Emily Blunt is Proud of Never Being in a Superhero Movie: “We Wore It as a Badge of Honor”

Emily Blunt is Proud of Never Being in a Superhero Movie We Wore It as a Badge of Honor

As many of you may know, Emily Blunt was nearly cast as Black Widow in ‘Iron Man 2.’ However, she had to decline the role due to contractual obligations for ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’

Superhero movies have a polarizing reputation in Hollywood. Some established directors and actors mock them, while others credit them with revitalizing their careers. For instance, Robert Downey Jr.’s career was rejuvenated with ‘Iron Man,’ and Tom Holland soared to stardom with ‘Spider-Man.’

During the promotion of their latest film ‘Fall Guy,’ Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling delved into the subject of superhero movies. Gosling’s revelation that he aspired to portray MCU’s Ghost Rider surprised Blunt.

Both actors expressed pride in not having appeared in a superhero movie thus far, a sentiment Blunt openly reiterated. However, it appears Gosling may have had a change of heart in the meantime.

Emily Blunt: I thought we wore it as a badge of honor that we weren’t in superhero movies.

Ryan Gosling: No, you do.

This isn’t the first instance of Blunt expressing her disdain for superhero movies. A few years back, she made it clear that they’re not her cup of tea. Her explanation suggests she’s been experiencing, and continues to experience, a serious case of superhero fatigue.

It’s not that it’s beneath me. It’s not. I loved ‘Iron Man,’ and I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.It would have been amazing, but I don’t know if superheroes are for me. They’re not up my alley. I think it’s been exhausted. We are inundated. It’s not that it’s only the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well.


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