When Marvel officially announced their plans for Phase Three, one of the projects they revealed was the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel, which is set for release on July 6, 2018. With the project still over three and a half years away, we likely won't hear who will play the title character anytime soon, but one of the actresses who fans have mentioned for the role is Emily Blunt. While doing press for her Christmas Day musical Into the Woods, the actress was asked if she would be open to starring in Captain Marvel. Here's what she had to say, confirming that she has not been approached by Marvel Studios for the project.
"It's funny 'cause I'm hearing this Captain Marvel thing from a lot of people. I have no official offer, whatsoever. No one's called. I don't know where the hell it's come from, in all honesty. For me, I just think that the part has gotta be awesome. I just want to play great parts, and it's sometimes hard to find within those big superhero movies. The female parts are not usually great, but recently, they've been better. I don't know. It has to be the right thing."
Last month, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick expressed her interest in the role, and Jessica Chastain also confirmed last month that she has met with Marvel, leading fans to speculate that she has been in talks for Captain Marvel. No screenwriter or director has been attached to the project yet, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed in August that the project was in higher demand than Iron Man 4 and Avengers 3.
If Emily Blunt did sign on, it would be her first superhero role, but the actress has already proven her action chops in this summer's Edge of Tomorrow. Do you think Emily Blunt is the right fit for Captain Marvel? Chime in with your thoughts below.