Julie Benz Would Be Up For Playing 'The Wasp' In Joss Whedon's Sequel To THE AVENGERS

Julie Benz Would Be Up For Playing 'The Wasp' In Joss Whedon's Sequel To THE AVENGERS

In a chat with fans at the Fan Expo Canada on Thursday, the former Dexter star was asked whether she's talked with Joss Whedon (who she worked with on Buffy and Angel) about playing 'The Wasp' in the 2015 dated sequel to Marvel's The Avengers.

Best known for playing 'Rita Morgan' in Dexter, Julie Benz is no stranger to the superhero genre after roles in No Ordinary Family and Punisher: War Zone. The actress worked with Joss Whedon on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and so it should come as no surprise that she was quizzed on her possible involvement with his planned sequel to Marvel's The Avengers at a fan Q&A at the Fan Expo Canada. When asked if she has heard anything about a possible role in the highly anticipated follow-up (specifically 'The Wasp'), she had this to say.

"No, I haven’t, but I like that rumor. Can we start it? Everybody get your phones out and tweet it, tweet it to Joss Whedon! I don’t even know who Wasp is. Let’s make this happen, people! Let’s see the power of Twitter! I know Joss is on there, I would love that. I would work with [Joss] if he called and read the phone book in his living room."

Would you like to see Julie Benz play 'The Wasp' in the currently untitled sequel to Marvel's The Avengers?

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.


Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: September 17th, 2012 (UK) September 25th, 2012 (US)

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SageMode - 8/25/2012, 9:45 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing her as the Wasp
LoudNoises - 8/25/2012, 9:50 AM
I'm down.
RAWRG - 8/25/2012, 9:54 AM
doesnt look the part,I prefer Morena Baccarin.
SageMode - 8/25/2012, 9:55 AM

Haircut and dyed brown. Wah Lah. Problem solved.
xRelentlessx - 8/25/2012, 9:59 AM
Off topic, but lol the music in the Avengers Blu-ray throws me off. It was used for the SWATH trailers. As for the Wasp casting, I don't know enough about her[The Wasp,so....yeah...
jessepostal - 8/25/2012, 10:05 AM
She's decent, she's the mother from war zone. she was married to John kassir which is freakin awesome!!
Gromblidor - 8/25/2012, 10:05 AM
MovieMaster - 8/25/2012, 10:08 AM
More importantly: Joss Whedon's on Twitter?!!?
CharlesLord - 8/25/2012, 10:08 AM
I love Julie. She was awesome in Boondock Saints 2. Im down with her as wasp
2010warmachine - 8/25/2012, 10:09 AM
I could see her as Wasp
Jolt17 - 8/25/2012, 10:10 AM
Could be interesting. Y'know, it's not always about how an actor looks for the part...so, yes, I'll accept it if she lands the role.
Shadow101 - 8/25/2012, 10:10 AM
Idk she doesn't even know who Wasp is. Let's see
GuardianAngel - 8/25/2012, 10:14 AM
I'd prefer someone who actually knows who the wasp is.
Ha1frican - 8/25/2012, 10:15 AM
Jolt17 - 8/25/2012, 10:15 AM
Then again, she can surely fit the look of Janet, in the right make-up (duh), so...well, an interesting candidate. If she's up for the role, I'll support it.
BoosterGold1991 - 8/25/2012, 10:15 AM
Hmm... not sure about this, i think Mila Kunis would be a great choice.
Turtlestrong - 8/25/2012, 10:23 AM
I'm sure that most actors and actresses would play just about any role in the next Avengers movie, whether they like superheroes/comic books or not, the fact that this movie made so much money I would think when approached or asked about rumors of taking a role, all they see and hear is $$$$$$$$

Other than that, i'd say go for it, why not?
TheBumblingIdiot - 8/25/2012, 10:25 AM
i say hell no shes white for god's sake i like here but hell no wasp should be a Latina and this is coming for a white guy
gandalf550 - 8/25/2012, 10:28 AM
She's a great and talented actress. Dye the hair, and she'd be a fantastic Wasp!
PeterDarker121 - 8/25/2012, 10:32 AM
@IM53 I was thinkin' the same thing...before ANYBODY'S talkin' about puttin the Wasp anywhere in anyTHING, let's see what happens with the ANT-MAN movie first!
Ha1frican - 8/25/2012, 10:33 AM
Zooey Deschanel, Morena Baccarin, or Evangeline Lily for Wasp. Patrick Wilson for Hank Pym and Nathon Fillion for Scott Lange (idk much about the character but i love Fillion and he looks alot like the Scott Lange from EMH so...)
Ha1frican - 8/25/2012, 10:35 AM
@thedarkknight666 since when has Wasp ever been latina?
comiccow6 - 8/25/2012, 10:42 AM
For Avengers 2? Guess that means no Wasp for Ant-Man.
TayDee - 8/25/2012, 10:46 AM
My vote goes for ashley greene
randomality85 - 8/25/2012, 10:48 AM
Of course she's up for it. Problem is she hasn't been approached by the studios so this is like saying Lil Romeo is up for Black Panther. SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHO WASP IS!!!
MutantEquality - 8/25/2012, 10:49 AM
Can we just have a few more girls please?
TheBeard - 8/25/2012, 10:54 AM
Morena Baccarin is the right choice, and she's only like 32/33 so plenty young enoungh to pull off the character in 2 or 3 movies.(Ant-man/A2-A3).
dezdigi - 8/25/2012, 10:54 AM
Bad actress.
Optimus83 - 8/25/2012, 10:54 AM
Morena Baccarin is better. ...she is better for Miss Marvel/Carol Danvers. ...
StormLoganSummers - 8/25/2012, 10:59 AM
Well, what was the point of this?
TwiztidThorn - 8/25/2012, 11:01 AM
I always thought Summer Glau would be a good wasp, but I'd take Julie Benz.
Moakynubs - 8/25/2012, 11:02 AM
Eh. I'd prefer somebody more asiany like in Ultimates. Just for the sake of a little diversity.
Supes17 - 8/25/2012, 11:02 AM
uhm no thanks
Supes17 - 8/25/2012, 11:02 AM
Diversity sounds good.Nick Fury is the only Dominican in the Avengers :P
damntree - 8/25/2012, 11:03 AM
@thedark What part of Janet Van Dyne makes you think latino? lol
Zarog - 8/25/2012, 11:06 AM
No. NOOOO. NOOOOOOOOOOOO. God, she isn't a very good actress and she just seems like a really annoying person ALL THE TIME.
MarcusStrong85 - 8/25/2012, 11:06 AM
I don't know. She semms like a good choice, but we'll see.
superotherside - 8/25/2012, 11:06 AM
IDK. I wouldn't mind her being Wasp. Although just don't make her like she was in the Ultimates! She was a jerk, just like the rest of the team.
PsyGuy - 8/25/2012, 11:14 AM
Ew no.
genesis609 - 8/25/2012, 11:16 AM
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