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Emily Blunt formally passes on role in Captain America

04.02.2010

Emily Blunt was once the girl who was to be Black Widow in IRON MAN 2 before Fox exercised a contract clause from her THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA days and a scheduling conflict forced her to drop out. This week she was offered her second high-profile comic book role and she once again won't be participation but this time it's for her own reasons. Marvel formally offered Emily Blunt the role of Captain America's love interest Peggy Carter but Blunt turned it down this earlier this morning.

I appreciate Marvel's efforts to aim high in casting CAPTAIN AMERICA but Emily Blunt considered IRON MAN 2 because she could've been a superhero instead of just playing the girlfriend to a superhero. I'm not entirely surprised she passed and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Marvel's supposed second choice, Keira Knightley, passes as well.

So who else does that leave? The original report had Blunt, Knightley and SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE star Alice Eve on the shortlist but it's unclear what new names (if any) have been added to the list. Director Joe Johnston is currently in London meeting with British lasses for the part and I know Marvel is hoping to lock someone up rather swiftly. Who'd you recommend?

Extra Tidbit: Blunt is married to John Krasinski who was routinely panned as a candidate for Captain America. Wonder if that had anything to do with her passing?
Source: LA Times

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3:36PM on 04/05/2010
how about....Laura Dern?
how about....Laura Dern?
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6:41PM on 04/04/2010

DAMN IT SUKS THAT SHE PASSED

HOLY SHIT, SHE MARRIED John Krasinski???
WoW thats crazy
HOLY SHIT, SHE MARRIED John Krasinski???
WoW thats crazy
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7:09PM on 04/03/2010
isn't it funny that Jon Krasinski had the role "locked down" for a while, then all of a sudden, it went to Chris Evans.

i like to imagine Chris Evans' agent pulled an Ari Gold on Jon Krasinski's agent.
isn't it funny that Jon Krasinski had the role "locked down" for a while, then all of a sudden, it went to Chris Evans.

i like to imagine Chris Evans' agent pulled an Ari Gold on Jon Krasinski's agent.
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3:53PM on 04/03/2010

Joe Johnston

The man sucks, plain and simple. He's a really bad choice for this film, and combining that with Chris Evans as leader of the Avengers, is a recipe for failure.
The man sucks, plain and simple. He's a really bad choice for this film, and combining that with Chris Evans as leader of the Avengers, is a recipe for failure.
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1:28PM on 04/03/2010
Lets not forget Joe Johnston directed The Rocketeer almost 20 years ago, which was a damn fine superhero-type of film. Have faith people.
Lets not forget Joe Johnston directed The Rocketeer almost 20 years ago, which was a damn fine superhero-type of film. Have faith people.
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11:32AM on 04/03/2010
I fucking LOVE Emily Blunt, so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed she isn't going to be in the movie. I wish she could be in every movie. But I also agree with JimmyArrow. She probably is too good for the part, playing a secondary character that may only be around for 1 movie. I put full trust in her to make the right career decisions. I really would like to see her in a superhero film though, but preferably as an actual superhero, and not just a love interest.
I fucking LOVE Emily Blunt, so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed she isn't going to be in the movie. I wish she could be in every movie. But I also agree with JimmyArrow. She probably is too good for the part, playing a secondary character that may only be around for 1 movie. I put full trust in her to make the right career decisions. I really would like to see her in a superhero film though, but preferably as an actual superhero, and not just a love interest.
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5:09AM on 04/03/2010

Hey what's that sound?

