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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Emily VanCamp Cast in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER


Captain America just got a new girlfriend...probably.

Late yesterday, Deadline announced that Emily VanCamp, star of the ABC TV series Revenge, had landed the lead female role in Captain America: The Winter SoldierThere was no mention of who VanCamp will be playing, but it most likely will be Sharon Carter, the modern-day relative of Captain America: The First Avenger love interest Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).

Sharon Carter first appeared in Tales of Suspense #75 in 1966 as a member of Nick Fury's organization S.H.I.E.L.D. and was assigned the codename "Agent 13."  She features prominently in the "Winter Soldier" storyline that ran in Captain America (2005) #1-14, written by Ed Brubaker and drawn by Steve Epting and Michael Lark.  Sharon is abducted by the Winter Soldier and used as bait to lure Captain America into a trap by General Aleksander Lukin.  Later on, Sharon and Captain America rekindle their relationship during a field mission investigating activities of the Winter Soldier.

VanCamp joins returning Marvel cinematic universe actors Chris Evans as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.  In addition, Anthony Mackie will appear as The Falcon and Frank Grillo as Crossbones.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 4, 2014.

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