According to a recent interview with ScreenCrush, Emily Blunt revealed she was never contacted by Marvel to play Captain Marvel for the solo film.
In the interview, when asked about the rumors that she was playing Captain Marvel, Blunt said she was never even contacted for the role:
Oh, no, nobody ever called me about it. [Laughs] It was all untrue!
According to ScreenCrush, Blunt was heavily rumored to be playing the superhero after her role in Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise.
Captain Marvel will follow the titular hero during the 1990s as Earth gets caught in the middle of the Kree-Skrull War.
Brie Larson (Room, Kong: Skull Island) has instead been cast with set photos surfacing in the past few months of her in her costume:
Captain Marvel is a pilot-superhero from Marvel who gains her powers of flight, super strength, durability, and “the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands” from an alien race called the Kree.
Blunt stars in the upcoming horror film A Quiet Place with John Krasinski (The Office, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi) in which “a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.”
Blunt has still not been cast in the MCU but could be Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four when the Fox/Disney deal goes through. What do you think? Is there a character you would like to see Emily Blunt play later in the MCU? Or should she have been cast as Captain Marvel? Let us know on Twitter!
Captain Marvel releases in theaters March 6, 2019.
Captain Marvel– The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.