Production is set to begin on Captain America: The Winter Soldier in March and Marvel Studios isn’t wasting any time. Deadline reports that directors Joe and Anthony Russo are looking to cast a new female lead and there are five beautiful actresses vying for the part.
No details on which character these stunning ladies are looking to play, but word on the Web has it that it will be a new love interest for Chris Evans‘ Steve Rogers. In fact, one name that’s being thrown around is Sharon Carter, who in the comics was the niece of Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger).
In no particular order, the list names the following young ladies: Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey fame, Community’s Alison Brie, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke.
If that wasn’t enough to make you whistle, then you may be interested to learn that the report also states that Scarlett Johansson will be making her return as The Black Widow in the film.
As a red-blooded male, I’ll confess that I don’t have a particular favorite among these fine ladies, but I’d pay big bucks to see one of them fight it out with The Black Widow in some kind of cage match.
We’ll have more news as the story develops.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014.
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