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Another Actress Almost Played 'Black Widow' Instead of Scarlett Johansson - Find Out Who!

Another Actress Almost Played 'Black Widow' Instead of Scarlett Johansson - Find Out Who!

Did you know Scarlett Johansson was not the first choice to play Black Widow in the Marvel movies?

Another actress was the top choice, and she recently revealed why she turned down the role!

Now, we’re breaking down the story as Black Widow is set to debut in theaters and Disney+ tomorrow, July 9. Be sure to check it out.

Click inside to find out who turned down Black Widow originally…

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Emily Blunt almost played Black Widow, and explained why she had to turn down the role.

Back before starring in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily signed a contract with 20th Century Fox that would have her star in Prada, and also, one other film of Fox’s choosing. The Devil Wears Prada launched Emily to stardom, but Fox then chose to have her star in Gulliver’s Travels as their second film.

“I actually do want to clean up the story,” she said about having to turn down Black Widow when asked on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. “I was contracted to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ I didn’t want to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’”

She called it “a bit of heartbreaker. I take such pride in the decisions that I make, and they mean so much to me, the films that I do,” she said. “I care very deeply, very, very much, about the choices I make. That’s all I have, the choices that I make.”

“There were a lot of really lovely people who were heaven to work with,” she said. “I actually had a good time, a laugh, with all of them, but it irked my heart for it to have happened in the first place,” she said.

“I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow I was obsessed with Iron Man,” Emily said. “I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. 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 continued, “It’s been exhausted. 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.”

There are 12 other actresses and actors who turned down roles in the Marvel universe.

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