Are Wasp & Ant-Man in The Avengers?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 11th, 2013 at 3:53 am,

Marvel Studios presented fans in attendance at Comic-Con 2010 this Saturday with what may have been the most iconic comic book movie moment ever: the official introduction, unveiling and announcement of the main roster of characters for The Avengers along with its director, Joss Whedon.

While we were able to finally get confirmation on Jeremy Renner playing Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo taking over for Ed Norton as the new Bruce Banner, some of us wonder if this represents the full cast of the film, or just the core. What about the key characters Ant-Man and Wasp?

Ant-Man will get his own solo film by Edgar Wright eventually. We don’t know when but they’re slowly working away at it. It wasn’t a surprise to see no news on the Ant-Man front coming out of Comic-Con as to not detract from Wright’s other big comic film being showcased at the convention, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

It’s expected that the Ant-Man character along with Wasp will join the cast of The Avengers to have the film closely follow the early Marvel Comics issues of ‘The Avengers’ and perhaps more relevant to the film franchise, ‘The Ultimates’ books.

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The core Avengers roster revealed at Comic-Con

If you remember, nearly two years ago, Eva Longoria was rumored as the top candidate to play the Wasp as she was spotted exiting Marvel Studios “clutching a business card and some comic books in her hand.” The books of course were issues of The Avengers and the assumption is that she was given those to research while in talks to play the character of Janet Van Dyne.

According to Showbiz Spy, Marvel has had this plan set for a long time and it’s now being rumored by them that Longoria is currently in negotiations for the part. The news is sketchy at this point as the article also points to her shooting scenes in New York in the coming months when we know the project doesn’t begin until early next year. Either way, it does bring back the Longoria rumor and talk about the character’s inclusion in Marvel Studios’ film plans.

If it does turn out that Longoria nabs the role, this becomes a very similar situation to what happened with Jeremy Renner. He revealed a year ago that he had met with Marvel to talk Captain America but instead they had a long discussion about the part of Hawkeye, and even through a year of rumors, denials and speculation, we now know Renner does have the part.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wasp and Ant-Man announced at New York Comic-Con in October since it’s much closer to the start date of production for The Avengers. If Longoria is Wasp, who’s Ant-Man? The rumor out there and fan-favorite choice is Nathan Fillion but I’d imagine they’d go for someone younger.

Do you want to see Wasp and Ant-Man join The Avengers? Who should play them?

If you weren’t there, check out our report of the Marvel Studios panel for Thor, Captain America and The Avengers.

Follow me on Twitter @rob_keyes and our main feed @screenrant and let us know your thoughts.

Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012. We’ll find out what comes next at San Diego Comic-Con this week!

Source: Showbiz Spy

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  1. Adrien Brody maybe casted as Ant Man

  2. I’ve been waiting a long time for this movie and i hope ant-man and wasp appear in it. I count the days missing…

  3. Ya gotta have Ant-Man and Wasp. They are part of the original line-up.

  4. ant man suck so does wasp what the piont thor sucked ant man is just going to be killed anyway and wasp is going to a distraction

    • you are so right the justice league would mope if they used ant man and wasp they suck dont make a thor2 and spider man is starting to suck cap america is okay but evr one hates usa iron man rock and the hulk movies sucked so this movie is a bomb shell marvel is going to lose money and wolverine is busy this is going to wreck iron man saga as the only good marvel charcter

  5. yo they aqua man suck look at ant man comeon and the wasp just use a fly swatter and marvel used 3 no namee actzor wow dont blow ztzhe budget maybe that why they sold it to disney and sol x men spider man and fantastic four marvel sucks

    • your english, *sigh* it saddens me greatly.

  6. They need Ant-man and Wasp because Wasp names the team and Ant-man creates Ultron, the toughest Villain the Avengers ever fight against, not to mention he’s the only one who knows how to fight Wonder Man, Abomination(who died in the Hulk film, I think?) and Arnim Zola. Ant-man and Wasp may not have super strength or anything, but they’re smart, and the smartest warrior is the strongest warrior.

  7. I think that Wasp and Antman should have had their own movie before the first Avengers movie as the rest of the main characters. Then they should be part of the cast in the first movie as they were founding members of the group and two of the most constant, especially Wasp. I think Nathan Fillion would be a good choice for Henry Pym.

  8. I Think ANT MAN and WASP suck…. I watch the Avenger cartoons with my daughter and they are just boring to me. Spider man is okay but he can only do so much … Same with Hawk eye he boring too… I think they should bring on Iceman and Wolverine and call it a day.

  9. I think that Ant Man, Wasp and Dr. Strange would be a total distraction from the actual Avengers. I mean they all have backstories that link them together. But, Ant Man, Wasp, Dr. Strange have no back story that connects them to the Avengers, and they just don’t fit.