Hopefully more female character films will be on the rise! After Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow portrayal in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this will soon become a reality. Her character held her own in a male dominated cast as the only female combatant. I believe her screen time in both films helped bring other female teammates to the big screen such as,
Wasp in [Ant-Man](movie:9048)
and Gomora from [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073).
After seeing [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973), my mind started to wonder what would be the end result of the Black Widow, had Blunt taken the job?
Remember she was originally cast to play the Black Widow, but because of previous scheduling conflicts, the deal didn't work out. I also started to think about IF Blunt had taken the role of Black Widow, would that have opened up the doors for Scarlett Johansson as Ms. Marvel?!
The more I thought about the idea, the more I started to like it. I mean, what's done is done, and Blunt had little control over how things turned out, but I couldn't help but flirt with the idea. I'm getting the inkling that Emily Blunt may have made a slightly better Black Widow, and Johansson would have made an great Ms. Marvel (her casting may have also helped catapult the project into gear a lot quicker). I mean, if you've seen the trailer for Johansson's upcoming movie Lucy, it does have a Ms. Marvel feel to it, don't you agree? (Besides the plot sounding similar to the film Limitless)
Thor and Thor: The Dark World star Natalie Portman hinted a while back that Marvel is definitely planning a solo female superhero film. With the most talked about superheroine being Ms. Marvel. With The Vision joining The Avengers 2, fans may also get to see Ms. Marvel introduced after all. She’s been name dropped by Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito as a character of interest for a Marvel One-Shot and Hollywood talent. The most rumored name to come up is actress just happens to be...Emily Blunt. Blunt has gone on the record to say that she still wants to work with Marvel, so her getting the role of Ms. Marvel, wouldn't come as a surprise if she got the part. Given her rising fame, Blunt would also be the type of recognizable (but still affordable) name that Marvel wants to have on a marquee.
I think Scarlett Johansson is good as the Black Widow. Emily Blunt is a fantastic, under appreciated actress that I think would be great for Ms. Marvel. Only time will tell I guess.
Here are some other Ms. Marvel castings I wouldn't mind seeing:
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