solid, okay.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    IPad? Sounds like an electronic Tampon.

    by Stalkeye

    Couldn't Jobs think of a more clever name for this overhyped toy?Geez!

  • March 29, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson's Nick "Furious Anger"

    by Stalkeye

    Will somebody get these muthafuckin Russians off my muthafucking Helicarrier?!?

  • March 29, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Nick "Furious Anger" continues...

    by LaserPants

    Will somebody get these muthafuckin Hydra soldiers off my muthafucking Helicarrier?!?

  • March 29, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    not very good

    by Waka_Flocka

    the other trailer had me amped. that shit is cheesy as fuck.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Does the iPad come with

    by Abominable Snowcone

    an iDouche?

  • March 29, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I think you're mistaken about Rockwell giving Rhodey the WM armor. Tony made the WM armor; even in this new commercial posted above Rhodey joking tells Tony, "You can have YOUR suit back"

  • March 29, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by Crestfallen

    The author of that post is interpreting Scarlett's statement to mean that she never has an accent within the film, which she doesn't specify. "Clarifying that she didn’t have a Russian accent, she added: 'No, I think that would be a little bit of a dead giveaway, I don’t know how covert you would be [if you had a Russian accent] but I would have [had one] if I had to.' Scarlett may simply not use an accent the majority of the time; the justification being covert necessity when it reality it may have just been too taxing. In any case, based on the interview I posted, they evidently filmed takes of some scene with Scarlett speaking in a Russian accent. Neither interview necessarily implies that it's always an American or Russian accent.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    The accent depends on how you learned English

    by lettersoftransit

    Which is why some foreigners, including Russians speak English with a British, Canadian, Aussie or even southern accent. Doesn't necessarily mean the actress got it wrong.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I like Scarlett Johansson

    by Jaka

    Quite a bit, actually. And I agree with anybody who said this was more exciting than the trailers. Don't get the hate for the comic book style humor, either. Because it's pretty real to the product. Just depends on how it's delivered.

  • March 29, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Whining about ScarJo's accent making her sexier?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    JTFC!<p> I mean just how fucking gay geek can you get? <p> Even if she was a deaf Mute, ScarJo would be sexier than any woman any of the geeks on this site could even dream about let alone fap to.<p> Just fucking retarded what some gay geeks bitch about.

  • March 29, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Haters like to hate

    by BixbySnyder

    I guess.

  • March 29, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Haters like to hate and bitches like to moan

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Fuckin gay geeks

  • March 29, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    You Little Undersexed Balls Of Hate

    by pr1c3y

    This looks absolutely fucking great and you all know it. Favreau is the man he will deliver here. The only thing that annoyed me was I didn't spot any Mickey Rourke?

  • March 29, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by BixbySnyder

    <p>He who sees Rourke, dies a horrible death. By lazer whips."</p> <p>-Old Jungle saying</p>

  • March 29, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Non-Russian Black Widow = Nipples on Batsuit

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 29, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Non-Russian Black Widow = Flames on Optimus Prime

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 29, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Non-Russian Black Widow = Alvin eating a turd

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 29, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Non-Russian Black Widow = LOST is just Vincent's dream

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 29, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Keep showing MORE of the movie in ads!

    by JimmyPasta

    One thing that ruins any movie is when 3 or 4 previews show key scenes. What will be left to "see"? I love Iron Man as a comic & cartoon as a kid. I thought the 1st movie was good but did drag in parts. The big ending was weak and forced. Hopefully,this movie will be better.

  • March 29, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Shows fuck all about the movie

    by AsimovLives

  • March 29, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Dick Giordano...gone?

    by film11

    I just recently heard about the passing of artist Marshall Rogers, and am now especially sorry to hear that Dick Giordano has left us as well. He was instrumental in changing direction at DC Comics in the late 60s - 70s. Not sure if he's been active in more recent years, but he was a terrific artist/editor and will be missed.

  • March 29, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by ugh

  • March 29, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I just wish it had a kickstand, as it doesn't look easy to hold steady with one hand.

  • March 29, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Hint: Whiplash Is Not The Joker

    by LaserPants

    Good luck trying to Ledger Joker up Whiplash with Mickey Rourke. Seriously, good luck. I like Mickey Rourke and all, but, naaah. It ain't gonna work.

  • March 29, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    The time is right. <P> The time is now.

  • March 29, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 29, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Too bad you can't watch Netflix on an ipad

    by Stalkeye

    otherwise, I would probably invest my funds on that overpriced MP3 Tablet.But having 'flix would impose otr jepordize itunes store's business so I don't see it happening anytime soon.And yes, a kickstand would be nice.

  • March 29, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    she could be speaking southern for all i care

    by ORIONgods

    as long as her acting doesnt suck and bring the movie down

  • March 29, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Seems a bit demeaning for Don Cheadle after "Hotel Rwanda."

    by njscribe44

    Just saying.

  • March 30, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    One question about Scarlett's Black Widow accent

    by AsimovLives

    I bet many geeks will touch their inner gay and use an absence of Scarlett's rusian accent in playing Black Widow to attack her, in their eternal hatred against this actress for reasons mysterious even to Jesus. But consider this: If Black Widow is supposed to be an infultration spy, wouldn't her accent give her away to who she is? Shouldn't a spy, like, disguise who he is? You know, all that cloak and dagger business? I mean, if you are an infiltration spy, and if you are russian operating in the USA, wouldn't it stand to reason one of your skills would be to impresonate perfecly the accents of the country? Not just learning to speak english, but do a perfect regional accents, so not to raise suspicion on your true self?<br><br>Food for thoughs for you geeks. Specially the Scarlett haters. And really, being a Scarlett hater? That's kinda gay!

  • March 30, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I don't see it as demeaning. Actors also need money to live by. I'm sure Hotel Rwanda, prestigious job that it was, didn't exactly filled his pockets with cash. Besides, he's making an Iron Man movie with director Jon Favreau, which is not the same as making a movie for Michael Bay, is it? Demeaning is to work for Bay for a buck. There's far more honour in working for Favreau for another Iron Man movie, if you ask me.

  • March 30, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    'Don't even be acting like I didn't buy a donut'

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

  • March 30, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Maybe War Machine flies to Rwanda...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...and saves everybody at the Hotel Milles Collines.<p> While Tony lounges by the pool and has a Hutu/Tutsi hooker party.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Forget the accent ranting...

    by berksbear

    ...'cos NOBODY has pointed out the REAL problem - in the comics, Black Widow has either short or long STRAIGHT hair!!! The movie version has frizzy hair!!! Fuck You, Favreau for playing so fast and loose with beloved characters!!!

  • April 1, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    IM2 Viral marketing clips on the loose

    by BixbySnyder

    Just saying...Track 'em down AICN.