'Avengers' casting: Who is Nick Fury's mysterious 'sidekick'? The Wasp? Sharon Carter? The Contessa?

Samuel L. Jackson dropped an Avengers bombshell on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night: After chatting about his cameo appearances in the upcoming Thor and Captain America movies, the actor told the host, "I’ve got to screen test like five actresses on Friday. They have this new character that’s, I guess, my sidekick who’s with me all the time." Cue rumor mill explosion: Could this heretofore unknown S.H.I.E.L.D. agent be Sharon Carter, an occasional love interest for Captain America? Could she be the Wasp, a founding female Avenger who was surprisingly left off the cast list announced at last year’s Comic-Con? Or could it be some new character invented by Avengers director Joss Whedon? Read More...

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