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Emily Blunt Reflects On Missed MCU Opportunities, Including Black Widow And More!

Emily Blunt Talks About Missing Out On Playing Black Widow

Emily Blunt candidly revisits her chances to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The star, who was once on the brink of portraying Natasha Romanoff, the iconic Black Widow in Iron Man 2, now sheds light on her thoughts about Scarlett Johansson, the actress who eventually took on the role.

Emily Blunt Addresses MCU Role Rumors and Clarifies Her Involvement While Applauding Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow

Blunt spoke highly of Johansson, acknowledging her as the right choice for Black Widow and applauding her performance during an interview.

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“Come on, the best girl got it.”

Emily Blunt

Johansson reprised the role in several MCU films, including The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the standalone Black Widow movie in 2021.

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Rumors have swirled about Blunt’s potential involvement in other MCU roles, including Captain Marvel and Peggy Carter, but Blunt clarified that these were mere speculations and that she never had discussions with producers or directors for those parts.

Emily Blunt’s Diverse Path After Missed MCU Roles

Blunt’s path diverged from the MCU after Black Widow’s 2012 debut, leading her to star in an array of films including The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), A Quiet Place (2018), and Oppenheimer.

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In a 2019 interview, Blunt revealed being “contracted to do Gulliver’s Travels” in 2010 against her wishes, a decision she found heartbreaking. She expressed frustration at being tied to certain roles, even as she declined the Marvel opportunity.