Emily Blunt Targeted for Lead in Steven Spielberg’s Mysterious New Summer Blockbuster

Steven Spielberg and Emily Blunt (IMDb)

Get ready for a potential Spielberg blockbuster comeback! The iconic director, known for classics like Jaws, is teaming up with Universal and Amblin for a major “event movie” set for 2026.

While details have been kept under wraps, we now have word that Emily Blunt, currently busy with A24’s The Smashing Machine alongside Dwayne Johnson, is in discussions to star.

Emily Blunt (1) (IMDb)

David Koepp (Jurassic Park, War Of The Worlds) and Kristie Macosko Krieger (The Fabelmans, West Side Story), longtime collaborators of Spielberg, are onboard to write and produce what’s being described as a two-hander. Blunt’s role remains mysterious, but with Spielberg previously linked to a UFO-themed project, speculation is rife about the film’s sci-fi elements.

Blunt herself has a solid sci-fi pedigree, starring in Edge Of Tomorrow and A Quiet Place. Could Spielberg’s new venture involve Close Encounters or an E.T.-style adventure? Only time will tell.

Mark your calendars for May 15, 2026, when Spielberg’s latest cinematic spectacle hits theaters in the US. Summer blockbusters, Spielberg style, are making a big return!