That didn’t take long. The morning after Samuel L. Jackson revealed on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” that he will have a female sidekick for The Avengers, Heat Vision is reporting which actresses will be testing for the role on Friday.
The trade says that the list includes Morena Baccarin (“V”), Jessica Lucas, Cobie Smulders and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. They add that speculation is that its for the role of Janet van Dyne/The Wasp, though that is not confirmed.
The test deals are said to involve a nine-picture option, much like Jackson’s deal.
Baccarin previously played Inara Serra in The Avengers director Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” and Serenity.
Filming for The Avengers is expected to start in April.