While Captain America: The First Avenger wasn’t the stunning “marvel” fans expected, many people liked the connection between Steve Rogers and British agent, Peggy Carter. Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell both played their roles wonderfully, but with Cap’s forced cryogenic freeze and revival in the 21st century we never got to see what could have been – and we never will.
Viewers of The Avengers deleted scenes will know Peggy is alive and well, just a little old for Rogers. He might not want to show her his bald eagle is what I’m getting at. Unless Hayley is willing to undergo some prosthetic facial work for Captain America: The Winter Soldier her cameo is non-existent and will require recasting by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. According to TimeOut however, Atwell will have no part in The Winter Soldier whatsoever.
Now this isn’t due to casting issues or scheduling conflicts with Atwell, she simply will not return. Hit the jump for her response. (more…)
Really past the title do we need more? Ok, I suppose in the spirit of fair and balanced reporting there are other actresses being considered for the female lead opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline is reporting that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), and Imogen Poots (Fright Night, Knight Of Cups) are in line to lose the role to the beloved Annie from TV’s Community.
What? Is it wrong that I think that Brie is perfect for… whatever role this is? How about this little insider tip, former Community producer/writers Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger. Still not convinced that the insanely wonderful Alison Brie is perfect for nameless love interest to the Star Spangled Man? Well then, allow me to present my evidence:
Staring at an April 2014 release date, the filmmakers of Captain America: The Winter Soldier are getting their ducks lined up, and by “ducks,” I mean actors. Anthony Mackie has already been lined up to play Sam Wilson, AKA: The Falcon, Captain America’s regular partner in fighting crime, but how about some romance for the Star-Spangled Avenger?
The presumption is that the part in question is Sharon Carter, niece of Peggy Carter who was played by Hayley Atwell in The First Avenger. Of course, the part may have to be rewritten considering that unless she’s Peggy Carter’s grandniece, Sharon too would be of retirement age. Still, Sharon plays a big part in the Winter Solider story arc, so you need an actress with significant heft (that’s gravitas, not weight) for the role. According to The New York Post’s Page Six there are three candidates on the list.
Who: Anna Kendrick
You Know Her From: The Twilight Saga, Scott Pilgrim, 50/50
Pros: She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her role opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air. Plus she’s got geek cred as Scott Pilgrim’s sister Stacey, and a whole whack of Twi-Hards in her pocket. She’s a very accomplished actress, and she’s only 27.
Cons: She’s doesn’t have a lot of experience as a lead actress, and she’s not got a lot of experience in an action role (but then again that’s going to be a demerit for all of these actresses). Still, if there’s a mainstream choice for the role, it’s Kendrick.
Who: Felicity Jones
You Know Her From: Like Crazy, her breakthrough film, came out last fall
Pros: Jones is a very hot property right now. Plus, she’s English, which is a bonus considering that Peggy Carter was also of that nationality.
Cons: Not being English isn’t a deal-breaker. And Jones may not be well known enough (yet) to take a chance on with such a big role as Captain America’s love interest. Of course that may change if she is cast, but now the snake is eating itself, so we’ll move on.
Who: Imogen Poots
You Know Her From:28 Weeks Later, Centurion, Fright Night
Pros: Like Jones she’s English. She also probably has the most geek cred of all the nominees, her second role was in V For Vendetta, and her third was 28 Weeks Later. She’s got experience in action, but she’s also comfortable in costume dramas, like her recent part in Jane Eyre. So she’s pretty close to the total package.
Cons: There maybe some initial confusion with the UK band Imogen Heap. But aside from that, she might have the same level of name cache as Jones, but she does have an “I know that girl” face, which could work in her favor too.
We’ll keep you posted as to when were down to one candidate.
Admit it, you think Colin Ferrell is one sexy sumbitch and you know it. Why not indulge yourself with him and his fellow castmates as part of their Fright Night panel in Hall H. You don’t get any exclusive scenes or special footage though, just the actors, writer Martin Noxon and director Craig Gillespie talking about of the 2011 remake. Thankfully nobody was bitten before the start of the panel.
Thanks once again to Trailer Addict for recording the panel, fangs off to you gang.