After the new Captain America sequel was announced as ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, we shortly got our first bit of new casting as Anthony Mackie was added to the cast as Sam Wilson AKA The Falcon. Now, Marvel Studios on the hunt for a new female lead, and three of Hollywood’s hot young actresses are in the running.
According to Comic Book Movie, Anna Kendrick, Imogen Poots, and Felicity Jones are being looked at to fill the shoes of an unknown female lead. Though unconfirmed, the role is speculated to be S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter, the niece of Peggy Carter, played by the wonderful Hayley Atwell in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.
Kendrick first hit the scene with stand out performances in ‘Up in the Air’ and ‘50/50’, but most may recognize her from her role in the ‘Twilight’ movies. Most recently, she lends her voice to ‘Paranorman’. Poots was last seen in the remake of ‘Fright Night’ and Jones starred opposite Anton Yelchin in the deeply emotional and heartbreaking 2011 romantic drama ‘Like Crazy’, which I was a big fan of because of it’s realistic portrayal of a long-distance relationship.
All three have the potential to fill the role nicely, but of these choices, I hope that Felicity Jones lands the role. I’m a big fan of Anna Kendrick, but if the role is indeed Agent Carter, I see more of the character in Jones, but that could just be me. Which actress would you like to see in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’? Share your thoughts in the comment section.