British actress Emily Blunt is set to miss out on a coveted role in the forthcoming IRON MAN sequel - Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in talks to play femme-fatale the Black Widow.
Blunt was widely tipped to take on the part of Russian spy Natasha Romanoff in the follow-up of the 2008 blockbuster.
But The Devil Wears Prada star faces a scheduling conflict, after signing up to act alongside funnyman Jack Black in a new movie version of Gulliver's Travels.
And Johansson is now close to agreeing a deal to step into the breach on the forthcoming Iron Man sequel, according to Entertainment Weekly.