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It’s tough for me to find fault with The Avengers, I loved every minute, but if I try it would be in their lack of female characters. Though, it’s not like we saw an abundance of women superheroes in any other movie this summer, so this isn’t something isolated only to The Avengers. But whenever I watched the “assemble” moment near the last third of the film, y’know, when the camera spins around capturing the group finally together and ready to kick ass, I have a little sad at there being only one chick.

Well guess what? If this latest, completely unfounded, possibly, totally untrue rumor becomes true, we could see TWO ladies on the Avengers. Aw yeah. Progress.

Our source is the U.K.’s  Daily Mail, and right there you can see its credibility dip, who recently reported,

British actresses Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are head-to-head in a race for the most sought-after new female role in Hollywood. Emily, star of The  Young Victoria, and Ruth, from TV’s Luther, are both hotly tipped to play superhero Ms Marvel in Avengers 2, the sequel to Avengers Assemble.

I would say most of us  have assumed there’d be new characters added in the sequel maybe, hopefully, at least one woman. Front runners were Ms. – and oh dear god do I hope they call her Captain – Marvel and Wasp, so this rumor isn’t completely from another universe. But, coming from the Daily Mail and mentioned as a strange, minor note within another story, I don’t think Marvel‘s made some secret casting announcement we didn’t hear about.

And indeed there has been no official world from Marvel Studios about Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson being considered for the role. If there even is a role! Which has also not been confirmed.

Pretending this is true, what do you think of the two contenders. Would you rather it be Wasp, the actual first female Avenger and founding member?

Source: Coming Soon

The movie industry is an every changing creature, and while films are going through production names will fly from project to project until signatures and obligations are set in stone.  So our surprise to you little nerds and nerdettes is an tidbit of confirmed “chisme” (what is known here as gossip) on the upcoming film Lone Ranger, due for release May 31, 2013.

Lone Ranger, still in its developmental stage of film production, has been trying to secure different actors to feature in the film. Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, and Ruth Wilson are confirmed to star in the film, but news has come in from Deadline that Dwight Yoakam, who was confirmed to play the villain of the film, has dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflict. This has lead to actor William Fichtner, who looks a little like Will Arnett, will be replacing  Yoakam  as the villain for the Gore Verbinski-directed action western film. Disney execs had this to say of their decision for Fichtner as the villian of Lone Ranger:

“Disney has tapped William Fichtner to replace Dwight Yoakam in The Lone Ranger. He will play the bad guy that Yoakam was set to take on before the actor-singer dropped out Friday because of a scheduling conflict.

Hopefully this will be the last issue to come up for the film, some production problems that plagued the film  before it even began was its big budget, and script  caused delays along with actor selection and confirmation. Now it seems that the film is clear sailing.