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We loved the assemblage of The Avengers. And with the movie cruising past box-office records every day, the idea that Disney and Marvel will order a sequel is less a thought, and already a foregone conclusion at this point. But if there was one way you could improve the film, it might be to sprinkle in some of the female Avengers from the comics, to balance out the sausage fest. And when even writer-director Joss Whedon himself has said the female ranks could use a boost, who are we to argue? Here come the girls...

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Female Avengers We Want For The Sequel | Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
Wasp (Janet van Dyne)

Special powers: The ability to shrink to insect size, or grow to giant proportions; energy bursts.

Dossier: Van Dyne is actually the person responsible for coining the name “Avengers” so if anyone deserves a place in the next film, it’s her. Originally a spoiled rich kid, she got a sharp slap of reality when a raging alien monster killed her father. Working - and ultimately developing a complicated relationship - with Dr Henry Pym, AKA Ant-Man, she became one of the best-loved members of the team.

Why her? The back and forth banter between Janet and Hank is prime fodder for Whedon’s work, and she’s a strong character who more than carries her weight, even when she’s miniature. It’s likely that Edgar Wright will be introducing her with the planned stand-alone Ant-Man film.

Casting call: Stana Katic. Because we already want Nathan Fillion as Pym and these two have great chemistry thanks to US cop drama Castle.

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The She Huik should be part of Avengers sequel. I feel that she shouid be done the same way Mark Ruffalo brought The Incredible Hulik to life. Actress Julia Stiles is the perfect choice for Jennifer Walters and her powerful alter ego the She Huik. Plus she has the voice for the character. Miss Stiles would fit right in with the rest of the cast perfectly. More

Posted by 94beyond on Wednesday June 20, 2012, 04:24

2 You're Nuts!
Squirrel Girl??? That really is a shite name for a character and would be an embarrassing addition to the franchise. More

Posted by BenTramer on Monday May 21, 2012, 19:21

3 RE: Female Avengers We Want For The Sequel
L: Llef Just wondering why not Sif? She could be much more prominent in Thor 2 (would *not* like to see the fight between her and Jane, ouch), thus setting up for a great heroic redemption in Avengers 2... but that's just me! am sorry but Sif was never an Avengers member and should only be included in movies that focus on either Thor, Asgard, or herself. More

Posted by iamsam78 on Saturday May 19, 2012, 21:56

4 RE: Female Avengers: Wasp, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel
^ Considering Laurer a)has just played She Hulk in a porn parody of The Avengers movie released this month b)isn't relevant anymore and c) Marvel studios may just CGI the character as they've done with the Hulk I'd say she is a no no. More

Posted by baerrtt on Friday May 18, 2012, 15:29

5 Female Avengers: Wasp, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel
The Wasp is my first choice for a female Avenger, since she was one of the original five Avengers in the story. If She-Hulk is added, the only logical choice is Joanie Laurer, who wrestled in the WWE as Chyna. Ms. Marvel isn't high on my list, but I agree that if she's included Sarah Michelle Gellar is the best choice to play her. More

Posted by dansator on Friday May 18, 2012, 14:44

6 Only Anna Torv can play Ms. MArvel - with a better costume though...
Anna Torv is a very good actress, as anyone who has seen here play at least 4 different versions of the same character on Fringe can attest. She has the looks and could hold her own with the impressively heavyweight acting talent on show. As said below, I really can't see any "mutants" being involved in the MCU unless, or until, Disney buys out Fox's X-Men rights, which I'm not sure Fox would agree to without a significant amount of cash. What about Captain Marvel, she's a great character and adds some much needed 'colour' to the list up there. More

Posted by everton on Friday May 18, 2012, 14:18

7 RE: Female Avengers We Want For The Sequel
Just wondering why not Sif? She could be much more prominent in Thor 2 (would *not* like to see the fight between her and Jane, ouch), thus setting up for a great heroic redemption in Avengers 2... but that's just me! More

Posted by Llef on Friday May 18, 2012, 10:39

8 a no to Gina Carano as The She-Hulk = doing < Mark Ruffalo & being 'Hulk-Lite/a female Bruce Banner'
1. Whoever plays She-Hulk needs to do the motion-capture, as Mark Ruffalo did. Playing both roles is now mandatory! 2. She-Hulk isn't as strong as her cous but that doesn't mean she has to be "Hulk-lite". One can't just play the dual roles, but has to do more focused, non-ape destruction, unlike Ruffalo's Hulk. Everyone else would either be stunt-doubled or can't do anywhere remotely close to what Carano can. 3. Like the article says, Jen Walters must be strong. It would be best for a non-similarity of Bruce Banner's 'brilliant but demure scientist who changes to the beast' but a 'modern, CrossFit/weekend fight-club, can-get-what-she-wants, lady professional' who changes to a 'filter-less, taking-what-she-wants, uber-fem. 4. Carano's face already lends to a good transition to the CG She-Hulk as she is beautiful without having delicate features. (strong jaw line) 5. There absolutely must be a scene with Tony Stark getting caught by Banner/Hulk while checking out More

