Morena Baccarin and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Looking to be Nick Fury’s Sidekick in The Avengers

As we reported over here, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is getting a very important female sidekick in Joss Whedon’s upcoming “The Avengers”. According to Jackson, he’s due to screen test with five lovely ladies for the role, and according to Heat Vision, four of those lovely ladies include “V’s” (and former “Firefly” darling) Morena Baccarin, along with “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” star (and the upcoming “The Thing” remake) Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Also looking to slip on that SHIELD uniform are Jessica Lucas of “Cloverfield” fame and Cobie Smulders from TV’s “How I Met Your Mother”.

All four ladies will be screen testing with Samuel L. Jackson sometime on Friday for the cushy, movie career making gig, which if they land, will require a large contract signing that involves multiple Marvel movies, being that Jackson’s Nick Fury and SHIELD figures prominently in the universe Marvel Studios is currently creating with all their movie properties.

So which one of the ladies has the inside track here? Well, considering that Joss Whedon is directing “The Avengers” and Baccarin was one of his “Firefly” stars, I’m going to have to go with Baccarin. Whedon is one of those guys who loves to keep working with the same people, so he will probably be very inclined to include Baccarin as the SHIELD sidekick.

Speaking of which — are we looking at Maria Hill here? Or Sharon Carter, perhaps? Possibly even Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp?

Pictured below: Jessica Lucas (top left), Cobie Smulders (top right), Morena Baccarin (bottom left), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (bottom right).



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Baccarin has always been my choice for Wasp. But she’d be a good Maria Hill as well. the roles could also be the following:
    Sharon Carter (as mentioned)
    Contessa Allegra de Fontaine
    Daisy Johnson
    Barbara “Bobbie” Morse (aka Mockingbird)
    This is awesome news. Nice on the eyes too.

  • Juggernaut

    My bet is that it’s Maria Hill. She is the next in line to be director of S.H.I.E.L.D. I hope that it is Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) to tie in Ant-Man. Sharon Carter is blonde, so I hope that it’s not her. My choice for the ladies and their respective/prospective characters is:
    Morrena Baccarin as either Maria Hill or Janet Van Dyne. I’d take M.E.W. as either too. I could see Smulders as Maria Hill or even Carter with some blonde hair. I don’t think that Lucas is right for any of the characters mentioned above.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Hair color doesn’t matter, we’ve already seen people dye their hair different colors or wear wigs for films. LOL. But I agree with your choices. They are all FINE!!!! But If Baccarin plays Wasp I can see Smulders as Hill. Or vice versa. MEW works too.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Hair color doesn’t matter, we’ve already seen people dye their hair different colors or wear wigs for films. LOL. But I agree with your choices. They are all FINE!!!! But If Baccarin plays Wasp I can see Smulders as Hill. Or vice versa. MEW works too.

  • Ironfist fan#rogernator5000

    awesome robin from how i met ur mother, but the way they r talking about being nick’s assistant, it must be maria hill, I want wasp, but the likely choice is maria

  • Doubleh55

    As long as they don’t put Baccarin in short hair again. Not a good look for her.

  • Ulik

    Jessica Lucas, mmmmmmm. I don’t want her as any of these characters but I’d love to have her. Tasty. She kinda looks like Zoe Saldana too.