Whispers of Emily Blunt playing Captain Marvel date back to 2012, but only recently has the actress actually commented on the subject. While discussing Into the Woods, Vulture sneaked in a Carol Danvers question that received an interesting response.
"Oh! No one’s offered me that officially, so it’s … [laughs] very unofficial," Blunt said. "I think it’s fan-casting, which is always very nice. But nothing official has been offered, for sure."
Three uses of "official" and its variants in just two sentences? We're not saying it's a big indicator that she's playing the Marvel Studios role, but that's definitely an interesting choice of words.
Blunt also commented on previous discussions with the studio about the roles of Black Widow and Peggy Carter, and why they didn't lead to a deal. "It was never the right time, really, and it just didn’t work out scheduling-wise with those two," she said. "It’s always a difficult thing to talk about, because it’s not fair to the actresses who ended up playing them, you know? It just wasn’t the right time."
Aside from the July 6, 2018, release date, no details about Captain Marvel have been revealed. With parts in action films like The Adjustment Bureau and Edge of Tomorrow, Blunt certainly has the chops to pull off a hero like Carol Danvers.