Much buzz today about Emily Blunt, the scene-stealer from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, being cast as the Black Widow for the next Iron Man movie.
Color us unimpressed. Blunt is a fine thespian but it’s another case of a wispy girl/woman being cast as a character who is supposed to be an athletic full-grown WOMAN. Of course, the Black Widow was always a sexy, seductive character, but she was always a grown woman. There’s no question that Blunt will fill out her shiny spandex just fine, but one looks forward to the inevitable duel between her and “Pepper” Potts where they try to stab each other to death with their stiletto heels.
Oddly just saw this from Valerie D”Orazio on an unrelated topic.
When New Frontier was being made, I remember hearing rumblings in the office about the “fat” Wonder Woman. That Wonder Woman was drawn too “fat.” Too muscular. Because, of course, the most powerful woman in the world can’t have a corresponding body type. She has magic muscles that are invisible, squashed down into another dimension, affording her a svelte, Keira Knightley figure.