Dushku's announcement came on the Howard Stern show, where she was appearing to promote her new Fox show. She explained:
I'm so perfect for the Black Widow character, that they just need to get into it... They need to understand… I just learned Russian because I had to play a Russian girl in ‘Dollhouse.' Maybe we could all tell them. Lets get on a Black Widow Iron Man 2 campaign.
As much as I love Eliza, this seems a little too much like Sean Young's ill-fated public campaigns to be Catwoman in Tim Burton's Batman movies for my liking. Eliza, you've just launched a new TV show! Concentrate on that, not on trying to get a movie role that's already been cast!
This can only end in tears.
‘Iron Man 2' Casting Campaign: Eliza Dushku Wants To Be The Black Widow [MTV Splash Page]