ABC’s Revenge star Emily VanCamp has been cast as the female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. VanCamp and Marvel Studios are currently in negotiations for her role – which most likely will be Sharon Carter (S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Captain America’s girlfriend, and Peggy Carter’s niece). Peggy Carter was previously played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger.
VanCamp beat out a long list of rumored candidates: Felicity Jones, Allison Brie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, Emelia Clarke, Jessica Findlay Brown, Teresa Palmer and Imogen Poots.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014.