Eva Longoria Playing Wasp In The Avengers Franchise After All?

According to Fox News, the "Desperate Housewives" actress is in talks with Marvel Studios about starring in the second The Avengers film as The Wasp. Check it Out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/26/2010
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While there was speculation that Nathan Fillion would be playing Ant-Man in Marvel's much anticipated The Avengers, "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria was right there beside him in headlines portraying his wife the Wasp.

We know directly from Fillion & The Avengers director Joss Whedon, that Ant-Man & presumably Wasp, won't be in first film. Well now according to Fox News via Showbiz Spy it seems Longoria may be playing the mini-avenger in the sequel.

“Marvel is in negotiations with Eva and she is just right for the role,” a source said. First, she read for the part, then she went into the studio for camera tests. The team liked her for The Wasp so much that she did green screen work in the late spring. She’s perfect in size and attitude."

“Eva is cute, sexy and full of energy for the part. The character is a bit like Gabby, her character on Desperate Housewives. The source said Eva will likely shoot her scenes in New York, where much of the film will be shot in the coming months.


And though is was said that filming is expected to begin early next year, the source says “The movie is going to start filming this fall. There’s a lot going on, and scheduling all these busy actors is a task, but so far it seems like everyone’s schedule is coming together,”

You can form your own judgment while the official Avengers include Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk).

And The Avengers assembles in theaters May 4, 2012.



DCMF - You can obviously take it with a grain of salt, but there a few ways this could be possible. And what I can make out is that Eva Longoria is set to be in the first film as a powerless character, Janet Pym; not Wasp. And to keep it a surprise, she shoots early scenes, cameo maybe, that'll set up her character for the solo Ant-Man film. And then play WasP full-fledged in The Avengers sequel. What do you think?
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DaenerysTargaryen - 7/26/2010, 4:38 PM
Fox news also said that John Krasinski was the front runner up to play Captain america and we all know how true that was. I dont trust fox news ever.
ecksmanfan - 7/26/2010, 4:42 PM
With all the other Avenger's fiasco that occurred with Cap, Hulk and as you mentioned Ant-Man...I'll wait until things are confirmed before I get too excited. But I like her for the role, not my first choice, but she'd do.
Urban8er - 7/26/2010, 4:42 PM
Blah!!!! That's as bad as Namor without his wings!!!
Hawksblueyes - 7/26/2010, 4:45 PM
Great find DCMF, but the only thing that is good about this news is that it's possible that the Pyms are in the movie after all. They just weren't announced yet.
Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 4:46 PM
i dont think shed fit in well with the franchise. Shes more like a comedy actress
THABATMAN - 7/26/2010, 4:58 PM
I have no problem with it.. She probably wouldn't be my first, but i dont think it would be bad.

rofl @ Erickz
spiderman620 - 7/26/2010, 5:00 PM
it could be that the pyms ARE in the film just not as Ant-Man & Wasp maybe as shield scientist
Breasticles7 - 7/26/2010, 5:14 PM
Ehh not too happy if that's true.

@Freshman Great logo man!
TANKGIRL - 7/26/2010, 5:15 PM
worst actress my eyes ever saw every thing touch die keep her away from any comic book movie

AND LEEE7777 PLEASE DON't START

Starsapphire YOU GOT THAT RIGHT
soldier1 - 7/26/2010, 5:15 PM
i always figured Wasp to be an asian type
Curmudgeon - 7/26/2010, 5:19 PM
http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/07/26/eva-longoria-avengers-wasp-nathan-fillion-ant-man/

That's the link to FOX NEWS article SHowbiz Spy credits for their info. FOX's source also told them that Nathan Fillion will be playing Ant-Man in the film. Which we already know to be debunked.

They also mention that Marvel already told them their info was false, but stick to their "spy's" info anyways.

So, yeah, those articles are a big fat crock.
InTylerWeTrust - 7/26/2010, 5:22 PM
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Nah, I'll take this with a grain of salt.
RockNRollCC - 7/26/2010, 5:22 PM
If we're not getting Fillion ever, then NO to Longoria.
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JoshWilding - 7/26/2010, 5:28 PM
I have to agree that at this point, it's likely Hank and Jan will probably be saved for the "Ant-Man" movie and will then be made part of the team in The Avengers 2. Which is a pity as they deserve to be a part of the team from the very start and Marvel really should have gotten their shit together and introduced them back in Iron Man or Iron Man 2.

I love Hawkeye and Black Widow, but it would have been a hell of a lot more interesting to see Giant-Man and the Wasp taking on the Hulk! Hopefully, Marvel are still planning on announcing them as a part of the team in the coming months. If not, I'll still enjoy The Avengers but no Hank and Jan will leave a real bad taste in my mouth. :P And as for this casting news, Longoria is an ok choice but I can think of a dozen better ones!
ElBicho - 7/26/2010, 5:33 PM
Nonononononononono...

