Over the last few weeks it’s been known that Marvel has been on the lookout for the female lead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now the role has been cast and Deadline reports that Revenge star Emily VanCamp is in talks to play it.
It isn’t known what character VanCamp will play, although there is speculation that she may be Sharon Carter, the niece of Peggy Carter, who was portrayed by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger (Atwell won’t be back). In the comics, Sharon joined the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, inspired by the stories she was told about her aunt and Captain America. Eventually, Sharon and Captain America ended up falling in love, although her work at S.H.I.E.L.D. put a strain on their relationship.
However this is all speculation at the moment and VanCamp could be playing somebody completely different.
The actress joins a cast that already includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, and Toby Jones as Arnim Zola. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It isn’t known when production will begin at this time.