It may be three years until the slated release of the sequel to Marvel's 'The Avengers', but that hasn't stopped the casting rumour mill sparking into action as if powered by the Tesseract.
It seems that one of the roles up for grabs is as Ms Marvel, the character who first appeared in 1968 as head of security, Carol Danvers. The female super hero's history dictates that she was saved by Captain Marvel (who didn't appear in the first 'Avengers' movie) after an explosion at her military base, acquiring some of his powers in the process.
Blunt herself has said that she doesn't like playing meek characters in movies, telling Harper's Bazaar: "I hate it when you get a script and of course the character who is compassionate or gets emotional or submissive is the girl."
Emily Blunt at the Toronto International Film Festival (Photo: WENN.com)
The new movie is due to begin shooting late next year, with Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth, all set to reprise their comic book hero roles, with Joss Whedon again slated to direct.
The role will be one of Hollywood's most coveted, not least due to the original taking an incredible $1.5bn worldwide.
The Daily Mail reports however that Blunt will face a battle with another British actress in Ruth Wilson for the role. Wilson wowed British audiences with a role as a deranged but intelligent psychopath in BBC crime drama Luther.
Her co-star in that series, Idris Elba, has himself found success in Marvel movies, taking the role of Heimdall in 'Thor' alongside Hemsworth as the title character.
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