‘Revenge’ Star Lands ‘Captain America 2′ Role (REPORT)
Hayley Atwell fans will be disappointed: after playing Steve Rogers’ WWII-era love interest in Captain America, Atwell will not reprise the role of Peggy Carter opposite Chris Evans now that the hero has been thawed out for modern-day adventures. Instead, Emily VanCamp was cast as Cap’s female counterpart in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Deadline reported Friday.
VanCamp is best known for her role on TV’s Revenge, and for her turns on series such as Brothers & Sisters and Everwood.
The Winter Soldier hasn’t begun shooting yet, but its April 14, 2014 release date is looming. Anthony and Joe Russo are directing the follow-up, which explores Captain America’s struggle to come to terms with the modern world and his role in it as a superhero.
Currently, Sebastian Stan is set to reprise his role as James “Bucky” Barnes, as is Toby Jones, who plays HYDRA scientist Arnim Zola. Meanwhile, Avengers stars Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson are also reportedly slated to appear in the film. Also joining the ensemble is Anthony Mackie, who will play Sam Wilson, also known as Falcon.
What do you think of the casting choice of VanCamp for the film? Is she right for the superhero film, or should they have chosen someone else? Let us know in the comments section below.
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