For those who don't know, The Wasp was supposed to be a part of The Avengers in the earlier drafts of the movie. Now with production of Iron Man 3, that may be a possibility.
These revelations beg the question of what surprises director Shane Black and co-writer Drew Pearce still have hidden away. One of those surprises coming attached to this first chapter of Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe could be an introduction of a character who may have a major role come time for The Avengers 2.
This rumor stems back to July, just before San Diego Comic-Con when it was quietly announced that Stephanie Szostak (Dinner for Schmucks, R.I.P.D.) had been cast into an unspecified role for Iron Man 3, news that’s never been followed up with details on who she’s playing until a tweet this week from the mysterious account of Roger Wardell.
When combined with ComicBook.com‘s sketchy “tipster” claiming Stephanie Szostak is playing Janet van Dyne aka Wasp, it’s not a stretch to assume that’s who Wardell is teasing as well.
Both claims (and much of Wardell’s other recent tweets) are entirely unsubstantiated but in the case of Wardell, his previous sparse tweets have not been proven wrong either. It’s worth discussing since Wardell shared info on the Falcon showing up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier before that news broke. I’d also like to point out that at least two Screen Rant readers (1, 2) suggested Szostak for the role of van Dyne two full years ago, long before she was ever (officially) signed by Marvel Studios.
Szostak was one of the top-billed cast members from the official Iron Man 3synopsis which leads us to believe she may have a larger role than we first thought and she even appears briefly in the trailer for a split second, throwing Stark up against a wall (image above).
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, “Iron Man 3″ is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
There are also other rumors that Szostak might be playing an entirely different role such as Whitney Frost, an one time lover for Tony Stark.
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