Last week, a new rumor surfaced claiming that Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson was in the running to star in the upcoming Captain Marvel film as Carol Danvers, seemingly taking Emily Blunt, who has been heavily fan-casted and rumored for the role, out of the picture.
During an interview with Colldier for the movie Sicario at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Blunt talked a little about Marvel movies and if there was a possibility she could end up playing Carol Danvers.
EMILY BLUNT: No one has approached me as Captain Marvel! I have received not one phone call about Captain Marvel.
Collider: But you do know the character.
BLUNT: I don’t know who she is. I’m sorry [laughs]. I don’t know comic book characters. They’re not my forte.
While those quotes don’t really get any credence to the rumors she’s being eyed for the job, she did mention what it would take to ultimately help make a decision one way or another when approaching a Marvel project
It would just have to be a great part. It’s not necessarily that I’m desperate to be in a Marvel movie or desperate to be a in a different movie. It’s all dependent on the part for me.
Blunt also talked to Indiwire while on the TIFF circuit and had a bit more to say about the Captain Marvel movie rumors and women in film in general.
I think it’s because the list is very short, because we don’t see women in these kind of roles. So I think as soon as you do a role like that, like Charlize did or I did, or Rebecca’s done — there’s like four of us or something. And Jen Lawrence. So I feel like us four, we get talked about — and Angie, Angelina. So it’s a list of like, four women who are going to be considered for those kind of roles. So I think that’s why the rumors happen, because they’re like, “who else? Surely not another girl can wield a gun,” you know what I mean? “A woman doing push-ups? There’s only one who can do that.”
You can check out the full interview below.
Captain Marvel will hit movie theaters on November 2nd, 2018.