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We Cast Avengers 2

Because it's never too early for rampant speculation.

By Rob Vaux     May 04, 2012
Source: Mania.com

 The Avengers is finally here and before the film even has a chance to score with audiences, talk has arisen of a sequel. That’s bitten more than a few superhero projects in the ass – don’t hold your breath for Green Lantern II – but reliable early buzz suggests that the hype may be well-founded. (I’ve seen the film myself and it’s a winner.) In addition, there’s fifty years of comics and hundreds of characters for a sequel to draw upon. Which characters would appear in a Part 2 and who would Marvel cast for them? We have our own thoughts on the issue and decided to share. Kevin Fiege, we hope you’re reading.

 

Ant-Man: Patrick Wilson

Ant-Man and the Wasp are the two biggest omissions to the roster in the first film. Edgar Wright notwithstanding, we can reasonably expect them to make an appearance in the sequels. For the brilliant, tormented Hank Pym, we’re tapping Watchmen’s Night Owl: Patrick Wilson. He possesses the squared-jawed good looks required for a superhero, as well as the necessary dark side that he showed in films like Hard Candy.

 

Wasp: Cristina Ricci

The winsome Wasp needs an actress with a diminutive figure, as well as someone who can shift between fun-loving socialite, veteran leader and vulnerable wife. We’re going with Cristina Ricci: small and perky, but with hidden depths that speak to emotional pain. Also, she can rock the black costume.

 

Quicksilver: Wentworth Miller

Quicksilver and his sister occupy a rare gray area in Marvel character rights, where they can legally appear in both Avengers movies and X-Men movies. Either way, comic-dom’s fastest-man-not-actually-wearing-a-red-costume needs a serious ‘tude and the glare to back it up. Prison Break hard case Wentworth Miller fits the bill.

 

Scarlet Witch: Eva Green

Wanda Maximoff is mysterious, alluring and possibly crazy, depending on what point in the comics they choose to use. Bond girl and sometime Morgan le Fay Eva Green can play all those things, as well as delivering an enigmatic European accent that conjures the character’s mystical side. The fact that she looks fantastic in red doesn’t hurt either.

 

Black Panther: Idris Elba

Idris Elba weathered the storm of casting controversy to deliver a wonderful Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. An Avengers sequel can easily reassign him to a more Earth-bound role: the dignified yet deadly Black Panther.

 

She-Hulk: Jessica Biel

Jennifer Walters requires someone with real muscle structure while still retaining her feminine beauty. The mo-cap suit can’t do everything; we need to feel the character when she’s normal as well as emerald green. We’re going with Total Recall’s Jessica Biel: built like a brick shithouse and still gorgeous at 5-foot-8. She also possesses a decent sense of comic timing… an absolute necessity for the fourth-wall-busting She-Hulk.

 

The Vision: Zachary Quinto

The Avengers’ resident android is empathic and emotional, but also clinical. The man who plays him needs a detached demeanor and an air of the otherworldly to him, but can’t lose the soul that makes him more than just a machine. Zachary Quinto knocked that equation out of the park as Mr. Spock. There’s no reason not to let him join the team here for a curtain call.

 

Ms. Marvel: Yvonne Strahovski

Ms. Marvel is another scarred soul, though she also possesses great power and confidence that comes with her abilities. Carol Danvers was also an espionage agent second to none… a trait that leads us naturally to Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski. She has the physical skills to compete with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, as well as the emotional range necessary to cover Danvers in any era.

 

Mockingbird: Maggie Grace

Mockingbird is Hawkeye’s sweetie, a state that sets up a natural love triangle with the Black Widow. Maggie Grace matches Johansson’s confidence, along with a sunnier demeanor that makes a nice fit for a Clint Barton looking for redemption. Grace also kicks high and knows her way around a quip, both required traits in this kind of ensemble.

 

Wonder Man: Armie Hammer

Hammer recently appeared in Mirror, Mirror and as the Brothers Winklevoss in The Social Network. That last bit showed off his knack for anger and betrayal – an absolute necessity for Simon Williams – as well as the chiseled physique required for any superhero of this type.

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CrazyCEO 5/4/2012 12:16:27 AM

Although it would great to see, I think the general feel for The Avengers is not much more overall love for Hawkeye or Black Widow.  I'm not talking about fans here, I'm talking about Joe Public who are going to get any sequal green lit.

The characters listed just aren't main stream enough and couldn't be introduced in there own movie, so will also suffer the same fate as the less known characters in this movie.

FerretJohn 5/4/2012 12:24:49 AM

Not bad choices overall, but personally for Henry Pym I'm agreeing with popular speculation and going with Nathan Fillion

redslayer 5/4/2012 12:25:46 AM

I do wanna see more Cristina Ricci in black leather!

wessmith1966 5/4/2012 12:31:09 AM

I think Idris would make a much better Luke Cage than Black Panther. I've always thought Chiwetel Ejiofor would be perfect for T'Challa/Black Panther.

