Move over, Emily Blunt; Dollhouse's Echo is after your place in the next Iron Man movie, as Eliza Dushku goes public with her desire to play Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, AKA The Black Widow.

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]