SCOOP: Casino Royale Star Jeffrey Wright Joins The Cast Of The Avengers?

The latest rumors from the Cleveland shooting location of The Avengers is that the Casino Royale star has flown in to the city to take part in filming! Hit the jump for more...

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By Josh Wilding - 8/15/2011


A day or two ago, I noticed a Tweet related to The Avengers filming in Cleveland, stating that Jeffrey Wright and his family had been spotted in a restaurant in the city. Big deal, right? Well, I got in touch with them to ask what exactly made them think he had anything to do with the movie, and the actor apparently told this person (who works in the establishment he visited) that he was there to shoot it!

Having asked around, I've been able to confirm nothing more than the fact he IS there, but just how accurate this information was I don't know. I would like to point out that I only spotted this Tweet by chance, and so it's not a case of someone getting in touch because they're looking for attention! As with any rumor, take it with a pinch of salt, but I trust this person, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see either way!

What would you think about the Quantum of Solace and Source Code star joining the cast of The Avengers? Who could he be playing?! Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place!


STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2012. (US)





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THEHAWK - 8/15/2011, 9:16 AM
Good find Josh! Great job man! Nice to see some investigative work
captainbeta - 8/15/2011, 9:20 AM
Black Panther or leader of the Skrulls. Great actor!!! He worked with Sam Jackson years ago on the Shaft remake. Good find!
RunDTC - 8/15/2011, 9:23 AM
no, he wouldn't be Black Panther.

SKrull leader
Hank Pym
Jarvis
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (similiar to Coulson)
Brashlight - 8/15/2011, 9:24 AM
Nice find Josh

I have to say I loved Casino Royale but I hated his character and his acting was so bad. Hopefully its a small part...
RunDTC - 8/15/2011, 9:24 AM
no, he wouldn't be Black Panther.

SKrull leader
Hank Pym
Jarvis
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (similiar to Coulson)
Frogman - 8/15/2011, 9:24 AM
SHIELD agent #2
THEHAWK - 8/15/2011, 9:25 AM
This site is lagging bad today
captainbeta - 8/15/2011, 9:25 AM
Black Panther or leader of the Skrulls. Great actor!!! He worked with Sam Jackson years ago on the Shaft remake. Good find!
RunDTC - 8/15/2011, 9:25 AM
no, he wouldn't be Black Panther.

SKrull leader
Hank Pym
Jarvis
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (similiar to Coulson)
FrankGarret - 8/15/2011, 9:26 AM
Interesting, if true.

Can't imagine who he's playing. Maybe something Generic like the POTUS?

Give my The Big Sleep fan cast a look.

Benjamitesandwich - 8/15/2011, 9:26 AM
Paint him green and stretch his face out and you'll have a perfect Fin Fang Foom! It HAS to be him!
KilledHal9000 - 8/15/2011, 9:30 AM
Probably like a NASA or FBI or CIA or S.H.I.E.L.D dude/ scientist
LucasMend - 8/15/2011, 9:33 AM
Great actor, no idea who he would be playing, maybe some SHIELD agent?
BooYah - 8/15/2011, 9:35 AM
@RunDTC- Jarvis has already been casted. Im guessing he's either Hank Pym or the other villain whoever that might be.
macewndu01 - 8/15/2011, 9:41 AM
Flashback scene or a pre-patch N Fury maybe.....
Or SHIELD Agent #2. LOL
macewndu01 - 8/15/2011, 9:42 AM
*of a pre-patch N Fury
nordberg - 8/15/2011, 9:43 AM
Jeffrey Wright is awesome. He's one of those chameleon like character actors who can do anything, whether it be a drug dealer (Shaft), slimy bureaucrat (Syriana) or CIA agent (Casino Royale).
StrangerX - 8/15/2011, 9:43 AM
sup with the multiple comments
nordberg - 8/15/2011, 9:46 AM
Site is lagging big time.
HelaGood - 8/15/2011, 9:54 AM
THANOS!!
Benjamitesandwich - 8/15/2011, 9:55 AM
Thanos? No.

Skrull? Maybe.

Kang? Could be.

My guess is that he isn't the big threat. He could be just another character thrown into the mix.
BooYah - 8/15/2011, 10:00 AM
Never mind about my previous comment just saw picture of him he won't be Hank Pun. He is either a villain or a shield agent.
figuresmaniac - 8/15/2011, 10:00 AM
Falcon?
BooYah - 8/15/2011, 10:00 AM
Never mind about my previous comment just saw picture of him he won't be Hank Pym. He is either a villain or a shield agent.
TheAmarilloBlack - 8/15/2011, 10:07 AM
Best actor alive and my very favorite (as if the previous proclaimation wasn't clue enough)! He could play ANYBODY and it'll be epic. Well...not anybody, but almost.
MarkV - 8/15/2011, 10:10 AM
POTUS or NASA
MarkV - 8/15/2011, 10:12 AM
Why is the site so slow with so many dupe posts? Prolly some freakin' ad.
ComicsCommando - 8/15/2011, 10:12 AM
Loved this guy in Shaft, bet he's just playing a SHIELD agent.
LucasMend - 8/15/2011, 10:14 AM
Great actor, no idea who he would be playing, maybe some SHIELD agent?
ironknight - 8/15/2011, 10:16 AM
Maybe an older Gabe Jones?
Benjamitesandwich - 8/15/2011, 10:23 AM
Maybe M.O.D.O.K O_o
Rodimus9 - 8/15/2011, 10:55 AM
Luke Cage cameo
villain001 - 8/15/2011, 11:11 AM
why are they calling this guy a star? lol. Well he did get killed by Samual L. Jackson in Shaft... so i guess this is fitting. Lol lame news, good supporting actor... not a STAR
ComicsCommando - 8/15/2011, 11:12 AM
He was great in Shaft. Probably playing a SHIELD agent.
WellDrawn - 8/15/2011, 11:15 AM
GREAT actor. It's a shame that his best known role is his tiny part from Casino Royale. Watch his performance in Basquiat - ASTOUNDING!

That's my vote for THANOS!!!
LucasMend - 8/15/2011, 11:50 AM
great actor, no idea who he might be playing, some SHIELD agent maybe?
thespiderman209 - 8/15/2011, 11:51 AM
im sure hes a SHIELD agent
IwILlBeCaBle - 8/15/2011, 11:53 AM
Really? No one else is thinkin' Luke Cage a.k.a "Power Man"
superbatspiderman - 8/15/2011, 11:56 AM
Probably some minor character like coulson.
DarrkEvil - 8/15/2011, 12:00 PM
This guy is THANOS dammit !!!!!!
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