Place Your Bets On Iron Man 2's Mighty Marvel Cameo

Two new actors have been announced for Iron Man 2, but we were only told who one of them would be playing. Accidental oversight, or plot revelation being kept under wraps? We suspect the latter.

Charlie reported that Clark Gregg and Kate Mara have signed on to the Marvel sequel that's currently in production earlier this week; Gregg, of course, will be reprising his SHIELD agent Phil Coulson from the original movie, but details on Mara's role are suspiciously absent. Some are suggesting that she may be playing Bethany Cabe, one of Tony Stark's many girlfriends from the comics, while others think she may end up being Maria Hill, the hard-ass SHIELD agent who replaced Nick Fury as director of the spy organization around the time of Marvel's Civil War series. Me, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that neither guess is right, because neither character would be important enough to keep secret; I think that Mara's character may end up accompanying Scarlett Johannson's Black Widow into the planned Avengers movie, and that that's the reason why we're not being told who she is; I think she's either going to be Janet Van Dyne or Wanda Maximoff, and that this is merely the first time we're going to be seeing her across the Marvel family of movies.

Of course, I've been wrong many times before. What do you think?

Two sign on for Iron Man 2 roles [Hollywood Reporter]