Friday, June 25, 2010

Fans cast the Avengers

File this one under plausible but doubtful., friends of this site (heehee, that's so cool to say), have posted a rumor that is so juicy to fanboys and fangirls that they are likely salivating like they just found out they make adult-sized Underoos. The rumor says (have I said rumor enough, because it's a rumor...a reaaaaallllly unlikely rumor) that Hank Pym (aka Ant Man) and the Wasp have been cast. The players?

Now, as much as it would excite certain fanbases to see spandex on these two (I'm looking at you, Fillion), this sounds a lot like spot-on fan casting than real, actual Hollywood casting. Joss Whedon directing lends credibility to the Fillion role, and Longoria isn't exactly busy, so it's possible. Hell, it may even be real. I just can't believe it yet. Also, I'd like to point out that this cast is going to be ridiculous no matter what, just by sheer nature of the project. This reminds me, I wouldn't spend too much time introducing new characters in The Avengers if it were up to me. You have so many big name actors and characters involved, it's going to be damn hard servicing them all (tee hee) in one movie anyway. If you have to set up origins for new ones, it may be impossible. Wow, I am a negative Nelly on Friday, aren't I? Weird.

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Anonymous Chris said...

But, I don't want Nathan Fillion to be a wife-beater...

June 25, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

I'm guessing they may scrub that part out for mainstream audiences. It is going to be difficult to work in a domestic violence subplot into a bajillion dollar flick.

June 25, 2010  
Blogger Tracie Mauk said...

Yeah, I don't think origins are all that necessary for any individual member in this film. Avengers is going to be about the team and how they form together to fight a larger threat. It's not like they gave us any background on Natasha in Iron Man 2. I'm find if they just throw Ant-Man, Wasp (and Hawkeye?) in the film, give people a taste, and if the reaction is good, give them solo films to cover their origins.

June 25, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

Sound points all around, Tracie. Why, you sound downright reasonable on the matter!

June 25, 2010  
Anonymous Vanessa H said...

I have no insightful thoughts, only a continued hope to see Nathan Fillion in this movie (although, I still think he may be a better Hawkeye than Ant Man). And a huge thank you to you for posting dreamy pictures of Fillion :)

June 25, 2010  

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