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Rumor: Emily Blunt is up for a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jun. 4, 2014by:

Emily Blunt showed her badass side in Rian Johnson's LOOPER but this weekend's EDGE OF TOMORROW looks to cement her as a talented actress who can also hold her own in an action movie. And, if rumors pan out, she may be once again poised for a role in a superhero movie.

Blunt was once in the running for both the roles of Black Widow in IRON MAN 2 and Peggy Carter in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, roles then eventually went to Scarlett Johansson and Hayley Atwell, respectively. Now, Blunt may be segueing over to the DC side for a role in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. El Multicine shared the following tidbit in a recent article on Blunt. The following comes via translation on Comic Book Movie.

"The actress Emily Blunt will land on billboards worldwide with her film EDGE OF TOMORROW, in what appears to be a great science fiction role. Now her name returns to the orbit of comic adaptations with her possible incorporation in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, directed by Zack Snyder. A film that has been shooting since last month."

There is no supporting evidence to Emily Blunt being involved in any way with BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. But, this is still a very intriguing rumor. I have no idea who she could play in the movie, but it also depends on how wide Zack Snyder is casting the film in preparation for the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. Could Blunt be playing a Batman villain like Catwoman or Poison Ivy? Or is she Vickie Vale? The possibilities are endless, but whatever the case, if BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE adds Emily Blunt to the mix, I am instantly more intrigued.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

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8:13PM on 06/14/2014
If the rumors turn out true, I hope it's a role for a well-known superhero/anti-hero (maybe Huntress, Catwoman, or Hawkgirl?). Actually, I'd even love to see her as Supergirl even if she may be a little old for the part (right now, my ideal Supergirl is still Teresa Palmer, due to her blonde hair and younger age).

Ironically, when Man of Steel was first announced, I thought she would have made a perfect Lois Lane. And after seeing trailers for Edge of Tomorrow, I thought she'd make a
If the rumors turn out true, I hope it's a role for a well-known superhero/anti-hero (maybe Huntress, Catwoman, or Hawkgirl?). Actually, I'd even love to see her as Supergirl even if she may be a little old for the part (right now, my ideal Supergirl is still Teresa Palmer, due to her blonde hair and younger age).

Ironically, when Man of Steel was first announced, I thought she would have made a perfect Lois Lane. And after seeing trailers for Edge of Tomorrow, I thought she'd make a great Wonder Woman. If she is cast in a part, it would do wonders to get me pumped for this film (I love Cavill as Supes and want to see him in the role for many years to come, but I can't help but admit that all the other casting for the follow up film hasn't really done much to juice my excitement levels).
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7:06PM on 06/07/2014

Hope it's true...

I can see her as Catwoman! Small little cameo in Gotham would be boss!
I can see her as Catwoman! Small little cameo in Gotham would be boss!
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10:00AM on 06/05/2014
This sounds like rubbish to me.
This sounds like rubbish to me.
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9:52AM on 06/05/2014
Yeah she should be Wonder Woman, not that skinny model chick
Yeah she should be Wonder Woman, not that skinny model chick
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12:05AM on 06/05/2014

SuperGirl

The open pod on the Fortress of Solitude ship... SuperGirl is my call.
The open pod on the Fortress of Solitude ship... SuperGirl is my call.
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10:10PM on 06/04/2014

She's too good to be wasted in DC/JL

Like, after Wonder Woman, what's left? Batman villains have been done and done, and they're not meaty enough. Wonder Woman rogue gallery? Why is that even a phrase?

I could see her as a number of Marvel characters, though, all of which would be more main character material than anything in this movie.
Like, after Wonder Woman, what's left? Batman villains have been done and done, and they're not meaty enough. Wonder Woman rogue gallery? Why is that even a phrase?

I could see her as a number of Marvel characters, though, all of which would be more main character material than anything in this movie.
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10:57PM on 06/04/2014
Surprised it took this long for someone from the anti-DC crowd to comment on this one.
Surprised it took this long for someone from the anti-DC crowd to comment on this one.
11:23PM on 06/04/2014
I wouldn't consider myself anti-DC, but I'm a huge Emily Blunt fan, and I would hate to see her shoe-horned into this. Actually, I'm really looking forward to more DC characters and stories getting screen time. I'm hoping the movies do well enough to eventually get Tower of Babel in movie-form. Still, if I were an actor, it wouldn't be my dream to someday play a Wonder Woman character...
I wouldn't consider myself anti-DC, but I'm a huge Emily Blunt fan, and I would hate to see her shoe-horned into this. Actually, I'm really looking forward to more DC characters and stories getting screen time. I'm hoping the movies do well enough to eventually get Tower of Babel in movie-form. Still, if I were an actor, it wouldn't be my dream to someday play a Wonder Woman character...
9:34PM on 06/04/2014
I could perhaps see her as Poison Ivy, though it's unlikely that the character would be in Batman V Superman.
I could perhaps see her as Poison Ivy, though it's unlikely that the character would be in Batman V Superman.
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5:53PM on 06/04/2014
Barbara Gordon perhaps? Hmmmm...
Barbara Gordon perhaps? Hmmmm...
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5:42PM on 06/04/2014
She would make for the perfect Catwoman. But i'm just glad to possibly see Blunt join the DC Universe.
She would make for the perfect Catwoman. But i'm just glad to possibly see Blunt join the DC Universe.
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5:11PM on 06/04/2014

Mercy Graves ...

