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Since Peggy Carter, Captain America’s squeeze from World War II has, you know, gotten old and whatnot, the good Captain needs a new, younger girlfriend to keep up with him for his upcoming sequel, “The Winter Soldier”. As a result, the call has gone out to all the available ladies in Hollywood and beyond. In today’s Hollywood, that means one lone American lass will have to battle four accented harlots for the role. USA! USA! USA!
Deadline reports that sibling directors Joe and Anthony Russo are currently testing five ladies for the sequel’s unidentified female lead/love interest. They are, in no particular order:
Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”)
Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downton Abbey”)
Teresa Palmer (“I am Number Four”)
Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”)
Alison Brie (“Community”)
For you fans keeping score at home, that would be three Brits, one Aussie, and an American. But hey, Captain America has always been an International kinda fella, and his latest girlfriend was a Brit, so why change now?
One of those ladies may end up with the part, but one thing’s for certain: Scarlett Johnsson will probably be showing up in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, reprising her role of The Black Widow in the upcoming sequel. The two previously battled alien invaders together in “The Avengers”, and seemed to have hit it off. And given the sequel’s Russian ties, it makes perfect sense for the Black Widow to show up in “Winter Soldier”…