Alison Brie, Teresa Palmer & More Eyed for 'Captain America' Sequel

October 2, 2012

Teresa Palmer / Alison Brie

With Chris Evans reprising his role as Steve Rogers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Anthony Mackie stepping up to the plate as his sidekick Falcon, maybe it's time to get some ladies in on the sequel. In August we heard that Anna Kendrick, Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones were being eyed for a lead female role in the Marvel sequel. Now some new names have also been added with Emelia Clarke ("Game of Thrones"), Jessica Findlay Brown ("Downton Abbey"), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) and Alison Brie ("Community") rounding out the shortlist for a new love interest for Rogers. More below!

Poots is apparently still on the list which Deadline has revealed, but Kendrick and Jones are nowhere to be seen. The report doesn't specify what character these ladies are up for, but as we've speculated before, it's likely Sharon Carter, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is also the niece of Peggy Carter (the love interest of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger). It's not clear if there's a frontrunner in this field, but each of the actresses are testing for the role. Maybe it just depends on who looks best in a S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform? We know Palmer can kick ass, so she's probably my choice. But I'd love to see Brie get a role like this in the same way Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) went from 'How I Met Your Mother" to The Avengers.

Speaking of The Avengers, Deadline also hears that Scarlett Johansson will have some sort of role as Black Widow in the Captain America sequel. Hopefully Joss Whedon overseeing Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe means she won't be used so clumsily as she was in Iron Man 2 (no matter how much ass she kicked or how good she looked in that body suit). Production is gearing up so hopefully we'll hear more soon.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


I would love to see Alison Brie get the role, as she owns my heart.

Sam Doyle on Oct 2, 2012


Teresa Palmer is over qualified. She may be better as a super-heroin. If not then she would be the best out of all the actors on the list.

God of War on Oct 2, 2012


Alison Brie. Please and thank you, Marvel & Russos. I will repay the favor by watching the film a triple dozen times.

tom anderson on Oct 2, 2012


Hells to the yes.

mooreworthy on Oct 3, 2012


I only opened this article because I saw Alison Brie. Same thing will happen with the movie so they can't not have her in it now.... plus she's a good actress, that's a very distant second point

Richie G on Oct 3, 2012


She'd play a pretty good Viper

Tyler Raney on Oct 2, 2012


Whoever that is on the right needs a super heroin

Cody W on Oct 2, 2012


That would be little annie from community.

mooreworthy on Oct 3, 2012


alison brie will probably get it because the Russo brothers were directors of the first three seasons of community

tomtomtomtom on Oct 2, 2012


I hope they delve into Widow's past with Bucky. That should be the only reason she appears in Cap 2...

Danny Lybeck on Oct 2, 2012


How was black widow clumsily used in Iron Man 2? That was a perfect introduction to the character.

Alexander Nicholas Calvo on Oct 3, 2012


I LOVE Alison Brie! But I'm also rooting for Felicity Jones. I can absolutely see her in the movie.

fem!anon on Oct 3, 2012


so hard to choose! ugh should be between Anna Kendrick, Emelia Clarke, Teresa Palmer, or Allison Brie...

davidbryan949 on Oct 3, 2012

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