Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Internet round-up: Emily Blunt as Captain Marvel? And Kelly Sue DeConnick

Here is another round up of what is hitting the interwebs. This one is focusing in some posts on ComicBook.com, which has been pretty busy with Captain Marvel-related news lately.

Back on November 29, Jamie Lovett prognosticated five villains who might appear in Marvel's upcoming "Captain Marvel" movie featuring Carol Danvers. They guess Thanos, his daughter Nebula, the entire Kree Empire, the scientific enclave A.I.M., and "The Government/The Initiative/Iron Man." http://comicbook.com/2014/11/29/captain-marvel-movie-five-villains-that-could-appear/

More recently, not one, but two writers on the website posted links to interviews in which Emily Blunt, who plays the Baker's Wife in the current movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods," was asked about playing Marvel's current Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie. It seems that there is some fan interest in her playing the role after her sci-fi/action-oriented performances in "The Adjustment Beaureau," "Looper," and "Edge of Tomorrow." In what appears to be the earlier interview (which you can read at http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-captain-marvel/?trackback=tsmclip and was reported at http://comicbook.com/2014/11/24/emily-blunt-talks-captain-marvel-buzz/, she apparently not only had not been contacted by the studio about it, but was also knew absolutely nothing about the character...

ScreenCrush: People want you to play Captain Marvel

Emily Blunt: Which is kind of amazing...What's she like, though? I don;t know her. What's it like, this character?

SC: She's great.

EB: Cool. Is she fun? Or is she just like, straight?

SC: No, she's witty and strong. That's why people keep bringing your name up. They don't want a boring actor. A lot of personality

EB: Oh, cool.

SC I think people rally liked hat they saw in “Edge of Tomorrow.”

EB: But it's not the same type of Character?

SC: No. It's weird that I'm explaining this to you...

There is  pretty much a re-hash of the interview buried in a big interview with several members of the cast of  "Into the Woods" at http://collider.com/into-the-woods-anna-kendrick-emily-blunt-interview/ reported at http://comicbook.com/2014/12/23/emily-blunt-talks-about-if-she-would-be-interested-in-playing-ca/

People want you to play Captain Marvel.
Which is kind of amazing.
You were in ‘Looper’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ you have that cred now.
I know. What’s she like, though? I don’t know anything about her. What’s it like, this character?
She’s great.
Cool. Is she fun? Or is she just like, straight…
No, she’s witty and strong. That’s why people keep bringing your name up. They don’t want a boring actor. A lot of personality.
Oh, cool.
I think people really liked what they saw in ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
But it’s not the same type of character?
No. It’s weird I’m explaining this to you...


Read More: Emily Blunt Talks Captain Marvel Casting Rumors | http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-captain-marvel/?trackback=tsmclip
People want you to play Captain Marvel.
Which is kind of amazing.
You were in ‘Looper’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ you have that cred now.
I know. What’s she like, though? I don’t know anything about her. What’s it like, this character?
She’s great.
Cool. Is she fun? Or is she just like, straight…
No, she’s witty and strong. That’s why people keep bringing your name up. They don’t want a boring actor. A lot of personality.
Oh, cool.
I think people really liked what they saw in ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
But it’s not the same type of character?
No. It’s weird I’m explaining this to you...


Read More: Emily Blunt Talks Captain Marvel Casting Rumors | http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-captain-marvel/?trackback=tsmclip
People want you to play Captain Marvel.
Which is kind of amazing.
You were in ‘Looper’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ you have that cred now.
I know. What’s she like, though? I don’t know anything about her. What’s it like, this character?
She’s great.
Cool. Is she fun? Or is she just like, straight…
No, she’s witty and strong. That’s why people keep bringing your name up. They don’t want a boring actor. A lot of personality.
Oh, cool.
I think people really liked what they saw in ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
But it’s not the same type of character?
No. It’s weird I’m explaining this to you...


Read More: Emily Blunt Talks Captain Marvel Casting Rumors | http://screencrush.com/emily-blunt-captain-marvel/?trackback=tsmclip
Finally, and most impressively, Marc Ginoccio gives a list of the top five stories written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. The top one is "In Pursuit of Flight," the story in the first six issues of her first Captain Marvel series.  gives a lot of love to the story and the fans, who launched the "Carol Corps"s as a result of this series. http://comicbook.com/2014/12/13/5-best-kelly-sue-deconnick-stories/

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