The Star Late Edition

Emily Blunt brushes aside ‘Fantastic Four’ rumours


EMILY Blunt has shot down speculatio­n that she and her husband John Krasinski will star in the Fantastic Four reboot and described the rumours as “fancasting”.

The couple had been reportedly involved in the Marvel project as

Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman and Reed Richards/ Mr Fantastic but the Sicario actress has dismissed the speculatio­n, saying on The Howard Stern Show: “No one has received a phone call. That’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’”

Asked by Stern if she considered herself to be better than superhero movies, Blunt said: “It’s not that it’s beneath me.

“I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow I was obsessed with Iron Man. I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr – and it would’ve been amazing ... but I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.”

She adds that the genre has been “exhausted” and has left her feeling “a bit cold”.

The 38-year-old star said: “We are inundated – it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. It’s not to say that I’d never want to play one, it would just have to be something so cool and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”

Blunt features alongside Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming Disney flick Jungle Cruise and was full of praise for how he adopts his “The Rock” persona.

The A Quiet Place actress explained: “The most polite man I have ever met in my life is Dwayne Johnson.

“When you see him do The

Rock – I said to him, ‘That’s the performanc­e of a lifetime. He is the antithesis of who you are.’”


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