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Over the past decade, the comic book genre has become one of the most powerful in the film world. As such, plenty of A-listers have played comic book characters for either Marvel or DC. Emily Blunt has been noticeably absent from the genre, despite fans hoping she might play Sue Storm whenever the Fantastic Four join the MCU. Attention fans, because Blunt has explained what it would take for her to play a superhero role.
Moviegoers have been campaigning and creating fan art featuring Emily Blunt as Sue Storm for years. And as the actress has done press for her recent releases like A Quiet Place Part II and Jungle Cruise, she’s had to field countless questions about that very possibility. While Blunt recently made it clear that being a comic book character didn’t really appeal to her, she explained what type of project could change her mind. In Blunt’s words,
It's always about story, and [playing] a character I haven't done. It's not something I've felt the inclination to do before, but it's not something I turn my nose up at -- at all. It's just that it hasn't been the right moment or the right thing.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Marvel fans collectively unclenching their jaws. Because hopefully if a Fantastic Four project comes together and has the right story, Emily Blunt can be convinced to join the MCU. Only time will tell, but smart money says that more fan art will continue arriving online.
Emily Blunt’s comments to Collider come a few months after she went viral over honest thoughts about the superhero genre. Because despite countless rumors about Sue Storm, she hasn’t actually been in talks with Marvel since she was in the running to play Black Widow back in the day. As such, the rumors aren’t necessarily rooted in reality at the moment.
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As previously mentioned, Emily Blunt recently got honest about the superhero genre as a whole, and those non-stop rumors about her playing the Fantastic Four’s Sue Storm. In her words,
I really understand that [superhero movies] are like a religion for a lot of people. They don’t appeal to me in the same way. I don’t have this burning desire to play a superhero.
While a number of actors are currently campaigning to play comic book characters, it seems that Emily Blunt doesn’t see the appeal of those types of projects. As such, any pitch that comes her way is going to have to feature a killer story that the Devil Wears Prada icon simply can’t say no to.
Fans have been wondering about if/when the Fantastic Four might join the MCU for years, ever since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and its properties. But Kevin Feige and company have been keeping their cards close to the chest, so there’s no telling when that beloved team of heroes will finally join the shared universe.