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Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Reportedly In Running For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist August 20, 2012 at 9:00AM

Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.
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Captain America Anna Kendrick Felicity Jones Imogen Poots

Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.

According to the NY Post (yeah, we know), Marvel has narrowed down the field to Anna Kendrick, Imogen Poots (“28 Weeks Later” and last year’s “Fright Night” remake), and “Like Crazy” star Felicity Jones. The role they’re up for is as-of-yet undisclosed, but there are rumors that it’s the character of Sharon Carter, who was the niece of Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell in the first film) in the comics.

We’re fans of all three actresses so we really don’t have a preference for who gets the role, and hopefully, the part will be more than a damsel-in-distress gig, following up with the direction set by the character of Peggy Carter. TV veterans Joe and Anthony Russo will direct “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which will see release in April 4, 2014, with Chris Evans reprising his role as the patriotic hero. Be sure to leave your opinions on who should nab the role below.

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