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Female Avengers We Want For The Sequel
Bringing some girl power to the guys’ group

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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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Hmm... of that list I can only see Wasp or She-Hulk making an appearance. I'd prefer to see Wasp, but they've managed to build a universe where all the superheroes (bar Thor) have technological origins - super-serum, gamma ray, arc reactor. Bizarrely, it would be out of place to have actual superheroes appear in the films. For that reason I'd say She-Hulk is perhaps the most likely to show up, and your shout in Gina Carano isn't a bad one. I'd still prefer to see Wasp, though... and I can see Carey Mulligan in the role. More

Posted by foolishearthling on Thursday May 17, 2012, 12:56

22 tigra and squirl girl!
give me michele rodriguez and ellen page in a superhero costume and i'll order 50 copys of the blue ray today! and i think they would both fit their roles perfectly! More

Posted by peredebeeste on Thursday May 17, 2012, 12:29

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