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Emily Blunt says superhero genre 'has been exhausted'

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

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Emily Blunt is doubling down about not a big fan of the superhero genre.

The “A Quiet Place” star shot down rumors that she and husband John Krasinski were suiting up to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent interview, she was asked about the “Fantastic Four” reboot casting rumors, which she maintained were false.

During an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, the Golden Globe Award winner explained that the reports are just speculative “fan-casting” and “People saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’”

Blunt also opened up about how she famously turned down the opportunity to portray Black Widow in “Iron Man 2,” which Scarlett Johansson went on to adopt in the blockbuster franchise.

The British actress made it clear that she didn’t reject the part because she thought it was beneath her.

“I love ‘Iron Man,’ I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. It would’ve been amazing,” she said before opening up about her thoughts on the superheroes becoming a box office staple.

“I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley,” Blunt confessed.

 

When asked if she is tired of the superhero genre, the “Mary Poppins Returns” star admitted that she believes “it’s been exhausted.”

“We are inundated. It’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well,” the 38-year-old mother of two noted, but added she is not ruling out the opportunity of suiting up should the right opportunity arise.

“It’s not to say that I’d never want to play one,” she said. “It would just have to be something so cool and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”

“But, in general, I don’t race to see superhero movies,” Blunt added.

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