'The Avengers' early script included Wasp, says Joss Whedon
Published May 1 2012, 17:12 BST | By Mark Langshaw The Avengers
featured Wasp in one of its early screenplay drafts, according to director Joss Whedon
The filmmaker told the New York Daily News
that the heroine was originally part of the titular superhero team's roster, only to be dropped in favour of Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.
"Trying to figure out the way you want to introduce all those characters, that was stuff we were still tweaking in the edit," said Whedon.
Wasp was a founder member of the Avengers in the Marvel Comics
series, along with another character omitted from the movie, Ant-Man. Both heroes could make their cinematic debut in Edgar Wright's long-rumoured Ant-Man movie
star Eva Longoria was once linked with the role of Wasp
following reports that she was spotted leaving Marvel's offices. It later transpired that she held a meeting with studio executives about a different project.The Avengers
landed in UK cinemas on April 26, opening to £2.4 million in the territory. It will be released in the US on May 4.> Read Digital Spy's review of 'The Avengers'Photo gallery - The Avengers from comic to screen:
Name: Steve Rogers aka Captain America
Superpowers: Enhanced physical strength due to experimental serum.
First Appearance: Captain America Comics
#1 (March 1941)
Comic book trivia: Cap is seen socking Adolf Hitler in the jaw on his first ever comic book cover.