Few people remember the time leading up to Iron Man 2 when the relatively new ‘it’ girl Emily Blunt was nearly cast to play Black Widow. Of course her schedule didn’t clear up and the role went to Scarlet Johansson, which has worked out well enough so far.
Now it seems like the lovely Ms. Blunt is getting another crack at the Marvel Movie-Verse with rumors starting to run rampant that she is going to be up for the role of Ms. Marvel. A popular member of the Avengers who has been a major player in the comics in the last decade.
Her set of super powers might sound familiar to any of you X-Fans who were confused when Rogue didn’t take off plying and punch things real hard in the X-Men movies. Ms. Marvel was zapped dry by Rogue in the ’80s setting up the version of that character who was popularized by the X-Boom in the early 90’s. Although it is not terribly likely that a Fox owned X-Character will be popping into an Avengers film to basically take out one of their new heroes.
Or is it?
The other rumor running around the Marvel Movie-verse today is that X-Producer Lauren Schuler-Donner is open to the possibility of sharing the X-Characters with Marvel proper. Something that we have been saying is a matter when not if for some time now.
Fox has already tried to play nice with Marvel when it attempted to make a trade to keep the Daredevil rights. A trade that ultimately fell through, but showcased that both sides are willing to talk. There is also a character showing up in the new Wolverine film that originally was going to be played by Jessica Biel that had crossover potential.
This is just producer talk right now, no actual plans are in the works, but this is how it begins. Start talking openly about it, and in five or six years we can start to speculate wildly at the idea of Phase three culminating in an X-Men vs Avengers opus.
Stay connected to The Flickcast as Marvel rumors are likely going to be pretty steady until Phase three kicks off next year with Iron Man 3.