Marvel fans have been fan-casting John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt as Reed Richards and Sue Storm, the two cornerstones of Marvel Comics first family, The Fantastic Four. But it looks like those fancast dreams are going up in flames after Emily’s very BLUNT comments about starring in the future MCU reboot:
On Wednesday, the A Quiet Place actress, 38, virtually visited The Howard Stern Show and dispelled rumors that she would play the Invisible Woman in the Marvel reboot.
“No, that is fan casting, no one has received a phone call,” Blunt told Stern, 67. “It’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’ and that’s it.”
When Stern asked if The Devil Wears Prada star felt like she was “too good of an actress” to act in a superhero movie, she was quick to shut down the question.
Blunt went on to explain why Marvel and DC films are just not for her, saying the genre has been “exhausted.”
“It’s not that it’s beneath me. I loved Iron Man, and I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.,” she said of having to turn down the role of Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) in Iron Man 2.
She continued, “It would have been amazing, but I don’t know if superheroes are for me. They’re not up my alley. I think it’s been exhausted. We are inundated. It’s not that it’s only the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well.”
While the mother of two did say she would potentially be open to playing a superhero in the future, it would have to be “a really cool character.”
Now she could be gaslighting or more likely Marvel Studios and Blunt have not been in contact. Early rumors suggested that MCU might even change the race of Marvel’s first family. Whoever they cast, they have to stay true to the characters. But it would be cool if Krasinski and Blunt were in the MCU Fantastic Four film.
Blunt can be seen next in May’s A Quiet Place 2.