Ant-Man & Wasp Enlisted in The Avengers in a Production Update?

Ant-Man & Wasp Enlisted in <i>The Avengers</i> in a Production Update?

From one of Production Weekly's recent updates for The Avengers, included in the confirmed roster are two astonishing Avengers, Ant-Man & Wasp. Check it Out!

Courtesy of a good friend at heart, inside one of their recent production updates, the ever-reliable Production Weekly provided a minor update for Marvel's crossover extravaganza The Avengers. Though director Joss Whedon has clarified that this wouldn't be so, two fellow Avengers, who many have questioned their existence, are included in the roster. Select the screened image below.

While the intended update didn't involve revealing, nor confirming that the Pyms are in The Avengers, a strong possibility still remains. And also notice that Iron Man 2 actor Don Cheadle is listed to appear in the film as well. For creditability, several other production updates are listed, including ones for Warner Bros. The Dark Knight Rises, Superman, The Man of Steel, and many other non-CBM adaptations.

Whether or not we see Hank & Janet, The Avengers hits the big-screen next year in 3D. And production is currently slated to commence in New Mexico, in April. What do you think?
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LEEE777 - 1/14/2011, 1:08 PM
Just do it WHEDON!!!

It ain't AVENGERS without HANK & JAN!!!

CaptainAmerica - 1/14/2011, 1:12 PM
I HOPE TO GOD THEY ARE IN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont care how long theyre in for though.
CaptainAmerica - 1/14/2011, 1:13 PM
AND WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! i didnt know you liked fisting Leee ;)
LEEE777 - 1/14/2011, 1:14 PM
CaptainAmerica @ Agreed... about Hank & Jan... not Fisting lol! : P
Ironbat95 - 1/14/2011, 1:15 PM
I am not very familliar with production weekly but are they usually correct with their information because if they are then there is a good possibility this is true!
CaptainAmerica - 1/14/2011, 1:16 PM
lol You could agree on both counts Leee, i wont hold it against ya :D
JoshWilding - 1/14/2011, 1:22 PM
Fingers crossed! Still, with so much else bound to be going on in this movie, I'd happily sacrifice them to stop The Avengers becoming a mess! The quickest way to introduce the character would be as S.H.I.E.L.D scientists and tell their origins via flashbacks (as has been rumoured) in the Ant-Man solo movie. Good stuff DCMF.
Exiles - 1/14/2011, 1:25 PM
don cheadle? and is that a brief synopsis at the bottom
Destroyer14 - 1/14/2011, 1:26 PM
Ah, good. Now they can do an Ultron cameo.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/14/2011, 1:26 PM
Lee@ Great choices!

Patrick Wilson and Morena Baccarin all the way
Ironbat95 - 1/14/2011, 1:33 PM
@Exiles I believe it was confirmed that Don Cheadle would be in Avengers but I don't think he will be on the team
ecksmanfan - 1/14/2011, 1:33 PM
Please, Whedon? I'll be good for the rest of the year! I promise!
StrangerX - 1/14/2011, 1:37 PM
It would make for a better fan experience.
steelrocks - 1/14/2011, 1:41 PM
Omg the ant-man fans so pissed their pants when they saw this tittle. lol

I think they show up in the after credits. I know how hard it would be to make this movie with a shitload of super stars. Movies are not like comics.

REgardless, I know this movie will rock however. Who knows, may be JW can pull this off.

And this just goes for the people that waste so much time in meaningless discussions prior to the movie! Ant-man and wasp may be in afterall!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@Lee those are the perfect ones for the roles for me too man! PW and MB are simply born for these roles!!!!!

steelrocks - 1/14/2011, 1:43 PM
@ecksmanfan LMAO!!!!
SymbioteJoker - 1/14/2011, 1:50 PM
SOMETHING!!! a mention just to leave the door open for later! Both are good characters and should be put right in the avengers instead of a stand alone film. Avengers 2- Ultron? :) lol
HelaGood - 1/14/2011, 1:50 PM
we totally need them!!!!!!!!
LocoLobo1127 - 1/14/2011, 1:52 PM
I call fake, why would they not have Renner and Jackson not listed and have the Wasp and Antman whom do not even have actors attached. Yeah I d love to see them in it but at the same time I dont want this to have a mass amount of flashbacks and back story hence the reason for the individual movies to prevent that much retelling.
DCMarvelFreshman - 1/14/2011, 1:56 PM
@LocoLobo1127 I agree about this movie being full, Hawkeye, Fury, or Black Widow aren't listed. Which cause me to think they're only listing actual Avengers. (Not SHIELD agents) Maybe.
marvel72 - 1/14/2011, 2:00 PM
this is fantastic news,please put them in they're founding members.

make the avengers the best comic book movie ever.
Xandera - 1/14/2011, 2:04 PM
It wouldn't be complete without them... so do it already Whedon... JEEZ!!!!

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Hawksblueyes - 1/14/2011, 2:08 PM
This doesn't quite fit in with everything we know. Hawkeye and the Black Widow were introduced "as Avengers" at Comic Con Cheadle certainly was not.
JackBauer - 1/14/2011, 2:22 PM
LEEE - Baccarin actually looks hot in that pic because you can't see her giraffe neck :)
valeriesghost - 1/14/2011, 2:28 PM
Holding my breath...
spiderman620 - 1/14/2011, 2:48 PM
valerisghost-im with you holding my breath, i hope to god this is true
xinstituto - 1/14/2011, 2:52 PM
I just imagine.. what if they decide to make Avengers 2.. How can they include Wanda n Pietro Maximoff, if Fox has the mutants rights :(
luckylu - 1/14/2011, 2:54 PM
oh man i really hope this is true. now they just need to scrap widow. i want avengers not ultimates.i also hope cheadle just does a cameo, war machine should not be in this. btw cap looks absolutely horrible in that pic above.
@LEEE very good fancast
LEEE777 - 1/14/2011, 3:18 PM
CAP @ : P

luckylu @ Cool dude!

