Here’s a piece of random news regarding Marvel’s upcoming big screen adaptation of The Avengers. Joss Whedon is hammering away at the script and keeping all its details close to the vest but recently he opened up about one aspect of the story. He revealed that it will have more than one female presence. Black Widow might not be the only woman kicking ass and looking great while doing it.
Here’s what Whedon had to say about the ladies of The Avengers:
“It is true that the movie is only going to have one female Avenger,” Whedon said of Johansson’s part. “But she will not be the only female character.”
Surprise, surprise.. not! The bad news here is that this casts out any hope that we might have had for Wasp or The Scarlett Witch to appear as members of the team. The good news is that a female might be one of the villains. Last week, there was word that former Emma Frost candidate (from X-Men First Class) Alice Eve could appear in The Avengers as one of the bad guys. A source also revealed that the character would somehow tie into Thor‘s mythology. Interesting.
Whedon also spoke about what comics will influence his take on The Avengers. There are various storylines and arcs he could try and it sounds like he’s going to have his hand in all of them.
“It will be a new story that has many things from different arcs of the comics in it. There is no one Avengers story that you can just do the way that you can do the origin of Spider-Man. You really have to cull from the original and The Ultimates, which is one of The Avengers titles.”
The Ultimates was the run that really got me back into comic books with the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Avengers run. But there’s still a part of me that yearns for Wasp and The Scarlett Witch. They appeared in both versions so why can’t they pop up in the film?
Who do you think the extra female character could be?