Joss Whedon admits that the Wasp almost appeared in The Avengers

Says he had another villain in mind too

Joss Whedon has admitted at DGA event that superhero Janet van Dyne (AKA the Wasp) almost appeared in The Avengers.

A screening of the film at the Director’s Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles was followed by a Q & A with Whedon.

It was during that session that he revealed that the Wasp almost replaced Black Widow in the superhero ensemble.

"There was a little bit of time when we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson]," he said, adding that the solution was to including Wasp instead.

"There was a very Wasp-y draft that I wrote - but it was way too Wasp-y. Because I was like, ‘She adorable! I’m just going to write her!’"

Whedon also revealed that he wanted another villain to flank Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, although that was apparently the only battle he lost with the studio.

He declined to out the other villain he had in mind, lest he (or she) appear in another Marvel movie.

This’ll no doubt set tongues wagging about a Wasp appearance in The Avengers 2, although we don’t expect to get any firm details on the sequel until more Marvel Phase Two films (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2) have made their bow.

Would you like to see the Wasp in a future Marvel movie? Tell us below!


    • ilikescifi

      Dec 19th 2012, 12:16

      im so glad Loki called black widow a quim because she really was, as far as story development goes

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    • ilikescifi

      Dec 19th 2012, 12:19

      sorry Joss, i really love what you do, but the superhero genre is suffering from being too rooted in reality ATM

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    • ilikescifi

      Dec 19th 2012, 12:26

      I really hope marvel stories get more adventurous otherwise the new star wars films are going to blow them out of the water, the current superhero genre is collapsing under the weight of reality, alll these origin stories and scientific justifications are inhibiting. The Avengers and Batman 3 were both about renewable, eco energy how boring

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Dec 19th 2012, 14:02

      ...All day long I hear how great Whedon is at this or how wonderful Whedon did that! Whedon, Whedon, Whedon!!!!!!!

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    • alexr

      Dec 19th 2012, 14:17

      Well, Whedon IS God personified...

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    • BobTheSkull

      Dec 19th 2012, 18:26

      Kneel before Joss!

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2012, 19:25

      I've seen Wasp on the cartoon series and frankly she's a pathetic character.

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    • FBMSales

      Aug 27th 2013, 9:59

      Superhero films need a grounded reality these days. The more "fantastical" ones like Green Lantern have been absolute horses**t.

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