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A few days ago we learned that Emily Blunt had taken herself out of the running to be the female lead in Captain America. So now they may be looking to hire someone with, well, fewer options. According to E Online that someone may be Alice Eve, who they is the frontrunner to play the part of Peggy Carter in The First Avenger: Captain America.
If you know Alice Eve at all, you probably know her from the commercials for She’s Out Of My League. You don’t know her from the movie because I’m pretty sure no one except me saw it. What I can tell you is that, in She’s Out Of My League at least, she was miscast. They had her playing the supermodel bombshell type and that’s not what she is at all. To her credit, she makes the role work in spite of that, but here’s hoping they aren’t trying something similar with Peggy Carter in Cap. From what I know of the role, it sounds like more of an Alice Eve fit.
Peggy Carter was Captain America’s girlfriend during World War II. That means Alice would be playing a period-specific character rather than a modern bombshell. She’s also a sort of tough, beautiful, military trained girl. I can see Alice Eve pulling that off brilliantly. However, odds are she’ll only do it for one film. Though Cap is likely to show up in several different Marvel movies, word is that First Avenger: Captain America will be the only one set in the past. So if she gets it, for Alice this will be a one movie deal.
Even if this rumor does turn out to be true, she doesn’t have the part yet. E! says Keria Knightley was up for it at one point, but dropped out. Hayley Atwell is also supposed to be up for the part.