Sci-Fi Fodder

Ready for "Iron Man 2"?

The long-awaited release of "Iron Man 2" is getting close - and I am really getting psyched up about it!

Sure, I've watched the trailer, and it's awesome. I love Robert Downey Jr. as "Tony Stark" and Samuel L. Jackson as "Nick Fury". But, I *know* those guys will be awesome - they can't help it! But, strangely enough, they are not the characters in the film that I want to see the most.

That character is named "Black Widow".

When I first heard that Scarlett Johansson was cast as "Natasha Romanoff" (aka, the spy known as the "Black Widow"), I was skeptical. The Black Widow was a redhead, and was seriously tough. Johansson is blonde! And, to be honest, the only roles that I have seen her in were in horrible romantic comedies that my wife made me watch, such as "The Nanny Diaries" (ugh). However, after seeing her in action, , she fits my image of the "Black Widow" almost perfectly.

So, I'll be at the theater this weekend, watching "Iron Man 2", just like the majority of the country. I'll just be watching my favorite Russian spy a little more than everyone else!