Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow: Sexier than Catwoman?

In the upcoming Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson portrays Natasha Romanoff, otherwise known as Black Widow. The latest in a long line of female characters in the media to don catsuits and kick butt, Black Widow has been attracting recent attention, especially since these latest promo pics of Johansson were released.

Popaholic suggests that Black Widow might have even surpassed Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman in Batman Returns as the sexiest comic book character to hit the screen, but well, Catwoman is a pretty hard act to follow. Not only did Pfeiffer do something great for the catsuit long before Trinity or Seven of Nine, but Julie Newmar has been fueling comic book fantasies since 1966.

Okay, and despite the rest of the film, Halle Berry did the catsuit justice, too. So what do we think: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Catwoman, or Other? Though perhaps more importantly, Iron Man 2 looks fantastic no matter what Johansson happens to be wearing.