No Punching Disney Princess in The Avengers, But Definitely Another Female Hero

By now you’ve probably heard all the official denials that manufactured Disney princess Demi Lovato will not be in “The Avengers” as rumored, which apparently made a lot of nerds really happy. I don’t know, I think she would have made a fine addition; she’s not a really bad actress, per se. Or at least, it would have been funny watching her punch people in the movie, being that she got in trouble for that in real life. You know, as an inside joke kinda thing?

ANYWAYS. According to THR, though, the powers that be are actively looking at adding a second female character to the line-up to offset all the testosterone that will be provided by Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Thor, with only little ol Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) breaking up the boy’s club.

Sources say Marvel is looking for another actress to, um, (un)beef up the lineup, although in typical Marvel secretive fashion, the role is not being revealed. (Anyone want to take bets it’s the Wasp?)

It would make sense for the extra female character to be Wasp, or another female superhero. Adding an additional female character who is just someone’s girlfriend or background support or a SHIELD agent would be pointless, since I assume there would be plenty of that already. To really add something to the line-up, you’d need an actual superhero. So yes, the Wasp makes sense, not only because she’s an active member of the group and has been for a long time in its history, but also because the Wasp has been rumored since day one, and where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

Or just a really, really smoky chimney.

Then again, if not Wasp, how about … Spider-Woman? There’s your new spin-off franchise in the making right there…



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

    With her recent resurgence as a force to be reckoned with I wouldn’t mind seeing Spiderwoman, though I doubt it will happen. I’m betting Wasp, or Maria Hill, or even Ms. Marvel, but I’m gonna stick with my first two choices of Wasp and Hill. Morena Bacarin could play either.

  • Ulik

    Morena could definitely play either Janet or Maria. Hey that’s ok Lovato can always be in my movie. LOL!

  • Ulik

    Morena could definitely play either Janet or Maria. Hey that’s ok Lovato can always be in my movie. LOL!

    • Ulik

      Sorry bout the double comment. glitch

      • Juggernaut

        I’ve been saying Morena Baccarin for Wasp forever!!! Also, according to an article that I read today, both Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, both also from Whedon’s Firefly series and Serenity movie, are up for roles in the Ant-Man film. I like both actors and think that either would be cool. The article mentions that Fillion (Firefly, Serenity, Castle), originally considered for the role of Ant-Man may now have a possible role as Wonder Man. He is one of my favorite characters and he would be perfect for it. If they do Ms. Marvel I’d like to see Alice Eve in that role. Spider Woman would be played to perfection by Rhona Mitra. Hopefully they’ll go with cameos or full on roles for Ant-Man and Wasp in either Captain America, Thor or Avengers. That way you could have the original line up in the film.

        • Ulik

          Captain America is just about wrapping up. Pym nor Janet will have significant roles in CA-TFA. However, it is VERY possible that Pym may make some sort of cameo or be in CA-TFA in some capacity or an after credit scene. When Cap gets thawed out, Pym may be there as a S.H.I.E.L.D scientist and Doctor of Biochemistry. Having Pym have something do with Cap’s thawing out makes an incredible amount of sense for them figuring out how Cap’s present cellular state/damage and how the serum kept him in suspended animation all these years and other studies of his body before he wakes up.

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

            Yeah thats about right. Lol. Pretty much what i was thinking.

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

          I say Tudyk for Pym (or Josh Lucas actually). But I’m a little iffy on Fillion as WOnder Man, he’s just too small. You’re other casting though is perfect.

          • Ulik

            I don’t know, he may be too old but John Hamm looks exactly like Wonder Man to me.

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

            OMG YES!!!! They could play up the actor thing, make him kinda like Blonsky was in “Incredible Hulk,” willing to anything to get his acting career back on track after getting out of prison and taking any kind of help he can get he is manipulated into becoming Wonder Man by Baron Zemo.

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

            OMG YES!!!! They could play up the actor thing, make him kinda like Blonsky was in “Incredible Hulk,” willing to anything to get his acting career back on track after getting out of prison and taking any kind of help he can get he is manipulated into becoming Wonder Man by Baron Zemo.

          • Juggernaut

            Josh Lucas would be great! You need an actor who can be convincing as a smart, nice, mild mannered scientist and can also pull off being a complete dick! LOL! His roles in films like Sweet Home Alabama and Glory Road show off his ability to be a good guy. His slimy turns (American Psycho, Hulk) show his ability to be the wife beating jerk he becomes later. I was thinking either Thomas Jane or Garrett Dillahunt before I heard the rumors of Fillion or Tudyk. My other picks for Wonder Man were Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or the guy who plays Spartacus’ best friend in Spartacus:Blood and Sand on Starz. I just think that Fillion would bring the right amount of charm and chiseled good looks to the role. Granted he doesn’t have the size and bulk of the comics but I think it would work.

          • Juggernaut

            I also think that Jamie Bamber and Tamoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) or George Eads (CSI) would be a good fit too.

