New pics of the three key Iron Man 2 players have sneaked online, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The mag features a cover shot of Robert Downey Jr. – reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Mickey Rourke as villain Whiplash and Scarlett as Tony’s new assistant Natasha (alter-ego Black Widow).

There’s also a separate pic of Scarlett as Black Widow, crouching down and looking coiled and ready to strike. Is she squaring up to attack Mickey Rourke? Crawling under some invisible security-system laser things? I couldn’t say…