Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - Part 4
If Wasp is going to be in the MCU, that's a fairly major role. Would they really cast someone like Stephanie Szostak? Wouldn't they want more of a name for the part? She's even more obscure than Cobie Smulders, and it's not like Smulders isn't fairly well known for HIMYM. But if people hadn't watched HIMYM, they might not know her, whereas the other stars in the Avengers are more known for their films. It's not like Janet Van Dyne is just a throwaway part like Leslie Bibb's Christine Everhart.
That said, if she is suitable for the part, then whether she's known or not is not something I'd object to. I'm just thinking in terms of their rationale behind casting. If it is Janet, it's almost like how some of these X-Men characters were cast as really small throwaway parts with unknown actors like Daniel Cudmore as Colossus etc.
For Janet I prefer someone like Autumn Reeser, Lauren Cohan etc.
Anne Hathaway: "You did not just ask me that!! What a forward young man you are!!! My goodness!!"