By EW Staff
Updated July 30, 2020 at 01:50 PM EDT

Iron Man director Jon Favreau said that Emily Blunt will not play Black Widow in Marvel’s upcoming sequel, according to movies and music blog The Playlist. Favreau said Fox appears to be exercising an option that can prevent her from working on the project. As EW reported on Feb. 13, Blunt’s commitment to Twentieth Century Fox and the studio’s upcoming Gulliver’s Travels movie may prohibit her from costarring in Iron Man 2. Sources tell EW Marvel has been talking to Scarlett Johansson about taking on Black Widow, but Marvel will not confirm. Shooting is set to start on Iron Man 2 this April.

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