Emily Blunt has been flirting with comic book roles for a while now. If you recall, she was originally wanted to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and was also offered Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger. Obviously, she passed on both roles, but now, it looks like she’s interested again. Only this time, it’s DC and not Marvel.
According to Comic Book Movie, a Spanish site called El Multicine is claiming that Blunt is up for a role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. No word yet on which part she would play or what type of source the report comes from, so I’d take this with a grain of salt for now.
That being said, this could prove to be true for several reasons. For one, Blunt just made Edge of Tomorrow for Warner Bros. and is earning pretty positive reviews for her performance. Not only that, but her previous flirtations with the Marvel Cinematic Universe mean that she’s clearly interested in taking on a role in a superhero film. Finally, there’s the fact that when it comes down to it, Emily Blunt is an awesome actress and would make a kick-ass superhero. Fans have been petitioning to see her join a Marvel movie for years now and it wouldn’t surprise me if DC managed to snatch her up first.
Of course, this is all just a rumor at this point and given that the source is not a well known one, I would wait until we hear something a bit more official before getting excited. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be directed by Zack Snyder. It stars Henry Cavil, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Ray Fisher and Gal Gadot and will hit theatres on May 6th, 2016.
Tell us, would you like to see Emily Blunt join the film and if so, who would you want her to play?