“I don’t like them, I really don’t”: Emily Blunt Has the Same Problem With MCU as Millions of Marvel Fans

Emily Blunt, the acclaimed British actress turned down MCU's offer, citing her disinterest in superhero movies.

"I don't like them, I really don't": Emily Blunt Has the Same Problem With MCU as Millions of Marvel Fans


  • Emily Blunt turned down the role of Black Wifow saying that she is not a fan of superhero movies.
  • The actress, who was a serious consideration for the role of the spy, feels the genre has been exhausted.
  • However, if a really cool character comes up, she would love to play one.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a juggernaut in the world of cinema, enticing audiences with its superhero sagas that bring iconic characters to life. Over the years, the franchise has attracted some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Evans.

Emily Blunt in 'The Girl on the Train'
Emily Blunt in ‘The Girl on the Train’

However, not every A-list actor has been swayed by the MCU’s allure. Emily Blunt, a versatile and acclaimed actress known for her roles in films like The Devil Wears Prada and A Quiet Place, stands as one such example. Marvel courted her for the role of Black Widow, a character that eventually went to Scarlett Johansson. Blunt, however, has made it clear that she has no appetite for superhero spectacles.

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Emily Blunt Expressed Her Lack of Interest in Taking on Superhero Roles

While the opportunity to join one of the most successful franchises in cinematic history was undoubtedly tempting, Emily Blunt ultimately decided to decline the offer.

Blunt said superhero movies are not “beneath her,” but she is no longer sure that’s a genre she wants to explore.

I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow I was obsessed with Iron Man,” the actress said on The Howard Stern Show


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.”

Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt

Adding on why she is reluctant to join the genre, she said:

It’s been exhausted. We are inundated—it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. 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.”

Her refusal to be confined to a single type of role is a refreshing departure from the norm in Hollywood, where actors often find themselves locked into specific genres or franchises.

Also Read: Emily Blunt is Not the Only A-Lister Who Almost Played Black Widow in MCU Before Scarlett Johansson


Emily Blunt About Fantastic Four Casting Rumors

The idea of real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt taking on the roles of super-powered couple Mr. Fantastic (a.k.a. Reed Richards) and the Invisible Woman (a.k.a. Sue Storm) was up in the air back then.

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place Part II
Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place Part II

But while appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Blunt was asked if she would love to appear as the titular comic book character. She quickly replied:

That is fan-casting,” Blunt said. “No one has received a phone call. That’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’”


Though she does not like the superhero genre, her husband and Quiet Place co-star and director John Krasinski, loves these movies because they are fun.

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