There’s a rumor making the rounds that Quasar, a.k.a. SHIELD agent Wendell Elvis Vaughn, will appear in the Avengers movie and will be portrayed by model-actor Kevin Pennington.
Oh be still my Emo heart! The following is the supposed press release announcing the casting:
“S.H.I.E.L.D. invites you to join the AVENGERS initiative: Meet the cast of S.H.I.E.L.D. and join the Avengers initiative! Marvel Studios to announce a S.H.I.E.L.D. Assembly in New York City for spring 2011. During principal filming, S.H.I.E.L.D. will be out in full force in NYC to recruit and find new members. Cast members on hand include Samuel L. Jackson (Director Nick Fury), Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) and Kevin Pennington (Agent Wendell Vaughn). Fans will get the chance to meet the stars and get their photograph taken with them at the event.”
The good folks over at IGN asked and a Marvel spokesperson said that “this particular press release is a fabrication.”
Ahhh . . . no Quasar in Avengers? That’s like a Fantastic Four movie without Dazzler, the roller skating, disco singing mutant . . . It just ain’t right! Look at those golden locks, those flashy armbands, that stylish headband. Quasar also wore ankle bracelets that were the big secret revel of his “Band” powers. Good Lord, what train wreck Quasar was.”
If you want to fake an Avengers role casting why not choose a character like Jack of Hearts . . . or Hercules . . . or better yet, Black Panther. That would make a good scene, Fury is about to meet with the Wakandan Ambassador on the Helicarrier and is giving orders while walking to the conference room. As he walks in we get a glimpse of Black Panther in full suit talking with Wakandan native dressed officials. Yeah, that would rock.