Emily Blunt out, Scarlett Johansson in as Iron Man 2's Black Widow?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Entertainment Weekly reported a rumor that Scarlett Johansson (The Spirit) is in talks to step in for Emily Blunt in Iron Man 2.

Citing anonymous sources, the magazine reported that Johansson has met with the filmmakers and is interested in taking on the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow.

Blunt may have a scheduling conflict with her upcoming Gulliver's Travels movie.

Marvel is reportedly in discussions with other actresses. Marvel will not confirm it to EW, but Blunt's representatives are still trying to make both projects work. Gulliver's is further along, with a start date of April 15. Iron Man 2 still doesn't have a shooting script, and a start date has not yet been determined.