Curmudgeon - 7/26/2010, 5:34 PM
It's not a real casting choice. As I posted in the comments earlier, it's just Fox regurgitating the Longoria & Fillion rumor.
Reasonnnn - 7/26/2010, 5:36 PM
Not sure why everyone is hating. Longoria is pretty sexy and yes we've seen those pictures without makeup, but what movie has their actors/actresses without makeup? lol

Wasn't she researching the part by buying a shitload of comics too? If she's putting in the time to get the character right, why does everyone hate?

Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 5:39 PM
Denn1s - 7/26/2010, 5:41 PM
why have wasp and not ant man in it? it is stupid... even as shield scientists. but why janet only? i call BS
JackSass - 7/26/2010, 5:42 PM
I have absolutely NO problem with Longoria for Wasp. She's a FOX.
superotherside - 7/26/2010, 5:43 PM
idk... whatever i guess i won't mind...
Ven0m - 7/26/2010, 5:44 PM
Not my first pick. BUT AT LEAST WE GET WASP! Now lets [frick]ing get antman/giantman. PLEASE MARVEL! They better [frick]ing cameo in the 1st Avengers or thats total bull shit.
mynnDAWG - 7/26/2010, 5:45 PM
she's TOO OLD
Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 5:47 PM
Exactly, they should go for a younger and more attractive actress
Reasonnnn - 7/26/2010, 5:49 PM
Not sure why everyone is hating. Longoria is pretty sexy and yes we've seen those pictures without makeup, but what movie has their actors/actresses without makeup? lol

Wasn't she researching the part by buying a shitload of comics too? If she's putting in the time to get the character right, why does everyone hate?

Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 5:52 PM
UnfriendlySpidey - 7/26/2010, 5:54 PM
I'll believe it when she's introduced personally by RDJ :D
MovieTheaterLad - 7/26/2010, 5:55 PM
Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 5:55 PM
LMAO i was a bout to say "ID RATHER WATCH MEGAN FOX BE WAS P THAN TO SEE LONGORIA IN IT", but C'mon.. Lets not get carried away XD
Reasonnnn - 7/26/2010, 5:59 PM
Not sure why everyone is hating. Longoria is pretty sexy and yes we've seen those pictures without makeup, but what movie has their actors/actresses without makeup? lol

Wasn't she researching the part by buying a shitload of comics too? If she's putting in the time to get the character right, why does everyone hate?

Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 6:10 PM
I know right, and TABOO13 I agree the casting rumors are usally bs. Longoria is pretty funny, but like ive said before I dont think shes the right choice for the avengers. When I read this i was like.. "Is this a joke"?
UnfriendlySpidey - 7/26/2010, 6:12 PM
@Taboo well said. I don't have a problem w/ her either its the fact of getting her for Avengers 2 already....when the first one isn't due til 2 years from now...and the foundation movies, Thor & Cap America, aren't even out yet either! Too big of a gap to fill...you're not the only one, doesn't make much sense to me either
Supes17 - 7/26/2010, 6:13 PM
@Avalanche731: Id take that info with a grain of salt, Although they have finished the script, We won't know who the main villains are until the casting.
And judging from Batman Begins and TDK, Im sure Riddler wont be the only villain.
jjmeylar - 7/26/2010, 6:13 PM
Ever since I first saw that image of her walking out of that building with those comics: I had hopes for this.
bababoozer - 7/26/2010, 6:15 PM
There's just no reason to have her in the movie. I mean, what can Wasp do anyway? Just as silly as Ant-man.
docholliday5 - 7/26/2010, 6:23 PM
no no no no no, a thousand times no. i own the movie harsh times, she isn't in it that much, but when she is she sucks. she sucked in the sentinal. and i can only guess that on a shit show like desperate housewives, she also sucks. the way the new x-men movie is going... based on this rumor... you would think fox is casting the avengers.
Sunfire - 7/26/2010, 6:24 PM
Any one else tired of hearing about Eva this and that?
KeithM - 7/26/2010, 6:24 PM
We know directly from Fillion & The Avengers director Joss Whedon, that Ant-Man & presumably Wasp, won't be in first film.

Do we?

Please could you provide a quote where Whedon says they're not in the film.

Fillion wasn't confirmed in the role either if I recall, so even if he's told the press that HE'S not in the Avengers, it doesn't mean that Pym isn't.

Or maybe I missed these COLOSSAL news stories? I may well have, so if somebody could correct me if so, that would be appreciated.

Oh, and if Longoria does get the role I'll either:

(a) Boycott all Marvel's movies and comics forever and ever.
(b) Make constant annoying posts about how the movie will be SHIT!!!! if she's in it.
(c) eat my hat
or
(d) Tut, shake my head, roll my eyes, swear a little, make a cup of tea, smoke a doobie and get over it.
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