If you are me, and you’ve never seen Twilight but you LOVE 50/50, then you are really, really rooting for it to be Anna Kendrick.
At the very least, I expect we’ll see Atwell as Peggy in a cameo, either in a flashback or in old lady makeup for some sort of Whedon-esque heart-fail moment. 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 intoThe 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 inThe Avengers).
If I had a vote, I’d go with Kendrick.
So also here is a bone for all you Stony fans: Steve might take up with a very Tony-Stark-like lady
as he works through his hangups about being in love with a man. SEE, EVERYONE’S HAPPY THIS WAY.
I am all for Wasp — I FREAKING LOVE WASP, OH MY GOD, even in her “lame” original incarnation where all she did was talk about boys, because, whatever, EVERYONE’S THINKING IT about Thor’s shoulders and Tony’s eyes and everything, and it’s kind of nice to have a super femme-y woman who becomes a superhero, even if early-Wasp was in total sidekick mode — but I don’t know about her as a Steve love interest. Mostly because I’m not sure Steve needs a love interest? He’s got a lot going on? Especially with the return of his presumed dead BFF?
Also because I just totally don’t ‘ship Jan/Steve at all. I don’t love Jan with Hank but all the baggage of that relationship seems kind of part and parcel of the character and I love her totally ill-conceived rebound relationship with Tony, but I just am not feeling the Jan/Steve thing. I KNOW THEY DATED IN THE COMICS, I KNOW. I just. Meh. SHE DUMPED HIM FOR HANK. BECAUSE SHE AND HANK COULD WRITE A BAD ROMANCE.
Really, if they’re serious about the Ant-Man movie, that’s where she belongs.
Though what I’d really like is for Wasp to be a character in the next Iron Man film, so she and Tony can flirt and make snide comments at cocktail parties, and maybe she’s his awesome ex-girlfriend he dated for like five seconds in his twenties but she wasn’t going to put up with his BS
(she preferred to put up with Hank’s even stupider but totally different BS).
ANYWAY: Ginormous yes to Wasp if that’s how it works out, but can she be there as a BFF not a love interest, why do ladies need to be love interests anyway, and also there should be ALL THE NATASHA IN THE WORLD in this movie as a bonus, because Winter Soldier.