Yesterday, we lamented the lack of "Iron Man 2" movie news, but it looks like Eliza Dushku has come to the rescue. The star of Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" television series kicked off an Internet campaign Thursday on the Howard Stern show to get her a role in “Iron Man 2” -- and not just any role. She wants to play The Black Widow.
“They’re doing 'Iron Man 2,' and I’m so perfect for the Black Widow character, that they just need to get into it,” said Dushku. “They need to understand… I just learned Russian because I had to play a Russian girl in 'Dollhouse.' Maybe we could all tell them. Lets get on a Black Widow Iron Man 2 campaign.”
Theoretically, it seems like it could happen, since previously announced Black Widow actress Emily Blunt has scheduling conflicts that could endanger her role in the blockbuster's sequel. In fact, this could be an ideal situation, considering Dushku already has the Russian down and the fighting skills (check her out as troubled vampire fighter Faith in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).
Even without Dushku throwing her hat into the ring, it's been a roller-coaster ride for “Iron Man 2” in 2009. Gwyneth “Pepper Potts” Paltrow recently told MTV News she hasn’t seen an "Iron Man 2" script yet, while Robert Downey Jr. blew significant casting speculations out of the water when he told us Mickey Rourke is not playing the Crimson Dynamo. Meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson hinted that he might not reprise his role as Nick Fury in any Marvel movie.
Despite all of the uncertainty, however, we tend to be of a similar mind as "Invincible Iron Man" writer Matt Fraction, who told MTV after a meeting with the "Iron Man 2" filmmakers that he's quite sure it will be "a hell of a movie."
Would Dushku make a good Black Widow? Think she'd make a better Black widow than Emily Blunt? Let us know in the comment section!