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Nathan Fillion And Eva Longoria Can’t Escape Avengers Rumors

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s once again time for Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion to be rumored to play Dr. Henry Pym in multiple Marvel films.

This time the rumor is reported by, which cites “a well trusted source close to Marvel Studios” as saying Fillion is in final negotiations for a multi-film deal that would begin with The Avengers, and presumably extend to Ant-Man, which director Edgar Wright has said would feature both Pym and Scott Lang.

What’s more, the source says that Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria will play Janet Van Dyne, a role she’s been linked to since September 2008, when she was photographed leaving the Burbank offices of Marvel with an Avengers comic in hand.

I’ve never seen Longoria act, so I have no opinion about her suitability for the role of The Wasp. Fillion certainly would make a fine Ant-Man, and could hold his own on-screen with the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson.

More importantly, though, Marvel needs to cast Fillion so we can finally put this rumor to rest and move on to the next one — like whether Patrick Dempsey wants to play Doctor Strange.


  • VanGoghX

    Two decent choices. Gotta wonder though, is every hero gonna be a recognizable face? That could actually be a bad thing. Unless the actors can effectively sink into their roles, seeing their faces could pop you out of the movie. “Hey! It's the dude from Firefly! And that's the chick from Desperate Housewives!” Guess we'll see.

  • ryan

    Does Robert Downey Jr. really effectively sink into the role of Tony Stark? I don't think so, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying the Iron Man movies and I still think he's perfect for the part.

    To a few people, Nathan Fillion is recognizable for his work in Firefly. Others might be familiar with him as Castle. Still, those audiences are small when compared to the much larger movie-going public. The same could be said for Eva Longoria, although she may be more widely known.