‘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. she looks like Sharon at least.

  2. She definitely looks the part. Don’t watch Revenge though. I think overall it’s a pretty solid casting choice by Marvel.

    • Revenge is awesome, you’re crazy! She is perfect!

      • I meant “I don’t watch Revenge though”. Marvel is pretty great when it comes to casting choices, so I’m pretty confident she’ll deliver.

  3. Well that casting choice came out of the blue!

  4. Great casting choice although Emelia Clarke would have been pretty good as well. I’m not dissapointed though this girl is a very good choice!. I can’t wait until the cast BARON ZEMO I really hope Nikolaj Coseur-Waldau gets the role he’d be awesome as a villain. Game of Thrones really convinced me that Nikolaj can play a menacing villain! Frank Grillo will kick a$$ as Crossbones!

  5. Excellent casting choice by Marvel! Well done! Really looking forward to this one.

    Wow Rob, you really have your fingers on the pulse of what’s going on at Marvel, nice job.

  6. Hmm a Canadian playing a descendant of the English Peggy? Good luck. I saw Revenge s1 and she has little wide emotional capacity. I’m on the wall about decision.

    • I don’t know you, but I do agree with you.

    • Same. I saw her on Brothers and Sisters and I would not think of her for SC. Well I’ll just have to trust Marvel on this one. They usually do a good job casting.

    • What does her being Canadian have to do with it? And you do understand that Canada is still part of the British Commonwealth and has political ties to the Crown?

      • I’m just one of those people that usually want English actors playing children to characters meant to be English. In my opinion, people trying to do a ‘British’ accent always sound like they’re taking the piss. I’ll just wait until I see the film to pass judgement.

  7. I seem to notice a trend where all these names are reported for weeks. Then, suddenly, a name comes from nowhere and gets the part.

  8. She already works on Revenge. Maybe they can put her in the S.H.I.E.L.D. show as well since she already has a working relationship with ABC.

    • That would be really smart.

  9. Horrible choice. I watched the first season of revenge and she is monotone

  10. She may look the part but I’m disappointed they didn’t cast Jessica Brown Findlay. I adore her as Lady Sybil and would have loved to see her in a Marvel movie.

    • Complete agreement. I was also hoping to use the connection to persuade my sister to see CAtWS.

  11. oh god please let this be only a rumor !
    Emelia Clarke should be Sharon

  12. I don’t think she’ll be good for this role, they should have found someone better.

  13. Me I am still eagerly anticipating the news about Baron Zemo going to be in the move, thats who I am hoping for.

    • I’m hoping Nikolaj Coseur-Waldau will be cast as Zemo!

  14. She seems a bit too young for Chris Evans.

    • Guess you can “hunger for younger”, but be “bolder with older”!

      • Heheh.

  15. She should be fine in the role. However, caps costume needs to be altered a little. Keep the color scheme the same, change the material.

    • I do rather agree, I think it would be kinda nice if they went to the mail/scale-ish outfit, thats a little more armor like

    • Agreed. A little less olympic bobsled team outfit and a little more traditional.

    • Also, on another note, you know, not all the classic costumes were ‘spandexish’. For example, henry pym’s original ant-man costume was made out of fine steel mesh(to quote the original source material, it is also made of unstable molecules, kinda like well, My fantastics, but steel instead of ordinary fabric) so it shrinks and grws with him, and acts like an armor.

      • *Mr Fantastic’s

  16. Wow nice pick by Marvel! I’m a big Revenge fan and she steals the show.

  17. nicee

  18. I think that she should be Peggy’s grand niece not niece.

  19. She talks in a monotone in the show because is holding her true feeling me personally did not think a lot of her in brothers and sisters but love revenge I am a dude writing that :) can’t wait for phase two of mcu

  20. I don’t know, I’m not really feeling the choice, I was hoping for Alison Brie

  21. Glad Kendrick didn’t get it. Too bubbly. Not seasoned enough. Everytime I see her, I think, “cheerleader”.

    • You should see her in Pitch Perfect. She’s the opposite of bubbly. :)

  22. I can live with Marvel’s choice. This girl came out of the blue. I wasn’t really blown away by the actresses who were being considered for Sharon Carter. My choice was Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica. She looks great with long hair, can act and she isn’t stick thin.
    Just glad Anna Kendrick didn’t get the role. Nothing against her, but she was completely wrong for a kick ass SHIELD agent. In a perfect world they would have brought Hayley Atwell back and just changed her hairstyle and dyed her hair.

  23. Assuming that this is true, I’m real happy to see Emily get a big-screen role like this. I’ve never watched Revenge, but am a huge fan of Everwood, one of my absolute favorite shows ever (no pun), in which she played one of the main characters. She is very tall, I think 5’10” or so.

  24. Down.

  25. They should have gone to Imogen Poots or Anna Kendrick!

  26. nice one.

  27. I love this girl! She’s such a solid, strong character in Revenge. Keeps her emotions in check, and you can really feel the coldness that it takes for her character to do the things she does, and she handles things like a boss.