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Emily Blunt May Play the 29th Sexiest Woman in Comics in Joss Whedon's "Avengers 2"

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 8, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 8, 2012 |

If you’re not familiar with Ms. Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers: Welcome to my world, a place where book shelves are stacked with books with few illustrations. Carol Danvers is apparently half alien (species: Kree) and half human, and she is quite popular in the Marvel world, having at one point been named the “29th Sexiest Woman in Comics.” She can fly, she has superhuman strength, she can absorb other forms of energy to magnify her strength (she can even absorb magic!), and she has also gone by the names of Binary and Warbird. And although her character was created as the Marvel counterpoint to D.C.’s Supergirl, Danvers — Ms. Marvel, if you’re nasty — is a woman, thank you very much.

I mention all of this only because the Daily Mail is reporting that Emily Blunt and “Luther’s” Ruth Wilson are up for the role, which is great even for those of us who know dupe about the comics, but appreciate that our Avengers films have lots of talented people involved. Both Blunt and Wilson fit that bill, and would make excellent people for Whedon to eventually kill off, although if Ms. Wilson were to get the role, I might be more afraid for Whedon.


It should be noted, for the record, that speculation from the Daily Mail is only slightly more reliable than the musings of your raving mailman.

(via Vulture)

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