Jessica Brown Findlay

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.

Casting for Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in progress as we speak and as a result rumors abound concerning who’s going to be doing what.  This time around in the news is a rumor that Jessica Brown Findlay (Downtown Abbey) is in competition to gain the female lead for the flick.

She’s been becoming a Hollywood sweetheart as of late, and this would be just one more project on her steadily growing resume.  According to The Daily Express, Findlay is actually the frontrunner in the fight for this coveted role, beating out competitors such as Emelia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later) and Alison Brie (Mad Men).

Of course, in another couple of days we may hear something completely different, so keep your eyes and ears open for even more casting rumors here at Nerdbastards.


Thanks to BleedingCool for the rumor.

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 NightKnight 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:

feel free to tweet this to Alison herself to show we support her… I would, but you know… court orders and all.


Oh yeah, and according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider Scarlett Johansson will show up as Black Widow, so there.


Source: /Film