Morena Baccarin, Cobie Smulders and Mary Elizabeth Winstead test for Joss Whedon's The Avengers

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Last night Samuel L. Jackson dropped a bomb on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He said that 1) he, as Nick Fury, would be making a cameo in the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and THOR movies and 2) Marvel is going to cast a sidekick for Nick Fury that will basically follow him around on missions. Well just like that, four actresses have been thrown to the top of the list as potential candidates and they will be testing with Samuel L. Jackson tomorrow. So who are the lucky four ladies? First you have Morena Baccarin (TV’s V as well as a Whedon alum from FIREFLY and SERENITY), Cobie Smulders (TV’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD) and Jessica Lucas (TV’S MELROSE PLACE and FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS). No word on who this sidekick may be, but fanboys have been speculating that it could be Janet van Dyne/The Wasp but there is no confirmation from Marvel right now.

THE AVENGERS is set to start shooting this April for a 2012 release.

Morena Baccarin, Colbie Smulders and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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