Because the end of Captain America: The First Avenger turned Steve Rogers into a capsicle for 70 years, it was pretty obvious that Haley Atwell’s role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be reduced to a one-time thing (barring any cameos with her in old age makeup). That said, Cap is still a young guy in the post-Avengers world and is going to need a female lead to keep things interesting. Add the latest rumor about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Deadline has apparently gotten its hands on the list of actresses testing for the romantic interest in the upcoming superhero sequel. According to the site, Marvel Studios is currently testing "Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Downton Abbey’s Jessica Findlay Brown, Warm Bodies’ Teresa Palmer, Knight Of Cups’ Imogen Poots and The Five Year Engagement‘s Alison Brie" for the part.
But whoever it may be, it’s possible she won’t be the only major female character in the movie. The source of the news is also hearing that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow may play a role in the movie as well. As of now few details are known about the movie, but Joe and Anthony Russo are set to direct and in addition to Chris Evans the movie will also feature Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie.
Brie is an interesting name to see on this list, as the Russo’s are executive producers on and have directed many episodes of Community. I’d personally love to see her get the part, as she’s been great in everything she’s in, from The Five Year Engagement to Mad Men.
But what do you think? Of the actresses above who would you want to see play the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Let us know in the comments section.
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