It's the sound of me not caring. I had hopes for CapAm but Joe Johnston hasn't really inspired any faith in me with movies like Jurassic Park 3 and Wolfman. They're fun, yes, but they're also substandard and very forgettable. So I'm looking forward to Thor more these days...I doubt Captain America will be as epic as it's supposed to.
It's the sound of me not caring. I had hopes for CapAm but Joe Johnston hasn't really inspired any faith in me with movies like Jurassic Park 3 and Wolfman. They're fun, yes, but they're also substandard and very forgettable. So I'm looking forward to Thor more these days...I doubt Captain America will be as epic as it's supposed to.
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1:37AM on 04/03/2010
she doesn't want to do it, fine. Who needs her? also, i couldn't care less who is Cap's girlfriend.
she doesn't want to do it, fine. Who needs her? also, i couldn't care less who is Cap's girlfriend.
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11:44PM on 04/02/2010
I'm okay with this cause I think Alice Eve is honestly the better choice. She looks the part of a 40's era love interest and her American accent in She's Out of my League was suprisingly convincing.
I'm okay with this cause I think Alice Eve is honestly the better choice. She looks the part of a 40's era love interest and her American accent in She's Out of my League was suprisingly convincing.
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11:31PM on 04/02/2010

HMMMM

PLEASE CAST AN AMERICAN FOR THIS PART!
PLEASE CAST AN AMERICAN FOR THIS PART!
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10:42PM on 04/02/2010

She is way too good for that part

Peggy Carter was the love interest of Capt. America during the WWII era, not the current one. That means she would have been there for one film until Cap gets frozen and that's it.

Besides, if you also consider the fact the film doesn't have nearly as much buzz as Iron Man and that it's hard to think of a single actress who saw her career significantly improve after a superhero movie, the decision must have been an easy one.
Peggy Carter was the love interest of Capt. America during the WWII era, not the current one. That means she would have been there for one film until Cap gets frozen and that's it.

Besides, if you also consider the fact the film doesn't have nearly as much buzz as Iron Man and that it's hard to think of a single actress who saw her career significantly improve after a superhero movie, the decision must have been an easy one.
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10:36PM on 04/02/2010
This is good. Her American accent is worse than Liam Neeson's. Did you see Sunshine Cleaning? She sounded like a cartoon version of a molestation victim.
This is good. Her American accent is worse than Liam Neeson's. Did you see Sunshine Cleaning? She sounded like a cartoon version of a molestation victim.
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10:28PM on 04/02/2010
save your superhero tokens girl, you might get a the chris nolan call about selina kyle/catwoman.
save your superhero tokens girl, you might get a the chris nolan call about selina kyle/catwoman.
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7:40PM on 04/02/2010
She's like bottom tier of the competent actresses pile, and even she's better than this.

That people care at all about this shows how removed I must have become from pop films. Batman? Totally see why people like it, Spider-Man? Sure. Iron Man? Definitely. Hulk? OK. Green Lantern? Why not.

Captain America? That shit's retarded.

No thank you.

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She's like bottom tier of the competent actresses pile, and even she's better than this.

That people care at all about this shows how removed I must have become from pop films. Batman? Totally see why people like it, Spider-Man? Sure. Iron Man? Definitely. Hulk? OK. Green Lantern? Why not.

Captain America? That shit's retarded.

No thank you.

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6:40PM on 04/03/2010
Blackjack!
Blackjack!
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7:28PM on 04/02/2010

eve

Id be cool with Alice Eve. I liked her in SHes out of my league
Id be cool with Alice Eve. I liked her in SHes out of my league
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6:08PM on 04/02/2010
keira isnt gonna do this.
get john krasinsky.
keira isnt gonna do this.
get john krasinsky.
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5:50PM on 04/02/2010
She'll regret it. She's flavor of the month, and Hollywood chews up and spits out actresses like her.
She'll regret it. She's flavor of the month, and Hollywood chews up and spits out actresses like her.
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8:48PM on 04/02/2010
Agreed. She will regret not getting established in one of these franchises sooner than later...
Agreed. She will regret not getting established in one of these franchises sooner than later...
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5:41PM on 04/02/2010
I understand Blunt but if Marvel is still interested in her they could offer her the role of Scarlett Witch, as for the role of Peggy I say Kiera should get it.
I understand Blunt but if Marvel is still interested in her they could offer her the role of Scarlett Witch, as for the role of Peggy I say Kiera should get it.
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