JOSH @ Its already a mess having SLJ in it LOL... HANK & JAN a [frick]ing must!

Steel @ You Rock buddy!

Jack @ : D

ALEX @ You da man!!
odinson11 - 1/14/2011, 4:10 PM
Man I hope this is real, antman and wasp deserve to be in this movie they have been there from the beginning. Wasp has become one of my favorite characters from the animated show I think she could bring the same humor/spunk to the movie
ckirk8 - 1/14/2011, 4:24 PM
The point of the first Avengers movie is to focus on characters that Marvel Studios has already developed through other films (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America). I feel that if they add too many new characters, then the movie will begin to lose its focus. Honestly, I'm already skeptical about bringing Hawkeye into the mix (although I think Renner will do a fine job). But in my opinion, Ant-Man and Wasp should be saved for the sequel and for their own movie first.
DDD - 1/14/2011, 4:32 PM
I won't be holding my breath.
Whedon said they aren't there
and I don't think they will be.
They want to make that unnecessary
stupid ANT-MAN movie first. But
man I wish Hank & Jan were.

Ant-man was only in there for the
first couple of comic issues of THE
AVENGERS then they ditched the dumb
idea for GIANT-MAN.

Forget ANT-MAN it's lame, go right
to GIANT-MAN or better yet YELLOW
JACKET (who can both grow and shrink)
with JAN as WASP! No need for
their own movie they're mainly an
RorMachine - 1/14/2011, 4:41 PM
Mmm, interesting. You never know!
DDD - 1/14/2011, 4:48 PM
CKIRK@ that's ridiculous!
Hank & Jan should be there before
never got their own movies yet there
they are in the first AVENGERS movie.

There is no need to have an ANT-MAN
& WASP movie at all. The ANT-MAN comic
ran so briefly it ain't funny! So Ant-man
sure doesn't warrant his own movie.

YELLOW JACKET & WASP is a much more
exciting dynamic and all they need to
be is introduced in the first AVENGERS

Hawkeye and Black Widow shouldn't even be
in the first AVENGERS movie, JAN should
be the WOMAN in the group. But Hawkeye
and the Widow are already there so if
Whedon was doing this right he would bring
in Jan as WASP for more feminine presence
in the first movie and have HANK as YJ
along with her!

Whedon has done big ensembles quite
successfully, adding WASP & YJ to the mix
would not be that big of a deal. And they
MUST be there for this AVENGERS movie to be
authentic, THE REAL DEAL!
Sto0pidpenguinpro - 1/14/2011, 5:18 PM
Hell yes! They NEED to be in the movie.
ckirk8 - 1/14/2011, 5:27 PM
@DDD Yes, but Black Widow was a prominent figure in Iron Man 2, so she's pretty established as a character already and the audience is familiar with her. Like I said, I'm still skeptical about Hawkeye appearing in the Avengers. He's apparently going to cameo in Thor (which I'm not sure I agree with in the first place), but I'm still a little curious as to how that will work.

And think about it in this perspective. We already have Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, the Hulk, and possibly War Machine in one movie. That's a lot of characters to focus on (even for Whedon) and the addition of two more characters might make things even more complicated.

In my opinion, Ant-Man and Wasp should get their own movie first (which is what Edgar Wright is focusing on). They could add a lot to an Avengers sequel if they bring Pym's creation of Ultron into the mix as well.
ckirk8 - 1/14/2011, 5:29 PM
Plus guys, I kind of doubt that they will be in the Avengers since Edgar Wright, Kevin Feige, and Joss Whedon have already denied it. Wright is already working on an Ant-Man movie anyway, and my guess is that they will be starting with an origin story of some sort.
robometrallador - 1/14/2011, 6:23 PM
i would love to see them in the movie
DDD - 1/14/2011, 7:40 PM
I for one don't want an ANT-MAN movie at all!
Especially not Wright directing it! It'll just
be a campy jokey piece of HOLLYWOOD fluff!

Any other director but Wright!
I want Hank Pym & Janet to be serious SUPERHEROES
like TDK not humorous frivolity! I mean Hank
& Jan as spies? Are you kidding me! WTF!
Get Wright the hell outta here!

I like in the new AVENGERS Heroic Age that
S.H.I.E.L.D. is completely disbanded!
AVENGERS aren't JAMES BOND! I hate the idea
of S.H.I.E.L.D. even having anything to do with
the citizen's super-group THE AVENGERS!
AVENGERS aren't government lackeys!
DDD - 1/14/2011, 7:57 PM
Captain America is supposed to be the
leader of THE AVENGERS not a government
asshole like SLJ'S FURY. FURY ain't an
AVENGER AT ALL! He shouldn't even be in
there! AVENGERS are a private citizens group!
To hell with the government control!

Get rid of FURY and SHIELD and make this
the real citizen's super-assemblage THE

Have TONY STARK flip off the government
like he did in IM2 (just cuz he can) and
have him form the ALL citizen's superhero
WIDOW. The HULK should only be in the
first movie briefly and then quickly gone
like he was in the AVENGERS comics. He's
brainless, how can he be a consistent
contributing member? He's a dimwitted
monster, for cripes sakes!

Man, I hate this government S.H.I.E.L.D.
control crap injected into the free-citizens,
Dusk - 1/14/2011, 8:25 PM
I dont really like the Hank and Jan characters, but they should at least play a role in The Avengers Movie. Even if its a small role.
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