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Morena Baccarin on list for possible 'Avengers' role

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rsz_tbd-morenabaccarin020111.jpgWith all the ruckus about Brit Henry Cavill being cast as the next Superman, we've got to just shake our heads and turn to Marvel's The Avengers. Did you know that V's Morena Baccarin is on a list to possibly be cast as Samuel L. Jackson's "sidekick" for that flick? That's good, since V may get the boot from ABC.

The Hollywood Reporter says Baccarin joins Melrose Place's Jessica Lucas, How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Mary Elizabeth Winstead as testers for the role, which has a nine-picture option. The character's name hasn't been released, but since Jackson's Nick Fury is involved, the popular idea is that it's Avenger Janet van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp.

You've got to think Morena has the edge here. Joss Whedon is the director for this one, and she has all that Firefly geek cred. can you imagine her alongside Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow? Half the Internet went into spasms just thinking about it.

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[Last modified: Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:47pm]

    

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