It appears Steve Rogers has found his leading lady.
Sharon Carter is the niece of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who was Cap’s love interest in the first film.
Sharon is a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and love interest for the Star-Spangled Avenger (Chris Evans).
In other casting news, Anthony Mackie is set to play Cap’s sidekick The Falcon in the new film, with Frank Grillo playing the villainous Crossbones, a New York gangster who works for the Red Skull criminal organization.
Anthony and Joe Russo (Community) are directing (who are promising a “darker, edgier” sequel), with Captain America: The First Avenger scribes Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus writing.
After taking inspirational cues from 1940s films in the first film, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says Cap’s new adventure will have a completely different tone.
“It will almost be a different genre of film, which I’ve never seen before in a sequel,” he said in an interview with Wired last year.
So, are you happy with the proposed new direction? Personally, I would have liked to see Hayley Atwell back as Peggy Carter.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released April 4, 2014.