For She-Hulk I'd like to see Gina Carano. She's got beauty and brawn for the role.

I like Yvonne at Ms. Marvel and most of your other choices. Not sure about your choice for wasp though.

Marvel's got to decide what characters they are adding to Avengers 2 and get them into their own lead-in movies. I really hope Black Panther is one of the upcoming solo projects.

After seeing Avengers tonight I'm wondering if we might see Adam Warlock in the next film. I think it'd be really cool to see Captain Marvel and not Ms. Marvel, or better yet have Carol Danvers in the movie and gain her powers toward the end of the film with the original's death. Have her claim the nega bands and their powers. There are so many ways to go now that the universe and the team concept are firmly established.

FerretJohn 5/4/2012 12:41:59 AM

Wess, I would like to see Ms. Marvel in Avengers 2 (Warbird actually, Ms. Marvel is way too 1970s) or She-Hulk, definitely a female with actual powers.  Your idea of giving her the nega-bands however wouldn't work.  She never got her powers from the nega-bands, and Marvel's not likely to diverge the character that far from its comic roots.

Wyldstaar 5/4/2012 1:23:36 AM

Idris Elba is a rising star, so casting him as T'Challa is the smart move.  If he's willing to do crap like Ghost Rider 2, Avengers 2 doesn't seem unreasonable.  It's certainly a far better career move.

If/when Hank Pym shows up, it won't be as Ant-Man.  Ant-Man is far more suited for an action-comedy, which is why they got Edgar Wright: master of the action-comedy to handle the character.  Giant-Man/Goliath is a far more useful persona for a big summer action movie.  Patrick Wilson could fill the role, all the same. 

Wasp will surely follow where ever Pym appears.  Ricci is a good choice, but since the Ultimate version of Janet is Asian-American, and Hollywood is trying to make their movies more internationally friendly, I'd expect her casting to follow suit.  Perhaps Maggie Q or Michelle Krusiec.

Ms. Marvel/Warbird done by Yvonne is a good idea.  Young, beautiful, accustomed to action and since she's a TV actress, Marvel Studios could get her on the cheap.  The character herself has strong possibility for showing up in a movie.  The circumstances of her comics origin invovled an explosion from an experiment with alien tech, which isn't so far fetched in the Marvel Movie Universe.  Lots of alien tech scattered all over Manhattan, and SHIELD isn't going to let it just lie around.

Characters like Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Mockingbird, Wonder Man and She-Hulk just don't seem like movie material to me.  Vision seems more like a plot point than a team member, and his goofy red, green and yellow color scheme would have to go.

OmegaDean 5/4/2012 2:10:12 AM

Ok my thoughts on the casting I think they missing a few things here.

First off Yvonne Strahovski: should be Mocking Bird. Her build and the physical talents she has would be closer suited to Mocking Bird.   Put Maggie Grace as Warbird/Ms. Marvel/Binary which ever incarnation.

Jessica Biel is a good choice for Jennifer/She-Hulk. But i do not want to see Christina Ricci as the Wasp. Please give me someone ethnic. She has always been drawn with some ethnic features. So Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes,Rosalyn Sanchez, or Eva La Rue.

I'm not sold on Eva Green as the Scarlet Witch either. I'd like to see someone with some stellar sex appeal Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Munn.

I'm not a fan of Zachary Quinto like everyone else either. Give me a real actor with some range Guy Pierce, Dominic Cumberbatch.

Idris Elba is too old. I think  Idris or Chiwetel Ejiofor would be perfect as T'chaka the panther's father. I think they should either get a relative unknown to play Panther or go with someone like Morris Chesnut who could pull off the young idealist educated in America who has to rise to the occasion.

I like the casting of Antman and Quicksilver... Wonderman I think should also be cast as a relative unknown or get Kellan Lutz or Daniel Cudmore

Dazzler 5/4/2012 3:23:20 AM

God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......God I hope Avengers has a great story and not a Bayish story type.......

xenomorph 5/4/2012 3:27:19 AM

I can't think of a specific actress for the part, but I would like to see SpiderWoman down the road. Then again, that may cause a mix up between Spider-Man.

violator14 5/4/2012 3:39:34 AM

Ok Maniacs i have a few things to say since I just saw the Avengers:

My mind is BLOWN!!!

For about 18 years or so I have had  a personal all- time favorite movie and it has never been really challenged, Braveheart. I can now finally say that it has been dethroned today!!!

So many favorite/ amazing scenes and so much funny shit!!!!

The ONLY thing i didn't like about the movie was that it made me realize that one day I would die, and that I would not be able to continue seeing movies like this.......  >=.(

Mid and end credit scenes are amazing!!!

I don't think I really, really ever knew what a nergasm was until last night!!

I'm still high off the adrenaline rush and can't sleep!!
 

Thank you Joss Whedon, Disney and Marvel!!!!

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