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Kevin Pennington Playing Quasar in the Avengers?

Not Rick Jones, not Noh-Varr...

 If he does end up becoming super-powered, I can guarantee the costume's going to be heavily re-designed.

Turns out Kevin Pennington won’t be playing Noh-Varr or Rick Jones in the AVENGERS, as had previously been rumored. He let a couple tweets slip out last spring revealed he’d be playing a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and it turns out that the specific agent is somewhere between the aforementioned two. He’ll be playing Wendell Vaughn, better known as Quasar.

While the one-time Protector of the Universe is currently policing the whole galaxy as a member of the Annihilators, he actually started off a lowly security officer on detail for a S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility that housed the Uranian’s powerful Quantum Bands. When A.I.M attacked the facility, Vaughn put on the bands himself and went on to have a long career as a superhero (first as member of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s super team, then as a journeyman traveling the universe.)

This scoop came Moviefone (via Comic Book Movie) because of a press release for a recruitment drive S.H.I.E.L.D. will be running in New York sometime soon. With Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg (the guy who plays Agent Phil Coulson) in attendance for photo ops, it sounds like some kind of viral spin on a typical press junket or appearance. Though, who knows, maybe it'll actually be an open casting call for extras to play S.H.I.E.LD. agents. == TEASER ==

My sense is that the Vaughn is just going to be a regular agent  in this movie. Though, if the rumors about the Avengers fighting the Skrulls work out, I suspect the intention's to set him up to be some kind of cumulative Kree avatar in the sequels. Like maybe he’ll have Quasar’s origin, but wear Noh-Varr’s outfit and serve in Mar-Vell’s role. Do you think maniacs think that sounds about right?

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Posted by Gylan Thomas

Hmm.... 
now I'm concerned :S
Posted by goldenkey

Wow, is that a McFarlane illustration of Quasar?  Marvel sure has was of setting things up.  It's like the Ultimate U on film.  Good way to set up a future hero for a sequel.

Posted by Lvenger

Unfortuately it's not true. An article in IGN has stated that this particular press release is a fabrication. Here's the link if you want proof:
 

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/114/1148877p1.html
Posted by The Impersonator
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Lvenger:
@Lvenger said:
"Unfortuately it's not true. An article in IGN has stated that this particular press release is a fabrication. Here's the link if you want proof:
 
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/114/1148877p1.html
"

oh thank god
Posted by Loki9876

in the first film he should be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent but in the second of third he should change in his superhero counterpart. o wait it's not true :(

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

BOOYAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by zombietag
@Lvenger said:
" Unfortuately it's not true. An article in IGN has stated that this particular press release is a fabrication. Here's the link if you want proof:
 
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/114/1148877p1.html
"
unfortunately that source and whats posted here both arent completely reliable (no offense cv, its not you its trusting tweets). i guess well just have to wait and see when the movie comes out.
Posted by Circe

oh lawd. why him and not danvers!?

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

Either its good, more cool heroes..or......bad with to many heroes with little to do with the actual story.... Still I trust Wheadon with my life with this.
Posted by Lvenger
@zombietag:  None taken. And it probably is best just to wait until the news actually comes from a more official source
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Perhaps they are going the Ultimate rout with hi... oh, wait.  Thats Captain Marvel...
Still, maybe they are going the Avengers cartoon rout and over the coarse of the first 2 or 3 movies introducing the ideas of Skrulls and Kree and such and eventually lead into the Kree/Skrull war or something.

Posted by KingLoki

May not be true but Marvel Studios is probably going to be building up the cosmic universe in the movies. I think Quasar in this movie would be a great way to move it forward.  Just hope that the Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer gets back at Marvel so they can be a part of it.

Posted by Nova`Prime`

Going to nit pick alittle but why did you use two of his worst looks as Quasar.. why not use the modern look if you're going to announce a possible movie role? Like this one...

Posted by TheCrusader

Awesomeness! I used to ask santa for those Quantum bands every year, but never got em, darn santa.
Posted by cattlebattle

LIES
Posted by Icemizer

I will only care if Eon is floating somewhere nearby.
Posted by spider-man 2996
@TheCrusader said:
"Awesomeness! I used to ask santa for those Quantum bands every year, but never got em, darn santa. "

Poor you
Posted by TheMess1428
@Lvenger said:
" Unfortuately it's not true. An article in IGN has stated that this particular press release is a fabrication. Here's the link if you want proof:
 
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/114/1148877p1.html
"
That also says Cobie Smulders is playing Maria Hill.
Posted by Man of Lengend

i want nova

Posted by Hellos

I want Quasar. That sounds like a cool way to introduce(outside Thor's little cosmic portion of the film) some space adventure awsome in the adventures sequels. 
 
I like Nova, but he can wait. Intergalatic cops would be a stretch for movie goers as is.
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Wendell Vaughn is one of my favorite characters in comics, and I sincerely hope they put a decent spin on the character.  I don't mind if it's a new or blended origin story, so long as the character is halfway decent.  Here's hoping!
Posted by Video_Martian

Isn't Quasar a GL rip-off? =P

Posted by Sobe Cin

True or not. The idea of Wendall Vaughn is kind of cool, especially if he is a part of shield. I was always a fan of his character growing up.

Posted by Meteorite

Yes! Quasar!

Posted by doordoor123

wasnt this debunked?
Posted by waruikumo

I'm gonna go on a limb and say that this is not going to be abnett lanning quasar. 
 
also hey what Avengers needed, another white guy.

Posted by Lvenger
@TheMess1428:  I know. Nothing ever is completely reliable. But it did say that the news came from an unquoted Marvel spokesperson so I'd assume he'd be privy to the top news. But like I said, it's not totally reliable
Edited by brc2000

Why are people over here so against Quasar? And why put up older pictures of the character when there are a whole bunch of newer ones on the site?

Posted by Jordanstine

I love the little CAMEOS like this Marvel throws out in the movies for the hardcore readers!  
 
We appreciate the subtle details :) 
 
Yes sir!
 
Posted by shawn87

I have no clue what direction they're trying to take this movie

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Thats a turn up for the books.

Posted by sladewilson30

no he is not, i just checked his twitter account and he said that he doesn't have anything to do with this movie, someone is giving bad info
Posted by Chefjaymes

sad part is that i have a 50TH ANNIVERSARY HOLOGRAPHIC MINT CONDITION UNOPENED Quasar COMIC

Posted by sladewilson30

maybee, but i heard that he doesn't have anything to do with the avengers, but it is too soon to tell