Thursday, October 4, 2012


Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, she's back!


With production aiming to begin in March of 2013, Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier is working on casting a new female lead. Deadline has an alleged short list of five actresses reading for the part and suggests that Scarlett Johansson will also appear as the Black Widow.

Though the new female character is not yet confirmed, it is said to be a romantic interest to Chris Evans' Steve Rogers. Fans of the comics know that the odds point to the role being that of Sharon Carter. Originally the sister of Peggy Carter (played in Captain America: The First Avenger by Hayley Atwell), Sharon was later retconned to be Peggy's niece.

The list of names includes Jessica Brown Findlay ("Downton Abbey"), Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Imogen Poots (Fright Night) and Alison Brie (The Five-Year Engagement).

Brie has actually worked with directors Anthony and Joe Russo before as, between them, they've helmed over two dozen episodes of "Community."

Whoever is cast will join Evans as Rogers and Anthony Mackie, cast in the role of Sam "Falcon" Wilson.
Emilia Clarke, Jessica Findley, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Alison Brie 

Anna Kendrick and Felicity Jones were rumoured to be up for the role as well, however we not sure if they still being considered or if they had dropped out.

As for Scarlett Johansson’s role in The Winter Soldier, it hasn’t been confirmed how large or small her role in the film will be, but here is hoping that we get to see more of this awesome character on the big screen before Avengers 2.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is set for release on April 4, 2014.

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