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

            Stop reading my mind. I was thinkin Eads too. Lol

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

            The Rock would be awesome, but Varro would be a good pic too with dark hair and a tan.

  • Juggernaut

    My pick out of the actors mentioned for Wonder Man would have to be George Eads. The Rock has the look and stature but may lack the chops needed in an ensemble cast. I thought the same thing about Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth too and they’ll be included so who knows. I just feel that with actors the calibre of RDJ, Renner, Scarlet Johannsenn and Samuel L. Jackson they may be lost in the background of the heavy hitters. That’s what was my biggest problem with them casting Evans as Cap. He is nowhere near as big a presence as the others and would be unbelievable as the “leader”. Also, does anyone know if War Machine will be in Avengers? And if Cheadle will be returning in the role. He was not mentioned in the Comic Con announcement and hasn’t been mentioned in anything that I’ve heard about the film.

  • Juggernaut

    Oh, Dedpool by the way, I was talking about Manu Bennett who plays Cixrus in Spartacus:B&S he was also in 30 Days Of Night. I take the Eads pick back, Manu Bennett is my absolute 100% pick. He’s huge, tan and has a good square jaw and he is a pretty good actor too.

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

      Um Spart and Crixus were anything BUT friends lol. Thats why i thought you meant Varro. Yeah Manu would work. He’d have made a good Conan too.

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

      Um Spart and Crixus were anything BUT friends lol. Thats why i thought you meant Varro. Yeah Manu would work. He’d have made a good Conan too.

      • Juggernaut

        Your right. I was confused. It’s been a while since I’ve watched. He would a have been a great Conan! He is friggin HUGE! THe guy they got for Conan isn’t bad either though. I’m really interested to see how this whole Avengers movie pans out. Hopefully Marvel’s casting are as good as we are. LOL!

  • Ulik

    All great ideas. The Rock reminds me more like Namor but i wouldn’t want to see him as Namor. Even though it could work. Whoever plays as Namor needs to be slender but cut up like a swimmer not bulky. Eades would be my pick as Wonder Man though, he’s got the look and is younger than John Hamm. I could see Eades with the “Hollywood tan” and cool guy shades.

    • Juggernaut

      I’ve always had Justin Theroux (Zoolander, American Psycho) pegged for The Sub-Mariner. He has the long lean physique and has showcased in a few of his roles the elitest attitude needed to pull of Namor. He also has ties as a writer to Iron Man 2. I wonder who they would try to cast for Black Panther. Since I’m a geek with entirely too much free time I have cast multiple actors for almost every comic character and haven’t been able to peg someone perfect for him. Dijimon Honsou and Tyrese Gibson have been the two that I keep coming back to. However in my opinion Honsou is too old and Gibson doesn’t have the chops to carry a spin off that would surely come from his appearance.

      • Ulik

        I have been a BIG advocate for Honsou as black Panther for a long time now but I’m leaning more towards Chewitel Ejiofor because although I like Honsou, he doesn’t seem to have that eloquence and regal-ness that Ejiofor exudes. After watching Serenity once again I have to say that Ejiofor is a better pick for Black Panther. I would love to see Honsou with a role in the movie though but not as T’chaka. There are two actors that are perfect for T’chaka. Peter Mensa and Lance Reddick.

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

    I like Ejiofor. Also Like Anthony Mackie “Hurt Locker.” Mensah as T’Chaka is brilliant. Good Old Mr. Echo/Adibese (Cant spell actor’s real name off top of my head) as Man-Ape.

    • Juggernaut

      I had Ejiofor cast as one of BP’s supporting characters named Wheeler. Peter Mensah was another one that I had in there but as another character. I had Denzel Washington cast as T’Chaka, but Lance Reddick is spot on! Good call by Ulik. Mackie is a good choice too. The only things that I’ve seen him in is The Hurt Locker and 8 Mile so I’m still not sure he can carry a movie. Then again Hemsworth is a relatively unknown so you never know. I also think that Mechad Brooks (True Blood, Glory Road) or Common (Smokin’ Aces, Terminator Salvation) look the part. I always liked Bob Sapp (elektra The Longest Yard), Michael Clark Duncan, or Terry Crewes (The Expendables, The Longest Yard) as Man-Ape. Both Sapp and Clarke Duncan have been other Marvel characters. I also liked those three for Barracuda if they ever do another Punisher flick and Crewes or Boris Kodjoe as Luke Cage.

    • Ulik

      “AAA” as “Man-Ape” yeah that’s pure genius. I can see that! I mos def don’t see him as Black Panther tho.

    • Ulik

      “AAA” as “Man-Ape” yeah that’s pure genius. I can see that! I mos def don’t see him as Black Panther tho.

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

    Crewes as Cage?! Nice! Sapp or Duncan could definitely play Barracuda. Kodjoe also is a decent pick for Cage.

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

    Thanks. I think he’d rock in the part, he lays such a good villain.

  • Ironfist1#fan rogernator5000

    YES! Wasp or Miss Marvel, Where there is a wasp, there will be a giantman/antman, I hope Hank can do both or just giantman