Emily Blunt Says Captain Marvel Role Has Not Been Officially Offered to Her
According to Emily Blunt, Marvel nor its partner studio Disney has not made any official offers yet in regards for the titular role in Marvel’s upcoming female led superhero pic, “Captain Marvel.” Read on for further details.
“No one’s offered me that officially, so it’s … [laughs] very unofficial, I think it’s fan-casting, which is always very nice. But nothing official has been offered, for sure,” told the 31-year-old Blunt in an interview with Vulture.
Blunt has been a fan favorite to play superhero Captain Marvel or Carol Danvers. Danvers is an established hero in the Marvel Universe, who called herself Ms. Marvel before adopting the mantle of Captain Marvel for herself. One of Marvel's most powerful and prominent heroes, she has proven her worth — both as a solo heroine and a member of the Avengers. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gene Colan in 1968, the character was first introduced as a supporting character in Captain Marvel's (The Kree Mar-Vell). The beautiful and fiercely independent young woman would later be subjected to otherworldly radiations that would transform her into a superhuman warrior with the ability to wield vast cosmic power giving her Super Strength, Speed, Stamina, Flight, Invulnerability, Energy Absorption and Projection.
Marvel has eyed Blunt to play the iconic roles in their previous films such as Peggy Carter and the Black Widow, but the actress thinks it wasn’t the right time to take up those roles.
“Yeah, but it was never the right time, really, and it just didn’t work out scheduling-wise with those two, It’s always a difficult thing to talk about, because it’s not fair to the actresses who ended up playing them, you know? It just wasn’t the right time” she said.
Blunt’s latest movie appearance is in Disney’s musical “Into the Woods,” which is now showing in theaters.
"Captain Marvel" will be Marvel’s first female-led title. In the comics, there had been 10 persons to don the persona of Captain Marvel, but the pic will focus on the comic’s current Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers. Marvel has been making bounds to diversify its superhero lineup, not only in the comics but in its cinematic universe as well. "Captain Marvel" arrives into the big screens in July 6, 2018.
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