EMILY BLUNT Doesn't Exactly Rule Out CAPTAIN MARVEL Casting
Emily Blunt, who was once in the running to play Black Widow before Scarlett Johansson, is out promoting her new film Into the Woods, and in an interview with The Vulture she talks about the current buzz about her possibly playing Carol Danvers in the recently announced Captain Marvel film.
"Oh! No one’s offered me that officially, so it’s … [laughs] very unofficial," Blunt says, dancing around the issue slightly. "I think it’s fan-casting, which is always very nice. But nothing official has been offered, for sure."
Blunt appears to choose her words carefully, qualifying that there's been no "official" offer - similiar in some ways to how Benedict Cumberbatch responded to like questions about Doctor Strange before he was announced for that role.
"If I get it, thank Meryl for it!" she concludes her answer (referring to Into the Woods co-start Meryl Streep), again, sounding like someone at least open to the possibility.
And yes, we're still calling it'll eventually be Blunt .
Sam Raimi Agrees With Criticism of SPIDER-MAN 3
Although Marc Webb's first Spider-Man was mostly warmly received, many fans still hold Sam Raimi's previous Spider-Man series close to their heart -- but even that doesn't stop them from being negative about the third film in that series. And in an interview on The Nerdist podcast posted Tuesday evening, the acclaimed writer/director agrees with many of his detractors about the third film.
"Each and every one of those Spider-Man films was pretty damn challenging," Raimi told hosts Chris Hardwick, Matt Mira and Jonah Ray. "I messed up plenty with the third Spider-Man."
Raimi explains that the root of the missteps lay in the fact that he didn't "really believe" in some of the characters appearing in Spider-Man 3 (without saying which ones), and says that the shadow of Spider-Man 2 loomed large and attempting to beat that "doomed" the third film.
"I should've just stuck with the characters and the relationships and progressed them to the next step and not tried to top the bar."
Even More AGE OF ULTRON Art
Its only mid-week and several apparent leaks of licensee and what appears to be style guide images for May's Avengers: Age of Ultron have surfaced. The lastest appearance of these originated on the Prophets of Geek twitter account and features more looks at the Vision, Black Widow, Ultron and an interesting image of how Iron Man fits inside his Hulkbuster armor.
While Marvel Studios has not officially confirmed or commented the authenticity of the images found this week, if they're not genuine, someone is pulling off a fairly elaborate and skillful hoax.
Since it's newly-revealed Ultron can hack into any computers, maybe he's doing the leaking himself?