I live in New York. I am a comedian, writer and actor. My day job is blogging for VH1.com. I write about the silly things celebrities and pop stars do, so you know...God's work.
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But this list of ladies, Kendrick, Poots and Jones, makes me think Sharon Carter might not be the central focus at all.
There’s a female superhero called the Wasp, aka Janet van Dyne. She’s lame, in her original “my boyfriend’s magic shrinking dust turned me into a wasp” incarnation. She also very nearly made it into The Avengers. The Wasp was a late cut from the script, and Joss Whedon is said to be a big fan. The modern development of the character is actually pretty solid—she’s a socialite, sarcastic but geeky underneath, not unlike Tony Stark (and moves in his same social circle). Janet van Dyne presents the opportunity to not only introduce another female superhero—which is one of Whedon’s top priorities for the franchise as a whole—but she would make a great foil to the more serious, strait-laced Cap (not unlike Stark in The Avengers).
I just want to toot my own horn here a bit, because in between finishing the Data Entry Job of DOOM yesterday, I was messaging Cinesnark and we were gossiping about the Cap casting call and we were both like, “They don’t look like Sharon Carters…” And then I was the one who asked her, “Oh God. It’s not the Wasp, is it?” and then she realized it might be and after she dished on the socialite treatment and I brought up the rumors that Ant Man is actually going to be Scott Lang, WE FELT GOOD ABOUT THIS THEORY.
Still, everyone else is saying it’s Sharon Carter. They can go fuck themselves. Anna Kendrick as updated snappy socialite Wasp/Captain America is my new OTP.
Marjorie Liu describes a team made up of Black Widow, X-23, Elektra, and Mystique— a pitch Marvel rejected because it “wouldn’t sell”.
Just reading that description, replace “women” with “men” and ask yourself if it sound like a book Marvel would publish. Or already has (*cough* Uncanny X-Force *cough*).
Marvel’s editors are dumbasses.