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Old February 9 2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

http://insidepulse.com/2011/02/09/ke...endell-vaughn/
Comic Book Movie has seemingly confirmed a longstanding rumor that Kevin Pennington is joining the cast of The Avengers. An up-and-coming actor, Pennington was linked to the movie last year when he tweeted about a meeting with Marvel that had gone well. Now, according to a press release from Marvel obtained by Comic Book Movie, Pennington has officially been named as SHIELD Agent Wendell Vaughn — a name most comic book fans will recognize as galactic hero Quasar.
While fans of Quasar shouldn’t expect Pennington to do any superheroics in the first Avengers film, his addition to the cast signifies that Marvel is already looking towards future plans perhaps beyond the Avengers line-up. Could a Guardians of the Galaxy film be in the works?
In addition to news of Pennington’s hiring, the press release also included a nugget of information regarding a publicity stunt Marvel plans for New York City during the principal filming of The Avengers. Marvel Studios plans to have its current roster of SHEILD agents available for meet and greets throughout the city. Cast members including Samuel L. Jackson (Director Nick Fury), Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) and Pennington will be available for photographs at yet-to-be-announced times and locations.
Since first posting the press release, Comic Book Movie has taken it down — lending credence to the news’ validity. Whether or not this story turns out to be another one of the wild rumors that Comic Book Movie is known for publishing is still up in the air, though. In the meantime, what do you think of this newest addition to The Avengers? How do you think SHIELD will factor into the overall movie?
This is merely rumor, but it got me excited for future Marvel studio projects.

Silver Surfer was rumored a while back, Guardians of the Galaxy made a shortlist of projects that the head of the studio wanted to work on.

Quasar ir probably my favorite comicbook character. So, I'm excited.

What do you guys think?
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Old February 9 2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

See I keep thinking you're all talking about that Patrick McNee show from the sixties.
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Old February 9 2011, 11:44 PM   #3
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

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See I keep thinking you're all talking about that Patrick McNee show from the sixties.
No, I mean these guys.
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Old February 10 2011, 12:05 AM   #4
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

Marvel movies are doing quite good at the box office.. some are big hits, some not but overall they are turning in profits and it may go on for quite a while.

There are tons of characters yet unfilmed or done "right" (looking at you Gambit.. come on, just cast Josh Holloway already!) so the potential is huge and it's only prudent that Marvel is looking several years into the future and setting up characters to be used later on.

It started with Iron Man and Shield.. when Agent Coulson spelled out Shield instead of the Supreme Headquarters blabla i nearly lost my pants there (can't believe i never figured it out during the whole movie! ) and it only went from there.

Their movies are now heavily connected and it is going to be huge with Thor, Cap America and finally Avengers next year. Let's see what spins out of there for the future.. maybe Marvel is ready to leave Earth and go full out by exploring their galactic scale heroes.. they tipped a toe in the water with Silver Surfer and the hinted Galactus but the FF were not up to quality as some of their other movies.
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Old February 10 2011, 12:09 AM   #5
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the FF were not up to quality as some of their other movies.

To be fair, Marvel Studios had nothing to do with the FF movies. Those were done by Fox . . . .
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Old February 10 2011, 01:42 AM   #6
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

Quasar? Honestly? Meh. Lots of better choices.

Should this thread be merged with the big Avengers thread?
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Old February 10 2011, 06:01 AM   #7
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

If this is like one tiny step closer to something happening on the big screen with Guardians of the Galaxy that's one tiny step closer to Rocket Raccoon.

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Old February 10 2011, 06:52 AM   #8
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

Satyrquaze wrote: View Post
http://insidepulse.com/2011/02/09/ke...endell-vaughn/
Comic Book Movie has seemingly confirmed a longstanding rumor that Kevin Pennington is joining the cast of The Avengers. An up-and-coming actor, Pennington was linked to the movie last year when he tweeted about a meeting with Marvel that had gone well. Now, according to a press release from Marvel obtained by Comic Book Movie, Pennington has officially been named as SHIELD Agent Wendell Vaughn — a name most comic book fans will recognize as galactic hero Quasar.
While fans of Quasar shouldn’t expect Pennington to do any superheroics in the first Avengers film, his addition to the cast signifies that Marvel is already looking towards future plans perhaps beyond the Avengers line-up. Could a Guardians of the Galaxy film be in the works?
In addition to news of Pennington’s hiring, the press release also included a nugget of information regarding a publicity stunt Marvel plans for New York City during the principal filming of The Avengers. Marvel Studios plans to have its current roster of SHEILD agents available for meet and greets throughout the city. Cast members including Samuel L. Jackson (Director Nick Fury), Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) and Pennington will be available for photographs at yet-to-be-announced times and locations.
Since first posting the press release, Comic Book Movie has taken it down — lending credence to the news’ validity. Whether or not this story turns out to be another one of the wild rumors that Comic Book Movie is known for publishing is still up in the air, though. In the meantime, what do you think of this newest addition to The Avengers? How do you think SHIELD will factor into the overall movie?

Quasar ir probably my favorite comicbook character. So, I'm excited.

What do you guys think?
Seriously love this! I'm a big fan of Wendell...he's one of the more powerful characters in the Marvel universe, and should be such a huge part of their overall cosmic stories. No respect for this gem of a character (I blame The Infinity Gauntlet ).

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Old February 10 2011, 07:49 AM   #9
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

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See I keep thinking you're all talking about that Patrick McNee show from the sixties.
I don't think Quasar's going to be joining them in that show.
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Old February 10 2011, 07:55 AM   #10
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

I keep getting Nova, Sentry and Quasar confused with each other.
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Old February 10 2011, 08:14 AM   #11
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meh, he may just be Agent Vaughn, like he is in Ultimate.
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Old February 10 2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

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meh, he may just be Agent Vaughn, like he is in Ultimate.
Yep; they love to hint at stuff in the movies, but that's probably as far as it goes. Iron Man 2 had "Project Pegasus" crates in the background of Tony's house. We won't likely ever see "Project Pegasus", but Wendall in his Quasar identity was chief of security at the Project for awhile.

That said, Quasar is an untapped potential for Marvel. If he were handled right, he could be something unique that could relate to a wider audience. I developed a proposal for it back during the whole Bill Jemas Epic experiment, but it ended up on the garbage pile where all of the other average joe Epic submissions landed. Artist Svetlana Chmakova put together the pencils and inks (she's a really great talent). Here's a taste:


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Old February 10 2011, 01:17 PM   #13
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I am only interested if Eon is his sidekick in the movie.
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Old February 10 2011, 03:45 PM   #14
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Ultimate Wendell's head of security at PP, which is basically where the US dumps stuff like the Serpent Crown, the Infinity Gauntlet and other such macguffins.

maybe that's how he comes into it: loki steals the cosmic cube from Project Pegasus...
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Old February 10 2011, 06:39 PM   #15
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Re: Quasar may be joining the cast of "Avengers".

What do you guys think?
I'm not a reader of these particular comics, so Quasar doesn't mean anything to me. Also, I'm not familiar with Kevin Pennington, so I googled him.

Yum. Seriously, he brings the pretty. No idea if he can act (besides, Nathan Fillion's in it, so I'll be there), but I'll be watching Pennington, for sure.
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