Remember last week when it was reported that "Game of Thrones" stars Emilia Clarke, Jessica Brown-Findlay of "Downton Abbey" fame, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Alison Brie were all in the running to be Steve Rogers' gal in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"? Well, according to Latino Review the role is actually for Sharon Carter (niece of Peggy Carter played by Hayley Atwell in "Captain America: The First Avenger"), and that while those names are indeed on the list, it's actually Mary Elizabeth Winstead who "has the most traction" with Marvel.
The actress is currently riding a huge wave of buzz for her performance in "Smashed," and as she recently told us, she's getting a lot more interesting scripts coming her way. But joining a franchise could be a way to have her cake and eat it too -- a decent semi-regular paying gig in a big movie universe that will let her keep on doing smaller stuff like "Smashed" and a keep a roof over her head. Anyway, it's one to ponder but it should be noted that the role will have those with a British accent testing in their native tongue. Hence the Sharon Carter speculation.
Meanwhile, Josh Holloway and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will apparently be screentesting for the two available, and very physical, male roles with Kevin Durand also kicking around as a possibility. So keep that under your hat. Anyway, head over to Latino Review for more, including three characters who may or may not be in "Guardians of the Galaxy."