Ms. Marvel Rumored for THE AVENGERS Sequel; Emily Blunt & Ruth Wilson In Contention
Taken with a huge grain of salt, Looper actress Emily Blunt and Luther's Ruth Wilson are reportedly “hotly tipped” to play Carol Danvers, Ms. Marvel in Marvel's The Avengers sequel.
Joss Whedon's highly-anticipated followup to this year's highest-grossing film, Marvel's The Avengers, is a couple years away from commencing production. However, the praised writer-director knows “one or two” new characters that will be added to superhero team's roster. And according to Daily Mail, MailOnline at least one of those characters will be Carol Danvers, AKA Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel, who's been widely speculated. And the U.K. newspaper has even listed two familiar names supposedly competing for the big role.
“Meanwhile, British actresses Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are head-to-head in a race for the most sought-after new female role in Hollywood. Emily, 29, and Ruth, 30, are both hotly tipped to play superhero Ms. Marvel in Avengers 2, the sequel to Avengers Assemble.”
Considering the Daily Mail has never been known for breaking casting scoops as major as this one, this rumor should be taken lightly. It's also worth noting that both Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson were included in a feature written in August by CBM's very own Josh Wilding, where he suggested five actresses who could portray Carol Danvers in Marvel's The Avengers sequel. However, if true, this'd be Marvel's third attempt in nabbing Blunt for a role. She was initially attached to play Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Iron Man 2, and then turned down Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in last year's Captain America: The First Avenger. What do you think?
Marvel Studios already describes their highly-anticipated sequel to the No. 3 highest grossing film of all time, “Marvel's The Avengers,” as another “big cinematic event.” And expected to feature the reassembly of iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow & Nick Fury taking on a new unexpected enemy, new additions to the superhero team up of a lifetime are possible.
Expecting reprisals from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” sequel is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. And set for release May 1, 2015, the film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In addition to the sequel, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014.
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