Scarlett Johansson Joins Robert Downey, Jr. In Chef Movie, AKA ‘Iron Man In A Kitchen’

Iron Man 3, the third installment in the blockbuster Iron Man franchise, will soon make over $1 billion in box office returns, and everyone with a beating heart wants yet another freaking movie starring genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark, like, now. Here’s a suggestion, while Marvel Studios negotiates Iron Man 4, just wait for the Robert Downey, Jr. chef movie to come out. Not only does he appear in it, and not only will it be directed by and star Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, Iron Man star Scarlett Johansson has just been announced to play his love interest. Basically, this is going to be Iron Man set in a kitchen.

Variety reports that Johansson will play a character named Molly, “the restaurant manager and sometimes love interest of Favreau’s character, chef Carl Casper,” who joins the disgraced chef in a food truck of redemption. Now, granted, the food truck won’t secretly be made up of 42 Iron Man robot suits with different powers, but it’s close enough to an Iron Man reunion (without Gwyneth Paltrow, too!) that the comic book nerds among us will remain satisfied as we wait for another superhero movie.

(Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series? What Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series?)

[Variety via Eater]

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