The rumors regarding the casting of these particular AVENGERS characters have been gaining some weight lately. Latino Review’s reporting (by way of Comic Book Movie) that Nathan Fillion and Eva Longoria might, indeed, be playing Ant-Man and the Wasp for the cinematic debut of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. This seems like just the kind of project that’s be up Fillion’s alley and the sighting of Longoria leaving Marvel Studios with a stack of AVENGERS comics is quite a strong hint. Either way, I can certainly see both of them in these roles and I expect we’re going to hear some sort of official statement at Comic Con next month.
Jeremy Renner’s the only actor confirmed to be playing a second-string Avenger so far. He’ll be playing Hawkeye, in case you forgot. Kevin Pennington’s going to be in it, but there’s still no confirmation about whether he’ll be Rick Jones, Captain Marvel (the Noh-Varr one) or some other character. I don’t believe Joss Whedon’s been confirmed as the director, yet, either. == TEASER ==
The elephant in the room regarding Ant-Man and Wasp’s inclusion is, of course, whether the movies are going to broach the whole split-personality/spousal abuse plot that’s been a part of the character’s relationship. Even though that was included in ULTIMATES and I’m sure that comic's going to inform this movie’s plot, I really doubt they’re going to touch upon it at all. If Tony Stark’s alcoholism was deemed too dark to tackle in IRON MAN 2, then this would definitely be too dark to touch on in an AVENGERS movie. There’s also a question of whether they’ll be in their superheroic guises for this, or if they’ll just be SHIELD researchers who get set-up for some escapades in the sequels.
What do you Comic Vine maniacs think, though? Do Fillion and Longoria fit the bill? Or do you have some names you'd prefer to see shrinking through the power of Pym Particles on screen?