We are about to see a host of per-villains on Gotham, and most people could name 5 batman villains. Wonder Woman has a lousy rogue's gallery. A couple of Amazon enforcers working for Lex would make for some nice fight sequences and a reason for Diana to cross the ocean. Mercy could be TV style and have some cybernetics or even better make metallo a female. That would have a great arc and really paint the way for the slippery slope of human arms race. Contrasting metallo and the eventual
We are about to see a host of per-villains on Gotham, and most people could name 5 batman villains. Wonder Woman has a lousy rogue's gallery. A couple of Amazon enforcers working for Lex would make for some nice fight sequences and a reason for Diana to cross the ocean. Mercy could be TV style and have some cybernetics or even better make metallo a female. That would have a great arc and really paint the way for the slippery slope of human arms race. Contrasting metallo and the eventual creation of Victor's alter ego as the two extremes would be cool. You can name drop batman villains but lets assume old bats has his house in order and is coming to clean up Supes' mess.
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5:03PM on 06/04/2014
I really like her, but come on! How many people are they going to cram into this damn movie? They're relying to much on audience curiosity to sell this movie. Just like the first one, which was a good action film, but a crappy Superman movie with a hell of a lot of plot problems. And, seriously, the title sounds like it came out of the Twilight Saga.
I really like her, but come on! How many people are they going to cram into this damn movie? They're relying to much on audience curiosity to sell this movie. Just like the first one, which was a good action film, but a crappy Superman movie with a hell of a lot of plot problems. And, seriously, the title sounds like it came out of the Twilight Saga.
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4:54PM on 06/04/2014
Catwoman? Such a shame she didn't get to play Black Widow but maybe she'll find an even better role with DC.
Catwoman? Such a shame she didn't get to play Black Widow but maybe she'll find an even better role with DC.
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11:40PM on 06/04/2014
I think she's great, and would've made a great Black Widow, but then we wouldn't have gotten a chance to see ScarJo's ass in that outfit! And that my friend, would have been a true tragedy.
I think she's great, and would've made a great Black Widow, but then we wouldn't have gotten a chance to see ScarJo's ass in that outfit! And that my friend, would have been a true tragedy.
4:46PM on 06/04/2014
Should've been Wondef Woman
Should've been Wondef Woman
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4:40PM on 06/04/2014
In 'Hush' Batman and Superman fight when Ivy places Supes under her control. Possibility...
In 'Hush' Batman and Superman fight when Ivy places Supes under her control. Possibility...
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4:34PM on 06/04/2014
If the rumors are true, her role better be a damn good one. Not sure who she'd play though.
If the rumors are true, her role better be a damn good one. Not sure who she'd play though.
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4:17PM on 06/04/2014
Hahaha...the perfect Wonder Woman? :)
Hahaha...the perfect Wonder Woman? :)
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3:57PM on 06/04/2014
Could she be up for the role of Wonder Woman? Wishful thinking?
Could she be up for the role of Wonder Woman? Wishful thinking?
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3:53PM on 06/04/2014
Talia or Catwoman seem like good fits for Blunt.

Or maybe a Wonder Woman villain. I'm really not well versed in her rogue gallery, other than Cheetah and Giganta.....
Talia or Catwoman seem like good fits for Blunt.

Or maybe a Wonder Woman villain. I'm really not well versed in her rogue gallery, other than Cheetah and Giganta.....
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3:57PM on 06/04/2014
I'd pay good money to see a live action Giganta.
I'd pay good money to see a live action Giganta.
3:43PM on 06/04/2014
Here's a thought: Mercy Graves.
In the comics she was an Amazionian who became Lex Luthor's bodyguard/right-hand woman. That would give her character a connection to both Wonder Woman and Superman. It would give WW a reason to come to Metropolis & investigate LexCorp, plus would probably lead to a cool fight scene between Blunt and Gal Gadot.
Here's a thought: Mercy Graves.
In the comics she was an Amazionian who became Lex Luthor's bodyguard/right-hand woman. That would give her character a connection to both Wonder Woman and Superman. It would give WW a reason to come to Metropolis & investigate LexCorp, plus would probably lead to a cool fight scene between Blunt and Gal Gadot.
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3:41PM on 06/04/2014
Speedy.
Speedy.
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3:41PM on 06/04/2014
Is it too late to recast Wonder Woman?
Is it too late to recast Wonder Woman?
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3:37PM on 06/04/2014

If I remember correctly,

Blunt was the first choice for the Black Widow, but she was contractually obligated to appear in the terrible Gulliver's Travels for Fox. I'm guessing she won't be stuck with a non-superhero role like Vicki Vale or some other pedestrian character. It'd be nice to see her in a Catwoman costume, but her blonde hair from that pic has me thinking Hawkgirl/woman.
Blunt was the first choice for the Black Widow, but she was contractually obligated to appear in the terrible Gulliver's Travels for Fox. I'm guessing she won't be stuck with a non-superhero role like Vicki Vale or some other pedestrian character. It'd be nice to see her in a Catwoman costume, but her blonde hair from that pic has me thinking Hawkgirl/woman.
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3:36PM on 06/04/2014
I can't think of any female characters in either the Superman or Batman rosters who would be substantial enough to land someone like Blunt and not have it be kinda silly. Batgirl or SuperGirl are the only ones that would make a lick of sense, because the rest are supporting reporters/assistants types that Blunt is simply too big a star to play.
My vote is Poison Ivy Or perhaps a separate character out of the JLA universe, given Wonder Woman's involvement.
I can't think of any female characters in either the Superman or Batman rosters who would be substantial enough to land someone like Blunt and not have it be kinda silly. Batgirl or SuperGirl are the only ones that would make a lick of sense, because the rest are supporting reporters/assistants types that Blunt is simply too big a star to play.
My vote is Poison Ivy Or perhaps a separate character out of the JLA universe, given Wonder Woman's involvement.
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