Rumor: Eva Longoria Interested in Wasp in The Avengers?!
This rumor is so far-fetched, but it makes for great discussion, so why not? Here's the story: Eva Longoria was photographed by paparazzi in a parking garage leaving the offices of Marvel and in her hand was a copy of an Avengers comic book. Thanks to the reckless minds of journalists, the LA Times shot off an article claiming that this meant that Longoria was interested in a role in The Avengers movie in the works for 2011. There's no way to prove that this is not the case, but then again, that seems like quite a stretch when all she was doing was holding some comic books. Maybe she just wants to start reading comics? Maybe she's interested in some other role? Maybe she wants to support some upcoming Marvel comic? Who knows?
If Longoria is indeed interested in playing some role in The Avengers, she might be looking at playing Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp, who was one of the founding members of the superhero team and eventual wife of Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man, who's getting his own movie soon anyway. She was initially a shallow, self-centered, flighty heiress, daughter of wealthy scientist before Pym helped turn her into the superhero that she is today. Besides Longoria, actress Evangeline Lilly has been a popular choice amongst fans for her beautiful looks, which are necessary for the role. So if it isn't The Avengers, maybe it's the actual Ant-Man movie that Edgar Wright is working on? Either way, her potential involvement is rather peculiar.
For some odd reason, Longoria just doesn't seem like the caliber of actress that I'd expect to see in any of Marvel's upcoming films. She seems like nothing more than a pretty face hoping to be a damsel in distress, just like Eva Mendes, and we all know how Ghost Rider turned out. One of the predictions that the LA Times made is that she was purposefully "flashing" these comics in order to start up this sort of buzz which will in turn help her get further into it. Does anyone really think she's that smart? And she looks like she was just caught off guard - not that she literally positioned herself with comic books in hand so the paparazzi could take photos. Anyone, there's a lot to discuss with this, so I'll leave it up to all of you.
Would Eva Longoria make a good Wasp in The Avengers or Ant-Man?