During the run-up to tonight's Golden Globes ceremony, E! Online's Ryan Seacrest earned some geek cred when he cornered actress Eva Longoria on the event's red carpet to ask about the rumor that she's in the running for a role in Marvel's much-anticipated superhero team-up film, "The Avengers."
While photos of Longoria leaving Marvel Studios HQ with a stack of "Avengers" stories last year sparked speculation that she was researching a role in the film -- with most guesses casting her as original Avengers team member Wasp -- Longoria told Seacrest that the rumor was "not true." However, Longoria said she'd love to play a role in "The Avengers" if the opportunity presented itself.
So, although Longoria seems to have squelched the rumor that she's already in talks to play Wasp (or one of the other characters in "Avengers"), that doesn't mean such a casting choice is completely off the table.
Oh, and if she wasn't researching a role in "Avengers," what was she doing with all those "Avengers" comics? Inquiring, comics-savvy minds want to know!
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Did Eva Longoria seem like a good choice to you for "Avengers"? Still hope she's in the casting conversation? Think Wasp is indeed the right character for her?