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If Felicia Day Has Been Cast in Joss Whedon's Avengers, the Franchise Just Got 42 Times Cuter

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 22, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 22, 2011 |

The good folks over at GeekTyrant have discovered, via a tip, that Felicia Day's name has been added to the cast of The Avengers, according to IMDb. She'd be playing Abigal Brand, a character actually created by Joss Whedon in his comic series, Astonishing X-Men. According to Wikipedia, Brand is a commanding officer of S.W.O.R.D., a S.H.I.E.L.D. offshoot that deals with defending the Earth from extraterrestrial threats.

Although -- as Geek Tyrant correctly points out -- just because a name is listed on IMDb doesn't mean it's true. Someone could've made a few logical assumptions -- Whedon's history with Day (in Buffy and Dr. Horrible), for instance. Or maybe it was submitted by someone who knows. Who knows? Who really cares? For today -- and maybe just the next few hours, until some buzz-killing dick with a movie blog refutes the rumor -- we can at least hope, pretend, speculate and -- most importantly -- fantasize about Felicia Day in this suit:


My Sunday night just got better.

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