May 26, 2010
Akerman, Eve & Nichols In Talks With Marvel Studios?
AvengersNews is back with new casting speculation this time of the female persuasion. They name Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Alice Eve (Crossing Over) and Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe, Conan, Star Trek) as possible candidates for a contract deal with Marvel Studios. They have no clue what the role or roles are but there are plenty of heroines in Marvel's vault. I expect the roles will end up being for Avengers, Ant-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. film which Sam Jackson recently revealed.
POSSIBLE AVENGERS ROLES
Janet van Dyne (Wasp) who will be in Ant-Man seems the best bet since she is also a founding member of The Avengers. I wouldn't be surprised if Brunnhilde (Valkyrie) is being mentioned for future films too. Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau mentioned that Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) was once an option nd ws going to be played by Scarlett Johansson. There is also Jessica Drews (Arachnid/ Spider-Woman) who starts out as an agent of HYDRA eventually becomes a member of both Avengers and SHIELD.
POSSIBLE S.H.I.E.L.D. ROLES
Considering Alice was once up for the role of Peggy Carter she could be up for Sharon Carter. Sharon is Peggy's niece is a very prominent agent of SHIELD and becomes the present dy love interest of Steve Rogers (Captain America). If they were working on the SHIELD film the heroine would have to be involved. The other SHIELD agents could include Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel), Barbara Morse (Mockingbird) and Maria Hill.