‘Captain America 2′ Finally Has Its Sharon Carter

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Marvel Studios enters full production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier in just two months and while several returning stars from the franchise are confirmed to return, the female lead role has remained empty until today. Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan return as the titular characters, along with familiar S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury, Maria Hill and Black Widow and the villainous Dr. Arnim Zola.

Joining them and making their debut in the Marvel cinematic universe will be Captain America’s pal Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the villainous Crossbones (Frank Grillo). We can now add to that Sharon Carter.

Deadline has the scoop that Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have found their new female lead for the Captain America sequel – who will be the modern era equivalent of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter from The First Avenger. Atwell of course, previously confirmed that she will not have a role in the sequel, despite her character’s name showing up in deleted scenes of The Avengers.

Emily VanCamp in Revenge Captain America 2 Finally Has Its Sharon Carter

26 year-old Canadian actress Emily VanCamp (Revenge) will reportedly play the lead female role opposite Evans which we can safely presume is Sharon Carter. If confirmed, VanCamp will have beaten out Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Emelia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Anna Kendrick (End of Watch), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), and Alison Brie (Community) for the coveted role.

Sharon Carter (aka Agent 13) will bolster the film’s roster of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, adding more credence to an old theory of ours that Captain America 2 would not only explore more of the history of Steve Rogers, but would mesh many elements from the oft-talked about S.H.I.E.L.D. film where characters including Black Widow and Nick Fury could have their backstory explored as well. Sharon Carter is the niece of Peggy Carter (Atwell), the love interest of Cap in the first film.

More details shortly…

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The film begins shooting this April and will release in 3D. For more information, check out the latest Captain America 2 rumors.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015 and Doctor Strange sometime after that.

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Source: Deadline

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  1. Amazing casting.
    She can act, looks great and can definitely handle the action.

  2. She certainly looks the part, but I’m not so sure… she seems a little young for Cap and the few episodes of Brothers & Sisters and Revenge that I’ve seen aren’t exactly reassuring me of her acting either (in both shows she came across as kinda unemotional and bland IMO).

    Then again, this is coming form the guy who thought Anne Hathaway would be a terrible Catwoman sooooo… what do I know 😉

    • So you changed your mind? I’m still not that impressed with Anne/Nolan’s version of Catwoman. I enjoyed the movie, but I think there’s tons of room for improvement on the screen version of Catwoman.

    • Anne Hathaway was Anne Hathaway to me – she did a nice job in the role but she just isn’t Catwoman in my mind.

  3. Why is everyone criticizing her emotional capacity for this Sharon Carter? Maybe the character itself doesn’t call for her to be emotional and look at Black Widows emotional range in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers there isn’t much to be said there to call for an oscar.

    If anything I just look at Sharon Carter as another Black Widow but with blond hair and if anyone has noticed every female lead in the marvel universe has a emotional range of a beat up can except for Pepper Potts.

  4. I would have prefered that Peggy was killed off before the events of the Avengers, because having her step aside so that Cap can hook up with her hotter twenty something niece is pretty creepy and depressing.

    • Yeah i’m a bit confused.

      I know Peggy Carter is getting her own spin off show ABC separate…

      but will they bring Peggy Carter back to the actual films? She is old in Captain 2 so how would they de-age her?

      So basically, is Cap A going to hook up with Sharon Carter (peggy’s younger niece, even though he has aged, not physically but mentally) and ditch Peggy (now old)?

  5. @ Rob Keyes do you know when the next film Hawkeye will be involved in? BW is in every film it seems and NO mention of Hawkeye, or is Marvel going to get rid of him completely for complaining? …LOL
    It is gonna suck if we dont see him again until Avenger 2! but then again I really did not like his character but maybe if we seen him a little more we could get to know him.

  6. Though I watch “Revenge” and am a Cap fan I just don’t see Emily Van Camp as Sharon Carter (if indeed that is who she is playing). She just doesn’t have the look I envision for my favourite hero’s love interest. Chris Evans looks so much like Jack Kirby’s 1960s drawings of Steve Rogers that finding an actress to match Sharon Carter is difficult. Those that do fit my vision of Sharon are too old for Chris…Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz.

    However that could be played with as an aspect of Steve Rogers “man out of Time” so that the public assume that Sharon is involved with a younger man but who is actually older than her.

    If that was the case another contender I would have had was Sunny Maybrey who is 6 years older than Chris and has previously worked with Samuel L. Jackson in the “XXX” sequel and “snakes on a plane” and therefore I feel would fit into Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.l.D. organisation.

    The final suggestion I would offer ( I’m sure there many more I could think of) at this time would be Yvonne Strahovski who is a year younger than Chris. She is smokin’ hot and way better lookin than Emily Van Camp but she has played a spy in “Chuck” and knows how to work with an underdog enhanced into something greater.

  7. Well at least she looks the part. We will see if she can deliver the part. Got a good feeling about this girl 

  8. Whatever happened to Dum Dum…Nick duty’s sidekick in the comics

  9. I believe Emily is perfect for this role. I know some people are blaming her and perhaps tagging her as the “emotionless” but I bet you haven’t caught her fire from the hit series-revenge and I must remind you that just 1 or 2 episode can’t really showcase any actor’s skill, let alone Emily’s.
    Way to go Emily!

  10. I thought Sharon Carter is long time dead in Captain america: the First Avenger. Im now confused..

  11. Emily did amazing as Sharon. She looks nearly identical to the comics and she has the physical prowess to pull off an agent. As for the “emotionless” part in Revenge, that’s her character. She must remain emotionless, watch all the episodes though and you’ll see she has a wide range of emotions. I even watched her in that other show on the WB but I was too young to really recall her ain’t then.