The Playlist reports that Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau was interviewed on Oscar night and he said that Fox exercised its option for Emily Blunt to star in Gulliver’s Travels causing her to become unavailable for the sequel.
Favreau didn’t say anything about Scarlett Johansson possibly taking over the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow.
The only thing he said about Mickey Rourke is that he “isn’t officially cast but that he is a fan.”
Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. said last night before the Oscars started that they are still trying to get Rourke to play a villain. He was quoted as saying that they are “slaving away on a hot script” for Iron Man 2.