Eva Longoria To Play The Wasp In Avengers Movie?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 9:36 pm,

The LA Times is reporting that Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker was recently photographed leaving Marvel Studios “clutching a business card and some comic books in her hand.”

We’ll give you three guesses as to which comic books she was carrying… No, it wasn’t She-Hulk or Spider-Woman.

That’s right folks, it was The Avengers.

And unless Marvel has some gender-bending plans for the role of Captain America, the only role in Avengers that Longoria could be up for would be that of socialite-turned-adventurer, Janet Van Dyne, also known as The Wasp (since it’s not likely they’ll include Scarlet Witch).

First point of order: Eva Longoria Parker as an actress. Common sense kept me from seeing The Sentinel, which was pretty much her only big-screen role, but her work on Desperate Housewives (not that I’ve actually watched that show, ahem,) suggests that she can play a debutant socialite pretty well. Her capacity for dramatic action and gravitas? Eh, I can’t really say (definitely no problems in the looks department, though).

Second point of order: if an actress like Eva Longoria snags this role, are she and/or Marvel crazy enough to use her A-list clout to try and shake a Wasp franchise out of this? Please say no. (A real sneaky move would be to tack the Wasp onto the Ant-man movie that is already in the works.)

the wasp in action Eva Longoria To Play The Wasp In Avengers Movie?Final point of order: if Marvel really is eyeing Eva Longoria for the role, what version of Janet Van Dyne are we going to get from this movie?

It’s been no secret that Marvel is eyeing A-List actors in order to make Avengers a Dark Knight-style $mash – but whenever you start hearing which kind of actors might be involved with a project, deeper filmic elements like tone and character do come into question.

My feeling: Longoria would be best suited for the modern, sassy CEO, “I might be little, but I can still whup ass,” version of the Wasp. Instead of slugging things out like the boys, she fights small, and she fights smart. Off the job, she keeps the boys in line and in her own way, runs the show.

[Marvel, I know I have no say whatsoever, but I don't recommend going in any other direction with the character than the way proposed above. At least, not with Longoria.]

However, even as I write this I have to admit, the image of Eva Longoria Parker playing the Wasp is already settling into my mind; and truth be told, I’m OK with it.

Wow. I just opened myself up to a WHOLE LOT of daggers. Well have at it, and let us know what you think of Eva Longoria Parker possibly playing the Wasp in Avengers.

Source: The LA Times

TAGS: the avengers

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  1. Meh,,,
    She’s not A list,,, she’s B_tv list at best,,,
    She dosnt bring anything amazing to this (IMO).
    Let’s hope casting isn’t over yet.

  2. shes A-list

  3. this does not smell good…

  4. I will reserve judgment until i see if she is actually cast in anything .

  5. A-list,,, come on she’s been in like 3 films and the last one she played a ghost. It practically went strait to dvd.

    That’s a spray on tan,,, btw. ;-)

  6. Think about it, if Kobe Bryant started acting today he would be considered A-list, nowadays its how popular you are, not how good of an actor you are. Im not saying that shes not a good actress though.

  7. Isn’t it possible they may be trying to get her to play Black Widow, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Sersi, Firestar, etc…? These heroines were also part of the Avengers.

  8. Hey, can’t she be playing Black widow do?

    they proberbly had her in to test her russian accent. I think they will go Ultimate like in the Cartoon feauture, and not tell us… it will leak do..

    Black Widow, hell yea!

  9. Um, maybe I’m the rarity here…but I’ve never found Eva Longoria to be particularly attractive; IMO, she has all the sex appeal of a Q-tip and the acting chops of Britney Spears.

    This ranks up there with Jack Black as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern.

    Oh, and 790?
    That’s not a spray-on tan…that’s a born-Hispanic tan, as the (now) Ms. Longoria-Parker is of Hispanic descent.

  10. I would so rather see Black Widow in the Avengers.

    I would much perfer to see someone else as Black Widow in the Avengers. Would Famka Janson be an issue for anyone given her affiliation with X-Men? She’d be perfect.

    Wasp wasn’t a great character anyway, cofounder or not.

  11. I don’t find her that alluring either. While she is very pretty she isn’t drop dead appealing to me.

    Now, just to jog memories here, what did people say when Rebecca Romjin was cast as Mystique?

  12. Dan, she actually gets her tan sprayed on for award shows and film work.
    She came out and talked about it on a tv show I saw about a year ago.
    I agree she’s Latino but she still gets the tan spray (all over btw)

    If you check around the web, you will find most ppl arnt to giddy on having her anywhere near The Avengers film.

    Also I just had a look at this picture and I’m calling BS,,,!!
    Its ether photoshopped or she’s doing this herself to get a buzz going.
    Reminds me of Jenniffer Affleck slumming for Star Trek last year.
    Shananagins !!!!!!

  13. Slumming for Star Trek?

    Please explain…

  14. Yeah well Jennifer Garner was reported expressing her interest in being in the new Star Trek movie, back last November I believe.
    She said she would love to play an alien,,,

    That thread was run by more than one website.

  15. Framke Jenssen has played a Russian before, so I think she could play a very good Black Widow. But being part of X-Men may make some fans cringe.

    @Zipper Stevens
    When I heard she was going to play Mystique…well, let’s just say my wife slapped me because she knows my thoughts. :-)

  16. I like the idea! I’m going to ‘shine the armor’ thinking about thins one! -Stark

  17. i like eva longoria as the wap on the wasp movie and the avengres i like eva longoria she’s pretty hott sexy and beautiful i hope i meet her and i like her i like her as the wasp i will see her on two marvel movies coming soon im glad im a marvel fan.

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