We’ve seen Tony Stark and Whiplash in Iron Man 2, now’s our first look at the next major new character, the Black Widow (also known as the Russian spy Natasha Romanoff), played by Scarlett Johansson. These shots come courteous of EW and Leroy.
The article also offers up some very interesting plot details.
As we already know, Sam Rockwell is playing the weapons manufacturer Justin Hammer, “who fancies himself the next Tony Stark”. Rourke plays the new villain Whiplash, aka Russian criminal Vanko — Vanko creates his first suit whilst imprisoned, his final suit fires “devastating, whip-like beams.”
Whiplash and Hammer join forces to take on Iron Man. Meanwhile Natasha Romanoff is hired as Stark’s assistant (to replace Pepper Potts, now CEO of Stark Industries). This ultimately leads to romantic tensions.
Rourke also reveals that his character enjoys talking to a cockatoo whilst drunk.