‘Captain Marvel’ News: As Rebecca Ferguson Carol Danvers Rumors Continue, Emily Blunt’s Calling Out Casting Directors!
Sep 13, 2015 08:32 PM EDT | By Victoria Guerra
Earlier this year, Joss Whedon, the creator of shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," came under fire as a screenwriter over supposedly sexist practices when it came to writing the screenplay for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," specifically when it came to Black Widow's relationship to The Hulk - but as "Captain Marvel" news keep popping in the press, Marvel might be getting saved from a new wave of calls of sexism.
Feminists around the world have called out Marvel over and over again over the underrepresentation of female superheroes, as there are currently only two women in the "Avengers" lineup, Scarlett Johansson and Elizabeth Olsen - that is, until "Captain Marvel" news becomes increasingly attainable.
For now, it's hard to hear "Captain Marvel" news, as the film won't be released until the fall of 2018, more than a year after DC Comics releases its first female-led superhero film, "Wonder Woman" starring Gal Gadot - but there's still no actress to play Carol Danvers.
According to the latest "Captain Marvel" news, though, that may be about to change soon, as Heroic Hollywood is currently reporting that Marvel execs are currently eyeing Rebecca Ferguson, the Golden Globe-nominated star of this year's Tom Cruise sequel "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," to play the role.
However, as no official "Captain Marvel" news come out, there's one actress (who has also been rumored to play the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero), Emily Blunt, who's not happy with the way these casting decisions are made.
"As you do a role like that, like Charlize did or I did, or Rebecca's done -- there's like four of us or something. And Jen Lawrence. So I feel like us four, we get talked about -- and Angie, Angelina," said Blunt, speaking of action roles to Indie Wire. "So I think that's why the rumors happen, because they're like, "who else? Surely not another girl can wield a gun," you know what I mean? "A woman doing push-ups? There's only one who can do that."
In the meantime, as Digital Spy reports, Blunt's comments aren't too far from the reality of the supposed "Captain Marvel" news, as other names being thrown in include the previously mentioned actresses as well as Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard and even Ronda Rousey.