Emily Blunt is starting to get frustrated by all the Fantastic Four questions. Marvel’s First Family, despite being some of the company’s biggest characters, have struggled to find their footing on the big screen. Tim Story’s 2005 and 2007 offerings didn’t totally win over audiences, though they weren’t nearly as maligned as the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, which starred the likes of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. When Disney purchased Fox, the rights of the Fantastic Four returned to Marvel Studios, much to the relief of fans everywhere.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has since confirmed a Fantastic Four movie is in development for the MCU, with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts attached. Despite the announcement of the team joining the MCU coming years ago, no casting decisions have been made, leaving the door wide open for fans to come up with their own ideal picks. Right at the top of the list? Real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, who fans have pictured as Reed Richards and Sue Storm for years. Krasinski has supported these fan castings, but Blunt is starting to feel differently.
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Thanks to next week’s A Quiet Place Part II, Blunt has been doing the rounds with the press in recent weeks. This, inevitably, has led to a lot of questions about whether she could play Sue in Fantastic Four. In a recent interview (via badpostblunt), after being asked once again, Blunt appears to have reached the end of her rope. “You’re the third person who’s come in,” Blunt tells the interviewer after he tries to bring it up. “You know, I’ve done three interviews and everyone’s asked.”
This comes just a week after Blunt fully responded to the Fantastic Four rumors on The Howard Stern Show. At the time, Blunt reminded everyone that her attachment to the Marvel project is purely through fan casting and not because of any conversations she’s had with Feige. Furthermore, she isn’t really interested in a superhero movie at this time. Blunt may have been the top fan pick for a while now, but since she has firmly shut the door on the possibility, it would be best to just let the matter go. It must be frustrating to be constantly asked about a movie she has no ties to, particularly while promoting A Quiet Place Part II.
There was once a time when Blunt nearly did join the MCU as Black Widow, but it simply didn’t work out. Now, she’s involved in several exciting projects, from the aforementioned A Quiet Place Part II to this summer’s Jungle Cruise. For many performers, joining the MCU is a dream. It just isn’t one for Blunt, and that’s okay. Whoever Marvel casts for Fantastic Four will do just as good a job. Here’s hoping the studio opts to announce some names soon so Blunt can stop being pestered about it.
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