Emily Blunt is feeling lower than implausible about superhero films today.
Placing it, properly, bluntly in a brand new interview this week, the British actor, who many followers have lengthy hoped to see within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, firmly quashed rumors that she and her husband, John Krasinski, have been in talks to star within the studio’s upcoming “Fantastic Four” movie.
“That is fan-casting,” she mentioned on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday. “No one has received a phone call. That’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’”
Followers had certainly hoped that the much-in-demand couple could be suiting up as Reed Richards (Mister Improbable) and Sue Storm (the Invisible Lady) within the Jon Watts-directed film, given their well-established chemistry and plain bodily likeness to the comedian e-book characters.
However the concept was at all times a little bit of a stretch. Blunt and Krasinski have already logged loads of hours on set collectively because of the burgeoning “Quiet Place” franchise, they usually have a gentle string of tasks within the pipeline.
Blunt, nonetheless, was fast to dispel the notion that superhero movies have been in some way “beneath” her, explaining that after upon a time she was near becoming a member of the MCU as Black Widow, a job that may later go to Scarlett Johansson.
“It’s not that it’s beneath me … I love Iron Man, and when I got offered Black Widow, I was obsessed with Iron Man,” she defined. “I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. It would’ve been amazing … But I don’t know if superheroes are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.”
“It’s been exhausted. I think it’s just that we are inundated. It’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well,” she continued, earlier than giving herself a little bit of wiggle room ought to a meaty superhero function ever come her approach. “It’s not to say that I would never want to play one ― it would just have to be something so cool, and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”
However “in general, I don’t race to see superhero movies,” Blunt added. “They leave me feeling a bit cold. I can’t explain it. I can’t get in there.”
Nonetheless, Blunt mentioned lacking the chance to play Black Widow stands out as “a bit of a heartbreaker.” On the time, she was pressured to show down the function because of her “optional picture deal” with 20th Century Fox, and star in what could be the critically derided flop “Gulliver’s Travels” as an alternative.
“I take such pride in the decisions that I make, and they mean so much to me, the films that I do,” she mentioned. “I care very deeply, very, very much, about the choices I make. That’s all I have, the choices that I make.”
For what it’s value, Krasinski ― who as soon as auditioned for the Captain America function that may finally go to Chris Evans ― appears significantly extra open to the thought of starring in a Marvel undertaking. He informed Complete Movie final 12 months that “if they are considering me for Mr. Fantastic, continue to consider me because I would love it.”
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