Posted by T@K on Friday May 18, 2012, 05:25

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Glad Gina Carano got mentioned - whoever the character is, they need to have some kind of physicality. Most female action stars weigh 100lbs and could be blown over by a stiff breeze *cough* Angelina Jolie *cough*. I like Ms Marvel and She-Hulk the best, but yeah they may be a bit too gimicky/comicky to put in unfortunately. Something a bit more mysterious might be better - as long as it's not Squirrel Girl - god, i'd poke my eyes out first haha More

Posted by sifter132 on Thursday May 17, 2012, 23:30

10 Moondragon Marvel
Moondragon could add a perfect alien counterpart to thanos and look amazing. Ms Marvel on the other hand could give the boys a run for their money when it comes to clout. The last thing we want is a weak M.Bay female! More

Posted by darkhart on Thursday May 17, 2012, 22:27

11 RE: Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver
clarkkent - they're allowed to use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch but Fox owns the rights to the concept of mutants and Magneto, so their origins and background would have to be altered or ignored if they're in the Avengers at any point More

Posted by mbagely on Thursday May 17, 2012, 22:07

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Hey, Deydalarozi, THEY COULD USE WANDA, there was a comment a while ago saying that both Marvel and Fox have the rights to Wanda and Quicksilver. Have to say, the She-Hulk suggestions were REALLY disturbing. LOVE INTEREST? Ew. But I have to say, I thought they were going to intro Carol Danvers in Avengers when the nuke was launched. They lingered on the pilot for an unusually long time, thought they might at least have her name checked or something. More

Posted by clarkkent on Thursday May 17, 2012, 21:56

13 Darn you 20th Century Fox....
I'd personally really like to see Scarlett Witch in an Avengers sequel, but it's worth pointing out that since 20th Century Fox currently own the rights to Xmen that it's unlikely to happen. That also means they probably can't write in any other mutant characters to an Avengers movie either! Boo! (Unless Marvel/Disney everything back of course!) More

Posted by Deydalarozi on Thursday May 17, 2012, 20:12

14 RE: Female Avengers We Want For The Sequel
I was loving the Nath Fillon as Pym thing too until I read Wash would be a good call......damn that is inspired.....Alan Tudyk is indeed necessary in every movie ever made!!!!! More

Posted by markiewankenobi on Thursday May 17, 2012, 18:20

15 Where's Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar would be a perfect Ms Marvel, it would also reunite Joss Whedon and Gellar, which we all want!!!! More

Posted by JayB1699 on Thursday May 17, 2012, 17:33

16 Isla Fisher as Firestar. Get it right please.
Isla Fisher as Firestar. Get it right please. More

Posted by Englebertnightingale on Thursday May 17, 2012, 14:55

17 Morena Baccarin for Wasp
perfect casting, especially if you want Fillion as Pym... More

Posted by Dr Science on Thursday May 17, 2012, 14:36

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Why is there never any love for Jessica Jones? A decidedly low-tech failed-superhero-turned-private-detective. She could be their Batman! As for the others, Wasp and Ms Marvel (or Captain Marvel, as she's called now) seem the most like shoo-ins. But I'd cast Amy Acker as Wasp - because I want Alan Tudyk as Ant-Man. (Usually, I'd be with you on the Fillion thing, but come on! Tudyk for Pym!) More

Posted by Dr Quinzel on Thursday May 17, 2012, 13:38

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If you have Wasp then you have to have Ant Man - and since there is already an Ant Man script out there and a movie possibly going to happen then I think Wasp is almost a dead certain - not sure about the rest of them - she-hulk is too much of a novelty and I don't think the average audience would be ready for that. Moondragon would be a great choice and Noomi Rapace would be perfect or Charlize Theron More

Posted by retrorevival on Thursday May 17, 2012, 13:14

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If you have Wasp then you have to have Ant Man - and since there is already an Ant Man script out there and a movie possibly going to happen then I think Wasp is almost a dead certain - not sure about the rest of them - she-hulk is too much of a novelty and I don't think the average audience would be ready for that. Moondragon would be a great choice and Noomi Rapace would be perfect or Charlize Theron More

Posted by retrorevival on Thursday May 17, 2012, 13:11

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