Back in September 2008 Eva Longoria was photographed leaving the L.A. offices of Marvel Studios clutching a business card and some comic books in her hand. Naturally people started speculating and as The Avengers was one of the comic books she was holding it was thought Longoria may be up for the role of the Wasp in the film.
With the cast of The Avengers appearing on stage together at Comic-Con the speculation has started again, however Eva Longoria had denied any involvement in the movie, although she was in talks with Marvel about another project.
Q: We keep hearing about you playing The Wasp.
Eva Longoria: I keep hearing about that, too! I think it’s an Internet rumor as of now.
Q: Are you interested?
Longoria: I love comic stuff. I do! I think it’s fun. I don’t know anything about that character, that’s the thing. So I don’t know what that would be. … But yeah, I had taken a meeting about a different movie at Marvel and that’s where the rumor started. Someone saw me when I was walking out and thought I was meeting for that. But I think it’s a fantastic rumor! I’m just gonna go with it!
Longoria was apparently holding a copy of New Avengers Annual #2, however according to fans Janet van Dyne (aka the Wasp) is not even in this comic. The only women in this particular comic are Jessica Jones, SHIELD director Maria Hill, and Echo. Of these, Jessica Jones (Luke Cage’s wife) is the role Longoria was most likely in talks for but it has yet to come into function.