Posted: Apr 09, 2009
Two of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johannson will play love rivals in the upcoming superhero sequel 'Iron Man 2'.
The two bombshells will compete for the affection of Robert Downey Jr, who plays the lead in the film. In a recent press conference to promote his other film 'The Soloist', Downey Jr confirmed reports of a love triangle between the film's main characters Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and Black Widow, reported ‘MTV.com’.
While Paltrow will reprise her role as Stark's Assistant Pepper Potts, Johannson will play Russian femme fatale Black Widow in the film, which will see Mickey Rourke as Iron Man's chief nemesis. Paltrow had earlier moved her entire family from London, where she is based with rocker husband Chris Martin and two children, to Los Angeles for the shooting of the film, which is expected to hit theatres in May next year.
Don Cheadle will take on the role of Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes which was earlier played by Terrence Howard, in the film which will be a sequel to the 2008 hit.