Emily Blunt revealed she turned down chance to be Marvel's Black Widow and Agent Carter
Emily Blunt has revealed she turned the chance to take two key roles in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Speaking to Vulture, Blunt was asked if she'd been offered the chance to play both Black Widow and Agent Carter, she confirmed she had, but scheduling had nixed her chance to take either role.
Blunt said of whether she was offered both parts: "Yeah, but it was never the right time, really, and it just didn't work out scheduling-wise with those two. It's always a difficult thing to talk about, because it's not fair to the actresses who ended up playing them, you know? It just wasn't the right time."
Black Widow ended up going to Scarlett Johansson, while Hayley Atwell took the role of Agent Carter, a role which now has her own TV series, beginning in the next few days.
Blunt also denied that she had been cast as Captain Marvel, Marvel's first female-led superhero movie, which is due for release in July 2016.
She said: "No one's offered me that officially, so it's very unofficial. I think it's fan-casting, which is always very nice. But nothing official has been offered, for sure. If I get it, thank Meryl Streep for it!"
Blunt will next be seen on screen in Disney's new adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into The Woods, check back here next week to read hmv.com's full review.