Eva Longoria Parker as Marvel’s Wasp? She likes the buzz: ‘It’s a fantastic rumor’


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Marvel Studios introduced ‘The Avengers’ at Comic-Con International in San Diego with a big crowd of stars on stage, but that wasn’t everybody who will be in the Marvel universe.

For one thing, there were seven male actors on stage and just one lone woman, Scarlett Johansson, who plays the Black Widow. Who will portray the Wasp, a founding member of the superhero team that debuted back in 1963? (If not in the
‘Avengers’ film than in ‘Ant-Man,’ which is by all claims still moving forward?)

One rumor that’s been making the rounds for months is that Eva Longoria Parker, she of ‘Desperate Housewives’ fame, is a strong candidate, and on Tuesday, on the set of the soapy ABC series, she did nothing to dissuade that speculation.

‘I think it’s an Internet rumor as of now,’ she laughed. ‘I love comics. I think it’s a fantastic rumor.’

Parker said she believes the buzz began because she had taken a few meetings about films at the offices of Marvel Studios. She admits she isn’t familiar with the character. ‘We’re just gonna go with it,’ she said. ‘Maybe that will get me hired.’


-- Gerrick Kennedy


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Top photo: Eva Longoria Parker in 2008. Credit: Getty Images