Rumor: Will Ms. Marvel be the last piece of the Avengers: Age of Ultron puzzle?

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With news breaking that Paul Bettany would play The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron comes news from Latino Review that Marvel may not be done yet. They’re reporting that the final major role to be cast in Avengers: Age of Ultron will be Ms. Marvel.

This isn’t really fresh news as Ms. Marvel’s been rumored to join The Avengers ever since the first film. Emily Blunt (Looper), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger), Katee Sackhoff (Riddick) and my personal pick: Yvonne Strahovski (I, Frankenstein) have all been rumored for the role at one point.

Katee Sackhoff seems to be the leading front runner for the role, despite recently quelling the rumors that she’d play Ms. Marvel. Speaking on the Schmoes Knows podcast last September, she stated that “there’s been some stuff going on” and “a lot of checking of availability for the first quarter of next year” which is when Avengers: Age of Ultron begins filming. Blunt has said that she would love to still work with Marvel despite missing out on playing Black Widow in Iron Man 2. Both Wilson and Strahovski have yet to address the rumors of their involvement with Ms. Marvel.

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From L to R: Katee Sackhoff, Emily Blunt, Ruth Wilson and Yvonne Strahovski

Whedon has always had a soft spot for including (and writing) kick-ass female heroes. So the possibility of Ms. Marvel joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has me intrigued as to how she’ll be portrayed on screen. After all, Whedon has already enough heroes in his script to take on Ultron as the roster now stands at Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Nick Fury, Maria Hill and Vision. By my count, that’s 12 superheroes that will be taking on Ultron, not including Ms. Marvel. I have an immense amount of faith that Joss Whedon will craft a film that will cleanly juggle all these heroes. In Joss we trust, after all.

Avengers: Age of Ultron destroys theaters on May 1st, 2015.

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