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Captain America 2 Update

Casting the female lead

By Robert T. Trate     August 20, 2012
Source: Screenrant

With Guardians of the Galaxy on the verge of getting a director, Iron Man 3 in production and The Avengers 2 confirming its director and release date, the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger has taken somewhat of a (relative) backseat in the media since having its official title revealed at Comic-Con.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier may begin production by the end of the year with brothers Anthony and Joe Russo directing a cast that will see Anthony Mackie joining the franchise as another Marvel hero, along with a new female lead.
The New York Post has the scoop which lists Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones and Imogen Poots as the current top three contenders for the role of the female lead and potential love interest of Steve Rogers in his first solo film based in modern times. British actress Hayley Atwell held that honor the first time around. The report potentially disproves rumors and theories that Atwell could return to play another member of her family 70 years later in the series timeline.

Knowing that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is serving partly as a S.H.I.E.L.D. film due to Steve Rogers’ role in the organization after awakening in the modern era and post-Avengers, it’s a safe bet that the role the brothers Russo are casting for is that of Sharon Carter (aka Agent 13). Carter is not only a member of Nick Fury’s agency, but she’s the niece of Peggy Carter (Atwell), the love interest of Cap in the first film.

The following synopsis was released by Marvel Studios in April along with the official Captain America 2 release date:

The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios’ sequel to the blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger on April 4, 2014. The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers (May 4, 2012) leaves off, as Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world.

Anthony and Joe Russo strongly hinted that the Captain America sequel would include flashback sequences, most of which will undoubtedly be used to service the story of the The Winter Soldier, but it’s possible they could be used for another appearance of Atwell in the role of WWII-era Carter.

As for modern day Carter, of the three reported contenders for the role, Kendrick has a similar facial appearance (and the most notable resume of work), but Jones (the oldest of the three at 28) has the British heritage and look of Sharon Carter from the comics with the right hair color. My money is on her. Who would you pick?

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan and potentially several familiar faces from the past. It will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 and The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.

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death4sale 8/20/2012 6:54:19 AM

Still would've preferred Amanda Righetti as Sharon Carter. It would be a nice connection to the end of the First Avenger since she woke him up at the end. She had a look closer to Hayley Atwell to me. I don't like any of choices above for this role. Whoever they pick doesn't need to have a british background since Sharon was born in Virginia. Amanda Righetti would have been a cheaper route as well. I figured that would appeal to Marvel since they've been known to be a little frugal. I agree with the article though, Felicity Jones is who I would pick from that shortlist.

Wiseguy 8/20/2012 7:28:29 AM

Anna Kendrick gets my vote.

millean 8/20/2012 7:30:20 AM

Mine too, Wise.  I'm a big fan of hers.

And sorry, but the 8 year old boy in me read Imogen Poots and couldn't stop laughing...

tallman 8/20/2012 8:11:01 AM

 So Mr Mackie has signed up, is this as the Falcon then, if not who is he playing as I didn't know it was a done deal?

redhairs99 8/20/2012 8:22:00 AM

 I'll third Anna Kendrick.

hanso 8/20/2012 8:35:02 AM

 ll 69 Anna Kendrick...eh wait we aint up to that count yet, i meant 4th her yea.  And Trate can w get some pictures up?  i dont want to google peeps idont remember how they look.  some sexy pics of these ladies would help.

reek 8/20/2012 10:24:01 AM

 I'll wait to get decide my excitement level for this until after the villain is decided and cast.  Whoeverf is pulling Winter Soldier's strings in this version is a lot more important than which flash-in-the-pan Hollywood hottie gets which supporting part.  They're all gorgeous and none of them will sleep with me so who cares.(besdies, I would have gone a whole different direction and made it Black Widow so that some of that tension could follow over to A2 and created some small conflict with Hawkeye).  Also, not to be too much of a math dick but any neice of someone who was an adult during WWII is likely to be at least 60 now.

Wiseguy 8/20/2012 10:49:58 AM

Simple, we'll make her the great grandniece of Peggy. She's already been re-imagined from sister to niece why not one more time.

I like that they're using Carter's character as she plays a more prominent role in the WS arc or better yet Cap's life
 

reek 8/20/2012 11:02:05 AM

 Why not one more time indeed Wiseguy but since we're doing that, can't we re-imagine her as my mom so that I can be Captain America Jr?  Corporal America?  Catain Western United States and Hawaii?  Something at any rate.  Plus it will make it that much more shocking when, in the climax of the film, she reveals that she is actulally Cap's father and that Falcon is his twin sister.

Wiseguy 8/20/2012 11:15:56 AM

LOL why not

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