Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox has huge ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only will the MCU now have access to Deadpool and the X-Men, but also the most important Marvel characters: the Fantastic Four.
Fox’s treatment of the Fantastic Four wasn’t great. While their two early 2000s films were successful, they were not critically well-received. Even worse, Josh Trank's 2015 reboot was a disastrous attempt to reboot the franchise. However, Marvel has a chance to do to team right.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are not in Fantastic Four
In an interview with Howard Stern, Blunt revealed that her and husband John Krasinski have not been approached by Marvel. While fans have been seemingly begging for the two to play Invisible Woman and Mr Fantastic, the two are not currently lined up for the role.
“That is fan-casting,” Blunt said about the role. “No one has received a phone call. That’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’”
Blunt was originally approached as a possible actress to play the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Of course, that role would eventually be handed to Scarlett Johansson. The actress was once obsessed with Iron Man, but doesn't particularly like superhero movies.
“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. I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.—it would’ve been amazing … but I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.”
“It’s not to say that I’d 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.”
Blunt could eventually be the Invisible Woman fans want should the stars aline. However, Marvel typically likes to cast smaller, unknown actors in decade-long contracts. Not only does it keep characters fresh, but it also saves the studio money in the long run.
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