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Will The Wasp Show Up in ‘Iron Man 3’?

The more we learn about Iron Man 3, the more fodder for rumor there is. The latest? Stephanie Szostak is playing Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp. Her addition to the cast was announced before this year’s Comic-Con, her role is still unspecified, and since then we’ve seen next to nothing of her. All we got in the latest trailer was a quick shot of her violently and suggestively shoving Tony Stark against a wall. Those are the facts and nothing about them clearly link Szostak to playing The Wasp.

And this is why it’s a rumor, but a fun rumor I’d love to see play out. The lineup in The Avengers was heavy with dudes, but I don’t want them adding more woman characters without any thought. When they introduce characters I want them to be characters not token inclusions. Black Widow was a character, Maria Hill, eh, not as much.

So where’d this Wasp rumor begin? As with so many things, nowadays, a tweet,

Who’s Roger Wardell when he’s not tweeting? No one really knows, but the guy’s been posting a ton of “Insider News” that has yet to be proven wrong. For instance he was tweeting about The Falcon being in Captain America 2 before it was confirmed. Lucky guess? Maybe.

Wardell isn’t the only one teasing Szostak as The Wasp. is reporting a “tipster” has told them Szostak is definitely playing Janet van Dyne. So maybe she doesn’t become The Wasp in Iron Man 3, but Janet could be introduced.

Combine the cryptic tweet and’s “tipster” with reports an early draft of The Avengers included The Wasp. Add in the fact Van Dyne was an original founding member of the team. Remember she’s also often seen in the company of Hank Pym, Ant-Man, as either partner, lover or both and we know Marvel has plans for Ant-Man to appear in Phase 2. All of it this makes Szostak playing The Wasp sound very likely.

What do you think? Sure it’s all hearsay, but it’s intriguing nonetheless. Could Szostak be Janet van Dyne and will we see here become The Wasp in time for Avengers 2?

Source: Screen Rant

Welcome to another evening addition of “NerdBastards Latest Marvel Movie Rumors.”  Today on the agenda – Captain America 2 and Avengers 2.  According to GeekTyrant, there’s a guy by the name of Roger Wardell that has an inside track on what’s going on with all things Marvel “Phase 2”.  And according to Wardell’s tweeting, he has some news concerning the aforementioned movies’ stories.

Best to be warned, if these rumors are true, then they are actually spoilers.  Read at your own risk.

First the Avengers 2 tweets:

Inside News: The Masters of Evil will feature in The Avengers 2.

Inside News: The Avengers was about assembling to save the world, but in Avengers 2 the team will be assembling to save themselves.

And next, Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

Inside News: Captain America 2 will feature flashbacks of Black Widow’s past and her complicated relationship with the Winter Soldier.

But that’s all you get for now, dear readers.  Check back in a few days (or possibly hours) for all the latest leaking out from between the cracks of Hollywood.


Thanks to GeekTyrant for the update.