Alice Eve For Captain America’s Leading Lady? [Update]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:52 am,

captain america movie cast Alice Eve For Captain Americas Leading Lady? [Update]

[Update: Hayley Atwell has been cast as Peggy Carter in The First Avenger: Captain America!]

After the big announcement that Chris Evans was cast as Captain America, the endless rumors seemingly came to an end, but not really. A mere few days later we saw the rumors start about the supporting cast members, one of which pointed towards Keira Knightley and Ryan Phillippe being cast in the movie.

Knightley was reportedly one of the three candidates (all British actresses) for the leading female role of Peggy Lee alongside Emily Blunt and Alice Eve so her “casting” wasn’t a stretch. As we heard yesterday, Blunt is rumored to have declined the role for a chance to play Catwoman in Batman 3 but there’s nothing even close to confirmation on that front.

We now have some more development on Captain America leading lady front with E! Online reporting from their source that Alice Eve is the current top choice for the gig, having been called in for a second addition. With Blunt and Knightley possibly out of the running, joining Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) in the running is Hayley Atwell (The Duchess, The Prisoner). Atwell was also called in for a second screen-test so both will be in London tomorrow auditioning.

I’m fine with Eve or Atwell having the part. We can expect many more names to pop up over the next several weeks with production gearing up in June.

So far, we know Chris Evans is Captain America, Sebastian Stan is playing Bucky and Hugo Weaving is the villainous Red Skull. Who do you think should play Peggy?

The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011.

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Source: E! Online (via IESB)

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  1. That Captain America pic is cool. If the movie can capture that look it will be visually stunning!!!!!!! Anybody know where this was taken from???

  2. It's from Deviant Art- Oddly, I made it my wall paper on my computer about 2 days ago- Guess I'm not the only one who likes it.

  3. Hope Alice gets it

  4. can you post a link to the artists page please.

  5. nm found it :D

  6. a bit off topic but i found a pretty cool looking piece of concept art for thor.. the animated series. i think it would look pretty cool as the actual costume except with the proper hammer.

  7. I'm going for Hayley

  8. What's great is that whichever pretty actress they get for this part, unless the character dies in 'The First Avenger', there will likely be a scene in The Avengers movie where Cap tracks her down to see her again, only she's wrinkled and old now. That's gonna be GREAT for an actress' ego! LOL!

  9. I'm not sure if I really like where this movie is going so far…Hugo Weaving as Red Skull is fine, but I can't see Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. He doesn't have the body frame, for one (which I know can be improved upon), but more importantly, he doesn't have the strong chin and jawline that defines the stoicism and “hero-ness” of Cap.

  10. Alice Eve please. She was awesome in She's out of my league. Also she is gorgeous:)

  11. Heh, I always link the artist – they put some great work into these :)

  12. Check the sources. I always include links :)

  13. I was thinking that last night too :)

  14. Evans is ripped and always works out. He could use some more bulk though I suppose.

  15. I wonder if whoever is picked will also play Sharon Carter . SHIELD agent and granddaughter of Peggy?

  16. I feel very similarly about Evans' jawline. I think he can pull off the physical muscular stature (as muscles don't always have to be massive to be strong), but I don't think his face is going to look very good under the mask. He doesn't have that bold jaw or chin that Rogers always has, so he's not going to have that appearance that makes it click (so far as I can tell, at least. We have yet to REALLY see him under the mask).

    Hopefully it's doable.

  17. I really liked Alice Eve in “Starter for 10.” I am a little upset that a British actress can be cast as Steve Rogers love interest but nobody but an American can play Steve Rogers. But that's just me being picky… and I'm still a little upset that Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd was thrown out the running so early on. He was always my favorite pick.

  18. Is it me, or is there something odd/Bad-Photoshoppy about Alice Eve's chest in the pic (amusingly described as “Alive Eve”)?

    It looks like a bad skin graft…

  19. If I'd pick Alice Eve for any place in Marvel it would be Black Cat.