It seems to this movie fan like the previously announced Black Widow role in Iron Man 2 is the no-brainer choice, but maybe there’s a Gulliver’s Travels fan out there who can get me excited about this news she may instead play a Lilliputian princess in 20th Century Fox’s reimagined version of the Jonathan Swift story. It’s still possible she can do both movies, but the scheduling is tight — Iron Man starts shooting in California in early April; Gulliver in the U.K. in late March — and according to Variety, Fox can invoke a contract clause leftover from Blunt’s The Devil Wears Prada agreement that forces her to do Gulliver. Blunt is a solid choice for superspy Black Widow (her Prada character’s attitude and swagger would wear the skin-tight Widow suit well), but should she head to Lilliput instead, I’m sure Marvel could find another fine option. And I will say, the Gulliver project has caught my eye now that they’re also adding Jason Segel to star alongside Jack Black, who will play the title character, a reporter who is washed up on an island inhabited by little people. But given the trouble Iron Man 2 has already had with casting (Terrence Howard replaced by Don Cheadle, reportedly a money dispute; Samuel L. Jackson backed away, saying Marvel is being cheap; Mickey Rourke also reportedly being low-balled, may not sign on), I’m worried that switching up this late in the game will further muddy a movie I’m pretty excited about, so I’m definitely hoping Gulliver doesn’t derail Marvel and director Jon Favreau’s first choice for Black Widow.
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