Marvel is currently in the process of casting the roles of the lead female character and the villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was previously revealed that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downtown Abbey), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Alison Brie (Community) and Imogen Poots (Fright Night) were all up for the role of Steve Rogers' love interest in the movie. But apparently there's one other actress that Marvel really wants to cast. According to Latino-Review The Thing and Scott Pilgrim star Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in the lead and may just end up being the actresses to land the role.
I'm a fan of Winstead and her work, she's a great actress, and out of everyone up for the role I hope she's the one that ends up taking it. She most recently starred in an indie film called Smashed, which might just land her an Academy Award nomination.
It's assumed that the lead female character will be Sharon Carter, the niece of Margaret "Peggy" Carter who was played by Hayley Atwell in the first Captain America film. It was revealed in an Avengers deleted scene featuring Rogers that Peggy is alive and well in the UK. Her niece is a love interest for Rogers in the comics.
The site goes on to report that LOST's Josh Holloway and Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster Waldau, will be testing for a villainous role in the movie. There's no word on who that villain will be though.
It was previously announced that Anthony Mackie will be playing The Falcon in the movie, and that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will show up to kick some ass.
I can't wait to see how this Captain America sequel turns out! What do you think about all this potential casting news?